To lose weight you need a strong commitment, the right attitude,
the right foods, the right exercise and you need to get rid of
STRESS! Here are some keys that will open the door to your weight
loss. By using these keys you can have permanent weight loss,
feel full of energy and be your ideal weight without diet or struggle.
1) Why Stress Causes Weight Gain - Four stress based
factors cause weight gain - nutritional, emotional, physical and
environmental. When dieting people usually work on the body and
forget about the mind. This contributes to why 97 out of 100 people
who diet regain the weight back in less than a year. Stress affects
how we look, think and feel. The real cause of weight gain is
stress. You CAN manifest and maintain your weight loss goal by
reducing, eliminating and controlling stress, on all levels. Here
are the 4 types of stress and how they effect weight gain
Type Stress Why How it Affects Weight Gain
How it Affects Weight Gain
||Improper or inadequate foods and
Body doesn't get balanced nutrients and/or
food is improperly processed.
||Eating for wrong reasons and/or
holding on to weight
Body/Mind develops cravings, food dependency
||Not enough exercise or illness
Slows body metabolism and increases fat
in the body
||Outside pollutants; bad food/drug pollutants
Slows down food processing and other
2) Be Positive. You are what you think
is just as important as You are what you eat. Pioneering
efforts of Doctoral Clinical Hypnotherapist Candidate, Linda Mackenzie,
found that visualization, which can control stress, plays a major
role to permanent weight loss. The mind is so powerful!
Studies have shown that positive thought can actually boost the
immune and other body systems to work more efficiently. Using
the power of the mind to direct positive thought can and does
help weight loss. states Mackenzie, By combining positive
thought with visualization and using the 10 keys to weight
loss people can attack and control the 4 levels of stress
and attain permanent weight loss.
3) Dont Skip Meals - Eat Smaller Meals. Eat
smaller meals every 2-3 hours because it decreases the cortisone,
cholesterol and insulin levels in your body, which ultimately
decrease the fat storage in your body. When you skip a meal cortisone
levels rise and burn muscle tissue and not the fat that you need
to lose. The pancreas also secretes more insulin which actually
increases body fat. Eating frequent, smaller meals keeps insulin
and cortisone levels balanced, reduces cholesterol, burns more
fat and reduces fat storage in the body.
4) Choose the Right Foods. A low fat, vegetarian
diet comprised of vegetables, whole grains, legumes and fruits,
will slow down your digestion, absorb food better and steady blood
sugar levels in the body. This makes the body work more efficiently
and helps eliminate cravings. Eating mostly raw foods is also
good for the body. Our bodies need some fat to enable our immune
system, so a low fat diet better than a no fat diet. Limit dairy
products which are high in animal fats. Avoid sugar, salt, white
flour, white rice, artificial flavorings & coloring, food
preservatives, soda and partially hydrogenated oils (e.g. margarine,
vegetable shortening and salad oils) These oils have a negative
effect on our bodys cardiovascular, reproductive, metabolic,
and hormonal systems. These partially hydrogenated oils actually
change the size, number and composition of our fat cells. Replace
these hydrogenated oils with Omega 3 & GLA Fatty Acids such
as Flaxseed Oil, Olive Oil, Borage Oil, Wheat Germ Oil or Evening
Primrose Oil. These oils have body rejuvenating qualities and
increase your metabolism and decrease fluid retention.
5) Build Lean Muscle Tissue. Lean muscle tissue
burns 5X as many calories as other body tissue. If you start a
resistance training exercise program, such as weight lifting,
for 3 times a week, 30 minutes a day you will lose weight and
not have to reduce your calorie intake.
6) Drink Water. Drinking 3 quarts of water a day
suppresses your appetite, helps get rid of body toxins and allows
the liver to process more fat. Drinking 1 gallon of water a day
burns 300 calories which is equivalent to running 3 miles.
7) Fat Burning Vitamins, Supplements & Herbs.
There are many vitamins, supplements & herbs that help you
lose weight. Remember to check with your healthcare practitioner
to find the right ones for you. Here are a some to check out:
Super Green Foods: Blue-green algae, wheatgrass,
barleygrass increase the metabolism and raise energy levels. Kelp
can normalize thyroid metabolism.
Vitamins & Supplements: Start with the right vitamins,
preferably from a health food store so that they can be digested
and absorbed. Some of the over the counter vitamins do not get
past the liver into your system and are even found only partially
digested in your intestinal tract! L-Carnitine is a fat burner;
L-Glutamine helps to reduce cravings and builds muscle tissue;
L-Argnine is a muscle builder; 5HTP can aid weight loss; Betaine
Hydrochloride and Papaya Enzymes help digest proteins (e.g., meat)
faster; Chromium Picolinate helps to burn fat blood sugar levels
to help reduce cravings; Acidolphilus & Colon Cleansers helps
body elimination and detoxification to get the body to run more
efficiently; Citrimax is an appetite suppressant and temporarily
blocks the conversion of carbohydrates into fats.
Herbs: Many herbs such as kola nut, ginseng,
astralgulus and licorice root can help you lose weight. Peppermint
tea aids digestion and green tea is excellent for rejuvenation.
Certain aid weight loss. Ginger, cayenne pepper & mustard
increases metabolism; cinnamon, bay leaf and clove control blood
sugar levels and diminish cravings.
8) Avoid Toxins. To get your body to run more efficiently
cut out caffeine & alcohol. Please note that tea has more
caffeine than coffee. Watch all drugs, even prescription drugs,
some side effects of medication is weight gain. Ask your druggist
about your prescription's side effects.
9) Get Adequate Sleep & Treat Yourself. Adequate
sleep reduces stress and allows your body to store more energy
for the next day. Remember - be nice to yourself. You deserve
it!. Why not get a massage. Not only does it relieve stress but,
massage also helps circulation, helps gets rid of body toxins
and aids many systems in the body.
10) Use Visualization. This will keep you on track
and is a real major key to weight loss. It can help reduce stress,
keep you motivated and help stop and curb overeating.
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