For many people, weight loss today is an urgent need and not only to make up for the excesses of Christmas or to lie on the beach in your swimsuit. It can simply be a matter of health. People also want to lose weight to feel better about themselves or to keep up with the fast pace of life. But watch out! Slimming is not the same as losing weight in a healthy way. The healthy way is to reduce the fat percentage of our body and that is not always what happens with conventional diets. Below we show you some ways to lose weight in the long term.
For your health (and also for your figure), what really matters is eliminating or reducing the accumulation of fat in your body. This excess is what is really dangerous. The problem is that not only socio-economic factors lead to weight gain. There are also other factors that involve a disproportionate increase in body fat.
We are talking about a sedentary lifestyle, bad eating habits and the exaggerated tendency not to make sacrifices, not to abandon and want to meet your needs at all times. All of these things reduce the metabolic capacity of your body. Because your body can not secrete harmful products quickly enough, they accumulate in your body, which inevitably leads to an increase in fat percentage and as a consequence also in body weight.
So in order to lose weight in the long term (and thus make the sacrifices you make worthwhile), it is not enough to sporadically follow ‘wonder diets’ (people often forget that they can even get sick when following such diets). due to a lack of vitamins and other essential nutrients to stay healthy). Instead, you must make radical changes to your lifestyle. If you do not do this, you can get the lost weight back quickly.
In all magic formulas to lose weight, there is a very little sacrifice. That means that almost no one is inclined to do something as simple as adjusting the amount you take to the amount that your body uses and vice versa.
Recently, a diet was invented that is a good compromise: interrupted fasting… This ‘diet’ is very easy and requires only a small sacrifice. It is based on a principle that helps your body to change the way energy use. It’s like you’re driving your car on a different type of fuel. Your body will switch to a new form of combustion, which is much more focused on fat and less on sugars. We explain this in more detail.
This easy diet involves a good planning of your meals, with an extension of the time span between times you eat. This forces your body to use the accumulated fat instead of the sugars that you keep taking.
To force your body to make this change, you must bridge a time span of at least 16 hours without taking food. Do not be afraid, it’s easier than it seems.
This is necessary because the body uses the glycogen reserves (fast energy stored in the form of sugar) in your body in six to eight hours. Only after that time does the body burn all these sugar reserves and it will create energy from the stored fat. Your body will never use fat as fuel when you replenish your sugar supply every time within eight hours. When your body is on fat burning, you will see a gradual decrease in your weight and a proportional increase in your physical well-being.
There are different ways to make this possible. One possibility is not to have breakfast and to have lunch at the first meal of the day (you can of course drink coffee in the morning, but without milk and with natural sweeteners such as Kaa-hee, so that you do not take in sugar). Of course, you can not eat more than usual during lunch, even if you have not taken breakfast.
This does not mean that you can put anything in your body at times when you are allowed to eat: you have to radically distance yourself from junk food and you have to drastically reduce your sugar intake and replace it with good fats such as coconut oil, olive oil, butter, eggs, avocado, moringa oil, and walnuts .
For example, you can take a tablespoon of coconut oil in the afternoon, after the eight hours of fasting have expired. This stimulates the metabolism of fat burning and also has a direct stimulating effect on the thyroid gland, which in turn increases the metabolism (and therefore the fat consumption).
The effect is not immediately visible because it takes several weeks. But when your body makes the transition from burning sugars to the burning of fats, you will find that you no longer constantly crave for sweets and unhealthy food. Your body now uses fat as fuel and no longer needs a constant supply of sugar.
As we already said in the introduction, changing habits is vital for losing weight and improving your physical and emotional health. Therefore, you should follow the following recommendations:
Drinking a lot of water helps the process of slimming. It helps your body to dissolve fat and suppresses hunger. Drink at least between eight to ten glasses of water (or two liters) every day.
Do not drink sugared drinks or alcohol. Also, chocolate and candy can best be left. Eat fruit, mainly oranges, and grapefruit instead. You must avoid alcohol because it is converted into sugars.
Avoid the intake of diuretic medication to lose weight. When you remove fluid from your body, you drop blood pressure ( hypotension). This causes a feeling of fatigue and nausea, making it harder to lose pounds.
Watch what you eat and how you prepare it. Stop eating junk food and saturated fatty acids. Also eat less flour, potatoes, rice (by which we mean all white food) and red meat. Eat chicken, fish and all kinds of vegetables instead. If it is not possible for you not to eat between meals, take a cup of tea, 100 grams of pickles, a tomato or tomato juice or some kind of grain (cornflakes or oats). Moreover, it does not only matter what you eat but also how you prepare it. Choose to grill or roasting above frying. However, the ideal ways to prepare food are steaming, cooking or in the oven or pan.
Avoid sitting for a long time in front of the television or the computer. Having a sedentary lifestyle or sitting for more than four hours a day has a negative influence on the glucose and fat levels in your body. According to several studies, every hour you spend sitting increases the risk of heart disease by 18%. If you have to spend a long time sitting down, it is important that you interrupt this every half hour for at least five minutes. Then do light activities or exercises.
Use small plates. According to a University of Utah study, there is a difference between the time you stop eating and the moment you feel full. By using smaller plates, less food is served. When you have eaten the plate, your brain will get a signal that you have finished eating and will or will not send out a signal of saturation. Because of this, we avoid eating ‘just a little too much’.
Season your meals with pepper, ginger, curry, and cayenne. These thermogenic seasonings activate your metabolism so that calories are burned faster. These herbs also help against heartburn and swelling and improve digestion.
Movement. Even half an hour of walking a day can be effective. If possible, opt for taking the stairs instead of the elevator.
Do not go shopping when you are hungry. Shopping in the supermarket with a feeling of hunger will only pass that feeling, so you will be tempted to buy more food than you really need. A large part of this extra food will also be greasy.
Natural remedies focus on stimulating the liver and the digestive system, which stimulates the slimming process in a natural way.
Take 1 tablespoon of apple vinegar 30 minutes before each meal with a pinch of baking soda in a glass of water.
Eat parsley and hard-boiled eggs and use apple cider vinegar. Taking such food helps you lose weight because they provide you with less energy than the energy it takes to process them.
Ballots infusion: 1 teaspoon in 1 cup of hot water. Drink two very hot cups a day for fifteen days. Do not do this if you are pregnant or if you suffer from gastritis or stomach ulcers.
Infusion with red tea and cardamom: Heat 1 liter of water and add 2 teaspoons of tea and 5 teaspoons of cardamom. Drink 1 cup a day. Do not do this if you are pregnant or if you suffer from gastritis or stomach ulcers.
Carrot juice: Press the juice out of 3 unpeeled carrots. Drink this three times a day between meals.
Artichoke water: Boil 3 artichokes for fifteen minutes in a liter of water. Drink it during the day.
Herbal mixture of celery, turnip, and parsley: Wash 3 celery stems, a handful of parsley and 2 turnips and chop into pieces. Boil everything in half a liter of water for fifteen minutes. Drink it spread out throughout the day.
A smoothie of green apple and pineapple: Wash a green apple and squeeze out the juice. Add to a glass of pineapple juice. Drink this every morning.
Fucus, dandelion, and turmeric. Focus brown algae are rich in minerals such as iodine, potassium, magnesium, calcium, and iron. It stimulates the thyroid gland to stimulate energy consumption. Dandelion stimulates the liver and the digestive device in a natural way. Turmeric is an excellent antioxidant. These three together stimulate the slimming process in a stunningly effective way.