STOP USING CLA FOR FAT LOSS

STOP USING CLA FOR FAT LOSS

CLA, short for Conjugated Linoleic Acid, is another ‘so called’ Fat burning supplement that sells like hot cakes in the supplement shops. I have even seen bodybuilders and health coaches recommending this supplement to people for quick fat loss. Today, I am going to tell you what exactly CLA does in your body and how effective is it as a fat loss supplement.

What is CLA?

You might not be aware of this but CLA is the most common omega 6 fatty acid that’s found in large amount in vegetable oils. CLA is a type of polyunsaturated fatty acid with double trans bonds. In other words, CLA is technically a trans-fat but a natural one. Studies that show that trans-fat are unhealthy for you are actually based on industrial trans-fat and not the trans-fat that’s naturally found in animal foods. For bodybuilding and fat loss, it is available in capsule form and is marketed as a revolutionary fat burning formula.

Does CLA help in weight loss/fat loss ?

Though biologically CLA was discovered way back in 1980’s , its usage to reduce body fat levels came much later on. Earlier it was used in researches that supported its use to fight cancer in mice. Now there have been various studies and researches on CLA and weight loss since then. Yes, it does aid in fat loss, it has been shown in few studies. But before you jump to a conclusion,three different studies conducted by various organizations and published in US National Library of medicine have shown absolutely no benefit of taking CLA for fat loss. A recent review of studies published by the same organization in 2012 stated that you can experience fat loss of around 0.1 Kg per week on an average basis with the use of CLA. However, this happens only in initial few months, then you will hit a plateau. But does this small amount of fat loss worth the side of this supplement? I want to quote a few lines from the study itself, ‘’the magnitude of the fat loss effect is small, and the clinical relevance is uncertain. Adverse events included constipation, diarrhea and soft stools.’’ Therefore even if its statistically true that it may help with weight loss, the magnitude of fat loss have no real world meaning.

Should you buy it?

Considering the fact the one small container of CLA is worth more than a thousand bucks, it makes no sense to invest your money into it. You are better off staying on a clean and calorie deficit diet. If you concentrate more on increasing your metabolic rate and NEAT (NON Exercise Activity Thermogenesis), it will give you far better fat loss results than CLA supplementation. Also, risking your gut health for a marginal fat loss doesn’t really make any sense.

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Should You Use Heavy Weights When Working On Lateral Shoulder Raises?

Should You Use Heavy Weights When Working On Lateral Shoulder Raises?

Go Heavy or Go Home! While this statement can really motivate you, it’s not entirely true. Really heavy training is not the answer for the development of every body part. The Dumbbell Lateral raise is one such exercise

Pro Tip: When Is BCAA Supplementation Necessary?

Pro Tip: When Is BCAA Supplementation Necessary?

BCAA is short for Branched Chain Amino Acid and it has become one of the most commonly used supplements in recent time. Every fitness enthusiast can be seen sipping a BCAA concoction in between sets of strength training.

The Most Underrated Muscle Building Protein And How It Helps You Get Bigger

The Most Underrated Muscle Building Protein And How It Helps You Get Bigger

Protein builds muscle. Enough said. If your protein consumption sucks, so will your muscle repairing capability. While gym enthusiasts are generally caught up with the high absorbent, zero carbs isolate protein to rake in the benefits

Understanding The Glycemic Index To Accelerate Fat Loss & Kick-Start Muscle Growth

Understanding The Glycemic Index To Accelerate Fat Loss & Kick-Start Muscle Growth

There have been a ton of articles on how high GI (Glycemic Index) carbs will affect your weight loss or muscle building progress, but does that mean that that high GI Foods cannot be an integral part of your meals? 

Stop Worrying About Cholesterol! Here Are 5 Damn Good Reasons To Eat More Eggs

Stop Worrying About Cholesterol! Here Are 5 Damn Good Reasons To Eat More Eggs

Eggs have been a favorite choice for bodybuilders and fitness enthusiasts to meet their daily protein requirements. But, it is wrong to think that eggs provide a quality meal, only for people who work out. 

4 Reasons to include fiber in your diet

4 Reasons to include fiber in your diet

What was the advise that everyone gave you when you last had Gut problems? ‘’ Consume more Fiber in your Diet’’. Your Doctor always advises you to consume more fiber in your diet. Did you ever think about the reason behind this? 
4 Super-fueled Road Trip Snacks

4 Super-fueled Road Trip Snacks

We all love travelling, isn’t it ?? What sort of food will you pack for your snacks on the go? This year, skip the junk food and check out these four super-fueled snacks to help you do your road trip right.
5 Reasons to start having Oats from today

5 Reasons to start having Oats from today

If you haven’t already included oats in your breakfast, here are 5 science based reasons to do so.

1. Oats Help In Controlling Blood Sugar Levels....

6 Fitness Myths That May Be Holding You Back!

6 Fitness Myths That May Be Holding You Back!

These 6 fitness myths have stalled the progress of many motivated lifters. Break through the mistruth and become a wiser, stronger you!
8 FOOD FACTS EVERY ATHLETE SHOULD KNOW

8 FOOD FACTS EVERY ATHLETE SHOULD KNOW

Eating for athletic performance is more than what you eat before and after you exercise. Choosing nutrient-dense foods and consuming them at certain times of the day will impact the three.
Complete Multivitamin Benefits and Efffects on the Body !

Complete Multivitamin Benefits and Efffects on the Body !

Eating for athletic performance is more than what you eat before and after you exercise. Choosing nutrient-dense foods and consuming them at certain times of the day.
Diet Tips for Gaining Weight

Diet Tips for Gaining Weight

While many people are caught up in the world of wanting to lose weight, there’s a smaller group of people who are trying to gain weight. For some, it’s the desire to add muscle mass to their frame.

Fat loss Mistakes to Avoid

Fat loss Mistakes to Avoid

1) Distance Running - Headphones tucked in and there they go, ruining their joints and elevating the stress hormone levels. The most they lose is muscle, while they think it is the ‘fat’ that they are killing. 

Foods that will help in gaining muscles for skinny guys.

Foods that will help in gaining muscles for skinny guys.

1) Rice

The most easily accessible food on the list and can be prepared without any hassles at home.

How to use Natural Testosterone Boosters.

How to use Natural Testosterone Boosters.

Testosterone, well, every gym rat is familiar with this term. By definition, Testosterone is a hormone - a chemical messenger - that is responsible for the development of male sexual characteristics.

Most weight loss cases are driven by desperation

Most weight loss cases are driven by desperation

Most weight loss cases are driven by desperation to burn off the kilos as fast as possible. While it's good to start taking control of your life, but the thing is that you can't lose all the weight.

Should I Exercise during Pregnancy

Should I Exercise during Pregnancy

Exercise during pregnancy provides numerous benefits to both expectant mothers and their Fetuses. For the mothers, exercise improves fitness, prevents urinary incontinence and back pain, and lessens swelling and constipation.

STOP USING CLA FOR FAT LOSS

STOP USING CLA FOR FAT LOSS

 CLA, short for Conjugated Linoleic Acid, is another ‘so called’ Fat burning supplement that sells like hot cakes in the supplement shops. I have even seen bodybuilders and health coaches recommending this supplement to people for quick fat loss.

The Basics of Intermittent Fasting

The Basics of Intermittent Fasting

Many diets rely on the theory of fasting as the core of the process. This includes avoiding foods during certain times, skipping meals, restricting your diet to certain foods or consuming no solid foods.


This Fat Burner will make your ripped ?

This Fat Burner will make your ripped ?

The fitness supplement industry just doesn't rest. There is always something new being launched, stuff that promises miraculous weight loss solutions and more. The latest is something called 'yohimbe'.

Why Long Workouts Won't Cost You Gains

Why Long Workouts Won't Cost You Gains

You may have heard about the perils of stretching your workouts beyond the one-hour mark for fear of becoming "catabolic." Here's why you shouldn't let this old bodybuilding legend guide you! 
Why should I take whey protein?

Why should I take whey protein?

First, Let’s understand what exactly is whey protein ? Whey protein is a mixture of globular proteins isolated from whey, the liquid material created as a by-product of cheese production.

Women and Whey Protein !

Women and Whey Protein !

Are you a girl who is going to gym but is sceptical about taking whey protein or BCAA or Amino ? Well let us clear your doubts..
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  • Manish Renu

    Anuj has been the best trainer that I have hired till date, I have taken help from many trainers in the past with minimal or no result however with Anuj, I have had a different experience altogether. He is pretty knowledgeable, gives you honest & right suggestions and keeps you motivated in order to achieve the overall fitness goal. His workout & diet plan for me helped me in losing close to 7 kgs within a month. I would highly recommend people struggling with their fitness to at least have a word with him and see how it goes. I'm sure with his guidance and support you can definitely achieve your fitness goals. ..

  • Shradha Robert

    I finally took the plunge about 6 months back and the skeptic in me decided to get a personal fitness trainer through an app called Urban Clap. Of all the potential trainers that I received calls from, Anuj sounded the most professional and aware. Still a little hesitant, i decided to meet him to chalk out a plan and do some expectation setting. He came across very confident, courteous and passionate about his craft; someone who was extremely well-informed and knew exactly what he was talking about! There's always science and logic behind his explanations; be it the exercises or nutrition which for me makes him that much more reliable and his instructions that much easier to follow. Now after 6 months, in spite of a few misses on my part in the form of a sudden illness and sometimes sheer inconsistency and a lack of will, I've managed to shed about 14 kilos! Always ready to guide & motivate and also be strict wherever needed, whether it was training physically with him or simply following his carefully designed diet and exercise plans remotely, he has invariably been a great support. Here's wishing Anuj and SPT lots of success in the days to come! Cheers!! ..

  • Ishant  Kumar

    IF YOU DON’T FOLLOW A GOOD NUTRITIONAL PLAN AND WORKOUT, YOU’RE BODYBUILDING WITH ONE ARM BEHIND YOUR BACK. THANK YOU SO MUCH Anuj Tyagi bhai for my body transformation and guiding me or tell me about how a body functions works. You helped me alot to gain the physique that i have now . I cant forget that , be it diet , protein or exercise , he guided me with everything. Thank you so much for being there and supporting me...

  • abhishek chouhan

    Hi, so finally i am writing this, b4 i start lemme tel you this guy "ANUJ TYAGI" , he is a great human being before a fitness trainer . I met him when i was struggling with my fitness issues and had no one to actually guide me or tell me about how a body functions (how a body functions, what it needs and more over exercises that one has to perform ) . Just one amazing day i have asked him after finding his big poster in "DRONACHARYA THE GYM" , about how he built such an amazing physique starting that day and now ,its been almost a year he is my fitness expert . And i can proudly say he is a good soul and he has the vision to motivate to get fit because for initial few months i was being coached for free, i wasn't paying anything and after spending a good spam of 3 months , i have realized this guy should be my trainer because he knows what a body need and how it works and that too with out any Suppliments or steroids . I can proudly say he helped me to gain the physique that i have now . Three months TRANSFORMATION period , i cant forget that , be it diet , protein or exercise , he guided me with everything. Thank you so much much for being there and supporting me and hope to get trained by you soon...

  • Rishabh Kumar

    I was in a doubt to hire a trainer from a website as I have always taken training from the Gym itself. Anuj Tyagi proved me wrong by providing me well balanced meal plan and workout schedule as per my needs. He is the most humble trainer that I have spoken to. Appreciate the way he explains everything. I learnt much more from him online than I ever did during my Live PT sessions in the gym...

  • Amit Tyagi

    This May sound cliche coming from a brother but believe me if you are looking for genuine guidance w.r.t. your fitness goals then Anuj Tyagi is the right person for you. He is extremely focused when it comes to his client's transformations. For Anuj, it is not only about getting slim/shredding weight or bulking up those heavy muscles. He believes in total fitness. He will prepare your training and diet plan as per your goals. And if you follow his prescribed regime then I am sure you will be healthier........ ...

  • Gagan kaur

    I was very hesitant to hire a personal trainer, but after a few workouts I knew I was ready to commit. Workouts with my SixPackTummy trainerAnuj are never boring, and there are always new exciting exercises. It has only been three months now and I am in better shape than I have ever been, and I consistently have more energy. I have lost weight, gained muscle, and increased my endurance. I have also been able to increase my flexibility and improve my balance. Anuj is excellent at providing a full body workout, and at explaining the benefits of each exercise. ..

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