So you've decided you're going to lose weight and you've got out all the big guns - ready to starve yourself, work out at the gym every day, deprive yourself of all good things - and you're sticking to it!
Well, I support you. If you need to lose a few kilos, I'm with you all the way. In fact, I'm right there alongside you.
So to help us out, I pulled out my file of special notes I make from the reams of health research and information I read every day. Those I think I may need at some point in the future and want to have at the ready when I do.
Keep reading to find out the 5 weight loss tricks I'm going to be using to help me lose weight. I bet you didn't know about them - and they could make losing weight a whole lot easier for you too.
My top 5 weight loss tricks I'm starting today!
Trick # 1: Dried red pepper flakes
I'm going to be munching on these early in the day - probably around tenish in the morning. Research has found they're natural appetite suppressors, so I won't be reaching for a snack before lunch and dinner.
Trick # 2: Smell of grapefruit
Now, you probably know that eating grapefruit will help you lose weight. It boosts your metabolism, suppresses appetite and reduces cravings.
Problem is, I despise the taste of grapefruit. I always have. It's been one of those tastes that I just haven't succeeded getting accustomed to - no matter what! And, frankly, if I'm going to have to sprinkle sugar over it to eat it, it's not exactly helping the cause, is it?
But there is another way to get these benefits from grapefruit without eating it. You can merely smell it! That's right, grapefruit essential oil can help you lose weight too!
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Trick # 3: Potassium
Another troublesome area I face is not having the energy to launch into a meaningful exercise regime. Pounding the pavements and springing out of bed at 4am to hit the gym just doesn't come naturally to me.
I recently discovered this could be because I'm not getting enough potassium. It's not surprising - researchers estimate that 98% of adults are not meeting their daily intake requirements of this mineral.
And when it comes to weight loss
, it's definitely one you don't want to be skimping on. It boost metabolism and energy, helps build muscle and prevents fluid retention.
In addition to eating more dark leafy greens, baked potatoes, fish, avocadoes, squash, mushrooms and bananas - which are all ok to eat when you're trimming down, I'm also going to take a 100mg potassium supplement daily.
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Trick # 4: An apple a day keeps the fat away!
I'll be buying apples as a staple fruit from now. Turns out, apples contain an enzyme called pectin that prevents your body from absorbing some fat
, and it also helps suppress appetite. This is especially helpful in the chillier months when you seem to think of food more often than in the summer!
A study done in Brazil found that people who had one whole apple before each meal lost 33% more weight than a group of people who didn’t eat apples, so apples it is!
Trick # 5: Keep the worry away, keep the fat off
Anyone who knows me knows that I'm wired up, always on the go, always worrying about something... And stress
is the one thing you can bet your 'bottom dollar' will pile on the weight.
It all has to do with a stress
hormone called cortisol that practically stops proper digestion and other normal functions to prep you to handle whatever is stressing you. But when you just can't switch the stressing off, that's when you end up with issues, including weight gain.
To combat this, I am taking a formula that contains adaptogens, which are natural nutrients that help you cope with stress better and prevent it from zapping all your energy and piling on the weight. This is the one I'm taking
So there you have my five tricks that I will be starting today to lose weight. I wish you success with trimming your waistline - it really is the healthier choice.