Amazing natural weight-loss secrets – Vital Chi Wellness
It seems like every day there is a new “miracle diet” that will solve all of your weight issues. However, these quick fixes usually don’t work or are not sustainable. Today we will share five amazing natural weight-loss secrets that are achievable and sustainable, no matter what your weight-loss goals are!
Dietary and lifestyle changes
Perhaps the most obvious way to lose weight naturally is to change your diet. If you are constantly putting bad foods into your body, this can have an impact on your digestive system and your weight! The tough part about dietary changes is that they often start with a lifestyle change. If you are used to running through a drive-through for lunch every day, you may need to make a significant lifestyle change in order to support your dietary changes.
Some great dietary changes to get you started on the right path include avoiding processed foods, sugar, and carbs! Try to pack your diet full of fruits and vegetables for the best results. Additionally, you’ll want to manage your portion sizes. Try eating smaller portions more frequently to avoid over-snacking! Speaking of snacks, always try to keep a healthy non-processed snack in your bag so you can avoid the urge to grab something from the vending machine.
Stress can not only be extremely detrimental for weight loss, it also has significant impacts on your mental health. When you’re stressed your appetite increases, you hold onto fat easier and your motivation to maintain a healthy lifestyle is affected.
Stress can manifest for many different reasons; emotional, mental, chemical, nutritional, physical and psycho-spiritual. A stress management program run by a qualified naturopath can help you live a stress-free life. It focuses on:
- Identifying the underlying cause of stress
- Ensuring you maintain a healthy and balanced diet
- Tools such as massage, journaling, meditation and counseling that will help you manage your stress
It’s important that you don’t need to manage weight-loss alone, there is help to support you on your journey.
Did you know that your sleep can actually have an impact on your weight-loss? Specifically, if you are not getting enough sleep, your body can actually gain weight. This is because when you are tired, you may skimp on your healthy choices. For example, you may talk yourself out of your morning workout or talk yourself into a high-calorie drink from your favorite coffee shop. If this happens, don’t be too hard on yourself. When your brain is sleep deprived, it actually encourages you to make bad decisions! Keep this in mind and use the tips below to get a great night’s sleep.
- Power off electronics well before it is time to sleep.
- Create a bedtime routine.
- Go to sleep at the same time every night.
- Turn off the lights so you feel tired.
Detox your body
Toxins are everywhere and can enter your body in various ways. They can be harmful to your health and negatively affect weight loss.
Detoxification involves ridding your body of toxins by following a specific diet program. A detoxification diet aims to take the pressure off the organs that detoxify your body (liver, bowel and kidneys) and supply them with the nutrients to do their job more effectively.
Let’s be real, a detox diet isn’t fun. You need to cut out dairy, grains, alcohol and sugar. A worthwhile detox can take anywhere from a week to a month, but you will reap the benefits with a renewed mind and body, setting you up to achieve your weight loss goals.
Practice mindful eating
Mindful eating is another great natural weight-loss strategy. Mindful eating consists of giving your full attention to the meal you are eating. Specifically, this can include eating slowly, stopping eating when you feel yourself becoming full and eating to maintain overall health and well-being. Mindful eating is something you should be doing even if you are not trying to lose weight. It will keep your body and mind healthy!
Laura Davis is the owner of Vital Chi Wellness, a leading provider of natural therapies. Vital Chi Wellness offers an alternative therapeutic option to treat minor or chronic health conditions.