03\ THE HONEST BURGER
Honest Burgers, Unit 12, Brixton Village, London
GRASS UP BODY FAT
Leaning out while loading up on highend fast food may sound like a fantasy, but by harnessing the fat-searing potential of the finest beef cattle in the country, Honest Burgers has made all your weightloss dreams come true.
Its supplier, renowned butcher The Ginger Pig, rears its Longhorn cattle on the rainswept North York Moors for up to 30 months, encouraging a slow maturation of its beef (essential for enhancing depth of flavour) and packing in massive amounts of body fat-reducing and testosterone-boosting CLA fatty acids in the process.
Wonder-nutrient CLA works by supercharging your body’s basal metabolic rate, essentially helping you to convert food into energy more efficiently. It also stops fat cells in their tracks, inhibiting their growth. And the results are significant: in a study published in The Journal of Nutrition, test subjects adding CLA to their diets lost nearly 3kg more fat than those who didn’t. Loading up can also flatten your risk of type-2 diabetes and certain cancers, as well as boosting endurance during exercise.
The cattle are then ‘ finished’ on a six-week diet of oats, barley, molasses, homegrown peas and soya protein, which contains a full range of essential amino acids to promote muscle growth, further helping to unbalance your body’s fat-to-muscle ratio in your favour.
All of which flips a guilty cheat day into the honest pursuit of a summer six-pack. Feels good, doesn’t it?