It’s the dream of many to sport a lean set of abs, but what’s the quickest way to get results? A guide from TheAbsMan (How to Get Abs Fast: 10 crazy diet secrets) highlights the importance of good nutrition above all else. This is well supported by other resources who argue that you simply can’t out-train a bad diet. So, with the fundamentals of dieting seemingly not in question, where does that leave exercise? Firmly in second place, according to TheAbsMan. Exercise is undoubtedly an important part of the 6-pack equation, but the mainstream appeal of crunches shouldn’t be taken too literally. As is the case with any weight loss endeavor, it appears a synergistic approach will yield the best results.
Forskolin has caused quite a stir on television and social media since it’s testimonial by Dr. Oz last year as a fat burning wonder-drug. However, as is so often the case, such claims need to be scrutinized in the cold light of scientific inquiry before mainstream distribution into the consumer marketplace. A new review by The Clean Eating Mama (link) has already cast doubt on some of Dr Oz’s claims by pointing out that only 2 studies have thus far examined forskolin’s effects on humans – not nearly enough to draw any type of conclusion about it’s efficacy. At this point in time, forskolin should be treated with caution as it is still unclear how side effects may manifest and interact with other prescription medications. With more research already in the pipeline, the next few years should help bring forskolin and it;s effects into clearer focus.
Research publications have cited Paleo, low-carb and other diet plans to lose weight. Research from UCLA casts new doubt on the efficacy of long-term dieting, however. According to lead researcher Traci Mann, while you can lose approximately 5-10% of your total body weight by following any number of available diets, the majority of people will often regain the weight, plus more. These findings were based on a review of 31 long-term studies and while this undoubtedly paints a bleak picture on the effectiveness of dieting, there are reasons behind why dieting may in fact be even worse. Future research will look at whether a combination of diet and exercise provides a more favorable result. You can read more at leanrunnerbean.com