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How To Get Rid Of Cellulite Naturally

Get rid of cellulite naturally

Getting rid of cellulite is a tough process, but it is possible if you have the right guidance and information. 

Cellulite is the result of fat cells protruding through, or showing through the connective bands that connect skin and muscle. Unfortunately, women are much more likely to show cellulite. This is because the way women store fat in their bodies differs to that of men.

Women store fat in columns, while men store their fat in an interwoven net like structure. As women age, or as they put on more body fat, the connective tissue that binds skin and muscle is stressed. As fat increases, it “bulges” through the connective tissue, showing up as cellulite.

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How you can get rid of cellulite naturally

Lose weight by means of fat loss

If you have cellulite, try and lose fat. This will reduce the stress on the connective tissue and will contribute to a higher level of overall health.

Exercise

Building more muscle mass will tighten up areas where there is cellulite. When fat loss occurs, the skin relaxes around the affected area and building muscle “picks up the slack”. Yoga and tai-chi is particularly effective at dealing with this issue as the exercise affects the lymphatic system in a positive way. It promotes circulation and drainage of toxins in the body. These are both required for the effective combat of cellulite in the body. Try to focus on making the movement frequent rather than strong and hard. Our ancestors didn’t suffer from cellulite, which moves us on to our next point.

Eat according to the paleo diet

The paleo diet focuses on eating foods which are clean in their origin and are of very high quality. The foods promoted in the paleo diet are rich in cellulite fighting anti-oxidants, healthy fats and anti-fat foods. Natural diets are what our bodies are expecting to be fed. Our ancestors wouldn’t have eaten processed foods, lots of carbohydrates or any grain based foods. All of these will contribute to the forming of cellulite. The paleo diet takes this into account and aims at reducing the damage done by conventionally healthy diets through carefully selected foods and meals. 

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If you are interested in learning how you can get rid of cellulite naturally then you should definitely consider signing up to the seven paleo concepts course through the form below. You’ve got everything to gain, and all that cellulite to lose, so give it a shot.

Paleo Weight Loss

How paleo causes weight loss

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The paleo diet is a diet based on the foods and food groups our ancestors would have eaten around 10, 000 years ago.

Why 10,000 years? Because this was around the time when humans began to dabble with agriculture and the farming of grains and other foods. Not surprisingly, it was around this time that human’s intake of grains and grain based foods such as bread consumption began to skyrocket.

Unfortunately, the human body’s rate of adaptation to new environments is not as fast as our development of technology, and has largely been left behind, forced to pay catch-up or just make do with what is thrown at it. Sadly, this mass adoption of grains and grain based foods meant that our bodies are constantly being forced to process food it never evolved to deal with. The problems don’t start and end with grains, however. As society advances, more and more of what we are told to eat is processed and modified. Crops are treated with chemicals and poisons to keep production high, but ultimately damage the quality of produce.

It is through the continued consumption of low quality, modified and nutrient sparse foods that we have become obese, sick and fragile. The human body wants to survive, but we can’t expect it to be healthy while we force feed it fuels it was never designed to run on.

Enter the paleo diet

The paleo diet is simple, easy to follow diet code where the focus on the nutrition content of foods. There are no grains, no processed foods and as little “off-the-shelf” foods included in it’s principles. The goal is to encourage the development of a body which is as close to the default genetic template as possible. We can achieve this proper nutrition, exercise and stimulus that our bodies understand. Once all the base level building blocks are in place, weight loss becomes automatic, muscle gains effortless and doctors a thing of the past.

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Losing weight with paleo

The paleo diet encourages weight loss through the careful selection and construction of meals which are nutrient dense and contain foods in as a pure a form as possible. It is the learning of which foods contain the highest amounts of nutrients, lowest amount of toxins and finding out exactly what does what in the body that makes paleo followers to effective at cutting down body fat. Carbohydrates are for many paleo followers enemy number one. For one, the paleo diet promotes automatic, healthy fat loss through simple changes that you can start making right now.

These changes promote effective, simple weight loss that ensure those extra pounds stay off for good. The procedure is fairly simple; cut the carbs, lose the fat. It is understanding how to stay healthy that is the trick. The paleo diet aims to help anyone, no matter what the body type, level of motivation or understanding of nutrition lose weight, get healthy and avoid illness. If you are interested in learning exactly how you can lose weight starting today then why not signup for a free 7 mail course on exactly what to do and why. Each mail contains a single step that will ensure lasting change in your life. Go on, enter your mail and signup now.

Losing Weight On The Paleo Diet

How to begin losing weight on the paleo diet…

Losing weight on the paleo diet starts with the realisation that what you have been told works for weight loss, doesn’t. 

The paleo diet works so well because it is so simple. It doesn’t require any crazy rituals to be done or any weird exercises only fit to be done behind closed doors. It is an open, relative and time tested methodology for ensuring the highest possible health in a person. If we approach weight loss from a conventional perspective, we are told to exercise more, eat less calories and eat lots of foods such as fruit and whole grains.

Paleo doesn’t approach weight loss in this way. While exercise and nutrition are some of the corner stones of the paleo diet, the approach advised is somewhat different and actually very natural.

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Paleo weight loss through food choices

No artificial or modified foods

Food should be clean and natural, or as close to its natural state as possible. If the foods you eat have been processed to within in an inch of their original form, it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to deduce that they will not provide a good level of nutrients for your body. Artificial foods such as chemicals used as preservatives can wreak havoc with the body. They promote inflammation, mess around with hormone levels and in some cases are actually toxins. Again, it is pretty obvious that these substances weren’t invented with their nutritional content in mind, so why put your body through the agony of consuming them? 

Remove foods which are made out of grains

Grains and grain based foods contain gluten which is a  protein responsible for inflaming the intestines. This inflammation spreads throughout the body and ultimately contributes to conditions such as Crohn’s disease and gout. Grains are also generally linked to foods which are of a high carbohydrate value. This brings us to our next step…

Eat less carbohydrates

Eating less carbohydrates benefits the body by way of reducing the body’s conversion of food into glucose and ultimately fat. High carbohydrate meals require lots of insulin to be released into the blood to deal with the related blood sugar spike. This constant spiking ends up with a person developing insulin resistance and carbohydrate intolerence. Both very real conditions that can be easily rectified by removing or reducing carbohydrates (and especially grain based, low quality carbohydrates) in the diet.

Increase fat intake… yes, fat…

Fat is used for many essential bodily functions. Cell membrane building and repair, proper brain function and as an excellent and preferred source of energy in the body. As the body becomes more and more adept at using fat for energy, the body begins to become more efficient at using it’s already stored fat for energy and so losing weight on the paleo diet becomes automatic. 

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Do you want to learn more about how the paleo diet can help you lose weight permanently?

If you want to learn exactly what you need to do to lose weight on the paleo diet then you should sign up for the paleo concepts course below. It is free and contains seven steps which will ultimately teach you what you need to know to lose weight using the pale diet. Just pop in your email address below and your’e set!

Get Rid Of Belly Fat

How to get rid of belly fat

It is important to understand why belly fat is formed in the first place. Men and women pack on adipose (fat) tissue in different locations. The location of fat on the body is determined by genetic influences as well as hormones. Women seem to accumulate fat on the legs and bottom, while men accumulate most fat on the gut.

Because of these gender differences when it comes to the accumulation of fat, we need to realign how we approach how we get rid of belly fat.

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Steps to get rid of belly fat that will ensure results

  • Reduce your consumption of sugar drastically/completely. 
  • Cut out grains all together. Why? Grains contain various compounds which can induce inflammation of the intestines.
  • Reduce your carbohydrate intake to around 80-100 grams per day. Thats 80-100 grams of carbohydrates, not foods containing carbohydrates. Carbohydrates are the lead in promoting fat storage, so cut them out and maybe you’ll even reach a state of ketosis (natural, automatic fat burning).
  • Increase your vegetable intake to insure you are getting all the required vitamins and minerals.
  • Reduce your intake of anti-nutrients. For more on this, consider signing up for the free paleo concepts course.
  • Reduce your intake of alcoholic beverages, and limit which kinds of alcohol you drink. Red wine is preferable, and only one glass per day.
  • Eat more fat. Yes. Eat more fat. Fat isn’t the enemy you might believe it is. There is a lot to learn about what is and isn’t healthy, and this site will teach you a lot of it. Healthy fats aren’t the “healthy fats” you see advertised, those are in fact the worst kind of fats to eat. Saturated fats are good for you, polyunsaturated fats aren’t. That means more animal fats, omega 3 fatty acids and olive oil and less to none vegetable oils, sunflower and canola oils.
  • Increase your protein intake. Protein is a pre-requisite for many, many bodily functions, plenty of which are related to weight gain and fat generation. Protein supports the repair and building of muscle tissue, and gives you energy.

Things to remember about losing body fat

  • Body composition is 80% determined by your diet

This means that you really are what you eat. Well, at least 80% of you anyway. Eat less, highly nutritious foods that your body knows what to do with and you’ll be doing 80% of the work required to lose weight safely, effectively and forever.

  • Aim to achieve lean body mass

The leaner you are, meaning the more healthy, effective muscle mass you have and the less adipose tissue you have, the healthier you will be. You will be more resilient in times of illness and your body has a much easier time healing. The goal is to lose fat and gain muscle, not to just lose weight.

  • Excess body fat anywhere is bad for you

Being overweight increases your chances of getting diseases. Aim to eat for optimum body composition. If you don’t  know what you should be eating in order to get rid of that stubborn belly fat, signup to the free paleo concepts course and learn what you need to know.

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This is in no way healthy, and if your children can do this you really need to learn how to help them now…

What you can do right now

If you are serious about losing body fat and getting rid of belly fat for good, then you really should signup for the paleo concepts course. In it, you will learn what changes you need to make (and what mistakes you are making) in your diet today so that you can see results as early as possible. No promises of miracle fat loss, only real, practical changes that will really make the difference and keep fat off forever. You’ll not only lose weight, but you will have more energy, feel less fatigue and won’t get sick often at all.

What are you waiting for, learn what you need to know to strip fat from your body, get more energy and avoid doctors. Enter your email below now!

Paleo Chocolate Bon-Bons (You’ve got to try these…)

If you’ve got a bit of a sweet tooth then you might have had some difficulty in finding delicious, paleo (as much as possible) and easy to make treats.

Many paleo focused blogs focus on trying to replace ingredients in recipes, especially desserts or treats, with ingredients that are paleo. Sometimes, this doesn’t work too well because there are some ingredients which actually don’t work in paleo versions of these recipes.

I know, that’s pretty sad. 

Well, these paleo chocolate bon-bons are a rare exception to the notion that certain recipes can’t be “converted” to paleo. These are mostly (like 95%) paleo, and are absolutely mouthwatering. 

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Paleo Chocolate Bon-Bons

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp almond flour
  • 1 – 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 tbsp raw honey
  • 1 tsp chia seeds
  • 1 tsp coconut dessicated
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract

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What to do:

  • Combine all the dry ingredients in a mixing bowl. Make sure everything is well mixed together. The mixture should be relatively dry because the balls should hold themselves together, but not droop down with time. 
  • Gently melt the butter, honey and vanilla essence in a pot on the stove. 
  • Pour the melted mixture into the dry ingredients and mix completely.
  • Lay out a piece of baking paper and carefully use two teaspoons to portion out the mixture, then use your hands to roll it into balls. You can choose how large you’d like the balls (bon bons?) to be, but a smaller size results in a more delicate, mouth sized treat. 
  • Optional: If you like, melt a little dark chocolate and put a blob of it under each bon bon. This just adds an additional dimension to these awesome treats!
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Rows and rows of deliciousness

There you have it. One of the most delicious, easy to make, ingredient friendly paleo treats you can make. The texture of the almond flour and chia seeds is quite something to behold, and these can even be eaten for breakfast (in moderation).

Be warned though; they are insanely moreish. You just can’t stop eating the things, so make a lot of them!

Enjoy,
Andrew

 

How To Lose Thigh Fat

Easy Tips For How To Lose Thigh Fat

Learning how to lose weight doesn’t require studying for years and years, nor does it require you to consult expensive physicians, doctors or nutritionists.

Your body knows how to lose weight naturally, all it needs is for you to provide it with the right stimulus and healthy food choices. 

Don’t believe that you have to buy expensive diet programmes or “instant weight-loss” pills to get results…

The simple answer is that all you have to do is follow some key guidelines and you’ll see all the results you could dream of. 

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Cut out the carbs

Yes, you’ve heard all about the low carbohydrate focused diets your friend is trying out, or how people have lost tons of weight in the media.

The simple truth is that your weight is directly connected to your carbohydrate intake. Carbohydrates promote increases in blood sugar, which in turn increases insulin levels and ultimately fat gain. 

Eat more fat

Fat gain, and in particular the development of fat around the hips, legs and waist is all related to the consumption of the correct foods. Carbohydrates are enemy number one when it comes to fat accumulation. Fat intake can help you lose that fat gain. 

That may sound confusing, but the body knows what to do with dietary fat. Fat and fatty acids are required for many bodily functions in the body. Many of which are related to the way the body uses energy. The body relies on glucose in the blood for energy, and after years and years of providing it with a high carbohydrate diet it has begun to rely on this easy access energy. The issue here is that this energy is sourced from carbohydrates and not fat. The body is designed to use fat as a primary energy source. It is the constant process of having to deal with the higher glucose levels produces by eating a higher carbohydrate diet that trains the body to not use fat for energy.

You can change that. All you need is a guide that will give you all the tools you need to get your body burning fat automatically. 

Get some exercise

This may seem like an obvious tip that will help you lose thigh fat, but you will only truly benefit from this tip if you use exercise in the right way.

Blindly walking hours a day won’t necessarily result in you losing weight. You should think of fat loss, and in particular thigh fat loss as a diet first, exercise later process.

Fat loss is determined by what you eat more than any other influence. 

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How to lose thigh fat starting right now

If you are serious about losing weight and really want to lose that annoying and stubborn thigh fat, then you need to signup to the guide below. The paleo diet is a low carbohydrate lifestyle that will result in definite, effective fat loss. Signup right now!

How To Lose Body Fat

Learn How To Lose Body Fat

So you want to learn how to lose body fat. That’s great, but you need to know that losing body fat and keeping that body fat off for good are sometimes not explained correctly by people who give advice. 

Before we get started, let’s lay to rest some myths of losing body fat:

  • Losing body fat is not difficult
  • Losing body fat can be automatic
  • Losing body fat is an enjoyable process
  • Losing body fat does not require exercise…

That’s right. All of the points above are true and 100% provable. I bet you want to know how you actually lose weight safely, quickly and automatically while enjoying the food you eat, not needing massive amounts of exercise (look, a walk around the block doesn’t heart, and it makes you feel good), and ensure that the weight stays off forever?

Simple. Enter the paleo diet. 

Wait!

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Believe it. A tummy like this is achievable for anyone, automatically, safely and naturally…

 Please don’t think that just because I’ve used the word diet that you’ll be required to put in hard work or make big changes to your life. The process of becoming paleo is more a change of lifestyle holistically. This means that the changes you need to make are not focused only on what you eat. 

While knowing what you eat is a very important part of achieving the results you desire, the way it is approached in the paleo lifestyle is a little different. There is no calorie counting, portion restrictions or limitations (within the eating framework). All that is required is that you learn about what your body actually does with food (easy with the guide below), and that you eat lots of great tasting, highly nutritious food. 

So how does the paleo diet actually teach me how to lose body fat?

Losing body fat requires two elements to be successful:

  1. Eat the right food and lots of it. 
  2. Be consistent.

That’s it. There are no steps like “walk 2 miles everyday” or “don’t eat more than a fist sized portion of food”.

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Your body KNOWS how to burn fat, automatically and naturally.

All you have to do is retrain it how to do so.

You see, years and years of eating the wrong foods (bread, grains… etc.) have switched off some of the genes that allow the body to function the way it was designed to. Fat is an important part of the human diet, and you don’t eat enough of it. 

Yes, you heard right. Fat is your friend. Cutting it out of your diet only damages your progress in losing fat. Ironic? Not really…

I bet that if you haven’t heard that fat is not the enemy before you might be a little confused. Well, don’t worry, the changes you need to make are easy to follow and once you’ve applied the seven steps in the course below (all you have to do is enter your email) you’ll benefit from automatic fat loss…

So if you are ready to make the leap and lose all that excess body fat, get the Seven Paleo Concepts Course below…

 

Paleo Diet Meal Plans

I’d like to announce that I am now building meal plans for you!

If you have ever wanted to know exactly what to eat when following the paleo diet then you should defintely check out my meal plan options. There are currently two meal plan products that I have put together after getting requests from readers to do so.

Please take a moment and checkout this page that outlines exactly what you’ll be getting if you decide to signup.

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My Dad’s Beer Win’s 1st Place

This post isn’t really paleo orientated, but I thought it would be cool to give a tribute to my dad’s success in the craft beer industry.

For a long time now he has been working on creating his own brewery. He is no stranger to the industry and has in the past achieved a pretty significant role in one of the largest beer companies in the world.

His passion, I believe, was always in doing it on his own. He has a entrepreneurial spirit and is a dream chaser, which is why today marks a very special triumph in his journey.

Two of his beers, a lager and an ale have been awarded 1st and 2nd place in a local beer festival. Great achievement dad!

I must admit that I have had a glass of the stuff with him once or twice, and while beer is not paleo, it is part of my sensible indulgences now and then. His winning lager is honestly the best lager I have ever drank, and I hope that he realises all the success he deserves with it.

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How To Increase Testosterone Naturally

What is required to naturally increase your testosterone?

Testosterone is a naturally occurring, vital hormone occurring in mammals. In humans, it is responsible for maintaining levels of sex drive, muscle hypertrophy and the maintenance of bone strength and density. Testosterone is produced for the most part in the testicles of men and the ovaries of women. It is to a lesser degree produced in the adrenal glands.

Men produce around ten times the amount women do, but women are more sensitive to the effects it has on the body.

So how do I increase the amount of testosterone available to my body naturally?

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We want more of this guy in our bodies…

 

Focus on controlling your cortisol levels

Cortisol is a hormone which is in some ways the opposite of testosterone. It is released when the body is stressed, sleep deprivation and overtraining (chronic cardio). It is important to not string yourself too tight, take it easy, relax when you can. Cortisol reduces free testosterone levels in the body. 

Expose yourself to the sun or supplement for vitamin D

It is imperative that you get enough vitamin D everyday, either by natural means or through supplementation. The body requires vitamin d for many different functions, and you guessed it, helps with the increase of testosterone in men. This article covers this relationship quite well.

So get outside in the sun tomorrow morning and enjoy that cup of coffee with your shirt off.

Lift heavy objects, primal style

Squats and exercises like dead lifts are your friends. They both promote testosterone production and so you should either start lifting heavy things or add one of these workouts to your exercise program.

I like to do squats and move objects around which require maximum muscle engagement. There is also some evidence that resting for 90 seconds between workouts can increase testosterone production the most. A 60 second break, by comparison, will increase growth hormone release the most.

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Lifting heavy weights boosts testosterone

Try some sprinting on the lawn

Sprinting is a miraculous form of exercise. I have yet to survive a solid, high effort sprinting session without feeling pretty tired afterwards. All you need, and read closely, is a six second burst of sprinting. That is probably the easiest way of increasing your testosterone count.

Try to sprint once a week. Perhaps schedule a short sprinting session on your off day from weight training. Works for me!

Be sure to eat clean, high quality animal products only

Traditionally fed (grain fed) animals produce poor quality fat and dairy. If you are eating animal products (which you should be) then you should try and eat only those sourced from grass fed animals. We want to avoid dioxins as much as possible (especially for men, because they interfere with our reproductive system).

And on that note, you should be eating lots of saturated and monounsaturated fat…

Simply put, low-fat diets matched with the typical, grain filled “fiber” diets demote the production of testosterone. Conversely, high fat diets show an increase in testosterone production. Try to make sure that the fat you eat is of the highest available quality. Again, grass fed is best. Try and get a table spoon of coconut oil or olive oil down the gullet everyday as well.

Cut out sugar/carbohydrates

Foods which require the body to release insulin in order to control elevated blood sugar levels negatively affect our bodies testosterone production. Keep in mind that most people who don’t eat according the a paleo style eating plan probably eat a fair amount of carbohydrates in the form of grains. Grains, specifically processed grains like pasta and bread convert into glucose very quickly once eaten.

Supplement for zinc

Zinc occurs naturally shellfish, but if you can’t eat the stuff or have an allergy then you should take zinc supplements. This is more of a cover your bases step, but will still result in an increase in testosterone.