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Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) Looking to lose that spare tire? Ideal weight 200+? Frustrated being a large cyclist in a sport geared for the ultra-light? Learn about the bikes and parts that can take the abuse of a heavier cyclist, how to keep your body going while losing the weight, and get support from others who've been successful.

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Old 12-26-11, 05:44 AM   #1
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May help kick start normal metabolism

DEAR CLydes/Athena,
I have had weight problems most of my adult life,
as you know each human has different reactions from their metabolism to fixed
amounts of calories.
One of the weight limiting factors is some burn calories and other's tend to store.
This may be genetic, or hormonal in nature, its far to complex to list all the hormones
involved in normal metabolism. But some research in herbs/seakelp has found a way
to increase the natural biological mechanism.

http://www.physorg.com/news77201733.html

I found a product at swansons that 4 bucks for 60 tabs, let you know how it works. strong anti-oxidant

http://www.swansonvitamins.com/SW1372/ItemDetail


this one kick starts normal metabolism
https://www.swansonvitamins.com/SWR047/ItemDetail

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Old 12-26-11, 09:35 AM   #2
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It seems this brown algae is the latest supplement du jour attempting to make all sorts of health claims without any evidence. I'm going to scrape some algae out of my fish tank, make some outlandish claims about it, find some folks to vouch for it, and make millions!
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Old 12-26-11, 10:42 AM   #3
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If you are having problems kick starting your metabolism you should hit the gym 5 times a week and include cardio and weight training. That way your muscles are in a constant state of recovery and you burn more calories.
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Old 12-26-11, 06:27 PM   #4
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I've been finding that my bike rides on real roads are better for burning fat. I tend to lose the most weight when I can get out riding at a moderate and sustainable intensity for 2-4 hours. Spin classes are much more intense for a shorter period and I don't seem to drop much weight from them, but spin sure does wonders for the blood pressure!

I hear all these ads on the radio for various "easy no exercise plans" and "metabolism boosting supplements". I'm sorry, but such claims cause my B.S. meter to redline.

I do think certain supplements have some benefit to the effort, but not on their own.

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Old 12-27-11, 03:34 PM   #5
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If you are having problems kick starting your metabolism you should hit the gym 5 times a week and include cardio and weight training. That way your muscles are in a constant state of recovery and you burn more calories.
^ correct.

i jump started my metabolism by eating a balanced diet, exercising and generally keeping active. if you are looking for a "magic pill" you're wasting your time IMO.
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Old 12-27-11, 08:27 PM   #6
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I for one would like to read any results. Some (myself included) have been in the viscous cycle for so many years of losing weight, regaining the weight, then losing a large amount of weight, then regaining that amount again, and so on...

The largest problem with the above is most of us tend to lose muscle, regain fat, lose muscle, regain fat - again, over and over. Fat tissue needs less calories to sustain, than muscle does, so, folks in this cycle tend to have their metabolism get lower and lower. This cycle frankly is easy to fall into, and so very hard to get out of again.

At one point, between my so very poor physical condition, my great weight, my lack of activity, and my heart issues caused me to be able to sustain my weight in the high 300s with less than 1,000 calories a day. It's been two plus years of hard work and the only good result so far is my heart DR is thrilled (which by itself is very, very good), and I have also dropped to just under 320lbs.

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If you are having problems kick starting your metabolism you should hit the gym 5 times a week and include cardio and weight training. That way your muscles are in a constant state of recovery and you burn more calories.
, and while it is also very correct, it is not as easy as clicking your heels - LOL. Of course, raising your metabolism *can* stress your heart too, so care is needed.
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Old 12-27-11, 08:37 PM   #7
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The largest problem with the above is most of us tend to lose muscle, regain fat, lose muscle, regain fat - again, over and over. Fat tissue needs less calories to sustain, than muscle does, so, folks in this cycle tend to have their metabolism get lower and lower. This cycle frankly is easy to fall into, and so very hard to get out of again.
this is one of the reasons i weight train about 30-35 minutes, four days a week.
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Old 12-28-11, 09:23 AM   #8
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I found that skittles make excellent diet pills. I take 1 skittle, (red ones are faster) then wash it down with 30-45 minutes of cardio. It works extremely well.
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