No one said that losing weight was easy or staying slim for that matter. Well, that’s what we are led to believe. But today I want to share with you some simple tricks to lose weight that make the whole process that much easier. With just a few adjustments to the foods and activities you choose, it does not have to be a battle to get rid of the bulge.
Weight Loss Tricks That Work Fast
1. Abdominal massage to lose weight
The one area that both men and women struggle with is belly fat. An extra bulge around the middle is often a source of insecurity for a lot of people, and sometimes indicate more serious health problems. Belly fat accumulates for many reasons, including age, a poor diet, lack of sleep, and stress. Finding out the problem is the best way to find a solution, but sometimes, even a healthy diet and exercise, belly fat sticks around.
According to Dr. Stephen Chang — who practices both Chinese and Western medicine — performing a simple two-minute massage technique provides a internal exercise that cleanses, detoxifies and melts fat away.
This Chinese medicine massage technique combines various kinds of exercises to improve the digestive system while improving the body’s ability to detoxify and eliminate waste. The benefits of this technique can include:
- Melting adipose tissue
- Improving digestive efficiency
- Detoxing the intestines
- Improving constipation
- Stimulating the organs in the abdominal region
- Improving circulation in the abdominal region
- Improving conditions such as nausea, vomiting and indigestion
For the best results, perform this technique twice a day, before breakfast and just before bed. To perform Chinese medicine abdominal massage:
- Lie down on a firm surface.
- Get your hands warmed up by rubbing until they feel hot.
- Place one hand on your belly button.
- Star to rub in small circles around your belly button, gradually widening the circles using a firm pressure. Each circle should take 1-2 seconds.
- Focus on the heat that is building up in your abdominal region as you rub.
- Perform this for two minutes, around 40-50 circles. Be sure to keep your stomach warm during the exercise.
Check out the video below for a how-to:
Caution: This massage should not be performed immediately after a heavy meal, or if you are pregnant, suffering from inflammation of feminine organs, have kidney stones, bladder or gallbladder, or have high blood pressure, a hernia, intestinal or stomach ulcers or internal bleeding.
2.- Take an infusion of sage, with lemon juice and honey on an empty stomach.
This very simple recipe will help you get that flat stomach even faster. Sage, among many other things, is very cleansing to the digestion, dissolves fats, reduces abdominal swelling and prevents constipation.
If for four days a month, you take this infusion at breakfast, lunch and dinner, and reduce your fat intake during those four days, your abdomen will be noticeably flatter. This is a simple habit that produces great results.
3. At Breakfast have a green apple with skin.
Remember the saying “an apple a day keeps the doctor away”? Well it’s true. A daily apple regulates our blood glucose and our heart rate. It also produces a feeling of satiety along with fiber that helps us to go to the bathroom and eliminate toxins and fats.
Other fruits that help to eliminate fats are:
- General citrus fruits
It’s important to eat these in the morning, that way the sugars they contain do not accumulate in the body. It is common to have fruit after lunch or dinner, a habit that is not advisable as far as nutrition is concerned. The reason being because the fruit ferments in the stomach, which first has to digest the lunch, this causes bloating.
So when it comes to the fruit only it for breakfast, and if possible, never past three o’clock in the afternoon.
4. Eat fresh, if possible, organic fruits and vegetables
The eat organic is one of the simplest tricks to lose weight, since all you have to do is change the way you buy.
A 2012 study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention discovered that over 1/3 of the people in the U.S. are not just overweight, they are obese. So, if losing weight was just about willpower that number wouldn’t be nearly so high.
Just take a trip to the supermarket and have a look at the nutrient labels on canned, frozen or any prepared foods, even so called healthy or low-fat foods, you may be in for a horribly surprise.
Common chemicals found in everyday foods that you’ll see on any supermarket shelf include:
- Growth hormones
Not only are those chemicals dangerous, they are incredibly addictive. These chemicals actually block leptin, a protein in the brain that regulates metabolism and gives you the feeling of fullness which stops you from eating. That’s right – blocks it! So it makes sense as to why most people can’t stop when eating potato chips, ice cream or slice of cake.
Check out the video below for more information on organic food and weight loss:
5. Walk one hour after each meal
If you can’t do an hour try at least 20 minutes of walking. In addition to helping you stay fit and lose weight, you will help regulate your blood sugar level and prevent diabetes.Walking also promotes circulation, elasticity and helps keep the mind clear.
Another great thing about walking is, if it’s done daily, it becomes quite an addictive habit, since the benefits to the body ar easily noticed.
6. Have a cup of tea.
Pu-erh tea, also known as emperors tea, helps with weight loss and reduces cholesterol and triglycerides. It also activates the metabolism of the liver. Pu-erh tea is both a depurative and diuretic. You can take it for breakfast or after meals.
7 . Watch how you eat in the evening.
The debate about whether eating at night makes you gain weight. But bear in mind that eating a majority of your calories after 8 p.m. may result in poor sleep quality (and poor sleep is associated with future weight gain and obesity).
Apart from interrupting sleep—cycles, late-night munchers tend to graze on high-calorie snacks and often end up exceeding their recommended daily caloric intake. In addition, nighttime snacking tends to take place in front of the TV, where overeating is all too easy.
So for the sake of your sleep and waistline, try (if possible) to have your last meal a few hours before sleep.
These simple tricks to lose weight will greatly improve your chances to lose weight and keep it off. Best of all they can be incorporated in your life without too much inconvenience.
Are there any weight loss hacks that you do in your day to day life to lose weight? If so comment below and remember to share, likes and subscribe if this has helped you.