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2 years ago I took CLA for weight loss.  I had great results.

What are the negative effects regarding CLA for O's?

I can't seem to find any negative findings on-line.



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Why not just spend your money on grass-fed meats and get your CLA that way?


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Hi Iblackbu,

although the Europen's (Belgium, I think) started the CLA-craze several years ago ... it was also the first nation to ban CLA as a supplement.  perhaps Don's recommendation is best ... as just one fat in meat, its use will be moderate and safe.

John


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Don - Excellent point - I will have to find a good source for grass fed meats.

Sam - I have done all kinds of searches on the net and I can't find the ban on CLA.

Can you provide any links that I could read regarding the negative effects of CLA?


Lynda


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Hi Lynda.

CLA is touted as a potent antioxidant.  But studying its chemistry, it is structurally unique from other antioxidants and could impinge on what we call 'normal'.  Omega-3 EFA's have 3 very close unsaturated sites so that there forms a pi electron cloud beside this structure.  [It looks a bit like a cooked hotdog.]  This formation is the key to the body's ability to transport energy, oxygen and free-electrons (used in many reactions).

trans fats ('t-') are not usual but some fatty substances like butter DO contain a small amount.  In the actual world, a trans-fat truncates and ends the pi cloud.  If you think of this as a type of rail-line ... this would be the equivalent of a side-line with a barrier at the end of the tracks.  Any railway system that has billions of cars to move, is going to have side-lines so as to not plug-up the regular line ... and this is where CLA extra-supplementation should have limits ... you do not want the presence of too many trans bonds, because eventually they will; form as part of the main line .... blocking all traffic.

So this is why the no-no about 'trans' fats ........... CLA has 2 'cis' bonds followed by one 'trans' bond.  Other 'trans' fats are very problematic because they can have this 't' anywhere within the pi cloud forming a strange kink in the fat ... Rudin calls these 'funny fats'.  They have  all the regular attachment equipment of normal fats, so they form strange fat-metabolite (like prostagladins) with unusual-bad properties.

hope this has not been a too poor explanation - it is the image I use to 'picture the scene'.............

John


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Other suggestions for a fat burner with documented result that will produce result for my blood type?


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Quoted from lblackbu
Other suggestions for a fat burner with documented result that will produce result for my blood type?



Excercise. (sorry)
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Hi Lynda,

Lloyd's comments may not be as facetious as these may be interpreted.  Fat accumulation from food is triggered by one enzyme in the gut and requires only a very small amount of food.  So one of the fastest fat-burners (and healthiest) is to follow the example of farmers .... and do major muscle activity ... exercise or work ... first thing after waking from a night's sleep ... and THEN eat ...

there is also a chemical fix that belongs more to winter because of the increase in heat that your body has in burning fat.  someone who feels very chilly and with poor circulation may benefit from combining: L-carnitine - @2g + calcium pyruvate - @2.5 g + omega-3 oils EPA/DHA (fish oils) - @2g all these should be taken before lunch ... if too much heat is generated, cut down on the quantities.

Another very safe method ... especially for O's ... is Heidi's old trick of slathering oil (ghee or olive oil) on meat.  The oil actually assists in weight LOSS .... it's the carbs that are the accumulators of fat ...

hope these ideas help ...

John


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I absolutely agree with John on this one (!). One of the things that I have been trying to do for myself is to get a 15-minute T-Tapp workout in in the morning.  I just posted on FS that I was thinking of moving it to closer to lunch, but I actually think that I am going NOT do it that way, and do it first thing in the morning, after I get my child on the bus and before I eat.

The T-Tapp Basic Workout Plus is on 12-15 minutes, but it is VERY stimulating, not only to the muscles, but to the lymphy and organs.  The nice thing is that it can be modified for even people with severe physical limitations.

Interesting about the ghee.  Do you know what the reasoning is behind that, John?

I'm going to do EXACTLY that right now and this week.  I'm off to my 15 minute workout, plus body brushing right now.

I think that it is very interesting to read a recommendation about something right when you were thinking about that EXACT thing.  I'll do that this week and let you all know how it works for me.


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Hi EquiPro,

... really do not know the chemical mechanism involved ... but ghee which is mostly the fat butyric acid is the same beneficial fat made by intestinal microbes.  It is also the major source of energy for all the cells of the GI tract .... to me this means it will peak the functioning of the GI tract .... without using any insulin at all.  {It is the insulin that opens the doors of fat-cells to store fat.  This is good for late autumn, but not so good for Springtime.}

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John, I am very interested on your theory of taking different oils/suppliments at different times of the year, could you please elaborate? Also, do you think ghee is as good for A's as it is for O's?


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Hi EquiPro,

... really do not know the chemical mechanism involved ... but ghee which is mostly the fat butyric acid is the same beneficial fat made by intestinal microbes.  It is also the major source of energy for all the cells of the GI tract .... to me this means it will peak the functioning of the GI tract .... without using any insulin at all.  {It is the insulin that opens the doors of fat-cells to store fat.  This is good for late autumn, but not so good for Springtime.}

John


In regards to this statement:  since carbs trigger insulin release, does this mean that when eating carbs, the subsequent release of insulin will ALWAYS store them as fat?  If one works out a lot, wouldn't these carbs be used for fuel, as opposed to being stored as fat?



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I think that is the case - at least with me.  I know that starches (I don't like using the word, "carbs", since carbs are also fruits and veggies) are trigger foods for me AND make me fat.

I was just interested in why one would put ghee on top of meat.  I use ghee to heat up my pans and to saute veggies and eggs, but didn't think about putting it on meat, itself.

As much as I love real animal fat (why eat a steak without some fat on it - we O's have discussed this before), I never liked going to a steak restaurant and having my steak served with butter on top.

That's why I was wondering about putting ghee on meat.  I already eat grass-fed beef most of the time anyway, and was interested in the ghee aspect.


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How topical, I am currently writing a paper on ghee!

A few quotes from my research:

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The human body requires intake of both saturated and unsaturated fatty acids, and ghee comes closest to having the right ratio of these types of acids (about 60-65% saturated fats, mostly short-chain fatty acids, and 27% monounsaturated fats).


As John stated, ghee is high in butyric acid, which is a short-chain fatty acid (used by the body as fuel) that can also help to heal the gut and prevent cancer.

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Butyrate, one of the short-chain fatty acids, could be significant, as it has anti-neoplastic (prevent malignant growth) properties … butyric acid/butyrate, produced during fermentation, reduces colonic pH and inhibits secondary bile acids that are carcinogenic.


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It [ghee] contains 2-3% conjugated linoleic acid, a chemical that may have anticarcinogenic properties.


CLA is found naturally in millk and butter, but in much lower quantities.  The heating of milk proteins during the making of ghee increases the CLA content.


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Hi connect14,

I was using the description of the process as described in T.S. Wiley's 'Lights Out'.  This image is a quick method of picturing a complex series of reactions ... like using the term opening-the-door may describe a simple movement, but it can become lost in a complex technical description ... so the making of fat via carbs/starches/sugars is characterized as fat-producing as opposed to fats doing the sme things ... because these have no influence on insulin at all.

there are fats and there are fats ... what I have said above is usually about the kinds of white fat that are excess.  In working out for-fat-loss, timing imo, is paramount.  To build muscle and strength using foods also extremely important ... food intake is usually timed after exercise ... like 30-60 minutes.  Also the use of glycogen and then fat is a bodybuilder's field ... something I know little of.

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In regards to this statement:  since carbs trigger insulin release, does this mean that when eating carbs, the subsequent release of insulin will ALWAYS store them as fat?  If one works out a lot, wouldn't these carbs be used for fuel, as opposed to being stored as fat?


When eating carbs during or after exercise, within a couple of hours, they will be used as fuel or to replace the fuel that has been used first. So assuming that you do not eat more carbs then you burned up as energy in your muscles then the carbs will not be stored as fat.

Taking advantage of the 2 hour window of opportunity of replacing carbs after exercising is important to speed recovery. During this time the body is much more efficient at replacing the used glycogen stores in the muscles. If you don't take advantage of this shift in metabolism it will take much longer for your muscles to replace their glycogen stores and it will be more difficult to consume the right amount of carbs so that there isn't an excess going to fat stores.

The optimum fuel after an intense workout appears to be about 1 to 4 or 5 ratio of protein to high glycemic carbs. This is the perfect time to eat fruits and or enjoyable treats. And is one perk of intense exercising.

I believe this approach works well for a least type O. I am not sure exactly how it translates to other BTs.  I suspect it is the same, but maybe not as important for say a type A that handles carbs better all the time than a type O.



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MoDon:  

Are you are saying that a post-workout meal should consist primarily of carbs and only just a bit of protein?  I have been doing it the other way around:  primarily protein with some carbs.  

John:


Thanks for the information.  I agree with you about timing of exercise for building muscle/burning fat.  I workout 1st thing in the morning before any food.  I find this helps get to the fat stores that are harder to get too.  I'm burning the fat, as oopposed to any food I may have eaten.  I usually eat within an hour of a hard workout.

I'm still a little uncertain though......If a person works out daily....this would increase metabolism overall.  Thus increasing the body's brown fat ability to burn white fat, correct?  So if the body's system is burning calories/fat more efficiently, would it really matter when a person was eating carbs/starches?  Wouldn't the body be burning more fuel all day long, thus storing less fat?    


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Yes, if your workouts are intense and energy depleting then what I indicated is what is recommended.

I usually try to make a protein/fruit/juice smoothie with the protein/carb ratio indicated as soon as I get a chance to after a hard workout. Then I usually shower, put gear away, etc. and then eat a meal within the 2 hour window. The meal may not be quite as low a protein to carb ratio, but I will try to emphasize carbs as much as possible in the meal. So I do it sort of like a sliding scale. Starting with the 1:4-5 protein/carb ratio right after the workout sliding to my normal BTD meal ratio after 2-4 hours.

If you are working out harder than is BTD suggested for your type on a regular basis, then higher protein intake is important for all types. I up my protein intake at all meals, although not necessarily the one right after the workout, so that my protein intake is higher overall for the day/week.

If you are doing more casual workouts, then I suspect all this is less important and your normal BTD meal plan might be more appropriate, although you could still use the same principles but just to a smaller degree.  Remember, your normal BTD assumes that you are doing some exercise.

You morning routine sounds good if your primary goal is fat loss. What type of workout are you doing in the morning?

As far as your last questions goes, yes, you may be burning more fuel all the time, but your base metabolism does not require huge amounts of fuel. Therefore, that does not mean that you can eat as many carbs as you want whenever you want without concern. If at any time you consume more carbs then you need or can store in your muscle or liver at that point in time, then you will store them as fat. You body has plenty of fat stores so it is good to try to train yourself to use them as much as possible. I think this is very important for type O and probably less important for type A.


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Great explanation MoDon.  Thank you.  
In answer to your questions (and a couple more, if you don't mind!):

3 days a week I run 3 to 4 miles, and then immediately circuit train for an additional 35 minutes.  So, I am keeping my heart rate up for 1 hour straight....cardio and strength training on these 3 days.

2 days a week, I swim for 45 minutes and do AB work.
1 day a week, I do yoga/stretching/swiss ball work.  

So I workout 6 days a week, and yes, my workouts are more strenuous than suggested for Type As.  My primary goal in working out right now is fat burning and increasing lean muscle mass.

So if I understand correctly:  when one eats starches/carbs:

1)  First, they are used as energy the body needs
2)  They are used to replace depleted glycogen stores
3)  Anything remaining is stored as fat.

Is this correct?  Would this be for ANY food you eat, or just for carbs/starches?  For instance, how is dietary fat also stored as body fat?  I guess I am confused about the ways that different foods are stored.  Isn't any food (fat, protein, carb) that isn't used as energy by the body stored as fat?  Thanks for the help.


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Yes, I agree with your 3 steps for carbs.

The body can burn protein for fuel, but any excess protein is lost since the body doesn't really store protein other then in muscles and what is in circulation in the blood and a small amount in the liver for processing all the different proteins the body needs. You certainly don't want to burn muscle protein stores for fuel. That happens on starvation diets.

As a type A you probably aren't eating enough lipids to worry about too much excess fat.

Do you mind my asking what your height and weight are? My guess is you probably need to eat extra protein and carbs above the recommended amounts in your BTD. Just adjust your carb intake based on your fat loss or workout performance goals.


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I'm 5'5 and weigh about 128.  
Pretty average.  I have always tended to weigh more, as I am fairly muscular.  

-I am eating about 1 serving of grains per day.  (either Ezekiel, rice cakes or oatmeal).
- 2 to 3 servings of fruit (berries, apples and pineapples).
- Veggies:  broccoli, cauliflower, spinach, onions, carrots, brussel sprouts, etc...
That's my carb intake.  Do you think I need to up it? I sometimes wonder if i eat ENOUGH?

Protein:  I have eggs around 4 times per week.  Salmon or Tuna daily.
- I alternate days between:  peanut butter/walnuts/pumpkin seeds.  

So, a typical day looks something like this:

WORKOUT first thing.
Lemon water.

BREAKFAST:   1 egg plus 2 egg whites mixed with spinach, red onion, nutritional yeast and olive oil:  all wrapped in Nori
-slice of Ezekiel with peanut butter and raw honey

SNACK:   Coffee with rice milk and stevia

LUNCH:  Large romaine salad with steamed broccoli, artichoke hearts, asparagus, green beans, raw carrots w/ 4-5 oz. of Salmon or Tuna.  Topped with lemon juice, roasted garlic, goat cheese and nutritional yeast.  
- apple/pear/pineapple/berries

SNACK:  pumpkin seeds/walnuts mixed with dried cherries

DINNER:  Varies:  I usually don't eat an actual meal...usually just some more pineapple or nuts or a bowl of steamed veggies with tamari or Ghee.   I tend to not eat after 7pm.  I hydrate.  

DAY 2:

Workout
Lemon Water

BREAKFAST:  Cup of goat yogurt mixed with berries and pineapple.  Sweetened with 1 TBL Blackstrap Molasses and stevia.  Topped with Ezekiel Granola

Snack:  Coffee with rice milk/Stevia

Lunch:  Large green salad with steamed veggies and goat cheese
-Walnuts mixed with dried cherries / pumpkin seeds / peanut butter on an apple or celery sticks

Snack:  Rice cake with peanut butter and raw honey or fruit preserves

Dinner:  Wild Red Salmon mixed with nutritional yeast and olive oil, wrapped in Nori
-Steamed veggies with Ghee and garlic

I tend to overdo the nuts/seeds category...but that is what my body craves.
If my goal is fat burning, what changes would you make in my diet?  


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Not to switch the subject off of Exercise but I a great link regarding CLA and a burger to increase the CLA naturally with a double wammy.
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http://www.beef.org/documents/23348_Conjugated.pdf.pdf

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Jyl's Butter Burgers
   
Prep & Cook: 45 minServings:    
Ingredients
2 pound ground beef
4 oz Butter
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper
? teaspoon garlic powder
4 crusty hamburger buns, split, lightly toasted

1. Combine butter, pepper both red and black and garlic, knead till mixed thouroughly, refrigerate.
2. Meanwhile lightly shape ground beef into four 8 ounce 1-inch thick patties. Make a small hole in the top of each patty and place 1 ounce of the butter mix in the hole cover with the burger you removed to make the hole.
3. On the grill place the burgers over very low heat for approximately 25-30 minutes butter side up, do not turn, in the oven place on the middle rack and broil for approximately 20 minutes, check often to avoid over cooking. Watch the burgers until juices run clear, do not turn for optimum flavor




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Do you mind my asking how old you are? How long have you been on the BTD? Have you ever used Deflect-A if so how much/long?

How intense are your workouts, for example do you have any idea what your heart-rate is during them?

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My primary goal in working out right now is fat burning and increasing lean muscle mass.

If you are already in reasonably good condition, which it sounds like you are, do you realize that it is difficult to achieve great results with both of these goals at the same time? You would be better off alternating between the two goals every other week or two, shifting your workouts and diet to match your goal during that cycle.

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That's my carb intake. Do you think I need to up it? I sometimes wonder if i eat ENOUGH?

That is hard for me to answer specifically without knowing a lot more about you and all your activities including workouts. How do you feel? As I said before I would adjust your carb intake based on your fat loss or workout performance goals. Have you tried eating more, or less? If so, what happened? I certainly would not worry about eating all the beneficial low carb veggies you want. Comfortably fill up on them. They are great for you and any extra consumption is probably not going change your calorie/carb intake that much for the day/week.


I'm curious, have you tried drinking your lemon water before your workouts? I would think that would be beneficial, stimulating your system/liver before working out.

I would try to limit tuna to maybe once a week for a couple of reasons. One, it may be higher in mercury then some fish choices. Two, it is only a neutral. Have you tried sardines or mackerel? They are both Tier 1 beneficial and easy to find canned. Type As have a lot of easy to find beneficial fish, at least frozen. I don't know what your options are for fresh fish.

I didn't really notice much in the way of beans/legumes in your meals. Do you eat them? They are a good source of protein and other beneficial nutrients for you. Do you eat soy? Soy and mushrooms are indicated to help improve insulin metabolism in type As.

If you don't drink green tea I would try to add in 1-3 cups a day. That could help with fat loss and has many other benefits.

I assume you aren't eating any wheat.

What are you doing to control your stress/cortisol level? Are you getting enough sleep? Are you doing enough yoga? Controlling stress/cortisol is very important in weight management for a type A, both from a standpoint of storing fat and burning muscle as fuel.

Ar you using any supplements? LR4YT pages 227-8 and the Metabolic Enhancement Protocols offer suggestions that might be beneficial for you and your situation.


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Don - Excellent point - I will have to find a good source for grass fed meats.

Sam - I have done all kinds of searches on the net and I can't find the ban on CLA.

Can you provide any links that I could read regarding the negative effects of CLA?


Lynda


This is what Dr. D has to say about CLA, the main negative effect of supplements is lowering of HDL, the good cholesterol.

http://www.dadamo.com/bloggers/ask/archives/00000186.htm


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Do you mind my asking how old you are? How long have you been on the BTD? Have you ever used Deflect-A if so how much/long?


I am 30 and I began the BTD approximately 7 months ago.  I don't know my specific heartrate, but I tend to be pouring sweat by the time I'm done working out.  I go pretty hard.

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If you are already in reasonably good condition, which it sounds like you are, do you realize that it is difficult to achieve great results with both of these goals at the same time? You would be better off alternating between the two goals every other week or two, shifting your workouts and diet to match your goal during that cycle.


I did not know this.  Could you tell me more?


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That is hard for me to answer specifically without knowing a lot more about you and all your activities including workouts. How do you feel? As I said before I would adjust your carb intake based on your fat loss or workout performance goals. Have you tried eating more, or less? If so, what happened?


I'm definitely not sedentary.  I work two jobs, one of which requires me to be up and moving for 5 to 6 hours straight.  I tend to stay busy.  How do I feel?  Pretty good for the most part, though sometimes I feel a little weak from time to time.

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I'm curious, have you tried drinking your lemon water before your workouts? I would think that would be beneficial, stimulating your system/liver before working out.


I've never tried the lemon water before, because I don't like to do cardio w/ water in my stomach.

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I would try to limit tuna to maybe once a week for a couple of reasons. One, it may be higher in mercury then some fish choices. Two, it is only a neutral. Have you tried sardines or mackerel?


I only started eating fish about 4 months ago after being a vegetarian for 12 years.  So, I will venture into the world of other fish.  I'm only having tuna about twice a week right now, but will try Sardines.  

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I didn't really notice much in the way of beans/legumes in your meals. Do you eat them? They are a good source of protein and other beneficial nutrients for you. Do you eat soy? Soy and mushrooms are indicated to help improve insulin metabolism in type As.


Not a lot of beans.  I suppose I should try including them.  Absolutely no soy as it messes with my hormones.  

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I assume you aren't eating any wheat.


No wheat, no corn.  I eat like a Nonnie.

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What are you doing to control your stress/cortisol level? Are you getting enough sleep? Are you doing enough yoga? Controlling stress/cortisol is very important in weight management for a type A, both from a standpoint of storing fat and burning muscle as fuel.


Eh...probably not so great here.  Yoga/stretching only once a week.  I meditate a couple of times a week, as well.  I was drinking Holy Basil tea for a bit to lower cortisol levels, but stopped.  I sleep plenty.

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Ar you using any supplements? LR4YT pages 227-8 and the Metabolic Enhancement Protocols offer suggestions that might be beneficial for you and your situation.


I take a multivitamin and a probiotic daily.  1 full capful of Nutritional Yeast per day.  I just ordered some Carlson's Fish Oil and will begin taking that when it arrives...


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