Xylitol for weight loss

Xylitol is nothing other than birch sugar, as in sugar obtained from birch wood. Xylitol is a great substitute for traditional sugar. It’s expensive for ordinary sugar; however, it’s healthier than plain sugar. Many people lose weight, but at the same time they don’t want to give up sugar. I myself cannot imagine coffee without sugar. Xylitol can be used as a dietary sugar substitute.…

4 fruits that help with weight loss

Did you know that some fruits have slimming properties: stimulating the body to burn fat, helping to cleanse the body of toxins and help with digestion? This includes figs, grapefruit, pineapple and papaya. Most fruits have a lot of calories and a high glycaemic index (they are a source of simple sugars), so unlike vegetables you cannot eat them without restriction. The latest pyramid of…

Forskolin – properties, applications and dietary supplements with Indian nettle

The market of dietary supplements offers us newer and newer weight loss supplements. Although the vast majority are not worth investing in, there are those that can actually help you reduce body fat and improve your overall well-being. One of them is forskolin contained in the Indian nettle. What are the properties and application of this plant compound and what health benefits can be derived…

5 myths about carbohydrates

Carbohydrates are quite often identified with sugar, which entails negative connotations, when we talk about them. The fact that sugars belong to the group of carbohydrates does not mean that when hearing the word “carbohydrates”, we need to imagine only white sugar and the whole range of negative consequences resulting from its excessive consumption.   Additionally, it has become very popular to exclude carbohydrates from…

L-Carnitine – Effects, Dosage, Side Effects

When the mid-1980s came, L-carnitine started a real revolution in weight loss community. Later it was noticed that not only did it help burn fat, but it also contributed to endurance and improved regeneration. For years, interest in this dietary supplement has remained high. Discover the effects, dosage and side effects of L-Carnitine! Where is L-carnitine present? L-carnitine is a natural ingredient found in the…

Should you consider supplementing Himalayan Salt to help weight loss?

Is it worth using salt from Himalayas for weight loss? People ask me if Himalayan salt is better than traditional salt. It is actually really hard to respond correctly. I could do this if I literally went to Pakistan, bought Himalayan salt, brought it to Europe/USA and tested in a laboratory to compare with our salt. If I did all of this, I could say which…

Dehydration – is it a good way to lose weight?

Summer is the time, during which even the most exotic ideas how to lose weight seem to be attractive. Therefore, apart from conventional dietary and workout solutions directed at fat reduction, “alternative” methods also are gaining more and more popularity, which definitely encompass various actions aiming at “getting rid of the excess of water”. Promotors of such practices say that thanks to them, we may…

Berberine – a new weapon in the fight with weight loss

Proper functioning of glucose balance in the organism is mainly dependent on effective activity of insulin, which is influenced by such aspects as obesity, diet or lifestyle that we lead. A new weapon has appeared in supplementation in the fight with insulin-resistance, the development of which leads to developing diabetes type II. Berberine, as this is the substance in question, belongs to compounds, which are…

Yohimbine – aphrodisiac and fat burner?

Looking at the training supplements, some of the „pre-workout” types or fat burners seem to contain an ingredient called yohimbine. What properties are hidden behind this mysterious name? How should supplementation with the use of this product look like? Is it safe? We will try to answer these questions in the following article. Is it safe? 1. Yohimbine – description, effects Under the name yohimbine is…

CLA – does it work?

Supplements containing conjugated linoleic acids (in short CLA) are often used as support in reducing the level of fatty tissue. These preparations enjoy different opinions, but are rather considered to be safe and conducive not only to slim silhouette, but also health. However, it turns out that CLA has certain defects that we should bear in mind. CLA – what is it? Conjugated linoleic acids,…

Chili – a natural thermogenic

We don’t have to convince anybody who had a chance to try chili pepper that after eating it you get really hot! It turns out that this effect may be used in a functional way to support losing weight! Yes, this is not a mistake. Capsaicin contained in chili is a natural and strong thermogenic! Chili and capsaicin Chili peppers are the source of many…

Should I eat cheat meals?

A lot of people starting their diets, especially those reducing thoughts, only about how often and whether they can cheat at all. Cheat meal is an important aspect of the diet, which, if well incorporated into a balanced diet, positively affects the reduction of adipose tissue. What is a cheat meal? How to put it in your menu? I will try to answer these and…

Chicken breast with cheese and cucumber + rice / P66g C81g F28g

Today we are placing another recipe for a full-value meal with the cheapest and most nutritious meat – a chicken fillet. The macronutrients that can be found in this “dish” are 66g protein, 81g carbohydrates, 28g fats and 837kcal energy. . Components . – 1 bag of parboiled rice – 100g . – 1 chicken breast – 250g . – 1 slice of Royal cheese…

Split training for muscles definition

Split training is the most popular method among trainers who want to improve their figure. Despite its common knowledge is usually badly performed and finds its use in the wrong people. Split training for sculpture is very demanding and involves one to two muscle parties in one session. Scheduled exercises are often very difficult in terms of technology, and the intensity sometimes exceeds many people.…

Calculating caloric demand – step by step.

A properly balanced diet is the main factor responsible for the effective building of muscle mass as well as fat burning. Eating “by eye” also will not bring good results, especially if your goal is to develop muscle mass, not fat mass. It is true that if you do not eat properly – you can forget about your dream figure. So how many calories should…

Appropriate breakdown of macronutrients – step by step calculation

An eternal problem for many people training strength – what amount of protein, carbohydrates and fats should be consumed to build the dream figure. When planning a diet, an appropriate division into macronutrients is necessary. Regardless of the goal you set up – it is very important that you follow the basic principles of a proper eating plan. . Looking through bodybuilding magazines, reading articles…

7 ways how to extend the head of a long triceps

The development of the long head of triceps is a very popular topic, especially among people whose dream is to build large arms. You can apply some treatments that will make it easier. Check out the 7 ways below that can greatly affect the development of the head of a long triceps. . As in any case – sentences are divided. Some say that increases…

7 best back exercises using rope lifts

If you have long been aiming for the effects of working on the upper body on your knees, not only when you are without a shirt but also in it – you have to put on a solid back extension Adding the width and protuberance to the back muscles will improve the aesthetics of the figure In addition to standard back exercises, it is worth…

4-day Split for advanced

Split training is a known method and practically every gym adept had contact with it It should be used by advanced or optionally intermediate people This is due to strong muscle forcing Training during one training unit of one or two muscle parts means that for one muscle party a person will perform from 3 to even 6 exercises Comparing Split with FBW training, where…

How to build strength – 5 principles that make a difference,

When muscle mass is already there, it’s worth building strength. After all, the muscles themselves may look good, but they will be useless during exercises, competitions and struggles. What to do to make fibers gain more and more durability and allow us to achieve further training goals? Below you will find 5 principles of strength training, thanks to which you will certainly feel the difference.…

How to make push-ups?

Often we focus too much on everyday life, get up to work, work from home, do the usual duties – and after a while we look at the mirror and we realize that our current physical condition is unsatisfactory. We note that once ordinary activities now require a lot of effort from us. But that’s the way! It is worth starting from the first step,…

How many times should you train weekly?

Stimulation of muscles is a process that should occur at appropriate time intervals, which in turn should use the phenomenon of super-compensation. By writing shortly, you have to do the workouts as often as your body allows, which will give you the optimal training effects and will contribute to building muscle mass much faster. After the training session, our body starts anabolic processes, which are…

Most effective training method has been found?

Villanueva MG et al. [1] compared 8 weeks of strength training with 60 seconds or 4-minutes breaks between sets. A group of 60 seconds breaks between sets: men were on average 65.6 ± 3.4 years old. A group of 4-minutes breaks between sets: men were on average between 70.3 and 4.9 years old. All men 4 weeks were trained in a standard program (3 x…

Craving for six-pack? That’s article for you!

What best describes a good shape for the summer? Unfortunately, it’s not a wide back, a large chest or bulging biceps. Your silhouette will never look aesthetic if you do not achieve one – well-sculpted stomach. It’s the narrow waist that greatly affects the achievement of the dream figure, both in men and women. How to work out a six pack? Here are 6 exercises…