No Fatteners:
Slim with Fish Oil

Apple or pear? When asked to classify their body type, most women and men would like to answer “neither” and point to their own shapely hourglass or V-shape silhouettes.

Unfortunately, the reality is different and many of us struggle with an often unfavorable body fat distribution. The result? Nonsensical diets, questionable eating habits and over-ambitious workouts to try to fix it, and the frustration that follows is automatically pre-programmed. Of course, we have long been propagating the fact that this does not have to be the case and have found a healthy and sustainable solution for those who want to lose weight. One building block of this concept is the supply of essential omega-3 fatty acids, which are not only important from a health point of view, but according to the latest scientific findings are proven to help with weight loss!

Is Fat the Same as Fat?

No matter what kind of fat it is: Fat simply does not have a good image! For far too long, people have focused on the caloric content of foods, ignoring the fact that quality and composition also play a crucial role. Especially when it comes to fats, it is safe to say that “not all fats are created equal”. A good example of this is omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids:

Omega-3 Fatty Acids

(Found in marine products such as fatty cold-water fish, krill, crustaceans, algae, as well as linseed oil, chia oil and walnut oil).
These are found in both plant and marine forms and can, for example, reduce triglyceride levels*. This means that excess nutrients are immediately used as energy and not stored as fat deposits (=beta-oxidation). Inhibition of the enzyme lipogenesis also reduces the formation of fat and its transport.

**The triglycerides (also called neutral fats) are bound to lipoproteins and float through the blood vessels to the fat depots. Therefore, it is possible to measure the concentration of fats in the blood serum. If triglyceride levels are elevated, the risk of blood vessel damage (atherosclerosis) increases.

Omega-6 Fatty Acids

(Found primarily in plant foods such as sunflower oil, safflower oil, soybean oil, corn oil, etc.)
Unlike omega-3 fatty acids, these promote tissue growth, which, of course, includes fat. The following applies: The more adipose tissue there is in the body, the easier it is to store excess food energy in the form of fat deposits.

As so often in life, balance is important! In a balanced diet, omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids should be in balance. However, since many foods, including often low-quality foods, contain high levels of omega-6 fatty acids in the form of vegetable oils, this balance is no longer present in many people. Not surprisingly, studies of overweight people show that the ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 fatty acids is often 5:1.

Fish Oil as a Slimming Supplement?

To understand why omega-3 fatty acids are now good for slimming and good fat distribution, it is important to know that there is white, brown and beige fat. While brown adipose tissue metabolizes fatty acids to keep the body warm, white adipose tissue ensures that fatty acids are stored and made available to other organs as needed.

Important to Know:
The hormone-like compounds in omega-3 fatty acids promote the formation of fat-burning brown adipose tissue! Omega-6 fatty acids, on the other hand, promote the formation of fat-storing white adipose tissue. The foundation for this effect is laid in early childhood – more specifically, during breastfeeding.

A study has shown that it is not the weight of the breastfeeding mother that determines fat distribution, but the omega-6/3 ratio of the breast milk. Once fat stores are established, they have a significant impact on their filling, emptying and distribution. If an excess of omega-6 fatty acids is consumed and the white adipose tissue grows, this will be particularly noticeable around the waist and abdomen – unfortunately, more so because the active substances in omega-6 fatty acids also stimulate the appetite. This is in contrast to omega-3 fatty acids, which reduce the feeling of hunger and ensure a healthier BMI – as has been proven in several independent studies.

„Every Cart Needs Grease – and the Body Needs Fat.“

Sebastian Kneipp

Five Simple Tips for Successful Weight Loss

(That won’t kill your mood!)


  1. Good fats, bad fats: Prefer omega-3 fats and avoid omega-6 fats. If you are vegan or vegetarian, it is best to use vegan algae oil capsules such as our AlgaeDHA – consisting of EPA and DHA. But even if you are an “omnivore”, we strongly recommend that you take 3 capsules with good water and a high-fat meal. You ask yourself why? According to the latest research, the fatty acids EPA and DHA are better utilized by consuming other fats such as butter, olives, coconut oil, etc.
  2. Well chewed is half digested: Yes, this saying still applies and supports you in your weight loss by chewing each bite at least 15 times without distraction and mindfully. You will see, you will get full faster and eat significantly less.
  3. Get off the couch: Regular moderate exercise is the magic word. Whether you walk your dog for an hour, practice yoga every day or play golf – the motto is: the dream body does not come from excessive couch lying.
  4. Alcohol consumption: EEven if the after-work beer or glass of wine is tempting, most alcoholic beverages are unfortunately a hindrance to losing weight. If you would like to kick-start your weight loss program, it is best to abstain completely during the weight loss phase and consume no more than one drink per week.
  5. Essential Amino Acids: Here we could fill a whole book, because the influence of essential amino acids on weight loss is not only extremely valuable, but immensely important! At this point it should be said, we will soon dedicate a separate article to this topic and would like to refer you to our favorite product MyAMINO®.

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