A lot of fat loss pills, products, and programs claim they can help you lose weight quickly and with minimal effort. However, you’ll get better and longer-lasting weight loss results by losing weight naturally.
Weight loss doesn’t have to be complicated. Eating the right foods, exercising, and ensuring proper nutrition through natural ingredients can go a long way toward helping you shed the pounds and keep them off.
So what are the key components of a natural guide to weight loss that lasts? Let’s take a look at them now.
Any natural guide to weight loss that lasts must focus on diet and nutrition first. The biggest part of the weight loss equation, by a large margin, is the food you put in your body. If you eat the wrong things, it doesn’t matter how many hours you put in at the gym or how hard you work to keep the weight off. You remain fat!
Studies show most people who struggle to lose weight truly believe they are following a healthy diet, but in reality their diets are filled with unhealthy fats, refined sugars, and low-protein snacks. This is a recipe for disaster in terms of weight loss.
The problem is, all the conflicting information out there makes it extremely hard to know what is truly healthy for you and what is not. After all, there are plenty of examples of “health foods” that are just plain bad for you.
There are many weight loss myths floating around out there in cyberspace. In fact, the Salvation Diet by Chris Walker specifically dispels 12 of them. These myths include things like, “Fat Free Foods Are Healthy” and “You Must Restrict Calories To Lose Weight”. The Salvation Diet is great because it not only dispels many of the weight loss myths keeping people fat, but it also teaches you how to keep your body in a state of ketosis so you burn more fat.
Here’s what Salvation Diet author, Chris Walker, says about it:
“Ketosis is a state where your body burns fat for energy instead of sugar. When you have a lot of ketones in your blood, you’ll burn additional fat. By avoiding the foods and chemicals listed below while adding in healthy ones, you’ll give your body the best chance to be in ketosis for extended periods of time. You’ll turn your body into a fat burning machine… all without having to go to the gym.” (Learn more about the Salvation Diet at StabilityPact.org)
If you feel you are following a healthy diet, but you aren’t seeing results, compare what you are eating to the foods listed in the Salvation Diet and see if you are in fact “eating healthy”.
Organic vegetables are great. Most fruits are good, but some contain too much sugar so you have to be careful there. You should also add healthy fats like omega-3 fatty acids and olive oil to your meals and/or snacks. Some people enjoy the Mediterranean diet because it contains a lot of these types of foods.
What about a few things to avoid? You definitely want to steer clear of foods containing unhealthy fats, processed meats (look for grass-fed meats instead), and foods high in sugar.
Changing your diet isn’t always easy, but if take time and concentrate on the good foods you should be eating, eventually you won’t think about the unhealthy foods you used to eat. New dietary habits are a key element if you want to maintain a healthy weight for years to come.
Exercise For Weight Loss
Physical activity is another important element to natural weight loss that lasts. After all, a lot of diseases and health conditions have strong ties to sedentary lifestyles, so it’s important to stay active.
Exercise is less important than diet when it comes to losing weight. Regular physical activity doesn’t need to involve strenuous workouts at the gym. Things as simple as walking and biking work great as long as you feed your body the right foods.
To get the most out of any fitness routine make sure to incorporate aerobic exercises to burn calories along with weight-lifting or resistance exercises to help build muscle strength.
Natural Weight Loss Aids
Some natural home remedies can also help you shed pounds naturally. This isn’t about supplements, old wives tales, or weird diet and weight loss pills.
Instead, I’m talking about things as simple as something like green tea. Green tea has caffeine, theanine, and catechins which are believed to help manage weight gain.
The caffeine boosts your energy levels and can help speed up your metabolism, while the theanine encourages the production of dopamine and makes you feel happy and relaxed. This lowers stress levels and can help curb food cravings and nervous eating habits.
The catechins can decrease the amount of fat absorbed through the intestinal track. This makes green tea an excellent natural weight loss aid. Add ginger to your tea as a sugar substitute and give your digestive system a boost in the process.