Does Fish Oil Burn Fat?

One of the best things you can do for yourself during the holidays is

  • drink lots of eggnog
  • get your daily dose of holiday Starbucks drinks
  • pig out on the stuffing
  • supplement with fish oil!

Now you might be wondering why fish oil, out of all the supplements out there? If you’ve ever walked into a supplement store, it’s easy to be quickly overwhelmed with all the seemingly “magical” supplements out there.

“This one will make my boobs grow and speed up my metabolism?!”

“This will make my hair grow double time!”

“Does this really burn belly fat?”

If you’re anything like how I used to be, you end up buying what can end up being hundreds of dollars’ worth of supplements that you can’t guarantee will do anything for you.

What if I told you that instead of buying all these different supplements, there’s one old-fashioned way of burning fat, beautifying your skin and hair, and improving brain function!

Yup, you guessed it! It’s fish oil.

Just to name a few benefits, fish oil, it

  • accelerates fat loss
  • makes your skin and hair healthier
  • reduces inflammation
  • helps your joints
  • improves brain function
  • aids cardiovascular health
  • contributes to your overall health

Basically, the more you research fish oil, the more benefits you will find.

Note: The best fish oil supplements to choose are ones that have a higher ratio of Omega-3’s to Omega-6’s in them. This is because the typical American diet usually consists of more Omega-6’s than 3’s, and without enough of both, the effects of fish oil are lessened.

The main benefit I wanted to stress here, however, is the fact that it improves fat metabolism. Many experienced personal trainers recommend their obese clients to supplement with fish oil, and without changing anything else in their diet, their clients will usually experience almost immediate weight loss! It continues to help people of all different sizes and levels of health, and is beneficial whether you are trying to gain muscle or lose weight, or simply feel healthier and better about yourself. It’s the simplest change you can make to your diet, with one of the greatest results.

If you’re not already supplementing with fish oil, it’s especially important during the holidays because if you’re celebrating this time of year the traditional American way, your body is going to need the extra metabolism boost to kick off your New Year’s Resolutions! Remember to stick to your holiday plan this month, and do as much damage control as you can!

For more tips on keeping the weight off during the holidays without missing out on the fun, look at this!

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Detox Water For Fat Loss

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A great trick to keeping the fat off during the holidays (or anytime) is to drink detox water throughout your day. Not only does it taste better than regular water, it keeps you hydrated, and it flushes out impurities to melt off the pounds!

I like to make a gallon a day, let it infuse overnight, and aim to drink the whole thing the next day.

All you need is:

  • 2 lemons, sliced
  • 10-15 mint leaves
  • 1/2 cucumber

Add them to your water, let it infuse overnight, and enjoy the benefits! This has got to be the easiest way to make yourself look and feel better.

For another amazingly healthy tip, try this out!

Do You Juice?

One of the very best habits my boyfriend and I have ever adopted is our “morning ritual.” Within 10 minutes of waking up, I make a vegetable juice in our blender, we drink it, wait 15 minutes, and then have our regular breakfast. It’s the best way to guarantee plenty of vegetable servings for your day, and that much fiber first thing in the morning does wonders for your digestive system, facilitates fat loss, and helps muscle growth and recovery. Almost instantly, we feel much more alive, awake, and alert since all those healthy carbohydrates have been quickly absorbed into the cells that were depleted of nutrients throughout the night.

It’s best to use the most colorful assortment of vegetables as possible for your juice, but also to change up your vegetable choices week to week, so try to pace yourself.

This is an example of what I do:

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I always start with either kale, spinach, or collard greens. Then I like to add some greens like asparagus, cucumber, and celery. For a variety of colors, I use one orange/yellow and one red pepper (small ones), and a few mini carrots. Usually I also like to add a banana to add a little flavor and potassium.

Other great options to try are beets, parsley, cilantro, and other fruits (in minimum amounts to control sugar intake) like apples, watermelon, and berries.

After all the vegetables and fruit have been cut up and put into the blender, I add about 3/4 cup of pomegranate-blueberry 1-to-1 vegetable and fruit juice. This is great because of all the antioxidants found in those fruits, and the taste makes it easier to drink the vegetable juice, especially if you’ve never juiced before. You can also use coconut water if you want, or other 100% fruit juices. Then I top it off with cold water, so that there’s almost equal liquid and veggies.

Blend it up, and enjoy the benefits!

New Program Curvalicious Fitness — Does It Work?

Today I purchased Flavia Del Monte’s program “Curvalicious Fitness” in hopes of losing the last bit of fat I have, to thin down my thighs, and to make my abs pop. We’ll see how it works! I’m really excited for it, but I always feel like when someone else tells me to do a workout, it’ll be too easy or won’t work for me as well as I had hoped. So I’m going to post my before picture later on today and let you know how workout #1 is! Leg day, my favorite!

Flavia Del Monte is someone I have been following on YouTube, whom I heard of through her husband Vince Del Monte. They are the ultimate fit couple that my boyfriend and I can really relate to. Vince used to be super skinny and so did my boyfriend, and Flavia’s “before story” is practically identical to mine haha! Vince has a program called Live Large TV that my boyfriend purchased and he is an expert on everything from nutrition to how to execute an exercise correctly to self-development. His program was awesome, but I feel like women have different nutrition guidelines and workouts, so that’s why I’m investing in this. It wasn’t too expensive, and there are all these bonuses Flavia threw in, like fat stripping diets, and her lifestyle diet (which is definitely something I wanted!).

I’ll keep you guys updated on my progress, post some pictures, and share some of the information that I thought was really helpful!

You can find Flavia’s blog that I purchased it through here http://www.flaviliciousfitness.com/blog/

Wish me luck!