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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

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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

Enjoy or Avoid: The Thanksgiving Edition

So Thanksgiving is literally just around the corner, and while the holidays are a great time to enjoy good food with family, you still might be wondering what are the healthiest options when it comes to Thanksgiving dinner.

INEVO has compiled a list of foods you can enjoy and foods to avoid, but we want to say this, if there is something you really want to enjoy Thanksgiving day, then allow yourself to splurge. Everyone deserves it, but just remember, everything in moderation! Enjoy and have a very happy Thanksgiving!

Enjoy: “White” meat turkey; Avoid: “Dark” meat turkey

  •  3 ounces of “white” turkey breast will save you around 50 calories and 4 grams of fat from its darker counterpart. The white meat turkey has around 115 calories and 7 grams of fat, while the dark meat has around 160 calories and 11 grams of fat.

Enjoy: Green bean casserole; Avoid: Sweet potato casserole

  • Traditional green bean casserole, including the creamy mushroom soup and crispy fried onions is around 161 calories and 9 grams of fat for every 3/4 of a cup, which is a lighter side than sweet potato casserole that has around 285 calories and 5 grams of fat for every 3/4 of a cup. If you can’t say no to the sweet potato casserole, don’t feel too bad. It is still full of good nutrients including beta carotene and vitamin A.

Enjoy: Pumpkin pie; Avoid: Apple pie

  • Pumpkin pie is the better choice with 216 calories and 14 grams of fat per slice (around 1/8 of a 9 inch pie). Apple pie, on the other hand, has 411 calories and 19 grams of fat for the same-size slice.

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Enjoy or Avoid – The “Diet” Food Edition

Dieting doesn’t mean eating tasteless, fat-free, low calorie foods. Instead, making informed, healthy choices will help you stay on track and leave you feeling full and satisfied. Below we’ve come up with a list of  healthy foods to enjoy and “diet” foods to avoid!

1. Avoid – Puffed cereal with skim milk
Yes, it’s true that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. But eating breakfast is only half the battle, you still need to make healthy choices! Skim milk and puffed cereal may seem like a healthy, low-fat option, but the low fiber content won’t satisfy your hunger, and you’ll be left wanting more.

Enjoy – Rolled or steel cut oats.
Oatmeal is a satisfying and filling breakfast that will give you that needed boost of energy in the morning. Stick to the plain variety and add in a little brown sugar, fruits or even a tablespoon of peanut butter to satisfy your cravings.

2. Avoid – Plain rice cakes
Rice cakes are good for you, but when you notice that you’ve eaten half a bag in one sitting – well that’s a problem. These little cakes are low in fiber and have a high glycemic index, which means you’re probably going to be finishing that bag before you feel satisfied.

Enjoy – Rice cakes with some cream cheese or peanut butter.
A spread on top of your rice cake makes it a balanced choice that is fulfilling and satisfying. If you’re craving something sweet, add a tablespoon of peanut butter, or if you want something salty, then add a tablespoon of cream cheese.

3. Avoid – Light yogurt
With sweet, artificial flavors, light yogurt doesn’t leave your body with enough to digest, which means your stomach will be hungry for more.

Enjoy – Low-fat Greek yogurt
The high protein and creaminess of low-fat Greek yogurt makes it a better choice. If you want to add in some flavor try a dash of cinnamon or add in your favorite seasonal fruit.

4. Avoid – Apples
Okay, so you’ve heard “An apple a day keeps the doctor away.” And it’s true – apples are good for you. However, if you eat just an apple for your daily afternoon snack, you may tend to overeat at dinner. That’s because just a plain old apple is not a balanced snack.

Enjoy – Apples and nuts (or cheese stick)
Eat an apple and some nuts too! If you combine your usual afternoon snack with a few almonds or a cheese stick, yes you might be getting some extra calories, but they are well worth it because it will keep you fuller longer.

The trick to any “diet” food is to ensure that it provides you with enough nutrients to keep you feeling full and satisfied. Remember that spicing it up or adding variety keeps things from getting boring. Also, keep in mind that if you let yourself indulge once in awhile, you will be less likely to splurge and overeat later.

Check back often for more great tips, recipes and advice. And if you’d like to learn how our revolutionary lipolaser, right here in Pittsburgh, can help remove fat, melt away the inches and reveal the body you’ve always wanted, then visit our website: www.inevocontouring.com

 

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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

Delicious Dinner Recipes

Dinnertime is a great way to enjoy a delicious meal with your family and spend some quality time together. Below are two healthy and delicious dinner recipes that the whole family can enjoy!

Grilled Fish Tacos
What You’ll Need:

  • 1 mango, peeled, pitted, and cubed
  • 1 avocado, pitted, peeled, and cubed
  • 1/2 red onion, finely chopped
  • Juice of 1 lime, plus wedges for garnish
  • Chopped fresh cilantro
  • Salt and black pepper
  • Canola oil
  • 2 large mahi-mahi fillets (1 1/2 lbs total)
  • 1 Tbsp blackening spice
  • 8 corn tortillas
  • 2 cups finely shredded red cabbage

Directions:

  • Step 1: Mix the mango, avocado, onion, and the juice of one lime in a bowl.
  • Step 2: Season with cilantro, salt, and pepper.
  • Step 3: Heat a grill or stovetop grill pan until hot. Drizzle a light coating of oil over the fish and rub on the blackening spice.
  • Step 4: Cook the fish, undisturbed, for four minutes. Carefully flip with a spatula and cook for another four minutes. Remove.
  • Step 5: Warm the tortillas on the grill for one to two minutes or wrap in damp paper towels and microwave for one minute until warm and pliable.
  • Step 6: Break the fish into chunks and divide among the warm tortillas.
  • Step 7: Top with the cabbage and the mango salsa.
  • Step 8: Serve with the lime wedges and enjoy!

Spicy Turkey Stir Fry
What You’ll Need:

  • 2 tbsp wheat free soy sauce
  • 1 med red bell pepper
  • 1 light spray cooking oil spray
  • 2 tsp cornstarch
  • 1 tbsp jalapeno pepper
  • 1/4 cup water chestnut
  • 4 cup bok choy
  • 8 oz turkey breast

Directions:

  • Step 1: Preheat oven to 400° F. Cook turkey breast until juices run clear and there is no pink in the center.
  • Step 2: Cut the cooked turkey breast into bite size strips.
  • Step 3: Cut the red pepper into thin strips.
  • Step 4: To make the sauce, combine the soy sauce, water, and cornstarch and whisk. Set aside.
  • Step 5: Heat a wok or large skillet coated with cooking spray over medium high heat.
  • Step 6: Stir fry the bok choy, sweet pepper, and jalapeno pepper for 2 to 3 minutes or until peppers are crisp tender.
  • Step 7: Remove vegetables from wok/skillet.
  • Step 8: Add the turkey strips to the wok and stir fry for about 2 minutes, until the meat is heated through. Push turkey aside from the center.
  • Step 9: Stir sauce mixture and add to center of wok.
  • Step 10: Cook and stir until thick and bubbling.
  • Step 11: Return vegetables to the wok and add water chestnuts.
  • Step 12: Stir to coat all ingredients.
  • Step 13: Cook about 1 minute or until heated.
  • Step 14: Spoon turkey mixture over hot rice and enjoy!

Next week, Dr. Dubyak, of Peak Performance Chiropractic and Nutrition Center, will be discussing the revolutionary LipoLaser, and how it can help remove stubborn areas of fat and melt away the inches! You won’t want to miss it!

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Recipes courtesy of “Eat this, Not that” and Lifestyle Innovations

Take time and enjoy lunch!

Breakfast might be the most important meal of the day, but it’s important to take time and enjoy lunch too because it gives you a little break and allows you to recharge your batteries. So below, as promised, are two lunchtime recipes for you to try and enjoy!

Roasted Vegetable Wrap with Hummus
What You’ll Need:

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 tortilla corn tortilla
  • 1 cup onion
  • 1 whole tomato
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 pint mushroom
  • 8 oz shredded soy cheese
  • 1 med zucchini
  • 1 med squash
  • 4 tbsp hummus

Directions:

  • Step 1.: Chop squash, zucchini, mushroom, onion, and tomato and add to medium bowl.
  • Step 2:  Add olive oil and pepper, and mix together.
  •  Step 3: Place in oven for 10 minutes on broil until vegetables are cooked.
  • Step 4: Heat tortilla shells in microwave for 20 seconds.
  • Step 5: Spread each tortilla with hummus, vegetables and 1/4 cup cheese.
  • Step 6: Roll up, serve and enjoy!

Sunflower Crunch Salad
What You’ll Need:

  • 1/4 cup onion
  • 6 oz extra firm tofu
  • 1/2 cup green bell pepper
  • 1/4 cup beet
  • 1/2 cup carrot
  • 6 cup romaine lettuce
  • 1/2 cup canned chickpeas (garbanzo beans)
  • 1/4 cup sunflower seed kernels
  • 8 floret cauliflower
  • 1/4 cup non-fat garlic salad dressing

Directions:

  • Step 1: Wash and dry lettuce leaves and tear into a bowl.
  • Step 2:Drain and cut tofu into cubes.
  • Step 3: Grate beets, chop carrot and cauliflower, and slice pepper and onion.
  • Step 4: Add vegetables, beans, tofu and sunflower seeds to the lettuce.
  • Step 5: Toss with salad dressing and enjoy!

Make sure you check back tomorrow because just in time for the weekend, we are going to be featuring dinnertime recipes for you and your family!

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Recipes courtesy of Lifestyle Innovations