Simple Tips for Easy Weight Loss, Part II
By Monique Hawkins
In part two of this article series, additional tips for easy weight loss will be addressed. These steps highlight information from Kevin Trudeau's "How to Lose 30 Pounds in 30 Days: The Weight Loss Secret They Don?t Want You to Know About".
In part one, it was discussed that more and more Americans are becoming overweight. Many people have a difficult time losing weight and finding a diet that works for them. In addition, even after sorting through all kinds of information and opinions about what works and what doesn't and trying various diets, some people still are unable to lose those stubborn pounds.
Also addressed was how genetics do not determine whether or not a person will be fat, but do determine one's body shape. The fact is there are specific reasons people are overweight. These include the following:
1. Slow metabolism: People who are overweight have a hard time burning off food. As a result, the fat is stored.
2. Emotional Eating: Those who struggle with weight many times eat when they are very stressed or when other emotional upheavals are happening in their lives.
3. Hormonal Imbalances
4. Eating Too Large of Portions
5. Eating lots of Diet Food (e.g. low fat, low carb foods): Kevin explains in the book why this is a problem.
6. Body Toxicity
7. Eating Late: Late night eating can cause food to convert to fat more easily.
8. High Susceptibility to Growth Hormones: This is what is put in many meat and dairy products to help the animals grow faster and larger. In humans, this can result in increased fat storage.
9 Not Eating Breakfast
10. Numerous Diets: This has a negative impact on the metabolism and causes losing weight to be much more difficult.
11. Ingredients in Foods: The ingredients that are in foods cause people to be overweight. This really is the number one reason people have weight loss problems.
The good news is that everyone can lose weight. The first 7 tips for easy weight loss are:
Tip #1: Drink Water upon Arising: The first thing in the morning, drink 8 ounces of distilled water, bottled water, or filtered water. It can't be tap water.
Tip #2: Eat a Big Breakfast: This should be done 45 minutes after getting up in the morning. Suggested organic foods to choose from (it must be organic) are apples, bananas, rye bread with no sugar, plain yogurt, tuna, lamb, tomatoes, carrots, peppers, raw honey, wild smoked salmon, etc. Kevin's book covers more.
Tip #3: Drink Distilled Water Throughout the Day: Eight glasses is recommended.
Tip #4: Walk Non-Stop One Hour Each Day: This doesn't have to be power walking or anything like that. Just walk at your own pace with outside being the best place.
Tip #5: Stop Eating after 6:00 PM: This is hard for some people, but do the best you can.
Tip #6: Do a Candida Cleanse: Candida is yeast overgrowth in the colon that can cause all kinds of health problems. Check online for "Candida Cleanse" or go to your local health food store.
Tip #7: Do a Colon Cleanse: This cleanse cleans out the digestive system, which is clogged and sluggish in many overweight people. Once more, check online or go to your local health food store.
Here are the final ones:
Tip #8: Eat Organic Grapefruit: Eat as much as you want everyday. They appear to have enzymes that help burn fat. Don?t drink the juice, but eat the fresh fruit.
Tip #9: No Aspartame, Nutra Sweet, Sucralose, or Splenda: In other words, no artificial sweeteners. They are toxic to your body.
Tip #10: No Monosodiumglutamates (MSG): This is toxic to your body.
Tip #11: Take Digestive Enzymes: These should be taken with each meal. This also is important since many people?s bodies do not produce enough of them. The result is that food is not digested properly, which can wreak havoc on one?s system. Digestive enzymes can be found at your local health food store or online.
Tip #12: No Fast Foods
Tip #13: No High Fructose Corn Syrup or White Flour: Instead use Stevia, raw organic cane sugar, or raw organic honey. All of these products can be found at your local health food store.
Tip #14: Eat Organic Apples, Organic Meats, Organic Fish, and Organic Poultry
Tip #15: Do a Liver/Gallbladder Cleanse: A clean liver will help your body digest food much more efficiently.
Tip #16: Eat A Big Salad with Lunch and Dinner: For the dressing, use organic olive oil, organic lemon, and apple cider vinegar.
Tip #17: Rebound Every Day: Rebounding is jumping on a mini-trampoline. This will help relieve your body of toxins, clean out the lymphatic system, plus tone you up.
Tip #18: Add Organic Hot Peppers: Use these for every meal since they help speed up the fat burning process.
Tip #19: Use One Teaspoon of Organic Apple Cider Vinegar: This should be done before each meal since it helps to pull fat from the body?s cells.
Tip #20: Breathe: Throughout the day, practice deep breathing. Increased oxygen helps the body burn fat.
Tip #21: Do 15 Colonics in 30 Days: A colonic is a painless process in which water is pumped in and out of the colon. What this does is loosen old fecal manner that has been in the colon for years and pulls it right on out. Check online or the yellow pages to find a health care professional who is trained in this.
Tip #22: Add Muscle: This does not mean you have to hit the gym and lift like crazy. You can choose to do Pilates, Yoga, Kung Fu, etc. The key is to build muscle since the more muscle you have, the more your body will burn fat.
Tip #23: Do a Juice Fast: Now, this is very hard for many people to do. Even a few days would be beneficial. A fast helps to detox one?s body and resets the metabolism. Always consult a doctor before something like this as well. Go to Naturalcures.com, check out your local bookstore to find books on fasting, or even visit your local health food store to obtain information.
Tip #24: Cheat Whenever You Want!: Of course, don't keep cheating! Cheat for a meal, and then start eating right again.
Though more and more Americans are becoming overweight, you don't have to be part of the statistics. Weight loss does not have to be grueling, and nor does it have to involve no carbs, calorie counting, no fat and the like. In fact, it can be fast, easy, and optimal health can be obtained. You are now on your way to obtaining that figure you have been dreaming of.
Copyright 2005 Monique Hawkins
About The Author
Monique Hawkins is an Associate with USANA Health Sciences. One of her passions is encouraging and supporting others to obtain optimal health and wellness. Visit http://www.usana.com/en/products/us/essentials/what_essentials.shtml,
http://www.usana.com/en/products/us/sense/index.shtml and her music box website at http://www.my-music-box.com.