Michael Matthews Bigger Leaner Stronger The Simple Science of Building the Ultimate Male Body.pdf

There are ways to manipulate those mechanisms through

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produced, thus increasing the “energy cost” of meeting the body’s needs. There are ways to manipulate those mechanisms through supplementation, and we’ll get to them in a minute, but they’re not as numerous or powerful as some supplement companies would have you believe. You can prevent hunger or cravings from ruining your plans. A major reason even good diets fail is people just aren’t able to stick to them long enough. Wishes turn into cravings and ultimately binges, which can undo days or even weeks of hard work. While some people have an easier time dieting than others, almost everyone has to deal with hunger and cravings at some point, to one degree or another. Some natural compounds are known to reduce hunger and others are known to increase the sensation of fullness you get from a meal, and a combination of proven molecules can be used to successfully reduce hunger and cravings and derive the maximum benefits from your dieting. You can make the overall experience of dieting more enjoyable. Make no mistake: while changing your body with diet, exercise, and supplementation can dramatically change your life for the better, it’s not easy. No amount of powders or pills is going to get you there. It takes hard work, and it takes time. And this is another major reason why diets fail: people don’t want to go through the discomfort of it all. Well, like reducing hunger and cravings, making the process of dieting more enjoyable, primarily by increasing the overall feeling of well-being, makes it easy to stick to the plan and see it through. W HAT M AKES A G OOD “F AT B URNER ”? Although the physiological machinery involved in fat loss is vast and complex, the practical application remains simple. Contrary to what many supplement companies would lead you to believe, directly stimulating any of the thousands of proteins and enzymes involved in fat loss either doesn’t work or is uninvestigated.
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Remember, fat loss is a whole-body process. For a fat burner to be truly based on good science and noticeably affect fat loss, it should focus on simple, key, and proven targets because then everything else activates and functions accordingly. Thus, a good “fat burner” would achieve the three targets above: increase our basal metabolic rate, reduce hunger and cravings, and increase satiety and feelings of overall well-being. Let’s look at some of the stuff most commonly found in fat burners that can and can’t get the job done. Caffeine Caffeine helps you lose fat by simply increasing your body’s daily energy expenditure and has other benefits for us fitness folk: it improves strength, muscle endurance, and anaerobic performance, and it also reverses the “morning weakness” experienced by many weightlifters. 70 How to Use Caffeine for Weight Loss To maximize caffeine’s effectiveness, you want to prevent your body from building up too much of a tolerance to it.
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