How many days of the week do you work out including cardio and weights what is a normal amount of time to workout? What exercise burns the most belly fat?
One can do exercises to strengthen the abdominal muscles, however the fat will remain. Stubborn belly fat is usually a sign of hormonal imbalance, leptin resistance, insulin resistance, clogged colon, clogged liver (physical and energetic). Look up on Google Leptin Resistance and Jack Kruse's Leptin prescription.
Wheat and processed sugar contributes to belly fat. Look up the book Wheat Belly: Lose the Wheat, Lose the Weight, and Find Your Path Back to Health by William Davis. Each time any form of grains are eaten, they cause an insulin spike. Repeated insulin spikes will contribute to insulin resistance, which can eventually lead to Type II diabetes. It also contributes to Leptin Resistance, which is mainly responsible for belly fat. Then there's other hormones in play as well.
Exercise is great and we do it. It's more for toning and strength, than for weight loss. We do Zumba, and are planning to get back to the weights at the gym. But for the extra weight, one must fix the hormones.
Foods to avoid.
Milk, ice cream, cheese.
Processed foods (anything is a box, bottle or can is processed and not natural).
Anything containing MSG, aspartame, high fructose corn syrup (HFSC), heavy metals, & other weird ingredients that can't be pronounced.
Mainstream meats (especially cold cuts which contain Nitrates)
Soy: It's usually GMO, plus causes hormone imbalances, due to excess estrogen being put in the body.
Plastics also contribute to environmental estrogen.
Artificial sweeteners: Aspartame, sucralose and saccharin. (NutraSweet, Sweet N Low, Splenda, AminoSweet)
Wheat, Oats and Rye. Any and all grains. Which are breads and cereals. Also crackers are made from wheat (white processd flour). Corn should also be avoided, as it's really a grain, not a vegetable. 99% of corn is GMO.
Any organic vegetable or fruit. Eating veggies and fruits raw will help in cleansing the body.
Any or all meats that are anti-biotic and steroid free. Chicken and eggs must be free range/roaming. Fish (wild caught, not farmed fish). Beef from cows must be grass fed and pasture raised.
If you must drink milk, raw milk which has not been tampered with in any form or fashion. Look up Weston A. Price Foundation.
If you must eat bread, look up Paleo bread. It can be found online.
Good news for ice cream lovers. There is coconut ice cream that is dairy-free and is delicious. Check your local health food store or any store dedicated to selling organics.
Avoid amalgam (mercury) fillings, as mercury in the body will suppress the thyroid gland. Also mercury is in vaccines as thimerosal, and should also be avoided. Vaccines are really voluntary, because the schools won't tell people that their state allows legal exemptions to them.
Avoid halogens, except iodine. Fluoride is a halogen. Bromine is a halogen. Iodine is halogen. When one drinks fluoridated water and use fluoridated toothpaste, it blocks the iodine receptors in the thyroid gland. The thyroid needs iodine to function, which is the only halogen needed in the body. The same with breads too, as the bleached flour is full of bromine, and will plug up the thyroid gland. Not to mention that the grains cause the problems too.
Seaweed extracts taken in therapeutic doses will move out the bromine and fluoride/fluorine halogens and the receptors will fill up with iodine in the thyroid gland. Look up Iodine And The Halogen Revolution by Doctor Brice E. Vickery in Goggle to explain it more, because we can't post any links here.
Taking quality supplements is a must, because even with organic food, the soils here are depleted due to modern farming methods.
By avoiding the foods in the avoid list, you all would be surprised at the weight loss. Look up Paleo diet and Jack Kruse also in Google.
Thanks for the information. What type of seaweed extract do you take? If the Paleo diet is followed, will the hormonal imbalance, leptin and insulin resistance go away?
Yes. According to Jack Kruse, MD, he says it takes about 6 to 8 weeks for a the leptin to reset. He has the leptin prescription diet posted on his blog. You'll have to Google it it find it. However, if one cheats with just one small thing, that individual will have to start all over again. Just a warning, so a person won't be discouraged if they happen to cheat on that. It just means starting over again.
We have alternated with brands of the Seaweed Extract.
Vickery Sea Plant Minerals, EPXbody Daily Sea Veg (re-labeled FarmaSea for EPX company) - Pristine Ocean Blend, and the private labeled one by Healthy World Celebrations. You'll also have to Google those to find more info.
Supplementation is important, but most stuff (especially vitamins from the mainstream grocery store) is toxic. Google Warning Toxic Dyes In Vitamins Foods And More.
Be careful with any B-12 supplementation. Make sure the form of B-12 is methylcobalmin, and never ever use cyanocobalmin form of B-12. It caused hair loss in one of us. We need the pre-methylated form. Remember Methylcobalmin.