The Cocoa Diet: How To Use Chocolate To Lose Weight

Recently we here at Metabolic Effect released our new Craving Cocoa product. Cocoa powder as a weight loss aid was first popularized in our book The Metabolic Effect Diet and was a concept Keoni, my brother and co-author, came up with after spending years researching the cacao bean and its...
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Motivation To Lose Weight? 2 Big Mistakes Dieters Make

The New Year is upon us. On January 1st, millions of people will embark on another diet and exercise program. Almost all of them will fail miserably. The reason? They simply don't understand how the process works, and the questions they ask are a dead giveaway they have little clue as to the real...
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High Metabolism? Here's How To Get One!

Your metabolism changes and adapts. It is not static and predictable. This simple understanding can free you forever from the trap of dieting. You know what I am talking about, the never ending search for the "perfect diet?" There is no perfect diet you find. Instead you need to create the...
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Why Can't I lose weight? The 3 Reasons You're Still Fat And So Am I

First, let me apologize for calling you fat. I really did not mean it like that, but rather was making reference to the fact that overweight and obesity are an epidemic so really lots of us are fat. I was also alluding to the issue of "weight loss resistance", which is the idea that many people...
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Home Workouts? Try Metabolic 10: Ten Moves To Look Like You Fit

My opinion is that things in the world of exercise have gotten too complex.  Of course there is nothing inherently wrong with complexity.  When dealing with the human body you come to expect it. The issue with complexity is that it tends to confuse all but the most educated in a field....
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5 Dumb Things Weight Loss Gurus Say

First off, I realize the title of this blog is a bit inflammatory. The intention was to get your attention NOT to disparage anyone in the industry. Second, I too am one of those "dumb weight loss gurus". What I mean by that is that I too have said similar things in the past. I also am likely...
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Thyroid & Adrenals: Subclinical Hypothyroidism, Hashimoto Disease & Adrenal Fatigue

The metabolism is often treated like a machine in the world of health and fitness. And because of this people wrongly believe the metabolism is static.   Have you ever heard someone say, "I had my basal metabolic rate measured and it's 2000 calories per day. So I am basing my diet and...
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Postmenopausal? Perimenopause? Menopause? 4 Tricks For Weight Loss

Despite the bald head, goatee and "linebacker looking" body, I have developed a reputation as being an expert in female metabolism and especially menopausal weight loss. The reason for this was very simple. I was in the personal training world and most of my clients were women. I quickly...
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The Law Of Metabolic Compensation

Losing fat and being able to keep that weight off is not a simple matter of calorie calculations. Certainly there are those who use that method who seemingly derive good results. But the truth is they are almost always doing other things, whether they are aware of it or not, that make that...
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Interview With Christa Orecchio

I got asked this question the other day by a family member. They said that a friend of theirs was selling some supplement that only needed to be taken twice per day. The supplement was specially designed to "flush toxins" and burn fat because "toxins" are the real reason people store fat, not...
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