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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Fat Is Bad… Or Is It?

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“If you don’t eat fat, you won’t get fat”… Right?

Wrong.

Forget that fat-free diet you’ve been on and take a look!

You deserve to know the truth. Fat is your friend.

Fats are essential for a well-rounded diet, and your overall health! They help out your skin, make your hair grow and stay shiny, reduce inflammation, provide energy, and boost testosterone levels (to help build muscle in the right places).

Now you may have heard about “good fats” and “bad fats,” and there’s some truth to this. The “good” fats are monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats, found in foods like all-natural peanut butter, and the “bad” fats are saturated fat and trans fat.

Trans fat is definitely horrible for you, it’s completely artificial, and your body was never intended to process that kind of fat, so make sure you’re reading your labels and throwing out anything with trans fat in it. Generally, trans fat is in all kinds of “junk” food and fast food. Saturated fat, though, naturally occurs with every food that contains mono and polyunsaturated fat. It’s really nothing to worry about as long as you make sure there is poly and monounsaturated fat in the foods you choose for your fat intake.

Here is how to correctly incorporate fat into your diet:

  1. Eliminate all trans fats
  2. Eliminate pro-inflammatory foods (aka all vegetable oils. Olive oil is fine)
  3. Eat wild game when you can (such as wild fish, buffalo, and other meats rich in omega-3s)
  4. Supplement with fish oil
  5. Take one meal at a time 🙂

Fish oil is one of those magical supplements that has so many benefits that you’re really shooting yourself in the foot if you don’t take it! I’ll write an article on that later because there’s so much to say about it, so make sure you check it out when it comes up.