Our body is a unit and that unit must work in a perfect manner in sync to make weight loss happen. Too many people try for losing weight to occur by restricting food, working out for hours a day and taking over the counter or prescription weight loss medications to speed up heart rate or wash fat out through the bowel system. These are not the answers to lose weight. If you are ready to lose weight - here are some secrets to make that weight loss dream happen, RIGHT NOW!
Catechins can double weight loss. You may not have heard about catechins, but you would have been familiar with green tea. In a 2005 study, Japanese men who consumed 690 mg of catechins every day for three months lost almost twice as much weight as the group who did not consume the green tea extract (which was the source of the catechins). Green tea is healthy, but the amount of catechins is more important. It is difficult to drink enough green tea to consume 690 mg of catechins, so go for the supplement instead.
You don't have to eat less - just different. Take a permanent marker and flip over your dinner plate. Now, divide that dinner plate into three equal parts. One of the pie sections now needs to be divided again. These are the portion sizes for the meals you should plan for losing weight. The two tiny pie sections are for protein and complex carbohydrates. The remaining two thirds of the plate are for vegetables and more vegetables. Seeing how much of each food group you should include in a normal meal will help you flip the weight loss switch. You can have that lasagna, but the salad and steamed broccoli will make up the majority of the meal.
Start losing weight with a clean slate. There is nothing but great things to be said for cleansing the body before starting a new slimming diet. Yes, you will see reports from doctors who claim colon cleanses are unhealthy weight loss choices, BUT these are the same doctors who prescribe colon cleanses to their patients before surgery. If cleansing the colon for losing weight were not healthy, then the doctors wouldn't prescribe cleanse in the first place.
Media hype aside, the colon and the intestinal tract is where nutrients, vitamins and minerals are absorbed. If the colon is sluggish or clogged, the body can't do the needful for weight loss. Moreover, hunger may be associated with a colon that is not working properly. Why are you hungry all the time? If the body is not getting what it needs, it can only tell you to give it more. When vitamins, nutrients and minerals are not absorbing properly, more food is needed to fill the space. The body is a machine - it will turn on the hunger to stay alive.
Don't rush to lose weight. There is no such quick answer to weight loss and there never should be. One of my close friends has struggled with weight for more than 10 years. While she bounces up and down now and again, I remind her that she has lost more than 100 pounds in the past six years. Those are not record numbers, but she maintains that 100-pound loss even though she has 50 more to lose. Losing weight of 10 pounds a year will add up. Take your time and make changes slowly to reduce your weight.