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6 Tips to Easily Lose Weight Without Stress

6 Tips to Easily Lose Weight Without Stress

Losing weight is one of the most difficult tasks for everyone, especially women. This is something which is bothering many people throughout the world. The problem is not that losing weight is extremely hard, but the truth is that most people don’t know how to lose weight.

Many females seem to think that the only way to reduce weight is to starve themselves. However, this is not the case. Anyone can lose weight easily through some good techniques without stress or starving. The main task when losing weight is to increase your metabolism rate.

Below is a guide that will help you if you are looking for some tips to lose weight without stress:

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1. Weight lifting exercise

One of the best thing that you could do to lose weight is probably weight lifting exercises. You don’t have to burn yourself out with sweaty sessions of cardio. Weight lifting exercises not only make your body and muscles strong, it also heats up your body resulting in burning the extra stubborn fats from your body.

In addition, weight lifting increases your resting metabolic rates and this helps you reduce your fats faster even when you are resting or sleeping.

2. Getting more sleep and rest

Sleep deprivation can lead to overeating and extra pounds. Too little sleep  leads to cortisol spikes which in turn signals the body to conserve energy to fuel your waking hours. Which actually means that the body holds on to its fat content for fuel.

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Another reason we gain weight is because – the longer we stay up, the more calories we tend to consume. Proper sleep can actually help you prevent excess weight gain. Over time, good sleeping habits can assist weight loss.

3. Using green tea as a medicine

Drinking green tea daily is highly beneficial for you. Green tea is not only known for its cancer-fighting benefits, it is also a well-known drink that increases your metabolism rate.

Even if you are not exercising or resting, it is proven that taking three cups of green tea daily can increase 4 percent of your metabolism rate which helps you reduce fats.

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4. Eating more foods with Iron

Eating foods that contain Iron is highly beneficial for you as this mineral helps oxygen to reach the cells of your body, keeping you healthy and maintaining your fitness. If you don’t take enough iron, then your metabolism rate will get slower which will eventually result in increasing fats in your body.

If you don’t take enough iron, then your metabolism rate will get slower which will eventually result in increasing fats in your body. Some good sources of iron are dark green vegetables such as spinach, red meat, sea foods, poultry, beans, peas, etc.

5. Drinking more water

Drinking water not only makes you healthy and feel fresh, it also increases your metabolism rate. Water is recommended by all doctors in many types of diseases and problems like weight loss.

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Health and nutrition consultant, Deborah Orlick Levy reveals that “German researchers found that drinking six cups or 48 ounces of very cold water a day requires the body to expend more calories in trying to warm the water to body temperature. This can result in an increase in resting metabolism by 50 calories a day.”

6. Doing Yoga

Rather than heavy exercises, you can try yoga. A research shows that tension reduces your metabolism, making you more fat. By doing yoga you can reduce your tension and increase your metabolism rate.

You should find an activity (even non-physical) that reduces your tension like listening to soothing music and perform it daily as it will keep you calm and stress-free.

By following these tips, you can easily reduce your weight and make yourself more healthy and energized. These tips have helped many people and have shown positive results all over the world.

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Last Updated on July 23, 2019

5 Steps To Move Out Of Stagnancy In Life

5 Steps To Move Out Of Stagnancy In Life

In the journey of growth, there are times when we grow and excel. We are endlessly driven and hyped up, motivated to get our goals.

Then there are times when we stagnate. We feel uninspired and unmotivated. We keep procrastinating on our plans. More often than not, we get out of a rut, only to get back into another one.

How do you know if you are stagnating? Here are some tell-tale signs:

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  • If you have been experiencing chronic procrastination on your goals
  • If you don’t ever feel like doing anything
  • If you keep turning to sleep, eating, games, mindless activities and entertainment for comfort
  • If you know you should be doing something, but yet you keep avoiding it
  • If you have not achieved anything new or significant now relative to 1 month, 2 months or 3 months ago
  • If you have a deep sense of feeling that you are living under your potential

When we face stagnation in life, it’s a sign of deeper issues. Stagnation, just like procrastination, is a symptom of a problem. It’s easy to beat ourselves over it, but this approach is not going to help. Here, I will share 5 steps to help you move out of this stagnation. They won’t magically transform your life in 1 night (such changes are never permanent because the foundations are not built), but they will help you get the momentum going and help you get back on track.

1. Realize You’re Not Alone

Everyone stagnates at some point or another. You are not alone in this and more importantly, it’s normal. In fact, it’s amazing how many of my clients actually face the same predicament, even though all of them come from different walks of life, are of different ages, and have never crossed paths. Realizing you are not alone in this will make it much easier to deal with this period. By trying to “fight it”, you’re only fighting yourself. Accept this situation, acknowledge it, and tell yourself it’s okay. That way, you can then focus on the constructive steps that will really help you.

2. Find What Inspires You

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Stagnation comes because there isn’t anything that excites you enough to take action. If you don’t have a habit of setting goals, and instead just leave yourself to daily mundanes, it’s not surprising you are experiencing stagnation. What do you want to do if there are no limitations? If you can have whatever you want, what will it be? The answers to these questions will provide the fuel that will drive you forward.

On the other hand, even if you are an experienced goal setter, there are times when the goals you set in the past lose their appeal now. It’s normal and it happens to me too. Sometimes we lose touch with our goals, since we are in a different emotional state compared to when we first set them. Sometimes our priorities change and we no longer want to work on those goals anymore. However, we don’t consciously realize this, and what happens is we procrastinate on our goals until it compounds into a serious problem. If that’s the case for you, it’s time to relook into your goals. There’s no point in pursuing goals that no longer inspire you. Trash away your old goals (or just put them aside) and ask yourself what you really want now. Then go for them.

3. Give Yourself a Break

When’s the last time you took a real break for yourself? 3 months? 6 months? 1 year? Never? Perhaps it’s time to take a time-out. Prolonged working can cause someone to become disillusioned as they lose sight of who they are and what they want.

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Go take some extended leave from work. A few days at bare minimum; a few weeks or months will be great. Some of my ex-colleagues have quit their jobs and took months out to do some self-reflection. Of course, some of us might not have that luxury, so we can stick to a few weeks of leave. Go on a trip elsewhere and get away from your work and your life. Use this chance to get a renewed perspective of life. Think about your life purpose, what you want and what you want to create for your life in the future. These are big questions that require deep thinking over them. It’s not about finding the answers at one go, but about taking the first step to finding the answers.

4. Shake up Your Routines

Being in the same environment, doing the same things over and over again and meeting the same people can make us stagnant. This is especially if the people you spend the most time with are stagnant themselves.

Change things around. Start with simple things, like taking a different route to work and eating something different for breakfast. Have your lunch with different colleagues, colleagues you never talked much with. Work in a different cubicle if your work has free and easy seating. Do something different than your usual for weekday evenings and weekends. Cultivate different habits, like exercising every day, listening to a new series of podcasts every morning to work, reading a book, etc (here’s 6 Proven Ways To Make New Habits Stick). The different contexts will give you different stimulus, which will trigger off different thoughts and actions in you.

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When I’m in a state of stagnancy, I’ll get a sense of what’s making me stagnate. Sometimes it’s the environment I’m in, sometimes it’s the people I’ve been hanging out with, sometimes it’s my lifestyle. Most of the times it’s a combination of all these. Changing them up helps to stir myself out of the stagnant mode.

5. Start with a Small Step

Stagnation also comes from being frozen in fear. Maybe you do want this certain goal, but you aren’t taking action. Are you overwhelmed by the amount of work needed? Are you afraid you will make mistakes? Is the perfectionist in you taking over and paralyzing you?

Let go of the belief that it has to be perfect. Such a belief is a bane, not a boon. It’s precisely from being open to mistakes and errors that you move forward. Break down what’s before you into very very small steps, then take those small steps, a little step at a time. I had a client who had been stagnating for a long period because he was afraid of failing. He didn’t want to make another move where he would make a mistake. However, not wanting to make a mistake has led him to do absolutely nothing for 2-3 years. On the other hand, by doing just something, you would already be making progress, whether it’s a mistake or not. Even if you make a supposed “mistake”,  you get feedback to do things differently in the next step. That’s something you would never have known if you never made a move.

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