Getting fit and healthy, plus losing weight is the goal of so many people. It is a common misconception that the only way to do this is to cut down on the things that we eat and exercise like crazy. Yes your diet and how active you are will play a role, but there are in fact lots of other little things that we can do that will help us to be more healthy and to start losing the pounds.
Here are some great lifestyle changes that you can implement in your life to help you lose weight and improve your health:
Try Weight Loss Hypnosis
Half the battle is your mindset. If you are looking at losing weight like something that is very negative, like a stone hanging around your neck, and you feel like the things that you will need to do to get healthy and lose weight are unpleasant then it will be hard to lose weight and it won’t be a great experience.
You will have a much better chance of succeeding with getting healthy and losing weight if you have a positive mindset and you enjoy the process. Always remember where thought goes energy flow, you may find some positive life coaching is just what you need. .
Hypnosis for weight loss is not what you see happening in the movies where you can land up clucking like a chicken. It is more the process of changing your mindset and overcoming the mental obstacles that are standing in your way so that you will find it easier to make the changes that you need to make to your lifestyle.
Essential oils are highly concentrated oils from plants. Essential oils have many amazing uses, including helping to promote physical and emotional well-being.
While there are many great essential oils here are just a few that will do wonders for your weight loss:
- Bergamot Essential Oil increases your energy levels and boosts your mood. This will help you get into the mood for leading a healthy and active lifestyle.
- Ginger Essential Oil improves your digestive health. It contains ginerols, which are compounds that reduce intestinal inflammation and in turn help you to absorb minerals and vitamins from food.
- Grapefruit Essential Oil contains nootkatone which is a compound that increases your body’s metabolism and helps to melt away fat.
- Cinnamon Essential Oil helps to control your insulin and blood sugar levels. This in turn helps to prevent your body from craving sugar, carbs and junk food.
Drinking herbal teas will reduce the amount of unhealthy drinks that we consume on a daily basis, plus there are plenty of herbal teas that promote weight loss and improve your health.
Here are a few herbal teas for weight loss that you can incorporate into your daily routine:
- Green Tea is the most effective tea for weight loss and good health.
- Black Tea is high in flavones and it has high antioxidant properties.
- Oolong Tea promotes weight loss through increasing the body’s metabolism and burning fat.
Yes its true that the more active you are the more fat you will burn and the more weight you will lose, but walking has many health benefits and will be very beneficial for weight loss.
It is not easy to make the change from being inactive and lethargic to suddenly being a gym bunny. Instead of pushing yourself and being in agony (and possibly never going back to the gym ever again) start going for regular walks. The nice part about walking is that you get outdoors and you can go for scenic walks. You may find yourself enjoying the walk so much it doesn’t feel like exercise.
Find a beautiful beach to walk on or head up into the mountains for a long walk. It will do wonders for you.
Start Your Day With A Smoothie
Smoothies are a hot trend right now and there’s good reason why. It’s not always easy getting all the vitamins and minerals we need from our food. It is so much easier to fill up on junk food, but if you start your day with a smoothie you can start your day with all the right things in your body.
The benefits of starting your day with a weight loss smoothie is that you get in the nutritional requirements first and in doing this you are much less likely to binge on unhealthy things later in the day since your body has what it needs already. Green smoothies are excellent for health and weight loss.
Super Foods vs Carbs
So many people struggle with craving carbs and eating too many carbs can add on lots of weight. Try replacing your normal carbohydrate intake with healthy super foods that burn belly fat like avocados, nuts and blueberries.
You can even try out the super popular Keto Diet which aims at getting your body into a state of ketosis which is when your body gets its energy from burning your body’s fat stores which creates ketones. These ketones becomes your body’s new source of energy.
Take Up A Fun Activity
Now I’m not sure about you but the thought of exercising on an all-in-one home gym machine does not excite me at all. This means that in order for me to exercise I need to find something that love.
Some people love things like running or cycling, while others prefer to do things like playing golf or taking up boxing. Some activities get you moving more than others, but if you find enjoyment in it then you will be much more likely to continue. This can be more important than choosing something that gives you a good workout, since what good is a workout if you just do it once? It would be much better to choose something more low key that you will be inspired and motivated to do regularly.
Drink Lots Of Water
Some people love water and drink loads of it every day, but there are plenty of people that struggle to get in enough water every day. Drinking water every day will help to keep your body hydrated and healthy, plus it will help you with weight loss.
If you struggle to drink enough water look at ways that you can increase your daily water intake such as drinking lemon water, or making fruit infused water.
Try Out Juicing
Like smoothies, juicing is a very popular trend which involves making juice from fruit and vegetables. It is a great way to quickly, easily and conveniently get in all the vitamins and minerals you need to take in daily.
Always keep in mind that while fruit is very good for you, fruit is loaded with sugar so try to incorporate lots of vegetables when you juice. Remember that the peels of fruit and vegetables can be packed with goodness, but may also be laced with residue from pesticides. Make sure to wash your fruit and vegetables thoroughly before putting them into your juicing machine.
Most people love a good massage, it is relaxing, makes you feel good and massage comes with many health benefits. Are you aware that massage also has weight loss benefits?
Massage improves your circulation, bringing more blood to your tissues. This also helps your body to get rid of toxins that have built up. Massage also tones your muscles.
Seriously do you need more of an excuse to have a massage?
If you have trouble going to the massage salons, and if it in having an impact on your budget, then you can make a one-time investment and go for massage chair shopping! There are tons of models available, with a variety of prices and sizes. Click here to visit the buying guide. Put in in your bedroom, or by the fire place and have a super cosy and comforting me-time.
I hope you have enjoyed these 10 tips for losing weight and improving your health.
I am one of the lazy ones that want to lose weight but not work out lol! I do walk now and then and eat salads
Then you really need to follow the health challenge I just did! It has been fantastic and I’ve lost weight with minimal exercise. I will be sharing my final results in a blog post soon from the video I did a few weeks ago.
I started and I really need to push myself, it’s also my newborn year resolution and this is just what I need thank you
i am actually going back to gym tomorrow, i have started to stop eating chocolates and i am having more salads
That’s awesome! I lost my healthy momentum in winter, but I’m also picking up with my healthy eating and exercise now 🙂
i am currently on a calorie deficit
Very helpful thank you. I shall definitely give these a try ?