When I thought of the word diet or weight loss I immediately mentally associated that with the idea of restricting myself from tasty food and forcing myself to do exercises that are no fun and put a damper on my day.
A while back I did some hypnosis for weight loss that completely changed the way I think about weight loss, I now have a positive outlook on losing weight and it has made such a change to my life.
I am now loving my cardio exercises that I do from home on a regular basis, plus I am looking at food in a whole new way too. It is really important to enjoy the healthy meals that you make otherwise the fact is that maintaining a healthy diet won’t be possible long term.
When you are on a healthy eating plan (I actually detest the word diet) there is no reason for your food to be bland and tasteless. Adding natural spices is one of the best ways to make your meal incredibly tasty without adding unnecessary calories.
In addition to that, many spices are well known to not only speed up your metabolism but also provide many other health benefits. I highly recommend adding some weight loss spices to your food as well as drinking herbal teas that aid weight loss.
Here are some healthy spices that will help you to lose weight:
Turmeric helps to prevent the accumulation of fat and also reduces fat in adipose tissues which is great for weight loss. Turmeric also boosts your metabolism through thermogenic action.
Cinnamon helps to control your insulin levels which helps to regulate your blood sugar levels. When blood sugar levels fluctuate it causes excess fat to be stored.
Cinnamon also speeds up your metabolism which means fats are burned faster and it is also a natural appetite suppressant which makes you feel fuller for longer and helps to prevent you having a binge on food.
Cayenne is a natural appetite suppressant which will reduce cravings for food which help to weight gain through overeating. It is also great for boosting metabolism so your body burns more fat.
Ginger helps your body with digestion and regulating your system. It is also known to boost your metabolism as well as decrease appetite.
In addition to its weight loss benefits ginger is also known to have many other health benefits and is great for natural remedies to combat colds and flu.
Garlic is amazing for your health. It boosts your metabolism and helps to eliminate fat from your cells. Garlic also helps to regulate fluctuations in your blood sugar levels which in turn helps to reduce cravings for carbs and sugary foods.
It detoxifies the body and is as a powerful diuretic so it helps to cleanse the kidneys and bladder.
Cumin is great for boosting your metabolism and works best in curry blends. In addition to this cumin is packed with iron which will also boost your energy levels. More energy means that you will be much more likely to be motivated to work out and stick to your exercise program.
Many people are suffering from fatigue due to low levels of iron. Adding cumin to your diet will help prevent iron deficiency.
Caramon is also a thermogenic spice which means it helps to raise your body’s temperature and boost your metabolism which will burn fat faster.
Black pepper has fat burning properties and is also known to stop the formation of fat cells.
Mustard is high in dietary fiber which aids digestion and keeps you feeling fuller for longer. It also increases your metabolism which will burn fat faster and assist with losing weight.
Eating chili powder raises your body’s temperature which will boost your metabolism. Chili also reduces cholesterol and improves your circulation.
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