Have you ever struggled with a never-ending dieting cycle, only to end up back where you started? Don’t feel bad, because you’re not alone. All those diets you hear about don’t work as well as they’re advertised to. They’re created more to sell diet books than they are to get people healthy! Try these natural (and cheap!) weight loss methods instead:
It seems so simple, and yet it’s completely effective! What more could you ask for in a weight-loss remedy? Water is what the body needs most for hydration and proper functioning, but it’s also extremely effective in weight loss. Water will cleanse your system and make you feel full so you won’t snack nearly as much.
Eat Whole Fruit
Many people drink fruit juices, justifying that they’re healthy because they’re getting some vitamins from the fruit. But fruit juice simply floods your body with sugar, without providing any staying power. It doesn’t have the fiber of whole fruit, so you just get calories without the filling power of whole fruit. Eat whole fruit with your meal for fiber that will fill you up, preventing you from overeating the less healthy foods.
Take Herbal and Vitamin Supplements
Taking herbal supplements and vitamins along with a healthy diet can help your body shed the weight itself. The essential vitamins and minerals in these supplements help your body regulate its blood sugar, increase calorie burn and fat breakdown and really help you lose weight. If you’re looking to burn fat and build muscle, amino acid supplements are the building blocks of protein and can help you achieve this goal.
Drink Green Tea
If you’re not a tea drinker, now would be a good time to start. Green tea is effective in weight loss and provides a punch of antioxidants to help kickstart your health. Replacing your coffee with a cup of green tea everyday can actually increase your body’s ability to burn calories. A compound in green tea called EGCG increases calorie burn along with the many antioxidant properties found in the tea. If you can’t be convinced to jump on the tea wagon, you can get green tea in supplement form as well.
Yerba Mate Tea
Yerba mate tea stimulates the central nervous system, so it simulates caffeine without the negative effects that some people experience. It can help boost your metabolism similarly to green tea. It’s another good option for people who want the benefits of green tea but don’t care for the taste.