5 Surprising Food Items That Can Help You Lose Weight!

Obesity is the leading causes of death in the U.S. and worldwide, including diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and some types of cancer.

We know sugary food makes us gain weight and effects our mental health but  it is still consumed in excess. While there are several ways to counter weight gain, diet plays an important role in all of them. It is vital to consume the right foods if you want to lose weight effectively.

There are various foods which are recommended for their ability to help you lose weight. On the other hand, there are certain foods whose benefits in this matter are vastly underappreciated. In fact, some are even considered to be fattening such as nuts and dates. However, surprisingly, they can actually be immensely beneficial for you in losing weight.

Dates

Dates are known for their sweet taste and their high amount of sugar. However, the sugar, being of the natural variety, can help you sweeten up dishes. At the same time, dates contain a lot of magnesium which can help in reducing your blood pressure. Therefore, they make an excellent choice for those looking to lose weight effectively.

Dates are wholesome foods. However, like every good thing, they must never be consumed in excess. Four to five dates are the right amount for a day.

Chilies

Chilies and peppers are a rich source of capsaicin which is the compound responsible for making them hot. Research suggests that this fiery substance can do more than just burn your taste buds. According to studies, capsaicin can cause the metabolic rate of the body to increase temporarily. As a result, you burn through fat faster. Additionally, the spiciness causes you to feel fuller faster thanks to the flavors. In other words, you eat less. Finally, it is believed that capsaicin may be capable of transforming white fat into what is known as brown fat, reducing your ability to gain weight.

Macadamia Nuts

Usually people suffering from obesity are asked to stay away from nuts. However, macadamia nuts can actually be beneficial for your weight loss program. They are rich in several essential nutrients such as magnesium, vitamin B1 and manganese. Macadamia nuts also contain a lot of monounsaturated fat which is beneficial for the body. At the same time, they contain low amounts of protein and carbs.

Potatoes

Due to their high glycemic index, potatoes are usually avoided when trying to lose weight. However, research suggests that potatoes can still be consumed during a weight loss program as long as they are not fried. Potatoes contain fewer calories and a high concentration of vitamin C and potassium.

Chocolate

Surprisingly, chocolate is also beneficial for your weight loss efforts as long as you consume the right variety of chocolate. Consuming dark chocolate on a regular basis can help your body in various ways. We all know chocolate has the ability to improve your mood but   it is also capable of helping you lose weight by boosting your metabolism and controlling your appetite.

It is important to note that, while the above foods are beneficial, they must only be consumed in moderation After all, you are trying to lose weight.

Author Bio

Anaya Shastri: I live to write and currently am a full-time blogger. Topics I like to write about include marketing, gifts, travel, festivals and many more. I also am a serious chocoholic and love to explore and write about anything and everything to do with chocolate. When not writing I am usually traveling or trekking in the mountains.

8 Yoga Poses To Improve Flexibility

Watching people perform wonder struck movements such as twisting the foot over the head, grabbing ankles like its nothing, doing a full-split while smiling, and things like that make several individuals yearn for a flexible body. Being supple and flexible not only helps us turn into a pretzel with ease, flexibility is also helpful in avoiding injury and restricting damage to various muscle groups and joints in the body. In addition, easily stretched muscles achieve full range of motion and can help prevent balance problems, backache and arthritis in people. Incorporate the art of yoga into your daily lifestyle, a wonderful combination of stretching and relaxation that amplifies your flexibility and improves your balance.

Practice these eight yoga poses to enhance your flexibility and well being:

Standing Forward Fold PoseStanding Forward Fold Pose (Uttanasana): Stand upright on a yoga mat with feet close to each other. Take a deep breath and raise your arms overhead. Upon exhalation; bend forward at the hip, reaching your arms to the floor and keeping your back straight. Place your palms beside each foot on the ground. Rest your nose and forehead on the thighs. Keep breathing and hold the pose for 30 seconds.

 

Downward Facing Dog PoseDownward Facing Dog Pose (Adho Mukha Svanasana): Come on your knees and palms on a yoga mat. Keep your knees under your hips and wrists aligned with your shoulders. Keep your palms parallel to the floor with fingers spread and toes curled inwards. Exhale and lift your knees away from the yoga mat. Slowly, raise your thighs off the floor, straighten your legs. Bring your body into an upside down ‘V’ position.  Align your head with your upper arms, but do not let it hang. Gaze softly at the navel. Remain in this pose for 15-30 seconds.

Child PoseChild Pose (Balasana): Kneel on the ground and keep your feet hip-width apart. Sit back with your posterior on your heels. As you breathe in, lean forward draping your torso over your thighs. Rest your chest on the thighs and forehead on the floor. Keep your arms extended to the front. Hold the pose for 30 -60 seconds.

 

Crescent PoseCrescent Pose (Anjaneyasana): Begin with downward facing dog pose. Upon exhalation; step your right foot forward and bend your right knee at 90-degree angle. Straighten your left leg behind and align your heel with your toes. Square your hips to the mat and keep them parallel to the floor. Raise your arms up and keep them perpendicular to the floor. Hold the pose for 15 seconds.

 

Chair PoseChair Pose (Utkatasana): Begin in mountain pose. Inhale; raise your arm up toward the ceiling and keep them perpendicular to the floor. Lower your hips to the ground and shift your weight onto your heels. There will be a slight bend in your knees and upper back. Hold the pose for 30 seconds.

Half Spinal Twist PoseHalf Spinal Twist Pose ( Ardha Matsyendrasana): Sit tall on a yoga mat with legs stretched in front of you. Fold your left leg and place the heel beside your right hip. Cross your right leg over your left knee. Place your left hand on the outer edge of your right knee and keep your right hand behind your right hip. Turn your torso and head to the right and look over your right shoulder. Hold the pose for 30-60 seconds.

Hero PoseHero Pose (Virasana): Kneel on a yoga mat and spread your feet 2-3 inches apart. Keep your thighs perpendicular to the floor. Upon exhalation; slightly lean your torso forward as you sit on your hips. Keep your heels alongside your hips and align your feet with your shins. Rest your hands on your thighs and hold the pose for 30 seconds.

 

Butterfly PoseButterfly Pose (Baddha Konasana): Sit on the ground with stretched legs and arms by your side. Grab the heels and bring them near to your pelvic region. Touch the outer edges of your feet together. Let the knees drop open wide at your side. Hold the feet with your palms and move the knees up and down. Remain in this pose for 20-30 seconds.

Practice these eight yoga poses to increase pliancy which is a key component in maintaining the overall health and well being.

Author Bio: Manmohan Singh is a passionate Yogi, Yoga Teacher and a Traveller in India. He provides yoga teacher training in Rishikesh, India. He loves writing and reading the books related to yoga, health, nature and the Himalayas.  For more information about him visit his website.

 

Post50’s Yoga Benefits

Definitely yoga requires agility and flexibility to perform and is not everyone’s cup of tea. More than that indulging in any kind of physical activity involves interest, determination and the will power to accomplish something pushing yourself to your utmost capacity. If we talk about senior people at your home how often you have seen them ailing in pain or complaining about small health issues like headaches, back pain and the like. Multiple chronic conditions often develop when these everyday symptoms are not taken care of are you can say are a natural part of aging. Sleep deprivation, high blood pressure, arthritis, Alzheimer and various other diseases creep into old age before us realizing. So why not get your elderly parents and grandparents into healthy habits along with yourself that will improve your overall quality of life. Taking out a minute chunk of your day to concentrate on your breathing or practicing other exercises can be a great opening to a healthier life for the elderly.

Embracing the Yoga perspective

With the natural aging process, physical health inevitably leads to physical deterioration and eventually affects the social and spiritual aspects of an aging body. Yoga is believed to be a general and effective remedy for restricted mobility which can be loosened through light yoga exercises with the help of personal care and assistance services. Stiffness of the joints and general weakness in the muscles which makes an elderly person become bound to his bed or chair can be a great nuisance so why not start relieving it from home. Reduce your susceptibility to bone fractures by making yoga a must practice in your life. Other inner bodily functions like blood circulation problems, digestive issues and diabetes can also be improved and prevented from worsening with adopting yoga.

On a mental level

When old age dawns on you, which is when you need the most clarity of thoughts and an unbiased sense of judgment that will help you steer through your final years with grace and comfort. Your memory may fail you at the most crucial of times leaving you feel abandoned in a sea of emotions, that is when you seem to understand the benefits of yoga as it pulls you out of the helpless abyss of impending emotions and helps you gain mental stability and calmness and peace of mind. Your concentration span may also improve and you will be able to exercise logic and reason as and when needed.

Emotional and social aspect

Loneliness may haunt you in old age reducing your general level of self-esteem and confidence. Being left on you own accord can be a nightmare in old age and may breed feelings of insecurity and develop trust issues which are not easy to overcome overnight. Dependency on your spouse or children, financial constraints or inability to look after you makes one uneasy and fear incapacity and death. On a deeper level you tend to lose perspective on life and the lack of a goal in life may morally destroy us.

Although all these things might sound highly intimidating they may have a short and easy solution and that is paying very little attention to the minute things in life and consciously feeling them to develop a more comprehensive bond with your inner self which yoga and meditation in seniors can definitely bring about.

Detox– You’ll Feel Lighter and Better

An age old technique practiced even by the Chinese and Ayurveda’s, detox basically involves cleaning the body inside out by eliminating toxins from the body through various means. Detoxifying means; cleaning the body through the blood, liver, kidneys, intestines, lungs, lymph and skin.

When do you need to detox?

If you are feeling lethargic, having skin problems, digestive issues- sluggish metabolism, bloating, aches and pains, low grade infections, menstrual problems, difficulty losing weight and mental confusion, it is time for a detox.

How can you detox?

Detoxing can be achieved by helping the body’s natural cleansing process by resting the organs through fasting, stimulating the liver, improving blood circulation and promote flushing out waste through the skin, kidneys and intestines.

Cutting down on your toxin load namely coffee, processed foods, cigarettes, alcohol, saturated fats and sugars is the first step. Using natural products for household cleaning and personal health care and avoiding chemical air pollutants that can possibly poison the blood can help too.

Follow a high fiber diet, consume organic fruits and vegetables that are rich in antioxidants and vitamins, and keep hydrated. Drink lots of tea, and eat less, clean and healthy to keep fit.

Reduce stress – the root cause of all ailments. Stress causes ‘adrenaline rush’ that slow down the detoxification enzymes in the liver. Exercising regularly, practicing yoga or other meditation techniques can help relieve stress, drive away negative emotions and develops a sense of peace.

Regular oil massaging and skin brushing, detox foot baths can exfoliate the skin to remove toxins and improve circulation. Sweating in the sauna can help the body get rid of toxins through sweat.

With the increasing use of CFC’s and environmental pollutants, use of chemical fertilizers, pesticides and insecticides; the risk of diseases like Alzheimer’s, Cancer, Cardiovascular diseases and mental retardation is on the rise.

A colon detox is a must to purify your body and prevent toxins from re-entering your bloodstream, and also a heavy metal cleanses- the cause of headaches, allergies and muscle cramps.

There are various diets that can help you detox including Fruit and Veggie detox, Juice or Smoothie Cleanse, Sugar cleanse or Hypoallergenic detox. A fruit detox is a great way to fast without starving yourself, a liquid diet for a week or a fruit and vegetable diet can help to cleanse the body in a short time.

However, before following any diet, be sure to consult your G.P and a nutritionist as they can best advise you especially if you have a medical condition.

What are the benefits of detox?

Detoxification has many health benefits including

  • Speeds up weight loss
  • Boosts the Immune system
  • Improves Skin and Hair
  • Increase in stamina and general well being
  • Prevents chronic diseases and liver damage especially if you are constantly smoking or consume alcohol.
  • Improves mental health
  • Anti-ageing effect

 

Toothpaste: more to it than just fluoride

Like every other TV commercial will tell you: you need X and Y toothpaste to keep your gums and teeth healthy. They get the latter part right, oral hygiene is no minor matter and keeping a healthy set of teeth in today’s junk food heavy world is an even tougher task. What many people don’t realize is that the problem is not exactly helped by the modern fluoride heavy toothpastes. Even medically there has been enough research on the subject and fresh debate ensues upon the nature and extent of the damage that fluoride can cause to the mouth.  The concern is on alternatives though: not enough research has gone into investigating the organic compounds that can serve us better.

Obviously items like baking soda top the list for naturally occurring toothpaste but as of now that remains less marketed and more obscure of a fact. Flouride’s basic damage steps in the form it containing potential carcinogens and that basically is enough cause for worry. The research is not conclusive on this end: that is the other worry.

Now if dental schools reduce the financial strain upon their students then maybe we will see more headway in this research. Obviously that is one debate, over which we may never hear conclusive enough a verdict but that does not reduce the importance of keeping your teeth healthy. So we switch and look: toothpastes that are more organic and better suited to helping us fight the cavities and dental bacteria. Luckily enough there are a few answers too.

Herbal Tooth Powders


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The best thing about these is the quantity of the organic herbs used within them. They are a fine alternative too because many of those herbs have gum strengthening properties as well as teeth whitening. They are especially used as medicines in case of infection or toothaches but their regular usage can be a fine addition if you want to avoid most dental problems for the rest of your life.

The worst part about them is also the herbs though. If you are purchasing the powder, make sure you’re buying something which has its quantities approved by your dentist. Mixtures that are sold without verification can be as harmful as excess fluoride within a toothpaste. Obviously they do not give you the minty mouth feel of the toothpaste but then a healthy set of teeth seem to be a fair trade off.

Sea Salt

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A lot of people use baking soda as a clear alternative to toothpastes, which is a very good choice. An even better choice though is right there within our beaches though. Many are skeptic about it but the salt’s acidic properties just go well with cleaning the teeth as well as strengthening the gums. The best approach at hand here is to just dissolve some salt in the water and then dip your finger in it and start brushing. Many people substitute this with the salt they use in their food which is not a bad alternative either but the results are significantly better with seal salt. Not so good to taste but it sure does give you the strong bite you want.

Oil cleaning

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This must sound surprising but oil actually does work. And it works rather brilliantly if you have had the care to use it. Since it does not mix too well with many things containing water, it acts as an excellent repellent for bacteria and fungi. Applying it can be done in a variety of ways but the best way is to follow it through with some scrubbing via brush soaked in pure water.

Oils from fruits like coconuts are especially a good pick for this because of their properties.

Losing Weight When You’re Always Hangry

So this is something we all have struggled with, we are desperate to lose weight, even the thought of a diet plan that promises weight loss can brighten up our eyes and make us optimistic about our obese self. Yes, this has happened to everyone of us but for me things were a tad bit different for I wanted to lose weight but was always hungry and angry. I don’t know, what resulted to what; whether my hunger was triggered by my anger or I was angry because I was hungry? All I knew was that the two got on like a house on fire. Every time, I would initiate a doable diet  plan, I would end up breaking the promise, in  just minutes. So I searched the internet for my condition and found help that actually worked. I would like to share some of the tips that worked for my hunger and anger.

Your’s Truly, Fiber.

Yes, fiber is something that plays a key role in weight loss and for good reasons. For people like me this was a life saver; foods rich in fiber tend to make you feel full and take time to be fully chewed and swallowed. Before you’ve even finished your fiber rich food your brain will be tricked to believing that your stomach is full.Although, fiber itself doesn’t burn any fats but this very property to make people feel full before they start stuffing their face with all the calories.  Fruits and vegetables which can be categorized as plant foods, berries and whole grains are all rich in fiber but the power is mainly stored in seeds or skin. Every time I would feel this irresistible urge to eat something, I’d grab an apple and munch on it and I lost 4 pounds in just a week.

Don’t Feed Your Anger:

Yes, I was angry and the only thing that would appease me was sugar and calorie stuffed food; looking into the fridge in hopes of finding cake and ice cream was more like a everyday ritual to me. Then I realized that I was just feeding my anger and it is doing me no good. I found alternatives to these sweet tooth cravings(yes, it wasn’t just a PMS thing) in plain yogurt and fresh fruit, a small portion of dark chocolate, a pretzel once a week, or smoothie if the urge was too strong.

Also, to get my anger under control, my dietitian asked me to stay away from processed foods, while shifting to fermented foods and drinks along with increased percentage of water and leafy greens in my diet. Albeit these changes my mood would still swiftly swing from normal to berserk so I was suggested to meditate and work out. The dietary and lifestyle changes also improved my sleeping cycle. Result? I wasn’t always overthinking or getting angry about one thing or the other.

Quick Tip: If you feel helpless when surrounded with tasty treats then just ask yourself is it really worth it or treat yourself with a bite or two for leaving a box full of cupcakes.

I’d Rather Eat:

I was given alternatives to satisfy the insatiable lust to eat. So every time my huger pangs would get out of control I would choose smoothies, whole wheat pasta with veggies to add flavor, casseroles, salad bowls, popcorn, sunflower seeds, soup, or the best of all–smoothies! This was hard for me, initially, but eventually I was much calmer and yes, not always hungry.

However, if you’re often on the verge of screaming and then eating a big bowl of ice cream then it’s best you consult medical help and find out if there is nothing wrong with your physical or mental state that triggers an emotional outburst and you only find comfort in eating. You should work towards identifying the reason of your problem before experimenting with multiple diet plans. I lost an incredible amount of weight as soon as I took control of things in the right manner and before it was too late.

Author Bio:

Sheerin Jafri is a passionate blogger who loves to write on disciplines such as health care and lifestyle. She is a featured author at various blogs and a staff writer at Centracare.org, a Tampa urgent care provider.

Becoming Better Every Day with Yoga

Yoga has been in the psyche and practice in Indian culture from time immemorial. It has been in the forefront of fitness essentials for decades and centuries. Not only has the art of yoga evolved over the years, but has also made room for improvisations off late. It is quite common to see that people are making a beeline for the ancient art again- especially in urban metros. Yoga has evolved from an all compassing practice to a more objective practice. Without having to do all the asanas and pranayamas, people are choosing exercises which provide them with the most effective results within a short amount of time.

The mantra of yoga is to better oneself each day. One nurtures both psychological and mental aspects of themselves through intensive practice of yoga. Regularity and dedication are two key components of attaining benefits from yoga. That is why it is a continual road to self-improvement. It is quite a common scenario that people don’t’ have the dedication to continue yoga for long. What is needed is the proper motivation and drive to continue the pursuit of yoga. One does need the help and consultation of yoga teachers to keep themselves motivated and in top condition.

The yoga teachers are well trained individuals who are groomed to be excellent consultants. Groomed in oratory and other life skills, yoga consultants help individuals in keeping fit. While yoga trainers have become common in urban cities, it was not the case even a few years ago. It is due to the impact of ashtanga yoga teacher training in India, that we are experiencing and influx of quality yoga instructors nowadays. People from diverse demographic background are taking up yoga consultancy as a viable mean of income and for good reasons. The career option has proved to be a viable mode of lucrative income generation.

There is something that one needs to look into while hiring a professional yoga trainer. Proper certifications is a must to practice as a professional yoga consultant. The centers for ashtanga yoga teacher training in India provide the pupils at their centers with valid certificates. Upon successful completion of their training people are endowed with the certificates. To get the best results out of yoga, proper consultation is required and only the tested consultants can provide that very impetus. To sum up it is true to say that with dedication and the proper consultation, one can expect decent results from their yoga practice.

The 3 Week Diet Review: Brian Flatt System

The product called “The 3 Week Diet” was launched with enough publicity to stir a momentum on discussion for fast weight loss. So it became obvious that people do ask the same question for this product and the question was “Does the 3 week diet work”?

There were discussions on various forums, sites and social media regarding the efficacy of this program. So what i did was: i bought a copy of 3 week diet, studied it, looked at its pros and cons so as to make sure that i can come up with a comprehensive 3 week diet review .

The official site of this product claims that it is a science based diet which will enable you to lose body fat within 21 days. However, you must have come across many such claims when it comes to digital products on weight loss. Some of such product do work but they extrapolate it to get more customers to their product.

Credibility:

When we talk of any digital product particularly in the health/nutrition sector, then it becomes really important to know the credibility of the author who has come up with the product. It is essential because there are many internet marketers who outsource their work of writing books to third world countries and then pack and rebrand such outsourced work with publicity to make money.

However, when we look at the author of “3 Week Diet”, we do find some positive indicators. The author is Brian Flatt who holds reputation as a sports nutritionist, health coach and a personal trainer. He has graduated from San Diego University and has been active in health and nutrition sector for over 20 years. So by going through this details, one can be sure that he is at-least not some part time internet marketer who chunks out low quality books after books for making money.

The Main Program

The entire program of “3 Week Diet” has been broken down into 4 parts which are in the form of 4 manuals as given below:

Part 1: Introduction

This is an introductory part which gives some basic stuff on the functioning of our body when it comes to storing and burning of fat. It also throws light on the type of supplements that you will need to burn fat.

Part 2: Diet Manual

This part is obvious from the name itself. It consists of variety of food combinations that you can take to shed of your body fat. Apart from it, it also throws light on negative foods i.e. foods which you must stay away from while following the recommendations of “3 Week Diet”

Part 3: Workout Manual

To accelerate the pace of fat loss, this product comes up with a workout manual. Before you think it as impractical (as many people want to stay away from workouts), you must know that the workouts mentioned in it are really simple and you do not have to do any complicated stuff. There are two versions of the workouts, one is home based and other is gym based. You can just spend at max 20-25 minutes to complete this workout.

Part 4: Mindset and Motivation Manual

It is very natural for many people that they start with great zeal but become lazy during the part of the program. To make sure that you remain consistent during the 3 weeks, this part makes sure that you remain positive in your mind. Every nutrition expert all over the world have experienced that it is important for them to constantly motivate people to adhere to their goals for achieving fitness, hence this module is very important as unsystematic routine hardly yields results.

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Why A Plant-Based Diet May Be Right For You

There are an endless amount of weight loss products, diets and programs available these days. But knowing which is going to be the best fit for your specific needs is becoming increasingly difficult. And considering that obesity rates are rising in America, it is more important than ever to find the healthiest way to lose weight while supplying your body with the essential vitamins and nutrients it is craving.

If you pay any attention to mainstream media, you have likely heard the term plant-based diet. A plant-based diet is very simple in nature, and is the healthiest way you can lose weight, be healthier and feel wonderful in your skin. The reason that plant-based diets offer many people so much better results than the typical “low-fat” type diets is because a diet based on eating plant foods is what your body is looking for.

The human body is very complex, but at the same time quite simple. It requires nutrients, vitamins and minerals to be healthy. Most of the typical foods that you can buy in the grocery store have been processed to the point to where those vital nutrients are missing. Meat and dairy products may provide your body’s essential needs such as protein and calcium, but they are certainly not the only source for these.

Thousands of years ago, our ancestors may have fallen on hard times in regards to finding adequate food. During these times of famine, the human body had to learn to adapt during these lean times. By storing fat for longer periods of time, this allowed people without as much access to fresh food to use the energy in their fat cells to perform daily tasks, such as hunting for more food.

When you eat a diet that is devoid of essential nutrients and vitamins that your body needs to function and be healthy, it has no choice except to store fat for these “lean” times. It is no secret that in our current society, food is abundant for most people. So how could our body be preparing for famine if there is so much food?

Simple.

On a nutritional level, we are starving! The human body is not looking for mere food that fills a void in our stomach. What our body is craving are the types of foods that feed us at the cellular level, not at the gut level. Eating processed food, meat, dairy or other animal products simply does not generate cellular growth within us. This is where a plant-based diet comes in.

 What Kind of Results Can I See Eating A Plant Based Diet?

One thing that is most important to remember is that eating a plant based diet is not a diet in the sense that you normally see the word used. A typical diet will have you counting calories, measuring fat grams, and being generally unhappy about how and what you eat. When you eat a plant based diet, you no longer need to worry about any of this.

When you eat fresh, wholesome foods that are naturally occurring in nature, there is no need to count and measure any of these things because they simply will not be a factor. It is not possible to overeat on a plant-based diet, and caloric intake means much less when you eat in this manner.

But once your body gets accustomed to the nutrition that you will be supplying it in the forms of fruit and vegetable foods, it will start to do something amazing – it will start dropping that stored fat! Your body will very simply realize that it is getting exactly what it needs, so there is no longer any need for stored fat for those lean times that it thought it was having before.

And when that happens, the weight comes off reasonably fast for most people. When I switched to a plant based diet, I consistently lost more than 5 pounds per week, and the weight will never come back. That is the other really important thing to remember about eating a plant based diet as part of your everyday life, and not just the latest fad in the diet industry.

As you eat, your body will use up the vitamins and nutrients that it requires and that is it. There are not any chemicals and added sugars that will need to be processed and stored as fat, so it literally becomes a non-issue. Very simply put, you will see amazing results if you start eating a plant based diet! Now that does not mean you can eat whatever types of foods that you want as long as they are not animal products.

Sugar, refined salt, various chemicals and bleached flours and breads are not going to promote weight loss if you continue to eat them. Eating in this manner is a way of life, and not the latest fad that can deliver quick and easy results. The object of a plant-based diet is to be healthier and more fit, not to lose “5 pounds before summer”. When you adopt this philosophy and lifestyle, your weight loss will take care of itself very easily.

I hope you try eating a plant based diet so that you can see all of the wonderful benefits that it has for your body. Not only in weight loss, but in your overall health and well-being.

Combat Obesity with Natural Weight Loss Products

Seeking the aide of natural traditions and natural remedies is already the most viable medical alternative to combat obesity, the modern lifestyle epidemic. Thanks to the already proven inefficacy of so called curative drugs in treating a recurrent health problem like obesity, lifestyle adjustments coupled with traditional healing is seen as the biggest draw to combat the nuances of obesity and overweight syndromes. While organic lifestyle that controls the accumulation of body fat through improving metabolism is the most important aspect of anti-obesity healthcare regimen, a few natural weight loss products with their proven effectiveness in controlling the appetite and deposit of body fats are increasingly becoming popular.

Garnicia Cambogia

The Garcinia Cambogia Extract natural fat blocker and appetite suppressant deals with the problem of obesity by addressing the root cause concerning metabolism. The product delivers the pure, scientifically treated extracts of the fruit variety of same name that is traditionally considered to have great effect in treating any type of obesity or overweight syndrome. This natural fruit extract product has little to no side effects on the users and delivers great result in steadily burning the body fat and increasing the rate of metabolism. The product has proven impact on the synthesis of fat in our body and helps to produce good HDL cholesterol for our body. Another important thing that this natural weight loss agent does is to suppress appetite and thus helping the anti-obesity cause further. The potassium rich fruit content of this product helps synthesizing the protein in your body and boosts burning of body fats.

Raspberry Ketones

While reducing appetite to help the cause of obesity treatment is common to a majority of natural weight loss products including this, it combats the body fat more directly. Raspberry Ketones through its enzyme lipases breaks the fat cells faster enough to produce visible weight loss in weeks. The fast fat burning process accelerated by this natural agent also results in increased energy level and less appetite.

Herbal Tea

Herbal tea products are increasingly gaining popularity as a health boosting agent. Having plenty of anti-oxidants and natural reserve of minerals herbal tea enhances the energy level naturally and reduces appetite. Moreover, cleansing the digestive track herbal tea helps in better metabolism. Better metabolism, reduced appetite and boosting energy level – these 3 aspects together help to combat obesity.

Hydroxy-citric acid or HCA

The acidic salt concentrate extracted from certain dry fruit varieties like brindal berry or others has shown promising results in combating factors pertaining to obesity. HCA not only reduce the absorption of fat from the metabolic process but it also helps burning the accumulated body fat and inhibiting the appetite. HCA is also regarded for its health benefits corresponding to lowering the bad LDL cholesterol in the body and increasing the heart healthy HDL cholesterol.

Beta-Glucans

It is a type of fat found in certain vegetables and cereals that has surprising health benefits for obesity affected people. Beta-Glucan or as it is called by other name Beta-Glycans is a soluble concentrated fiber that slows our metabolism and thus reduces appetite by helping you to feel fuller for longer. The fiber available as supplement is found in fiber rich vegetables and cereals like mushrooms, oats, algae and yeast.