CLA (Conjugated Linoleic Acid) to Boost Fat Loss?
Good morning and happy F-R-I-D-A-Y! Is anyone else doing the Friday dance with me this morning?
I know I am
I’m super happy to see you guys are excited about the NuStevia Giveaway! Keep the entries coming – you have until next Wednesday. And – I think I need to see for myself about this lemon/blueberry combination so many of you wax poetically about. I don’t think I’ve ever tried that combo. Better get on that. Scones? Pancakes?
Before we get to today’s topic, I wanted to do a quick Veggies for Breakfast check in. I’m happy to say that I’ve stuck with it so far, and it’s already Friday! Just one more day to go.
I actually got half way through this breakfast before thinking to snap a pic. So you get a half-eaten breakfast Wednesday’s morning meal was 2 eggs, sautéed greens (beet greens and bok choy) with a piece of toast with PB, honey, and banana.
Yesterday I wanted overnight oats, and got my veggies in by replacing my usual half scoop of Sun Warrior protein powder with Vega’s protein powder. There’s two servings of veggies in each scoop, so with my half scoop, I got at least one in there 😉 Plus it added a sweet berry flavor to the usually chocolatey oats.
I really wanted a breakfast sandwich. I actually find myself craving them (and just ran out of Ezekiel English muffins with this one!) To get a serving a veggies in there, I sandwiched in between the muffin not just 2 eggs and provolone, but also a 1/4 of an avocado and a small handful of spinach. Yum!
The Deal on CLA’s
If you’ve been to any type of vitamin store or have anyone talk about a supplement to help “burn belly fat,” you’ve probably heard the acronym “CLA” tossed around a time or two.
Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA)has been touted as a non-stimulant weight loss supplement.
It’s actually a trans fat found in certain dairies and beef made from grass-fed cows that has shown to decrease body fat when given to mice. Because of this study, vitamin and supplement stores across the country began bottling and selling CLA as a weight loss pill.
According to WebMD, CLA…
Conjugated linoleic acid might help reduce body fat deposits and improve immune function.
It’s also possibly effective for colon and rectal cancer.
Keyword being might. Since there’s no real conclusive research on CLA and I don’t love the idea of taking fat-burning supplements, I opt to get mine through grass-fed beef and through Kerrygold butter (pasture butter aka butter from grass-fed cows.)
Plus, they’re both super tasty In fact, I can’t wait to grab up some more grass-fed beef from the farmer’s market tomorrow! Shane and I made burgers with the last batch I picked up, and they were super tasty!
Have you ever taken CLA as a supplement?
Have you ever taken any sort of fat-burning/diet pill?
I can remember a scarier time in my life (think high school) when I took some pretty crazy diet pills. This was completely stupid of me, and really could have messed up my heart. Bad, bad, bad. Now I don’t touch them, and advise people to burn fat the old fashioned – with muscle