Have you ever heard of brown fat?
Did you know that “White Fat” is the bad unhealthy kind whereas “Brown Fat” is being reported as having a host of benefits?
|Researchers have reported that boosting brown fat in the body may fight type 2 diabetes and fatty liver disease.|
Brown fat produces heat instead of burning calories, and it’s used to help keep people warm.
While this might not sound like something you’d want to have more of, especially if you’re trying to lose weight, researchers say that having brown fat could be especially helpful to those with type 2 diabetes and fatty liver disease because they have an excess of fat stored in their bodies.
It will also help you drop size, look better and be healthier.
Best of all, increase brown fat will decrease white fat (body fat)!
|How to boost Brown Fat while decreasing White Fat:|
1) Lift weights
As we age, our bodies can begin producing less brown fat, which is often associated with burning calories and fat.
If you want to boost your body’s production of brown fat, lift weights.
Doing your strength training three days per week is one of the best ways to improve the good Brown Fat and turn our bodies into fat-burning machines.
At Dr. Derek we help each of our clients perform training multiple times per week.
|2) Eat Protein and Omega 3 Fats|
High-protein meals and snacks (like eggs, chicken, fish, 10% cottage cheese and Grass-Fed protein powder can help boost brown fat because they take longer to digest.
Include one of these protein sources at each meal—plus a healthy dose of fiber, like veggies—and you should feel fuller for longer periods of time.
Include good fats like:
•Pharmaceutical-grade omega-3 fish oil
•Macadamia nut oil
Another way to boost brown fat is through aerobic exercise.
While it’s true that you can build up brown fat by turning up your muscle tissue with weight training, some research shows that regular aerobic exercise can boost brown fat as well.
In fact, obese adults who completed 12 weeks of aerobic training added more brown-like muscle than those who did not exercise at all.
I believe weight training is 2x the benefit of cardio when it comes to increasing brown fat and decreasing white fat, but when done in conjunction with each other it has a synergistic effect!
|4) Take the right Supplements|
Omega-3 Fish oil is a powerful fat that can help convert unhealthy and unsightly white fat into beneficial brown fat.
In one study: scientists found higher levels of this particular protein, UCP1, in the mice who ate fish oil. They also found UCP1 in the white fat. Usually, Fotuhi says, white fat sits around in a useless mass, not doing much. But the white fat in mice who were fed fish oil contained high levels of the UCP1 protein—indicating that fish oil may help turn white fat into brown fat. – Time
Omega-3 is Pharmaceutical grade, prescription-strength, cold-processed and molecularly distilled to provide the highest quality ingredients imaginable for fat loss and overall health.
|5) Get Better Sleep|
Poor Sleep Quality can raise your cortisol levels, which makes it harder for your body to process fat.
Eating foods that increase your insulin will make sleep quality decrease.
These foods include:
After all, sleep quality is extremely important for overall health and well-being. It might seem like a small thing, but sleep quality is one of those things that can make an enormous difference in how you feel and the quality of your life.