How to Tighten that Flabby Arm Fat


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Dr. Berg talks about the reasons people have flabby arms and how to burn arm fat. The main reason that people tend to have fat arms is loss of collagen, which happens over a period of time as a person grows older. Out of all the hormones, the growth hormone tends to be the single most critical factor that is responsible for lose arm fat. In adults, the growth hormone controls factors such as fat burning, tightening muscles, protein synthesis, energy. The major causes for flabby arms is lower levels of growth hormone and high cortisol levels.

In the second part of this video, Dr. Berg talks about how to get rid of flabby arms. To lose arm fat and avoid loose skin one must lower cortisol levels and raise the growth hormone. Lower cortisol levels can be achieved by low intensity exercises (walking), sleeping, avoid stress, potassium foods, avoid sugar. Higher growth hormone can be achieved by high intensity exercises, sleeping, proteins, avoid sugar.

Loose skin normally stems from a loss of collagen, which occurs when the adrenal glands become stress. This is common during and after menopause, primarily because the adrenal glands act as a back up gland for the ovaries. The buffer for cortisol is GH (Growth Hormone) and as GH drops, there is nothing left to counter the bad effects of cortisol.

LOWER CORTISOL
1. Low intensity exercise
2. Increase sleep
3. Support adrenal gland
4. Avoid stress
5. Increase potassium
6. Increase B vitamins
7. Avoid sugar

RAISE GROWTH HORMONE
1. High intensity exercise
2. Increase sleep
3. Increase some protein (not more than 6 ounces per meal)
4. Intermittent fasting – only 3 meals per day – no snacks
5. Decrease Cortisol and insulin
6. Support the liver

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Dr. Berg, 50 years of age is a chiropractor who specializes in weight loss through nutritional and natural methods. His private practice is located in Alexandria, Virginia. His clients include senior officials in the U.S. government and the Justice Department, ambassadors, medical doctors, high-level executives of prominent corporations, scientists, engineers, professors, and other clients from all walks of life. He is the author of The 7 Principles of Fat Burning, published by KB Publishing in January 2011. Dr. Berg trains chiropractors, physicians and allied healthcare practitioners in his methods, and to date he has trained over 2,500 healthcare professionals. He has been an active member of the Endocrinology Society, and has worked as a past part-time adjunct professor at Howard University.

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19 thoughts on “How to Tighten that Flabby Arm Fat”

  1. am so glade i found you,my life is changing already,i am only concern about the suger and what to have as a replacment for me and my kids

  2. Ok, I get it now. I'm intermittent fasting. I'm friendly to the 10:30pm to 4:30am pattern each day. I use adaptagenics 2 or 3 times a week (rodiola and ashwaganda). I have a multi that is low on potassium. I have hashimotos symptoms that I'm recovering from. I get b vitamins including a methyl cobalamin and a methyl folate. I eat 0 sugar and use one or two pieces of fruit any given day. I eat varied protien amounts 4 oz to 12 oz. I eat a lot of cruciferous/goitrogens that are boiled or steamed.I drink water, mostly plastic bottled rest is restaurant water. I drink a buttered, MCT oil, vitamin C (whole), electrolyte blend, micronized magnesium, herba mate tea — 20 oz in morning. My intervals of meals are 6-8 our window, first meal at lunch. No alcohol. I am using focused chiropractic and stress training to strengthen my lack of muscle strength from years of programming. I tested my HCL and find it acidic even from one tablet – my enzymes are produced. From your vid I need to increase potassium, but need to find how high to start with. I need to walk a lot until I move from one body type to the next. I need to continue my low carb, high sat fat diet with tons of good veggies. I need to change my meats to a lower quantity and much higher quality (organic, grass fed and/or free range). I need a water filter – Berkey would do fine. I am about to start Dr Amy Myers multi which includes a number of items I was not taking including selenium and tocotrienols. I am going to continue with NAC, DHA oil, mercola Krill, carnetine, zinc, vit C whole, electrolyte blend, magnesium, K2 MK7, D3, GABA and Thienine for helping me sleep – I use a CPAP. Gosh that's a lot! I have lost 40 lbs but it halted and now I think I know some reasons why … thanks for the hints :)

  3. Dr Berg- Testosterone is good for women and that's never talked about- PLEASE tell me how much women can take daily of this?????????? Thank you sooo much <3 I love you

  4. Dr BERG- is Tongkat Ali (herb) OKto use to increase testosterone for women (WITH adrenal problems)??? as it lowers cortisol and increases testosterone…I know you'll know 🙂 <3

  5. This explains what's been going on with me the past 2 years. I'll be 40 next year. Thanks so much, this video was very helpful. I'm sharing this with all my girlfriends!!!

  6. what is the mineral that you need help with what the hair and nail lost because my hair and nails they're not growing labrador my hair is coming out and it used to grow and my hair nails was long

  7. I'm so glad the lord directed me to your website its such a blessing , so very grateful. I will be checking out all of you videos… it may take a while but I will do it, remain bless Doc. I will be sharing letting the world know about you as well? have a wonderful life blessing going up for you touching our lives.

  8. I started following counter clockwise outlined by Harvard researcher Ellen Langer. Her experiments show our minds can influence how we age. You're great Dr. Berg, but our minds have power and everyone ages differently.

  9. Nearly all food has some protein in it, proper food combining gives the body complete protein in more than adequate amounts. Your videos offer a lot of good information but I am getting really fed up with the anti-vegetarian/vegan stance.

  10. Hmmm….how can I get healthier, and do as you say while I have only 1/2 a thyroid…I am on no meds….I do take a thyroid support supplement, CoQ10/ Ubiquenol, D3, Raw Multi, Magnesium, MSM, etc…I am overweight and want to get healthy….so how can someone with just 1/2 a thyroid adjust your program to meet their needs to become healthy?

  11. how about cycling those hormones not use them all year long ?like 2 month on hgh and testosterone then stop and repeat the next year.

  12. Great video! I am doing great with most of this, will increase exercise! How in the world do I get off HRT? I was crazy and always felt terrible before I got in at 48. I'm now 51! I have decreased the estradiol by half since following you the last couple of months and seem fine. Just don't want to go back to being crazy Wendy! ?

  13. Hi Dr. Berg, this is a great informative video for me. You mentioned no bananas because they have sugar. I have a banana every morning with my cereal. Is this not a good breakfast for weight loss? I am 60 yr old female and could lose at least 10 lbs but I'm stuck and not losing. I do work out 2 x week. Eat a clean diet.

  14. Dr Berg what if you only take the lowest amount of units of hgh in the Am, when you're own HGH production isn't active, that won't shut down your bodys own production or mess with blood sugar too much.. just support collagen and reduce aging, what do you think?

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