View Full Version : If you're on a cut like me, check this out

08-28-2007, 11:30 AM

Thought the section on spicy food was particularly interesting as I had never heard of this. Fortunately, I LOVE spicy food, particularly Thai and Indian.

08-28-2007, 11:47 AM
Now if I wasn't so lazy I would cook some Thai food but honestly the stuff I like dosn't fit into my diet. :(

08-28-2007, 01:12 PM
it's nice to see more tips on general nutrituion and exercise, instead of the newest fad diet.

I would eat more spicy foods, but my body no likeeee.

08-28-2007, 01:18 PM
Pretty good article that sums up all the general ideas about raising your metabolism.

Personally, I like doing ab holds while sitting to strengthen the inner wall. 10 seconds on, 10 seconds off. I mean, really, who's ever said that their abs were too big? :thumbup:

09-03-2007, 08:24 PM
It suggests to "Wriggle and fidget." 50% increased metabolic rate for eating spicy foods? That's huge.

09-04-2007, 09:08 AM
It suggests to "Wriggle and fidget." 50% increased metabolic rate for eating spicy foods? That's huge.

Yeah, seriously. I had to break out the math - at 2500 kcal burned evenly through the day, it comes out to around 105/hour. I don't want to mess with fractions.

Increasing that by 50% for 3 hours following a spicy meal - about 155 extra calories. So, if you ate spicy foods every, every 3 hours, say, 4 times a day, you could burn 620 extra calories per day, taking you from 2500 to 3120 just for eating different food.

Inititally, I would assume that it raises the 10% of total intake of kcal burned via 'dietary thermogenesis" by 50%, but the article's wording doesn't lead toward that conclusion upon second reading.

I'm soo confused. It that actually possible?

09-04-2007, 10:42 AM
wow never knew that about spicy food , it also answered my question about weight training and dieting