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The Fab Fat


Have heard coconut and coconut milk are off limits because of their high fat content?
Coconut is indeed high in saturated fat. (A half cup of shredded raw coconut contains 13 grams of fat, 12 of which are saturated). But that does not mean you should avoid it altogether. Those saturated fats are medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs), which unlike other saturated fats, do not get stored as fat. In fact, research indicates consuming MCTs can actually accelerate metabolism and fat loss. In a study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition in 2008, researchers found overweight subjects who consumed an oil entirely composed of MCTs and who reduced their overall caloric intake lost more weight and more body-fat than the control group, who were given olive oil, which primarily contains monounsaturated fats, so next time you are hankering for coconut don’t deny yourself this tropical treat. It may bring you one step closer to your beach-ready physique.


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Perfect Way to Improve Self-Esteem


Exercise can improve a person’s body image whether their body changes or not state researchers. Researchers reported that the simple act of expending effort in the gym trying to get in shape is enough to make people believe they look better. Having a good body and high self-esteem can lend itself to all areas of your life, changing your attitude, improving your outlook on life, and gives you confidence. You don’t have to achieve the physique of your favourite bodybuilder to get great results and change your life.