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Diet Supplements: The PAGG Stack – Four Hour Body Supplements

Written by fourhourbody.org. Posted in Articles

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.

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Low Carb Foods List

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As describer in the Four Hour Body, here’s a short list of low carb ingredients you can use for guilt free cooking and eating. Please bear in mind, that even those foods are safe, what you are used to eating it with isn’t. Take scrambled eggs for example: a lot of people are used to their ketchup with scrambled eggs – don’t Ketchup is pure sugar and will kill any dietary progress. Follow the suggestions religiously and there’s very little room for failure.

Proteins:
Beef grass-fed, organic
Chicken breast or thigh
Eggs
Egg whites
Pork

Legumes:
alfalfa
beans (black, pinto, red, green, wax, etc.)
clover
lentils
lupins
peas

Vegetables:
Artichokes
Asparagus
Avocado
Bamboo Shoots
Broccoli
Brussels Sprouts
Cabbage
Carrots
Cauliflower
Celery
Collards
Corn
Cucumbers
Fennel
Kale
Leeks
Lettuche
Mushrooms
Mustard Greens
Okra
Onions
Peas
Peppers
Peppers
Pickels
Pumpkin
Radishes
Sauerkraut
Sea Vegetables
Spinach
Sprouts
Tomatillos
Tomatoes
Turnip
Water Chestnuts
Zuchinni

If you purchase the Four Hour Body you will get the Four Hour Cookbook for free.

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Slow Carb Cooking

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Our Body generates most of its energy from sugar. All the food you eat throughout the day are essentially turned into sugar. That’s really a good thing and nothing to worry about, as long as the amount of food and the amount of sugar that the body can generate from it doesn’t exceed what the body needs in the time that it takes the body to process the food. This is the most important thing to understand!

Slow Carb Cooking
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Everything you eat is eventually turned into sugar. If you take more in than you body needs to operate it will store it for better times. That’s when you get bigger. On the other hand, when you eat foods that take longer for the body to process, you can eat more, because it will leave the body before it is processed entirely. When that happens your body will use fat and protein for fuel. And that’s when you loose weight.

The whole point of (s)low carb cooking is to prepare meals from ingredients that will give you enough energy to get through the day, but take long enough to process, that you can eat until you’re full, without putting on weight.

There are a bunch of low carb diets out there, like Dr. Atkins’ New Diet Revolution, The New High Protein Diet, The Complete Scarsdale Medical Diet or if you want to know what the Stars do to their bodies, have a read in The Black Book of Hollywood Diet Secrets. Really effective but extremely hard to follow, since you need a lot of focus is The Ketogenic Diet. All those diets are bad for your body if you do them for too long. Since you cut carbs, vitamins and essentially nutrients from you diet, these diets put a strain on your kidneys.

The good thing about a Slow Carb Diet is that you still consume foods that take a long time to process in the body, but with much healthier options. On top of that, you get to have one cheat day per week, where you can eat whatever you want, including carbs. Therefore the program suggested by Tim Ferriss is the much healthier option for permanent weight loss.

So if you decide to tackle your belly and try something new and healthy, there are a couple of things to bear in mind for every meal: avoid white carbohydrates like bread, rice and pasta, eat high protein foods, like eggs, meat and fish.

It makes it a lot easier if you keep your meals simple and eat the same dishes over and over again. Consume only small meals but more frequently:

Breakfast (8am)
Lunch (11am)
2nd Lunch (2pm)
Dinner (5pm)
2nd Dinner (8pm)

This leads us to the second most important issue with dieting: Insulin.

Whenever you eat food, your body releases a hormon called insulin. This hormon takes care of storing energy in your cells so that you have it available when you need it. But there are foods that trigger a bigger amount of insulin to be released and there are those, that keep the insulin levels minor. If there’s not a lot of insulin, the amount of food doesn’t matter too much, since only so much energy can be stored. This means, if you eat right, you can eat a lot more than you could otherwise, without getting bigger.

A big problem is availability – or so it seems. Plan you meals one day ahead and know when slow carb food will not be accessible to you and plan for those occasions by preparing food in advance. Don’t get yourself in a situation, where you’re hungry and don’t know what to eat when, as you’re more likely to make mistakes that way.
Also, since you’re dieting, water and tea are your drinks of choice. If it has to be coffee, use two spoons of cream – no milk and sugar.

We offer a whole range of recipes for you check out. Give Slow Carb Cooking a try.

If you want to read more about the subject consider buying The 4-Hour Body by Tim Ferriss.

Here are a few of our Slow Carb Recipies:

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