8 Easy lifestyle Moves to Step Up Your Weight Loss
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Are you trying to lose weight and just not succeeding? Or are you losing your weight but not as much and as quickly as you would like to? Either way, your weight loss quest needs an extra push that some easy lifestyle changes can provide.
Most people hoping to lose weight join a gym or start a start diet regimen. A few do both simultaneously. For all the people who are working to lose weight, we have some easy lifestyle change suggestions that can make all the difference to your results.
1. Drink water – at least 3 litres a day
The simplest thing to do and yet so many people just forget to do it. Drinking sufficient amount of water keeps your digestive system toned up and your intestines and bowel movements shipshape – all critical for weight loss. Plus, it helps your tummy feel fuller and that helps suppress hunger pangs. Drink water before meals and you will eat less automatically. Then, water is a zero calorie drink so you can have as much as you wish to without any fear of weight gain.
2. Increase your dietary fibre intake
Dietary fibre (also called roughage or bulk) is that carbohydrate content of your plant sourced food that your body can’t digest. As our digestive systems can’t break these down into simpler and absorbable sugars, these pass through the intestine and are simply excreted out. So how does this fibre aid in weight loss? It does so by helping you eat less. Fibre is bulky and so it creates a feeling of fullness that stops you from eating larger portions. Fibre also keeps your intestines toned by eliminating constipation which also boosts weight loss.
3. Have your last meal by 7 or 8 pm
When you eat your dinner at least 2-3 hours before bedtime, it gives your body more time to digest the food while you are still active and your metabolic rate is higher than it will be while you sleep. Plus lying down soon after meals can cause acid reflux and heartburn that can hamper your digestion and interfere with healthy sleep – neither is a good idea if you are hoping to lose weight.
4. Walk small distances
Walking is a low impact aerobic exercise that helps you burn calories steadily. While a 30-minute brisk walk is ideal, you can also walk for shorter durations throughout the day (something is better than nothing at all!) How about taking the dog for a walk or picking up milk and groceries from the neighbourhood shop or parking your car a block away and walking the remaining distance to office? Where there is a will, there is a walking path open.
5. Take stairs as often as possible
Stair climbing is somewhat more strenuous than plain walking but it does burn more calories. So if you live or work on higher floors, get off the elevator a couple of floors early and climb the rest. Trust us; it will help accelerate weight loss.
6. Lift weights whenever you can
Lifting weights is a great way of building muscle and boosting your calorie burn. While gym goers know their dumbbells, you can simply lift grocery bags, milk packs and water bottles too for the same weight loss benefits. Young parents can pick their tiny tots and take them for a walk – child happy, weight loss on!
7. Use the 80:20 rule
It’s quite simple and easy to do. 80% of the time, eat sensibly. 20% of the time, indulge yourself. This rule helps you aid weight loss without letting cravings hit (and binging begin). Rather good, don’t you agree?
8. Start taking the right dietary supplement
The right kind of dietary supplement (herbal, clinically proven and bought from a trusted seller) helps support your weight loss in two ways. One, these provide safe and natural metabolism boosters through bioactive ingredients in them. Two, these minimize nutritional deficits you may be suffering without even realizing it.
Here are a few of these clinically proven supplements from WOW that you can include in your weight loss regimen:
WOW Garcinia Cambogia Extract – Garcinia Cambogia is a sour tropical fruit, whose rind is rich in metabolism boosting bioactive Hydroxycitric Acid (HCA). This extract lowers hunger pangs, boosts metabolism, quickens fat burn and also help check cholesterol, blood sugar and blood pressure.
WOW offers two variants: WOW Garcinia Cambogia Extract (with 60% HCA content) and WOW Garcinia Ultra Plus (with 85% HCA content).
You can also choose a supplement that has Garcinia Cambogia Extract plus one or two more bioactives, e.g. WOW Garcinia Combo and WOW Raspberry Ketone Plus. These two supplements contain Extracts of Raspberry and Green Tea along with Garcinia Extract. Raspberries contain natural ketones and green tea contains epigallocatechin gallate – both aid faster metabolism for quicker weight loss.
WOW Green Coffee Extract – Green coffee beans contain chlorogenic acid (CGA), a potent antioxidant and metabolism booster compound for healthy and fast weight loss.
WOW offers two variants: WOW Green Coffee (with 50% CGA content) and WOW Green Coffee Plus (with 60% CGA content).
WOW African Mango Extract – African Mango (also known as dikka nut, not a mango as we know in India) contains beta-carotene, calcium, essential fatty acids and soluble fibers that bind sugars and fats to reduce hunger pangs and boost weight loss.
WOW African Mango Extract offers best quality African Mango Extract for healthy and slimming nutrition.
If you are trying to lose weight and also suffer from constipation, we recommend WOW Body Cleanse Plus and WOW Body Cleanse, two excellent colon cleansing supplements that aid digestion, reduce water retention, ease constipation and support healthy weight loss.
This capsule will keep the doctor away!
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