Help! My weight always inches up a this time of year. How can I ward off winter pounds?
You can avoid winter weight gain-and even shed a few pounds-by supplementing with 360 mg of gamma linolenic acid (GLA) daily. This fatty acid boosts the production of serotonin, a neurotransmitter that curbs carb cravings to help prevent excess intake of high-calorie comfort foods. What’s more, GLA activates brown fat, a metabolically active form that contains mitochondria. These little cellular energy furnaces actually burn off dietary sugar and the brown fat itself to generate heat-and keep the body slim. For best results, get your GLA from a supplement made with black currant seed oil. One to try: Fat Flush GLA-90 at unikeyhealth.com).