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January 24, 2007

Don't Be A Gelatin Skeleton
how weight training increases your metabolism

Weight training is anaerobic and therefore burns carbohydrates (sugar). Cardiovascular exercises such as jogging, cycling, step classes, or stair climbing are aerobic and therefore burn fat. So it seems logical to focus on aerobic training for fat loss. However, something interesting happens "beneath the surface" when you lift weights. Weight training increases your lean body mass - aerobic training does not. Low calorie dieting and aerobic training without weight lifting can make you lose muscle - in fact, it can actually make you fatter! If you lose lean body mass, your metabolism slows down, and this makes it easier to gain fat. If you increase your lean body mass, you increase your metabolic rate. And the faster your metabolism is, the more fat you'll burn all day long - even while you're sleeping! This explains why bodybuilders, who have extremely high muscle to fat ratios, can stay lean year round without doing much aerobic work.

The best you can hope for from diet and aerobics alone is to become a "skinny fat person" or as my trainer puts it... a "gelatin skeleton".You may lose weight from diet and aerobics, but much of it will be muscle, your fat to muscle ratio will plummet and you will take on a "soft" appearance. It is not uncommon for a woman 5 feet 4 inches tall to weigh 125 pounds and yet have 25-30% body fat. According to the Metropolitan Life height and weight tables, 125 pounds is ideal for a medium-framed 5’ 4" female, but 25-30% body fat is extremely poor for anyone! Without the weight training, you will never optimize your muscle to fat ratio and you will always struggle to keep fat off permanently.

Have an excellent day.

Thom King
President
thom.king@steviva.com
Steviva Brands, Inc.

YOUR RECIPE

Sugar Free Low Carb Chocolate Black Soy Bean Cake
Serves: 10
Carbs Per Serving: 7.8 g
Prep Time:<45 minutes

Skill Level: Moderate

I just tried this recipe last night. I was totally amazed. There is absolutely no soy bean flavor at all. It tastes like a rich and moist chocolate cake. Once you try this it will be a recipe you use often. Enjoy!

Ingredients
15 ounces Eden Organic Black Soy Beans - canned -- drained and rinsed well
4 eggs
1 1/2 cups Steviva Brand Stevia Blend
3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder such as Dutch processed
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 tablespoons vanilla extract
1/2 cup chopped pecans -- to taste, optional - any nut you prefer
4 ounces cream cheese


Directions

Preheat oven to 350
Spray 9" round pan with nonstick spray, then line with 9" round of parchment paper; spray paper lightly.
Mix all ingredients in food processor until smooth (don't add the nuts until the very end and then just pulse them to break them up).
Pour into prepared pan and bake 35 to 40 minutes or until tooth pick comes out clean.

Optional: Can add 2 teaspoons any flavor Davinci sugar free syrup or 2 tablespoons sugar free peanut butter to mixture before blending if desired.

For a real treat cover with Fluffy Cream Cheese Frosting it only adds 1.5 Carbs per serving. Simply mix 1 Pound Softened Cream Cheese, 2 Tbs. Xanthan Gum, ½ Stick Softened Butter and 1 ½ Tsp Steviva Brand Stevia Blend or A Tiny Dash of Steviva Brand Stevia Powder. Beat the cream cheese & butter together, sprinkle on Xanthan gum and Steviva Brand Stevia Blend very slowly as you are beating it.

FOR CUPCAKES: Bake at 325 for about 20 minutes.

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Nutritional Facts
Serving Size: 1 piece
Total Calories: 2136

Calories Per Serving: 213.6
Total Fat: 161.2g
Saturated Fat: 26.4g
Cholesterol: 886mg
Sodium: 518mg
Total Carbohydrates: 78g

Carbohydrates Per Serving: 7.8g
Dietary Fiber: 42.0
Sugars: 26g
Protein: 126g

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