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What Causes Cellulite?

We hear the term cellulite all the time. It is described as the dimpled or bumpy appearance of the skin, which is caused by fat deposits located below the skin’s surface, and it is a common problem in women. The real question is what causes cellulite? Are there ways to prevent cellulite? These are good questions, and INEVO Contouring has researched all of them.

Cellulite can effect anyone because it is an issue of fat cells and skin elasticity.  In a September 2007 issue of Elle Magazine David J. Goldberg, MD, stated, “The inherent thinning of skin’s support structure makes fat cells more obvious.” There are many causes of cellulite, and below are the most common factors:

 – Genetics: Genes and heredity play a role in the development of cellulite     because they also have an effect on slow metabolism, distribution of fat and     circulatory issues.

– Diet: Women who eat a diet high in fat, salt and carbohydrates are at         higher risk of developing cellulite.

– Lifestyle: If you smoke, or if you lead a sedentary lifestyle, then you are         more likely to develop cellulite.

If you want to reduce your risk of developing cellulite, then you should eat a healthy diet including: fruits, vegetables and fiber. Limit your intake of fats and sugars, and exercise regularly – everything you should do to maintain a healthy lifestyle!

If you are ready to jumpstart your health, then INEVO Contouring is your solution! Our innovative system includes our revolutionary lipolaser, our delicious and healthy Easy Meals and nutritional supplements. For more information, please visit our website: www.inevocontouring.com.

Sources:
http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/149465.php
http://www.cellulitetreatment.org/causes.html
http://www.totalhealthdynamics.com/cellulite.htm
http://beauty.about.com/od/bodybeautiful/f/cellulite.htm

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The Facts About Fat

Did you know that we have more than one kind of fat in our body? It’s true – subcutaneous fat and visceral fat. You might have heard the words subcutaneous or visceral before, but do you know what they mean or how to distinguish between the two different kinds of fat?

Well, if you don’t know or if you are interested in learning more, then read on because INEVO Contouring has done some very interesting research, and we want to share it with you!

Subcutaneous fat can be defined as the fat you can “see,” which means the fat you can pinch. You might be thinking about the fat around your waist, thighs or love handles, but it’s also the fat on your underarms and even the soles of your feet!

The point is we all have subcutaneous fat all over our bodies, but when there is too much – well, that’s when there is a problem. This kind of fat can cause dimpling and cellulite. It’s the fat that you can pinch, and it’s that stubborn fat that you can’t seem to lose no matter how much you diet and exercise.

Visceral fat, on the other hand, is the dangerous kind of fat that can lead to significant health problems and diseases. You can’t see this fat because it resides around major organs including your heart and liver, which means a person who looks thin may still have too much visceral fat.

Some causes of excess visceral fat are high carb diets and yo-yo dieting. This kind of fat can cause: high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, dementia and high cholesterol.

So what can you do? Well, INEVO Contouring is committed to helping people look better and feel healthier. We have developed a complete system to meet your needs and reach your goals!

Our line of Easy Meals are nutritious, easy to cook and taste great. They are packed with all-natural ingredients and feature low calorie and high fiber foods. With our Easy Meals – INEVO has made cooking simple and fun again!

INEVO Contouring is also committed to helping you lose fat in those stubborn areas with our revolutionary lipolaser. Just lay back and relax as the fat melts away – revealing the body you’ve always wanted!

Are you ready to learn more? Visit us at www.inevocontouring.com or call us to schedule a consultation at 412.366.5140.

 

Sources:
http://www.prevention.com/weight-loss/flat-belly-diet/flat-belly-diet-belly-fat
http://myfitnesshut.blogspot.com/2011/10/subcutaneous-vs-visceral-fat-whats.html#.TxnSeOb0Yb1
http://scienceblog.com/15764/subcutaneous-vs-visceral-fat-which-matters-most-when-battling-the-bulge/
http://healthcorrelator.blogspot.com/2010/07/subcutaneous-versus-visceral-fat-how-to.html

Spice It Up – Ways to Boost Metabolism

If you are trying to lose weight, maintain your physique or just need a jumpstart to reach your health goals, boosting your metabolism plays an important role. That should be easy, right? Well, not so fast. Did you know that men tend to burn more calories than women, even at rest? Or that for most people, after 40 your metabolism steadily slows down?

Well, it’s true, but the good news is there are other ways you can boost and control your metabolism! INEVO Contouring has done some research to help you find the most effective foods and spices that you should incorporate into your diet. Read on for more information!

1. Meet the capsicum family (hot peppers).
The capsicum family, made up of hot peppers, contains capsaicin – a very potent metabolism boosting ingredient. Research has found participants who incorporated 10g of red pepper with their meal had a metabolic boost 30 minutes after their meal. A study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition in 2009 also confirmed that hot peppers effectively boosts the metabolism!

2. The power of protein.
Did you know: the body may require almost 25% more energy to digest protein when compared to fat? It’s true, which is why we want to encourage you to eat a balanced diet, including healthy sources of protein like: turkey, fish, while meat chicken, tofu, nuts and beans.

3. A spoon full of cinnamon can boost your metabolism.
We know, we know – it’s a spoon full of sugar makes the medicine go down, but replace that sugar with cinnamon and get ready to boost your metabolism. According to the U.S. Agricultural Research Service, this spice can increase your metabolism twentyfold – all you need to do is ingest one teaspoon per day!

4. Tighten your tummy with turmeric.
You might not know how to pronounce it, but turmeric is a colorful spice that’s full of antioxidants, which boost the metabolism. Where can you find some? Indian dishes and curries often incorporate turmeric in their recipes.

5. G is for ginger.
The Journal of Life Sciences, in 1994, found ginger can have interesting effects on the body. Researchers found that ginger is composed of a pungent component, gingerol, which induces body warming.

6. The king of spices – black pepper.
Known as the “king of spices,” black pepper, is an ancient spice – composed of pipeline, which boosts metabolism. But that’s not all this little spice does. It also has a variety of health benefits including: boosting digestion, preventing diseases and being rich in antioxidants. That’s why it’s king.

If you are ready to take the first step in turning your dream body into a reality then visit INEVO Contouring. Our innovative system combines our revolutionary lipolaser, our healthy and delicious Easy Meals and supplements, which help you to lose weight and stubborn inches of fat, boost your metabolism and support your health.

Visit: www.inevocontouring.com today or contact us at 412.366.5140 for more information!

Sources:
http://www.webmd.com/diet/ss/slideshow-boost-your-metabolism
http://www.thedailymeal.com/5-foods-boost-your-metabolism
http://www.fitwatch.com/weight-loss/7-ways-to-boost-your-metabolism-and-burn-fat-fast-319.html
http://correct-weight-loss.net/2011/07/19/metabolism-boosting-foods/
http://www.nutrition-and-you.com/black_pepper.html

Fitness Tips: Surviving the Holidays

The holidays are a wonderful time to spend with family and friends, enjoy good food and relax. Realistically, the holidays can be stressful – jammed packed with shopping trips, to do lists, and overeating. This usually means there is little time to just take a breather, let alone workout. Well, INEVO Contouring wants to help! We’ve complied a list of fitness tips to help your survive the holidays. Remember, it’s important to take a little bit of time and take care of yourself! If you keep up with your fitness routine now, you won’t feel guilty later!

– Don’t set unrealistic goals. You normally might have time to work out 45 minutes a day, but now your days are filled with baking cookies, shopping and wrapping. Instead of stressing out, trying to find 45 minutes – relax. Cut back your workouts to 20 minutes a day, then if you have some extra time one evening, workout a little bit longer. Once January hits, ramp back up to your normal routine.

– Stay active on the weekends. It’s easy to want to cuddle up inside and watch a movie or have friends over for cocktails. Instead, consider doing something fun and active outdoors. Why not suggest an ice skating trip, a powder puff football game or a snow fight?

– Drink your water. In the winter, you might not think water is as essential, but it is! Water not only keeps you hydrated during your late night wrapping sessions, it also keeps you feeling full, since thirst is often mistaken for hunger.

– Enjoy yourself. Sometimes laughter really is the best medicine. So find reasons to smile and laugh this holiday season. You’ll reduce stress, burn calories and enjoy yourself!

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Health and Fitness at INEVO

INEVO is dedicated to helping people look and feel better. We believe there are 3 components to fitness, and it’s important to incorporate all three to boost your metabolism, shed pounds and restore energy!

  • Component 1: Aerobic and cardiovascular activity  – These exercises support heart and lung health, and they are the best types of exercise to melt away your belly fat.
  • Component 2: Strength training – It is an important component that many people don’t do when they are trying to lose weight. Strength training helps increase muscle tissue while boosting your metabolism.
  • Component 3: Stretching Exercises – These exercises improve your flexibility, increase circulation and relieve stress.

Let’s look at the first component, aerobic and cardiovascular activity, a little bit closer! Cardio exercises are a fun way to get your heart pumping, but after awhile running, spinning or watching that same workout tape again can get boring.

Also, it’s important to note that too much repetition in your workout will slow down your results because you will begin to plateau. It’s important to add a little variety, which will also give muscle groups a chance to recover on their days off!

So how can you spice up your card routine and maximize your workout? Below are two great new card exercises that you should try!

  •   Zumba: This high-energy card routine is becoming all the rage, and if you haven’t tried it yet – well, you should! It is a dance workout that combines latin dances (Salsa, Merengue and Reggaeton) with fun club-like music! Zumba incorporates squats, kicks, lunges and plenty of other moves to get your heart pumping and feet moving!
  • Cardio Kickboxing: This exercise is a combination of martial arts, boxing and traditional card movements. This includes nonstop bobbing and weaving, punching, high-kicks and so much more. After this intense workout, you’ll definitely feel the burn!

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Hearty Fall Recipes

Fall is officially here, which means it is a perfect time to try some hearty and delicious recipes. However, we also want to find recipes that use foods to support a flat belly. Below are two great fall recipes that do just that!
Apples are wonderful this time of year. Apples support heart health, and research has shown that when you snack on an apple before lunch, you’ll eat less and feel fuller longer, which are great reasons to incorporate apples into your diet! Below are two easy and delicious apple recipes for you to try!

Looking for a change to the standard PB&J? Want a healthy and delicious snack that you can you’re kids will love? Then you’ve come to the right place!
Apple Stackers: What You’ll Need

  • 1 medium sized apple of your choice
  • 2 tablespoons of peanut butter
  • 1/8 cup of salted pumpkin seeds

Directions

  1. Thoroughly wash the apple
  2. Turn it on its side so the core is parallel with your cutting board and cut it into four slices (leave skin on)
  3. Cut each apple slice in half and discard core and seeds
  4. Spread a half tablespoon of peanut butter on four slices
  5. Sprinkle each with pumpkin seeds
  6. Place the other four slices on top to make “stackers”
  7. Enjoy!

Are you looking for a new spin on the usual salad? Then try an apple gorgonzola salad for dinner tonight!
Apple Gorgonzola Salad: What You’ll Need

  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 8 cups mixed salad greens
  • 2 large Red Delicious apples
  • 1/4 cup crumbled Gorgonzola cheese
  • 2 tablespoons chopped pecans

Directions

  1. Wash and slice the two large apples
  2. Combine the maple syrup, vegetable oil, lime juice, salt and black pepper together
  3. Stir mixture well with a whisk
  4. Combine greens and apple slices in a large bowl
  5. Drizzle with dressing and toss gently to coat
  6. Sprinkle salad with gorgonzola cheese and pecans
  7. Enjoy!

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Recipes courtesy of FitSugar.com & Health.com

The Skinny on Belly Fat

Belly fat – no one wants it, but it is a huge problem in America. The associated health risks to being overweight or obese seem to grow every year, just like our waistlines, and when it comes to belly fat, shedding those extra pounds will not only help you look better; it will also keep you healthier!

More than Skin Deep
When we talk about belly fat, you may think of the fat on your stomach that you’re pinching between your fingers – that’s subcutaneous fat. However, belly fat is so much more. We’re talking about fat that goes deep inside your abdomen, surrounding your internal organs – visceral fat.

If you have a lot of subcutaneous fat, chances are you have a lot of visceral fat too. The best way to check is by measuring your waist. Stand up straight against a wall and measure your waist just above your hipbones. For normal-sized women, a measurement of 35 inches or more is considered too much. For men, a measurement of 40 inches or more is a cause for concern.

Lose the Fat and Gain Your Health
Scientists are still learning how certain substances, secreted by abdominal fat cells, can harm your body. Research shows extra belly fat means an increased risk for high blood pressure, high cholesterol, heart attack, diabetes, dementia and cancer – just to name a few. The good news is that when you decrease your belly fat, you also begin to decrease the associated health risks.

Saying Bye-Bye to Your Belly
Did you know that aerobic exercise burns nearly 70 percent more calories than resistance weight training? A recent Duke University study shows it’s true.

“Resistance training is great for improving strength and increasing lean body mass,” study author Dr. Cris Slentz, an exercise physiologist at Duke University, said in a written statement. “But if you are overweight, which two thirds of the population is, and you want to lose belly fat, aerobic exercise is the better choice because it burns more calories,”

But exercise is just one of the key ingredients. To lose belly fat (and keep it off), you need to combine aerobic exercise with a healthy diet. So, check back next week for our Enjoy or Avoid segment! We will talk about the foods you can enjoy and the foods you should avoid to get your tummy toned and flat.

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Sources
http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/belly-fat/WO00128
http://www.webmd.com/diet/features/the-truth-about-belly-fat
http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-504763_162-20099734-10391704.html