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Pro Secrets to Losing Weight Naturally
Losing weight the natural way takes time and perseverance but it is a lot better than going on a crash diet, using HCG and/or going in for "nip and tuck" surgery. Natural weight loss helps you not only lose weight but also keep it off. Furthermore, it helps boost the body's metabolism rate, making it possible for you to eat fatty foods on occasion without having to worry about getting fat.
The following tips will enable anyone stay energetic, healthy and in shape both now and in the long term. These tips can be applied no matter how old or young you are, where you live or how much you weigh.
Eating and Drinking Right
If you want more energy, you need to eat the right foods at the right time. Experts note that it is never a good idea to skip breakfast, as the body's metabolism slows overnight and you need food in order to get your metabolism working again.
It is usually best to eat a fairly large breakfast and a smaller lunch and dinner. You can then have a couple low-fat snacks during the day. If you eat too much, then your body puts its energies into digesting your food, which makes you feel sluggish and tired.
Certain beverages can not only boost your energy levels but also speed up your metabolism. Black coffee is one such beverage, as are green tea and Chinese Oolong tea. Avoid alcoholic beverages while you are trying to lose weight, as they are high in calories.
Exercising on a regular basis is one of the best ways to lose weight and speed up your metabolism. If you are not in the habit of exercising on a regular basis, then start off by working out 20 minutes a day, three times a week. If you have serious weight problems and/or other health problems, consult a doctor before starting a new exercise regimen.
Cardiovascular exercises such as swimming, running, jogging, power walking and riding a bicycle are some great options. Building muscles is also a good idea, as those who are more muscular usually have a faster metabolism than those who have not built their muscles.
Herbs and Supplements
Certain herbs and natural weight loss pills can also help you to lose weight faster than would have otherwise been possible. Researchers from various universities have found that some of the best herbs for weight loss are cinnamon, cardamom, ginseng, ginger, cayenne pepper, black pepper and cumin.
Natural weight loss pills usually help shrink your appetite, making it easier for you to learn how to eat healthy portions of food. These pills, unlike commercial weight loss pills, do not cause negative side effects but should still be used in moderation and only in accordance with the instructions on the box or bottle. Anyone taking medication should consult a doctor before taking herbal pills, as herbs are powerful and may not be compatible with certain prescription and over the counter medicines.
Losing weight the natural way is always the best option, as it enables you to stay in shape long term. Eating the right foods, drinking the right beverages, exercising on a regular basis and using natural weight loss pills in moderation will help you be happier, healthier and more energetic than ever before.
Drew Littlejohns is a writer for VH Nutrition and is also an avid Triathlete and Mountaineer.