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Spices: Which Ones Should I Use

Every time I administer the Bikini Diet, I always get questions about spices and which ones can I use during the diet or just in general. Here are your answers.

Black Pepper: Sounds simple enough but this spice can offer up to an 8% increase in your metabolic rate and will also help to reduce symptoms of constipation and gas from your meals. This one is ultra easy to add to any meal. Turmeric: A very often forgotten spice, this one will help to lower your blood sugar so you don't get strong food cravings and help to reduce body fat. This spice can actually help to block fat gain so it's one that you definitely want to be making good use of. Cinnamon: A sweet spice that many people enjoy, this one helps to control your blood sugar levels and will also give your immune system a strong boost. It's going to promote a healthy digestive system as well, ensuring that you're able to remove all the toxins from the body on a regular basis. If these build up, they can influence your metabolic rate and how well your body is able to rid itself of its body fat. [Note: great on oatmeal...and make sure you're using REAL cinnamon, not the "cassia tree" cinnamon, which most commercial-grade cinnamons are...looks and tastes like cinnamon but it's not real cinnamon.] Ginger: This spice is often used to combat nausea, but it too has metabolic boosting powers. It works great in many recipes and will add an oriental flare to the dish. Garlic: One of the most commonly used spices, this one will help to detoxify the body so that you're burning off fat as effectively as possible. This spice also helps to loosen up fat to get it ready for fat burning. When you combine this spice with a proper calorie intake and regular workout sessions, you have a strong fat loss combination. Cayenne Pepper: This spice has reportedly given some individuals up to a 25% boost to their metabolism so if there's one that you definitely want to be making good use of, this is it. Adding this to a meal can increase the number of calories you burn over the next few hours, ensuring fat loss progresses along maximally. Chili Powder: Finally, last but not least we have chili powder. This one acts very similar to cayenne pepper in the body and will provide you with a nice metabolic boost so you burn more calories all day long. As far as fat loss goes, it can't be beat. So there you go, Spice It Up!!!

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