The Truth of Chili and Weight Loss

9. August, 2011

Weight Loss Tips




If you’re like most people, you’ve probably noticed that your weight tends to vary a bit throughout the year. In most cases, people tend to gain weight during fall and winter, and lose weight during the spring and summer. It’s easy to blame all of the puddings, pies, and rich foods consumed during the winter holiday season for this discrepancy, but the truth is actually a bit more complicated than that.

As it turns out, temperature plays a bigger role in metabolism than many people think. Whenever your body is too hot or too cold, it needs to work to help adjust your temperature back to normal. In winter, this means shivering and narrowing blood vessels. In summer, this means sweating and dilating blood vessels. Of course, most people have heating and thick clothes in winter, which keeps them from having to shake and shiver themselves thin. In summer, however, people are more likely to feel the heat, and end up losing a bit of weight.

What does this have to do with Chili?


The truth is, your body doesn’t actually need to feel heat to activate its calorie-burning, cooling mechanism. Certain foods can help trick your system into activating its temperature regulating cooling actions year-round, giving you an easy, natural way to boost your metabolism any time. One of these foods, surprisingly enough, is chili.

What’s in Chili that can Help You Lose Weight?


It isn’t the beans, or the tomatoes, or the meat, or (depending on how you make your chili) the molasses, bar-be-cue sauce, or any of that. Believe it or not, it’s the ingredients that give chili its kick- hot peppers.

Hot peppers contain a compound called capsicum, which is what makes hot foods taste hot. Capsicum is present in any veg or spice that has a hot taste to it, but is the most concentrated in the hottest peppers. Far from just tasting hot, this compound actually “tricks” your body into thinking it’s hot, too- causing you to sweat a little, your blood vessels to dilate, and your body to go through all of the behaviours it goes through when it’s trying to cool you off.

How Much Chili does it take to take the Weight Off?


There’s just one problem with relying on spicy foods like chili to help you lose weight- for one, you’ll end up taking in a lot of calories from eating chili, and two, it’s almost impossible to eat enough of any hot pepper to really get significant weight loss benefits. Even if you were to eat that many hot peppers alone, your nose, eyes, mouth, throat, and stomach would all end up very, very irritated by that amount of capsicum.

Fortunately, there’s still an excellent way to take advantage of hot pepper’s thermogenic, weight loss inducing qualities- Capsiplex. Capsiplex is a supplement that manages to hold all of the benefits of capsicum in an easy-to-take, non-irritating form.

Combined with a sensible eating program and other weight loss strategies, Capsiplex maximizes your body’s ability to burn fat and lose weight. It couldn’t be easier!


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  1. Tyya

    12 / 4 / 201110:21 pm

    Tip top stuff. I’ll expect more now.

  2. Kerriann

    12 / 7 / 20116:34 am

    That’s not just logic. That’s ralely sensible.





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