How to Cheat on a Low Carb Diet

How to cheat on a low carb diet and still be losing weight

How does it work?

The green tea extract may play a role in the control of body composition via activation of thermogenesis, fat oxidation, or both. First of all, green tea works by increasing energy expenditure. Green tea has thermogenic properties and promotes fat burning beyond that explained by its caffeine content per se.

Researchers at the University of Fribourg, Fribourg, Switzerland,reported that green tea extract stimulated brown adipose tissue thermogenesis to an extent which is much greater than can be attributed to its caffeine content, and that its thermogenic properties could reside primarily in an interaction between its high content in catechin-polyphenols and caffeine with an increase in noradrenaline release.

Green tea also works by normalising lipid metabolism. Green tea extract has preventive effects on blood cholesterol suggesting that green tea has anti-atherosclerotic activity.

Should it be necessarily green tea?

Perhaps, if we are talking about the fat-burning effects. Maybe not, as it comes to the saliva enzymes inhibition. Tea decoctions prepared from a number of black and green teas inhibited amylase in human saliva. Black teas gave higher levels of inhibition than green teas, and removal of tea tannins with gelatin led to the loss of inhibitory activity from all decoctions.

Salivary amylase starts the digestion of food starches to low molecular weight fermentable carbohydrates. In a clinical experiment conducted by the Center for Research on the Biological Effects of Foods, Forsyth, Boston, subjects consumed salted crackers and rinsed subsequently for 30 s with black or green tea decoctions, or water. The carbohydrate Maltose concentration was reduced by up to about 70% after rinsing with the teas. Black tea decoction was significantly more effective than green tea.

What's on shelves

The common bean, Phaseolus vulgaris, contains an alpha-amylase inhibitor, which is one of a plant's insect defence proteins found in a number ofbean species. With a reduced amount of amylase available to break down andassimilate (digest) the carbohydrates, it can have a better chance of travelingthrough the body without being assimilated, or made available as energy,and eventually excreted rather than being used as energy or stored as fat.

CBlock

If you hate cutting way down on your carbs, try CBlock.

The active ingredient is the trademarked "Trimplex" (Phaseous vulgaris) which has been shown to effectively partially prevent the body from absorbing starches. CBlock is safe. There have been no known reported side effects with this product.

Ingredients:

• White kidney bean extract 700 mg
• Chromium (as chromium dinicotinate glycinate) 200 mcg
• Vanadium 100 mcg Carb Block
Carb Block will help prevent up to 38 grams of sugars and carbs from being absorbed.

Carb Block also provides a second, equally important benefit. Gymnemalin, an extract of the plant Gymnema sylvestre, is a hypoglycemic agent. When combined with the patented chromium formula, alpha lipoic acid and vanadium, Gymnemalin will improves insulin function and sensitivity thus preventing your body from sharp increases in insulin levels following a carbohydrate-rich meal

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