Some people eat healthy and walk or exercise a lot in the fresh air – however, they still don’t lose weight.
One reason for this could be that they are missing very important substances that are absolutely necessary for fat burning. For example poor fatburning can be the result of an under-active thyroid and a lack of iodine or of missing methionine in the blood. Both can be identified by a doctor.
Missing Vital Substances
Most people – especially people with overweight- don’t have enough vitamin C and chrome. Both substances are absolutely necessary for fat reduction. L-carnitine and enough protein in your diet also helps.
Skinny people need approximately 70 mg vitamin C and 30 to 100 microgram chrome. A person – weighing approx. 70 kg – ‘produces’ between 10 and 35 mg L-carnitine – which is absolutely sufficient. Per kilo of body weight the body needs approx. 2 – 2.5 g pure protein. You need it especially when fat is being reduced and muscle built up. People who are overweight or people whose reserves have been used up due to ilnesses or stress – have even greater needs.
Vitamin C of course is to be found in citrus fruit and moreover in cabbage, Brussels sprout, curly kale, spinach, peppers, broccoli, parsley, black currant, kiwi fruit, guava, sea buckthorn and rose hips.
Chrome is contained in meat products, especially in entrails such as liver, kidney and muscle meat, moreover in nuts and pepper. Also in tomatoes.
L-carnitine is a substance which usually is produced by the body itself and important for fat burning. It can be found in: meat, poultry, fish, dairy products and asparagus.
Protein: For a sufficient fat burn and muscle growing – the body needs protein. It is contained in: eggs – the only food that has all essential amino acids – meat, fish and other marine creatures, but also in pulses, nuts, Quinoa, grain, soy, spinach, curly kale, broccoli, corn and beans.
Protein has – depending on its source – differing values. The body can only partly use the protein – the rest is waste that often burden on the organism. Eggs (egg white, egg yolk), beef, tuna, cow milk, Edam cheese, soy and Quinoa have the highest biological value.
(Picture: T. Hitzfeld).