Healthy Weight Loss – Regain Control Over Your Body

Healthy Weight Loss – Regain Control Over Your Body

Author -  Good Health

Is being overweight or having a poor body image affecting your self-esteem, making you feel unhappy and unhealthy? If so then it’s time to take responsibility and regain control over your body.

Look at your weight management from a new perspective. And when we say weight management, we don’t mean skinny, we simply mean maintaining a healthy weight!

Successful weight management is all about encompassing long-term healthy lifestyle changes and exercise into your daily routine. It's not enough to eat healthy foods and exercise for only a few weeks or months, unfortunately you have to incorporate these behaviours into your life. To do that, you have to change the habits that made you overweight in the first place.

Gain A Head Start- Mental Focus
A change of diet will not help a person who will not change their thoughts. Achieve the mental commitment for successful weight management by using these simple techniques…

Firstly visualise how you want your body to look. Write down your goals and ask yourself, “Do I really want to lose weight?” and give a list of reasons. State how much weight loss or fat loss you want to achieve. The general average weight loss is around 500g to 1 kg a week if you are exercising, eating healthy balanced meals and drinking plenty of water. Ask yourself are my goals realistic and achievable? If they’re not, reduce your expectations to make them achievable. Provide workable solutions to any excuses that might sabotage your weight loss goal.

Hot Bodies - Exercise
Exercise is the key to burning stored fat, raising libido, toning the stomach and thighs, plus helping to trim the bat wings from the back of our arms. How great would it be to achieve all that?

Some of the benefits of exercising include healthy weight management, improved sleep quality and an increase in your body’s basal metabolic rate (BMR). Other benefits include an improved mood state because it decreases anxiety and stress. Exercise keeps you fit, strong, lean and toned while decreasing the risk of cardiovascular disease and diabetes. A balanced exercise programme should contain cardiovascular, resistance and relaxation training.

  • Cardiovascular Training — includes power-walking, running and aerobics. Running is free, convenient, burns fat fast and if you do cardiovascular exercise on an empty stomach first thing in the morning, will use up stored carbohydrate, which means your body will burn stored fat faster.
  • Resistance Exercise — includes using free weights, machines and body weight exercises (press-ups and lunges). Weight training is the best way to preserve and build lean muscle, thereby increasing metabolic rates for weight loss, fitness and strength.
  • Relaxation — In today’s busy world, balance means taking time out for yourself. Include activities such as pilates, meditation, massage, yoga, deep relaxation techniques, bubble baths, listening to music and reading a book - all of which reduce cortisol levels. Cortisol is a major hormone involved in stress and if we have too much, causes fat to accumulate around our tummy.
  • Your weekly exercise goal includes — resistance training 40 min 2-3 days per week, cardiovascular training 20-40 min 3 days per week and relaxation 60 min 1-2 days per week.

Top Weight Loss Supplement Ingredients
Nutritional supplements offer support for successful weight loss and can increase metabolic rate and affect appetite.

5HTP - sourced from the Griffonia simplifonica plant. 5HTP naturally increases serotonin levels, the “happy” brain chemical. Many people may be overweight due to low serotonin levels. It can literally turn off hunger and decrease cravings for carbohydrates and fatty foods, especially during emotional eating binges. When we don’t have enough serotonin we may feel tired, anxious, depressed and reach for fatty or sugary comfort foods to make us feel better.

Bitter Orange, Guarana and White Willow (all found in Wheyless Protein powder) - create thermogenesis to help increase metabolism and burn stored body fat. Essential fatty acids — stimulate metabolism, and help burn body fat. Replace saturated fats with EFAs and help with unnecessary fat cravings when cutting out fats. Excellent sources include fish oil, flax oil, evening primrose oil and borage oil.

Hydroxycitric Acid (HCA) - from the rind of the Garcinia cambogia fruit, blocks fat production, temporarily inhibiting an enzyme that converts dietary carbohydrates into fat.

Starch blockers - Good Health Starch Carbo Blocker™ contains Phase 2® extract; a patented naturally occurring protein from white kidney bean which temporarily block digestive enzyme (alpha amylase) that breaks down starch, so starches (bread, pasta, rice) pass through the body without releasing calories. Studies show that up to 57-85% of caloric intake from carbohydrates can be neutralised using Phase 2® Extract, however individuals may experience different results based on body type, eating habits and lifestyle.

Green coffee bean extract – Good Health Svetol® 2800 contains Green coffee bean extract  - a rich source of chlorogenic acids which are able to reduce the intestinal absorption of glucose. Lower levels of glucose circulating in the blood encourages the release and use of fat from stored fat as a source of energy.

Why protein?  Do you want more energy, less fat, more muscle, better immune function and less hunger? It may be that you need to supplement your diet with whey protein. Traditionally used by body builders to aid in their increased muscle mass, everyone can benefit from the advantages of whey protein. Why? Protein fills you up and insufficient amounts of protein can trigger hunger due to unbalanced blood sugar levels. Protein generates lean muscle, which improves resting metabolic rate (the more muscle you have the higher your metabolic rate) but more importantly it is essential for muscle recovery, repair and growth – very important if you’re trying to lose weight.  Adequate protein is essential not only for muscles but all connective tissue, including hair, skin, nails, hormones and blood cells to name just a few.

Liver herbs – the liver is the major fat burning organ in the body – and if you are carrying a few extra kilos, chances are your liver is little sluggish, especially if your metabolism is slow. When the liver is under stress and working a little bit too hard trying to deal with overload of caffeine, alcohol, refined sugar and fatty foods, it won’t be able to work efficiently, not to mention dealing with city smog and pollution. Milk thistle, dandelion root, globe artichoke, schisandra and the amino acids - taurine, cysteine and methionine do amazing things for cleansing and improving the function of the liver.  We recommend Good Health’s Liver Tonic 17500.


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