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21May/15

Effects of Ramadan Intermittent Fasting on Sports Performance and Training:

419 BRIEF REVIEW International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance, 2009, 4, 419-434 © Human Kinetics, Inc. Effects of Ramadan Intermittent Fasting on Sports Performance and Training: A Review Anis Chaouachi, JohnRead More…

10Feb/15
fitness trends

Fitness Trends

Fitness Trends for 2015 1. Body weight training. Appearing for the first time in the trends survey in 2013 (at no. 3) was body weight training, and it has taken over theRead More…

10Feb/15
Empty calories - Foods not what it used to be

SUPERFOODS DIET PLAN GUIDE

To build your diet plan select food from each of these groups PROTEINS 1. Lean red meat (grass-fed preferred) 2. Salmon (wild caught preferred) 3. Eggs (omega-3 and cage free preferred) 4.Read More…

Omega 3 fatty acids and weight loss.

Most of us now know not all fat is not bad. This snip-it is just an indication of how you can simply start the fat loss ball rolling.

  • Weight loss. Some evidence shows that eating fish improves weight loss and decreases blood sugar in overweight people and people with high blood pressure. Preliminary research also shows that taking a specific fish oil supplement 6 grams daily, providing 260 mg DHA/gram and 60 mg EPA/gram, significantly decreases body fat when combined with exercise.
  • For weight loss: A daily serving of 2-7 ounces of fish containing approximately 3.65 grams omega-3 fatty acids (0.66 gram from EPA and 0.60 gram from DHA).
  • If you are using a supplement for your omega 3 look for one with high EPA. You should aim for 1 gram of fish oil per percentage body fat if weight loss is you goal. This will help rebalance the large amounts of omega 6 you are already storing.

Omega 3 helps in weight loss because more of the energy is turned into heat than with other forms of fat so you need to burn more for the same performance. Also omega 3 has anti inflammatory properties, these can reduce swelling and inflammation that result in water retention.

ref: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/druginfo/natural/993.html