Makiki - Lower Punchbowl - Tantalus, Hawaii
1010 South King Street, Suite 401
Honolulu, HI 96814
(808) 521-8170

3 Fat Fighting Nutrients August 27, 2015

Makiki - Lower Punchbowl - Tantalus, Honolulu
3 Fat Fighting Nutrients, Honolulu, Hawaii


If your exercise and diet routine seem to be tuned in and you still can’t seem to lose the extra pounds (that is if you NEED to lose the extra weight), these three nutrients might help you blast to the next level.

  1. Green Tea: Swapping out your coffee for green tea might just help! Green tea helps clear nasty toxins from your body which we know can aid in weight loss. A group of 115- women with a body mass index greater than 27 were given high dose green tea or placebo (1). Those drinking the green tea extract lost an average of about 2.4 pounds more than the control group. Sure, that’s a modest weight loss, but it counts! Green tea also has added positive benefits for your gut health.
  2. Capsaicin (or Cayenne Pepper): If you don’t like your food spicy, don’t worry, the source of heat in a hot pepper is called capsaicin is also available as a supplement at the natural food store. I prefer culinary uses with cayenne pepper, jalapeno and habanero, but don’t despair if your tastebuds do not enjoy the heat. When a group of 91 overweight individuals ate a low-calorie diet for four week and were then given capsaicin pill, they experienced more fat breakdown than placebo (2).
  3. Conjugated Linoleic Acid: This fat, also called CLA, is an essential omega-6 oil that has been shown to safely reduce fat levels and increase lean body mass. In a 6-month study of 118 people who took either 3 or 4 grams of CLA/day or placebo, all of those who took CLA experienced a significant weight loss (3). Best part is, no adverse side-effects were observed in those supplementing with CLA.

Are any of these nutrients a magic pill? Absolutely not. But they do offer some support if you are serious about ensuring you keep a healthy diet, reduce exposure to toxins and are getting regular exercise.

For support check out IMUA's Class Schedule below, or talk to one our staff today! 


Saturday, September 5th @ 10:00 am

You have been battling with an unhappy tummy and just cannot figure out how to feel better no matter what you have tried. This workshop covers tips on how to rebalance you digestive system so you can start feeling better immediately.


Saturday, September 19th @ 10:00 am

I am eating less and exercising more but why can’t I lose weight? This workshop helps you understand what might be holding you back and how to move forward.


Saturday, September 19th @ 11:45 am

Snacking can support or derail your healthy diet. Learn how to make good choices for snacking that taste good and leave you feeling even better!


Saturday, September 19th @ 1:15

Are you looking to get back in the game as quickly as possible? Get real food tips for reducing inflammation and healing quickly so you don’t sit on the bench for long. A healthy diet plan can also help your body prepare for and recover from surgery.

Please call 808-521-IMUA (4682) to reserve your spot as seats are limited!

Email for more information or to request a future class topic.

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