5 Easy Tips to Help You Lose Weight and Increase Energy
With today’s world being so much about Fast and Convenient, it has become much easier to eat fast food, take out, or boxed/frozen meals than ever before. And as a whole, we have bought into the idea that our priority should be that faster is more important than healthier.
As a result, we couple bad eating with a fast paced and high stress life and we end up with a recipe for disaster. Not to mention the need to figure out how to lose weight, increase our energy, and get healthier. We’re here to help you lose weight and feel better.
Thankfully there are some super easy things you can do to give your health a boost, your metabolism some support and your body the things it needs to stay healthy and happy.
In the long run, you will find it less expensive and your body much more happy.
#1. Shop around the outside perimeter of the store.
With the exception of spices, oils, and a very few other things, the vast majority of the isles of a grocery store are filled with boxed and highly processed foods. The outside areas include, produce, bakery, deli, meat department, and dairy.
Those are the exact areas you will find “real” foods (as in those NOT entirely made of chemicals) that will feed your body so that it can perform the way you would like it to.
#2. Don’t eat anything out of a bag, box, can or jar.
There are a few exceptions to this rule with things like frozen fruit or veggies, but other than the few exceptions, if it is in some sort of bag, box can or jar and has anything other than just the pure food ingredients, DON’T BUY OR CONSUME IT!!!
One of the biggest misconceptions about modern eating is that most things in a grocery store are actual food. WRONG!!!
If it has a list of ingredients that are more than the food you are looking for and include items you can’t pronounce, you should NOT be eating them!
Your body will thank you if you don’t. When you look at things like that, think “Chemical Shit Storm” and walk away.
#3. Cut way back on breads and grains in general.
A lot of grains in your diet cause an imbalance and drastically slow your metabolism and cloud brain function. It doesn’t help that the vast majority of grain based products are made with chemically and genetically altered grains that trash our bodies even in small amounts.
If you need grains in your life, go for some quinoa or a sprouted bread on occasion, or some brown rice, but skip the processed grains like wheat, barley, and anything else that says “bleached” or “enriched.”
#4. Cut way back on the sugar.
We all have our form of sweet tooth and until you get around to finding the alternative recipes, you will most likely continue to consume some sugar.
The more you can cut back, the better. Some things to keep in mind about sugar… It kills your metabolism. It causes inflammation. It severely disrupts the hormonal balance of your body. It kills the good bacteria in your gut. It feeds cancer and candida. It causes weight gain and water retention. It is the single most addictive substance on the earth today.
So… now that you know just a FEW of the things sugar does to your body, realize that every bit you can cut back is WONDERFUL!!!
#5. Increase your water intake.
Water is one of the most essential and overlooked parts of our daily diet. Without going into a HUGE list of what it can do for your body just consider these main points…
When you are consuming enough water:
- Your metabolism works better (helps you lose weight)
- Your Skin has less blemishes and wrinkles
- Your guts can work as they need. (You are more “regular”)
- Your blood can more easily eliminate hormone altering toxins and disease.
- Your mind works better and is less foggy
- Your energy levels are higher.
- Your body is better able to absorb and use the nutrients you are taking in.
A great goal is to consume 1 gallon of quality filtered water each day. If you add a little bit of lemon juice to your water you make it almost a “super water” with additional properties that fight cancer, reduce inflammation, and give you energy.
Those are 5 very simple and effective tips on how to lose weight, increase your energy and improve your health without having to count calories and workout.
Start using them right away. Remember to give yourself a little grace as it take a little bit of time for your body to adjust and for you to get in the habit and see the results.
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Chase & Jeremie
Originally published at www.dcsfreedom.com on November 29, 2015.