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Energize your slimming fat!

- —Brenda Kearns

Your body is home to two completely different types of fat— white fat, which just sits there making your clothes feel snug, and brown fat, which burns calories and fat nonstop to produce heat! That means just making your brown fat work faster can make you pare pounds 20% faster, too, on any eating plan! And it’s not even difficult to do!

Slim down as you slumber with melatonin

Taking 1 mg. of melatonin 30 minutes before lights-out can prompt your brown fat to torch up to 36% more calories overnight, reports the Journal of Pineal Research. Melatonin ensures your brown fat stays active even when you’re in dreamland, explains study coauthor Daniel Campos, PH.D.

● Add brown fat by moving around more

Fitting in 30 minutes of physical activity daily increases your calorie-burn as much as 20% in 10 days, doubling your ability to slim down without a struggle, suggests research in the journal Disease Models and Mechanisms. “When you exercise, your muscles release an enzyme that actually turns bits of white fat into slimming, caloriehun­gry brown fat,” says study coauthor Jorge C. Quan, M.D.

● Prevent slow- downs with apples and pears The skins of these fruits are chockfull of ursolic acid, a compound that helps revitalize weary, aging brown fat so that it behaves as if it were energetic and young, University of Iowa research suggests. Enjoy one apple or pear daily, and you could melt two pounds of body fat every month—without dieting!

Shed weight faster with turkey breast

It’s a top source of L-arginine, an amino acid that activates brown fat. British research shows eating 4 oz. daily could help you effortless­ly shed five pounds in two months! Peanuts are also rich in L-arginine.

● Double calorie burn with hot peppers

Shivering in a house heated to a nippy 58°F prods brown fat to convert twice as many calories than usual into heat! Too chilly? Instead, consume 1/2 tsp. cayenne powder or a few jalapeño slices daily. Capsaicin—the active ingredient in peppers— energizes brown fat the same way shivering does!

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