Reduce your body fat and stave off hunger pains with help from the right supplements
A 2012 report by the NHS Information Centre, which included statistics on obesity, physical activity and diet in England, revealed just over a quarter of adults (26% of both men and women aged 16 or over) were classified as obese in 2010. While we may not all be obese, many of us could be slightly overweight. Eating a balanced diet, controlling your calorie intake and exercising regularly could aid in your weight loss, but if shifting those extra pounds is proving to be a struggle, adding CLA and PinnoThin to your diet could help.
Why choose CLA?
CLA (conjugated linoleic acid) are fatty acids found in meat and dairy products that help to break down bad fat in the body. Your muscle cells then use these fatty acids for energy. CLA is a member of the omega 6 family, but the body can’t make CLA so we need to source it from our diet. “CLA increases fat metabolism and lean muscle mass,” explains Rick Hay, an international nutritionist. “It works by interfering with lipoprotein lipase, which is an enzyme that helps the body store fat. CLA also has a direct affect on the activity of adipocytes – the cells that are responsible for fat storage and fat metabolism.” Research published in the International Journal of Obesity reported on one US study which included 40 overweight adults aged between 18 and 44 years, with a BMI of 25-30. For six months, the participants took supplements of either CLA or a placebo (a pill that contains no active ingredient) and were asked not to change their diets. The results showed that those taking CLA lost significantly more body fat and weight than those who didn’t.
Keep cravings at bay
Another way you could decrease your body fat is by taking PinnoThin (pine kernel oil). Sourced in supplement form, PinnoThin is a 100 per cent natural oil which can be taken with CLA and acts as a mild appetite suppressant. “Taking both CLA and PinnoThin together could work wonders for any weight loss programme that includes healthy eating and exercise,” says Rick. “PinnoThin stimulates CCK and GLP1 – the hormones that make you feel fuller and suppress appetite. It’s also renowned in healthcare because it has benefits as a potent antioxidant, including documented cardiovascular advantages and reported anti-carcinogenic properties.” PinnoThin contains fatty acids which could help improve the health of your hair, skin and nails too.