Use the PAGG Stack to exceed dietary expectations. Tim Ferriss shows you how to use a mix of Policosanol, Alpha-lipoic acid, Green tea flavanols and Garlic extract to help you burn fat even faster.
In order for your body to operate it needs energy – lot’s of it actually. For a grown man around 180cm with 80kg it is roughly around 2.500 kcal, depending on the individual’s metabolism.
That is little over 8 Cheeseburgers or 20kg (!!!) of iceberg lettuce without dressing. What your body does, is tranform the food you consume into the energy it needs. If that man eats 2.500 kcal worth of food day in day out, he wouldn’t loose nor gain weight. So what happens when you eat less than that?! Your body starts taking the energy from what it stored, which is primarily fat and muscles. So the way diets work, even this one from the Four Hour Body, is forcing the body to burn fat by eating less than it needs.
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If you turn any classic dietary concept upside down you have a new approach. Rather than reducing your caloric intake, some dietary supplements work by stimulating your metabolism. This is usually done by so called thermogenics. As the name suggests these work by raising your body temperature and heartrate over a period of time therefore forcing your body to use more calories. If you watch your eating while doing it, you will loose fat quicker.
To be honest, this approach is not really recommended. Not only is it only a temporary solution, but it can lead to serious addiction and organ damage.
A better way to is described in the Four Hour Body. The system developed by Tim Ferriss is save and easy on your body. It is describes in the book in the chapter called “The Four Horsemen of Fatloss” named PAGG. The acronym is used to describe the supplements used in PAGG:
P olicosanol: 20–25 mg
A lpha-lipoic acid: 100–300 mg
G reen tea flavanols (decaffeinated with at least 325 mg EGCG): 325 mg
G arlic extract: 200 mg
These are supposed to be taken…
Prior to breakfast: AGG
Prior to lunch: AGG
Prior to dinner: AGG
Prior to bed: PAGG
Policosanal is a plant extract often made from sugarcane. Although it is not proven why it works the way it does, for some reason it healps weight loss tremendously and is the far better choice than AGG alone.
Word of warning from Tim:
Ensure adequate consumption of B-Complex Vitamins while using PAGG and consult your doctor before use if you have a medical condition (e.g., hypertension, hypoglycemia, diabetes) or are taking any medications. In particular, blood-thinning medications (e.g., warfarin, aspirin, etc.), thyroid medications, or anti-anxiety drugs like clozapine.
If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, do not use PAGG. Blood-thinning compounds ain’t for babies.
Read all about PAGG and loosing weight fast in the Four Hour Body by Tim Ferriss.