So you want to lose weight?
There is not a lack of nutritional tactics and ways to lose weight in the world. Just start watching television, read about the new diet from Dr. Oz or just google “Ways to lose weight” and you will find a boatload of information. The question is whether or not you can trust this information.
The short answer
Without actually going into a very long rant about these fad diets and easy methods. Here are some surprising 5 ways to lose weight
#1: If You Really Want To Lose Weight Do NOT Diet, It’s Dangerous And…
Did you know that dieting actually causes your body to lose weight more slowly?
It’s true! You see your body is wired for survival, and so if you try and starve it from the essential nutrients, minerals and what not that come from eating food… Well it’s not going to be too happy…
And so everything you do eat while dieting is locked in and stored away with even more stubbornness than normal because your body thinks there’s some sort of food shortage going on, and so tries to stock up and make the most of what little scraps are available. And remember, your body has been using this little survival technique for two million years now, so there’s no use in fighting it. Diet, and the food you eat burns off slower, it makes sense right?
But that’s not the worst of it; not only is dieting counter-productive, it can also cause:
* Thinning of the hair
* Dry skin and chapped lips
* Hair growth on the body
* Weakened immune system
* Pale Complexion
* Tooth decay
* And more
Frankly dieting is just downright dangerous; and some of the symptoms are very un-lady like I’m sure you’ll agree… More body hair anyone?
And then there’s grumpiness, tiredness, and a sluggish brain to deal with too!
It’s simply not worth it (nor is it practical to walk around like a zombie everyday)!
The only exception where I would recommend dieting is if you were severely overeating; but it’s rare for me to need to do that. You see, surprisingly those little nuisance body lumps and bumps you want to get rid of are normally caused by the complete opposite of overeating…
That’s right! If you want to really lose weight, heck you probably need to EAT MORE! (Next, find out if I’ve gone bananas, or am actually talking some sense…)
#2: Eat More “_ _ _ _ _ _,” It Reduces Fat “Stockpiling!”
Remember I told you about how our bodies are finely tuned survival machines…
Well anyway, just as our bodies cling on to food when it’s scarce; when food is in abundance our bodies don’t feel the need to stock-up for the “famine” ahead and so let food, fats and other fuels slide through our system almost as easily as they came in.
Let me explain what I really mean by eating more though…
As you can see I left a “fill in the blank” for the headline of this little tip (mainly just to arouse your curiosity) So what are you thinking… Eat more fruit? Eat more vegetables? Eat more donuts? … Nope, eat more often!
Of course what you eat is very important, but I’m sure you’ve heard it all before and are smart enough to know what’s good and bad for you so I won’t go over all that here as I want to keep these tips quick, easy and instantly usable for fast results.
So exactly how often should you eat then?
Well, being in the health and fitness industry for 20 years, I have found 5 to be the magic number (3 main meals and two snacks). So here’s what a typical meal plan would look like for you; this is actually a good one for you to follow:
Breakfast (An essential meal, you must never, ever skip breakfast)
Snack (Piece of fruit, yogurt, rice cake, healthy shake, bar, etc)
Lunch (Another essential, a nice light, easy on the dressing salad will do the job)
Snack (Piece of fruit, yogurt, rice cake, healthy shake, bar, etc)
Dinner (Again essential, you can “pig out” – on healthy foods – at dinner time)
Not a bad deal right? You get to stave off hunger with snacks, keep energy high throughout the day and tell your body – “Hey, look at all the food I am giving you on a regular basis! And there’s tons more where that came from too, so you don’t have to store excess “survival” fat!”
Believe or not, your body will heed your call and hold-up on fat stockpiling, which will allow you to drop pounds faster. Again this only works if you’re eating healthy food, and the right amount of it, I’m sure you’ll know if you are… or are not.
#3: Build More Muscle, Get Firm!
Don’t worry; I’m not suggesting for a minute you become a version of Arnold Schwarzenegger here, in fact far from it!
But there is something interesting you should know about old Arnold, in his heyday he would have probably been burning anywhere up to 200 calories or more every hour – at rest! That is to say, he could burn 200 calories per hour doing diddly squat… That’s burning a whopping 4,800 calories a day!
The reason for this is because muscle is a big energy consumer.
Now the number of calories you burn at rest right now (known as your basal metabolic rate, BMR) will probably be somewhere around 60 calories per hour (about 1,500 per day)… However with a little muscle it’s quite easy to get that up to 80, maybe even 90; and if you do the math…
That would mean your body could burn an extra 400 – 700 calories per day, at rest! That’s up to 4,900 extra calories you could be burning every week sleeping, watching T.V., etc!
Like I said though, achieving this extra calorie “burnage” doesn’t require you to have tree trunk arms, with just a few simple exercise you can quickly and easily build muscle that will increase your BMR and give you a tight, toned, firm and very awesome body.
What kinds of exercises?
Well, unfortunately I don’t have enough space to tell you (remember these are quick tips). Just a few sentences trying to describe all the different exercises is dangerous frankly, because you can cause yourself some damage if I don’t make it clear, exactly what you need to do.
Be sure to remember this though, building muscle is good… Done properly, you won’t look like Arnold Schwarzenegger, but you will lose more weight!
Building this “right kind” of muscle is something I work on with all of my transformation challenge peeps. And remember you too can come along and see this for yourself, check out the website below for more information.
#4: How To Lose Weight By Saving Money On Sky-High Fuel!
“I can save money AND lose weight?!”
Yes, absolutely! In fact you’ve probably heard of this old weight loss “secret” so many times you’re tired of it, but I’m going to tell you again one more time anyway because it’s almost always overlooked despite being so incredibly effective…
And if you’ve put two and two together you might have already cracked it…
Yes, you can save money on fuel and burn off those wobbly bits simply by walking more.
Walk one daily trip where you’d normally take the car (where appropriate), walk the kids to school for example… For the sake of the 30 minutes or so you might lose walking instead of driving a mile – you get sooo much back.
In fact, according to the surgeon general, a brisk 30 minute walk improves mood, energy, weight loss AND life expectancy by reducing the risk of developing chronic illnesses.
So look for those opportunities to walk more, and give your car a rest.
#5: A Real Life Magic Potion To Increase Weight Loss, Boost Energy, Improve Mental Performance AND Develop Younger, Healthier Looking Skin…
If you’re guilty of snacking when you really don’t need to, this natural appetite suppressant will help you eliminate the munchies for good; making it much easier for you to achieve and maintain a healthy weight.
What’s more, the American Journal of Epidemiology found that drinking this magic potion at least five times a day reduced the risk of heart attack in women by up to 41%.
But that’s not all, this magic potion will also…
* Improve your energy
* Increase your mental performance
* Increase your physical performance
* Remove harmful toxins and waste from your body
* Give skin a healthy, young looking glow
* Reduces headaches and dizziness
* Improve digestion
* And more!
So what is this “magic potion” and how to you get your hands on it?
Well, you can buy it in most stores; however it can be found FREE without having to look too hard… Yes, the “magic potion” you can (and must) drink for all of these health benefits is simply, good ol’ H20!
Now get this, some nutritionists say that up to 80% of the population is dehydrated; and that means it’s very likely YOU could be at risk from basically all the “opposites” of the list above.
Drinking enough water in the day is crucial for normal functionality. Hunger in between meals, energy crashes in the afternoon and more can all be eliminated simply by drinking more water – which isn’t that hard to do when you think about it.
For starters, why not swap your morning coffee for a glass of water? What caffeine gives to you in the morning it takes back in the afternoon (with interest!), while water will keep you going all day long – It’s a no brainer really – shoot for at least 8 glasses a day, if you start today you’ll be feeling the difference in no time at all!
I know its rocket science but no matter what the “gurus” tell you, this is #truth.
Committed to your success,
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