Last Updated on April 15, 2016 by Michael Brockbank
There are tons of supplements, equipment and operations out there that can help you lose weight. However, many of these methods either cost a great deal of money or have side effects that are anything less than desirable. You can experience more of a natural weight loss without these components. The trick is to keep yourself motivated and determined to change your habits. In reality, most of us are overweight because of our mindsets when it comes to eating.
Ways to Encourage Natural Weight Loss
The human body is quite an amazing vessel. It’s capable of utilizing the components you eat in an efficient manner. The problem is the kinds of junk you put into it. What can you do to encourage your body to slim down without spending money on supplements, equipment or operations?
Growing Your Own Food
The most obvious way for natural weight loss is by growing your own foods. Increasing your intake of fruits and veggies is important for several reasons: a) far less fats and calories, b) no growth hormones, c) no preservatives. But, what do you do throughout the winter? If you have enough space in the home, you can install an indoor garden relatively easy. As long as you can simulate the plant’s perfect environment, you can grow virtually anything in the house. While this may take a bit of practice, it is possible to give yourself a never-ending supply of food.
Reduce Your Intake
Another obvious point for natural weight loss is to reduce the amount of food you eat. Most American’s are grossly overfed, and adhering to proper portion sizes can make a huge difference in your lifestyle. You need to retrain your body and reset your metabolism to use the food you eat more efficiently. Those who know me understand that I am a big advocate for counting calories. Set daily goals for yourself and cut out some of those things that are not conducive for proper health. You can enjoy a cookie or two, just refrain from eating the whole bag.
Increase Physical Activity
The more active you are, the more carbs and fats are burnt for energy. This is why most athletes can seemingly eat enormous amounts of food and still maintain a specific level for fitness. Keeping your body in motion also helps reset the metabolism. It conditions your body to utilize food a certain way depending on your regular routine. This can take a great deal of time, especially if you’re as overweight as I am. Don’t expect a quick fix. If you can keep a routine of increasing your activity over the course of six months, you’ll feel and see the difference within yourself. I felt great the first time I lost weight after two months. However each person is different, and I don’t expect you to have the same results as myself.
Look for Fat-Burning Foods
There are many foods that can naturally burn body fat. At one point in the late 1900s, the grapefruit-fad swept through the US relatively quick. That’s because this fruit is a fat-burning product. Green tea is also one of those that can help the body utilize fat for energy and boost the metabolism. I’ll cover this topic at a later date, but for now, research some of the fruits and vegetables that can help with your natural weight loss.
Water is not merely something that every human needs in order to survive. It’s a component that can assist greatly in weight loss. Drinking water while eating improves digestion while allowing the body to absorb more of the nutrients within foods you eat. Approximately 90 percent of what you eat is absorbed through the small intestines. Water helps liquefy the food and increases the process for collecting nutrients. It can also help you pass food quicker as well as remove toxins and excesses components from the body. This is one of the driving forces behind why it’s in nearly every diet plan.
Things to Remember
Natural weight loss, in my opinion, is the best way to become fit and healthy. Sure, surgeries can help you reduce the amount of food you eat. However, you can still eat poorly and suffer from various vitamin and mineral deficiencies. Proper health begins with the decisions you make when it comes to food and exercise.
It’s a Life Choice
A lot of us need to change the way we think about food. If you want to get rid of the weight naturally and keep it off, it’s going to require altering how you eat while finding ways to keep your body moving for the rest of your life. In reality, these adjustments aren’t as monumental as what many make them seem. Simply change up the quality of the food you buy and add a few extra steps in your day – it will make an impact on your health.
Some of the Simplest Changes Offer Profound Results
I know a lot of people that dropped off five to ten pounds just by cutting out the amount of soda they drink. Instead of reaching for a pop, they changed it up to teas and water. I lost five pounds just be not adding sugar to my coffee every morning. It doesn’t take a life-altering process or adjustment in order to naturally lose weight. In many cases, it only takes a small change in your daily routine.
I am completely against operations such as the lap-band surgery for weight loss. I also don’t believe in doing fad diet plans. I am living proof that all you really need is a change of eating habits and increasing your physical activity. You can still enjoy a sweet snack once in a while, as long as you don’t make it a food group. Take a look at what you eat and how you live. There may be small changes you could add that can greatly reduce your body mass in a relatively short amount of time.
What kind of physical activity to get in any given day? Have you removed things from your diet that have helped you lose weight, such as pop or other sugars? I’d love to hear from you.