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10 Natural Supplements To Lose Weight Fast

10 Natural Supplements To Lose Weight Fast

The dream to look healthy and fit will cost no extra money and would not require stretching your eventful work routine. The intake of natural supplements, which are full of nutrients required by your body, will help you achieve the weight lost goal.

1. A Scoop of Lemon Juice For An Improved Immune System.

Lemon Juice For An Improved Immune System

    Why?

    Lemons have alkalizing effect on body and are detoxifying in nature. It also contains high quantity of Vitamin C that helps in maintaining a healthy weight.

    According to a study in the Journal of Nutrition in 2007, researchers found out people who take in more of Vitamin C weight less as compared to people who avoid Vitamin C in their daily consumption of food.

    How?

    Adding lemon juice to hot water and drinking it daily in the morning will kick start your day with a boost of Vitamin C that will work as a fat burning component and help you depollute your immune system.

    2. A Scoop of Cinnamon To Regulate Blood Sugar.

    Cinnamon To Regulate Blood Sugar

      Why?

      Consuming cinnamon helps in regulating blood sugar, which is highly important in your weight loss process. The antimicrobial and anti-parasitic properties of cinnamon assist in balancing blood glucose, cholesterol and blood pressure.

      How?

      1. Cinnamon can be consumed by simple sprinkling it onto your cereals or smoothies that will also provide added flavor.
      2. Another weight loss tactic to consume cinnamon is mixing it with equal amount of honey in a glass full of hot water that will also provide goodness of honey.

      3. A Scoop of Raw Organic Honey For Good Metabolism.

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      Raw Organic Honey For Good Metabolism

        Why?

        The raw organic honey helps increase metabolism with presence of 22 amino acids that stops body to gain weight and at the same time providing effective fat burning treatment.

        Raw organic honey is not similar to your jar-packed honey. When buying, make sure the label reads raw and organic. The inclusion of minerals like iron, sodium, potassium, phosphorous, calcium and zinc makes raw organic honey a strong substitute to regular sugar.

        How?

        The best way to consume honey is to take one or two spoonful of it straight from the jar. Honey will do the magic to make sure you lose extra pounds while you enjoy a peaceful sleep.

        4. A Scoop of Apple Cider Vinegar To Curb Hunger.

        Apple Cider Vinegar To Curb Hunger

          Why?

          Fresh apple cider includes enzymes, minerals and vitamins, whose intake allows our body to feel less hungry. Apple cider vinegar is also packed with fibers and organic acids that helps us to not munch on snacks needlessly.

          According to 2005 study published in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, it is highlighted that people who had intake of apple cider vinegar with their breads ate lesser and felt satisfied with the amount of food provided as compared to those who did not. It is mainly because of acetic acid that is the primary constituent of the vinegar.

          How?

          The best way to find good quality of apple cider vinegar is to choose the one that is produced from organically grown apples. It is important to note that diluted intake of apple cider vinegar is recommended. To let the vinegar help in curbing hunger, you can take 2 tablespoon of organic apple cider vinegar with a glass of water, 30 minutes before meal.

          5. A Scoop of Virgin Coconut Oil For Healthy Fat Intake.

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          Virgin Coconut Oil For Healthy Fat Intake

            Why?

            Virgin coconut oil contains saturated fat that helps in reducing weight and providing required healthy fatty acids, which stops us from eating excessively.

            The International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition stated in their 2010 study that coconut oil helps in increasing our metabolism and reducing appetite significantly. It is also the only oil that should be cooked as it is heat resistant and maintains its goodness while adding sweet flavor to your food.

            How?

            To maintain the healthy fat intake via virgin coconut oil, try replacing some cooking fat with it. Most people replace their olive oil with virgin coconut oil and enjoy its benefits in reducing appetite in addition to working as anti-aging component.

            6. A Scoop of Turmeric To Gain Good Antioxidants.

            Turmeric To Gain Good Antioxidants

              Why?

              Turmeric is truly the most effective way to shed extra pounds without having any side-effects. The healthy yellow-orange spice contains curcumin which provide lots of antioxidants and helps in detoxification.

              Turmeric’s anti-inflammatory properties aids in better functioning of immune system and lowering cholesterol. A review of European Journal of Nutrition, 2010, states that when body does not need to waste energy over fighting inflammation, it reduces weight easily.

              How?

              It can be added to beef or meat to provide its beautiful color and productivity. Recently popular way to intake turmeric in Western world is through consumption of Golden Milk. Golden Milk is a combination of turmeric with coconut oil/ coconut milk.

              7. A Scoop of Ginger For Better Digestion.

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              Ginger For Better Digestion

                Why?

                Ginger helps in the movement of food inside our body and provides with high fiber content. The rate of metabolism significantly rises with intake of ginger that helps in burning fat and calories.

                Used in ancient Ayurvedic and Chinese medicines, ginger is full with goodness and works as anti-inflammatory agent. It also suppresses hunger and regulates blood sugar.

                How?

                Ginger can be added to spice up soup and steak. It can also be consumed with lemon making it a sort of tea, which can be taken before breakfast.

                8. A Scoop of Organic Cocoa Powder To Suppress Appetite.

                Organic Cocoa Powder To Suppress Appetite

                  Why?

                  Organic cocoa powder helps you satisfy your sweet tooth while acting as the influential natural way to suppress appetite. The contents of cocoa powder help in elevating mood, and source our body with antioxidants and proteins. It amazingly metabolizes fat and uses it as energy.

                  Organic cocoa powder works effectively for 22 hours and reduces oxidation damage to blood, according to British Journal of Nutrition, 2010.

                  How?

                  Organic cocoa powder is different from dark chocolate or drinking chocolate. It can easily be found in baking section of supermarkets. To suppress appetite while consuming healthy fat, cocoa powder can be taken with lukewarm coconut milk.

                  9. A Scoop of Ground Flax Seed For Essential Fiber.

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                  Ground Flaxseed For Essential Fiber

                    Why?

                    Flax seed have abundance of rich fiber that helps in sooth bowel movement. A good digestive system with healthy gut bacteria provided by flax seed can result in dropping extra pounds easily.

                    With lots of omega 3 fatty acids and 25 percent of fiber, ground flax seed helps in reducing hunger and gaining antioxidants, reported by the journal Appetite in its 2012 issue. It also keeps heart and liver diseases at bay.

                    How?

                    Only ground flax seed should be consumed, whole flax seed goes undigested from our body. It can be consumed by sprinkling it over yogurt, salads and soups.

                    10. A Scoop of Garlic To Flush Fat.

                    Garlic To Flush Fat

                      Why?

                      Garlic herb has many benefits including boosting metabolism, burning fat and providing detoxification. It balances the blood sugar level and aids in effective weight loss.

                      A famous Korean study published in 2011 in Journal of Nutrition proposes a study on mice in which fat mice got slim by the consumption of garlic.

                      How?

                      A bittersweet drink of this herb and lemon juice can aid your body in losing extra fat. Peel 3 garlic cloves and leave them in open for 10 minutes; then add lemon juice from 1 lemon in a glass of water. Stir it for 2 minutes and drink this first thing in the morning.

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                      Last Updated on September 16, 2019

                      How to Stop Procrastinating: 11 Practical Ways for Procrastinators

                      How to Stop Procrastinating: 11 Practical Ways for Procrastinators

                      You have a deadline looming. However, instead of doing your work, you are fiddling with miscellaneous things like checking email, social media, watching videos, surfing blogs and forums. You know you should be working, but you just don’t feel like doing anything.

                      We are all familiar with the procrastination phenomenon. When we procrastinate, we squander away our free time and put off important tasks we should be doing them till it’s too late. And when it is indeed too late, we panic and wish we got started earlier.

                      The chronic procrastinators I know have spent years of their life looped in this cycle. Delaying, putting off things, slacking, hiding from work, facing work only when it’s unavoidable, then repeating this loop all over again. It’s a bad habit that eats us away and prevents us from achieving greater results in life.

                      Don’t let procrastination take over your life. Here, I will share my personal steps on how to stop procrastinating. These 11 steps will definitely apply to you too:

                      1. Break Your Work into Little Steps

                      Part of the reason why we procrastinate is because subconsciously, we find the work too overwhelming for us. Break it down into little parts, then focus on one part at the time. If you still procrastinate on the task after breaking it down, then break it down even further. Soon, your task will be so simple that you will be thinking “gee, this is so simple that I might as well just do it now!”.

                      For example, I’m currently writing a new book (on How to achieve anything in life). Book writing at its full scale is an enormous project and can be overwhelming. However, when I break it down into phases such as –

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                      • (1) Research
                      • (2) Deciding the topic
                      • (3) Creating the outline
                      • (4) Drafting the content
                      • (5) Writing Chapters #1 to #10,
                      • (6) Revision
                      • (7) etc.

                      Suddenly it seems very manageable. What I do then is to focus on the immediate phase and get it done to my best ability, without thinking about the other phases. When it’s done, I move on to the next.

                      2. Change Your Environment

                      Different environments have different impact on our productivity. Look at your work desk and your room. Do they make you want to work or do they make you want to snuggle and sleep? If it’s the latter, you should look into changing your workspace.

                      One thing to note is that an environment that makes us feel inspired before may lose its effect after a period of time. If that’s the case, then it’s time to change things around. Refer to Steps #2 and #3 of 13 Strategies To Jumpstart Your Productivity, which talks about revamping your environment and workspace.

                      3. Create a Detailed Timeline with Specific Deadlines

                      Having just 1 deadline for your work is like an invitation to procrastinate. That’s because we get the impression that we have time and keep pushing everything back, until it’s too late.

                      Break down your project (see tip #1), then create an overall timeline with specific deadlines for each small task. This way, you know you have to finish each task by a certain date. Your timelines must be robust, too – i.e. if you don’t finish this by today, it’s going to jeopardize everything else you have planned after that. This way it creates the urgency to act.

                      My goals are broken down into monthly, weekly, right down to the daily task lists, and the list is a call to action that I must accomplish this by the specified date, else my goals will be put off.

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                      Here’re more tips on setting deadlines: 22 Tips for Effective Deadlines

                      4. Eliminate Your Procrastination Pit-Stops

                      If you are procrastinating a little too much, maybe that’s because you make it easy to procrastinate.

                      Identify your browser bookmarks that take up a lot of your time and shift them into a separate folder that is less accessible. Disable the automatic notification option in your email client. Get rid of the distractions around you.

                      I know some people will out of the way and delete or deactivate their facebook accounts. I think it’s a little drastic and extreme as addressing procrastination is more about being conscious of our actions than counteracting via self-binding methods, but if you feel that’s what’s needed, go for it.

                      5. Hang out with People Who Inspire You to Take Action

                      I’m pretty sure if you spend just 10 minutes talking to Steve Jobs or Bill Gates, you’ll be more inspired to act than if you spent the 10 minutes doing nothing. The people we are with influence our behaviors. Of course spending time with Steve Jobs or Bill Gates every day is probably not a feasible method, but the principle applies — The Hidden Power of Every Single Person Around You

                      Identify the people, friends or colleagues who trigger you – most likely the go-getters and hard workers – and hang out with them more often. Soon you will inculcate their drive and spirit too.

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                      As a personal development blogger, I “hang out” with inspiring personal development experts by reading their blogs and corresponding with them regularly via email and social media. It’s communication via new media and it works all the same.

                      6. Get a Buddy

                      Having a companion makes the whole process much more fun. Ideally, your buddy should be someone who has his/her own set of goals. Both of you will hold each other accountable to your goals and plans. While it’s not necessary for both of you to have the same goals, it’ll be even better if that’s the case, so you can learn from each other.

                      I have a good friend whom I talk to regularly, and we always ask each other about our goals and progress in achieving those goals. Needless to say, it spurs us to keep taking action.

                      7. Tell Others About Your Goals

                      This serves the same function as #6, on a larger scale. Tell all your friends, colleagues, acquaintances and family about your projects. Now whenever you see them, they are bound to ask you about your status on those projects.

                      For example, sometimes I announce my projects on The Personal Excellence Blog, Twitter and Facebook, and my readers will ask me about them on an ongoing basis. It’s a great way to keep myself accountable to my plans.

                      8. Seek out Someone Who Has Already Achieved the Outcome

                      What is it you want to accomplish here, and who are the people who have accomplished this already? Go seek them out and connect with them. Seeing living proof that your goals are very well achievable if you take action is one of the best triggers for action.

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                      9. Re-Clarify Your Goals

                      If you have been procrastinating for an extended period of time, it might reflect a misalignment between what you want and what you are currently doing. Often times, we outgrow our goals as we discover more about ourselves, but we don’t change our goals to reflect that.

                      Get away from your work (a short vacation will be good, else just a weekend break or staycation will do too) and take some time to regroup yourself. What exactly do you want to achieve? What should you do to get there? What are the steps to take? Does your current work align with that? If not, what can you do about it?

                      10. Stop Over-Complicating Things

                      Are you waiting for a perfect time to do this? That maybe now is not the best time because of X, Y, Z reasons? Ditch that thought because there’s never a perfect time. If you keep waiting for one, you are never going to accomplish anything.

                      Perfectionism is one of the biggest reasons for procrastination. Read more about why perfectionist tendencies can be a bane than a boon: Why Being A Perfectionist May Not Be So Perfect.

                      11. Get a Grip and Just Do It

                      At the end, it boils down to taking action. You can do all the strategizing, planning and hypothesizing, but if you don’t take action, nothing’s going to happen. Occasionally, I get readers and clients who keep complaining about their situations but they still refuse to take action at the end of the day.

                      Reality check:

                      I have never heard anyone procrastinate their way to success before and I doubt it’s going to change in the near future.  Whatever it is you are procrastinating on, if you want to get it done, you need to get a grip on yourself and do it.

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