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Drink This for Weight Loss When You Wake Up and Go to Sleep

Drink This for Weight Loss When You Wake Up and Go to Sleep

Yet another one of those weight loss gimmicks, or is it?

It’s true that the flood of information around weight loss can be overwhelming at times, so it was refreshing for me to experience – like a cool glass of lemonade on a hot summer’s day – the benefits of lemon tea for my health, and weight loss.

In my research of natural alternatives for common health issues, I discovered that there are natural remedies out there for almost any ailment you might have. The Chinese have been experts in medicinal medicine before we of the west even conjured up the idea of a doctor, so there’s merit in looking towards ancient – and sometimes simplistic – remedies for woes such as weight loss.

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In fact, drinking a glass of warm lemon tea upon waking, and before bed, is even more effective than many high-priced weight loss products on the market. This drink has multiple benefits for your health, and will also help you start your day vitalized and ready for action!

Drink Lemon Tea to Lose Weight

Put those diet pills away! Now you have a more natural way to lose weight with lemon tea. It’s well known that lemon boosts your metabolism, which makes your body burn calories faster. The rate of increase will vary according to your individual body type, but it’s common for your metabolism to remain elevated for many hours after consuming lemon tea – a super efficient way to shed excessive fat without the need for dietary supplements.

Try this recipe:

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  1. Prepare a cup of piping-hot filtered water.
  2. Add a teaspoon of organic grated or dried ginger.
  3. A pinch of organic cayenne. Warning: Too much can lead to uncomfortable consequences.
  4. A dash of honey to taste.

Of course, you won’t lose weight by drinking lemon tea all on its own, but it can be a helpful part of your daily routine. To be effective, this drink needs to be combined with an exercise plan and a healthy food regime.

But doesn’t that require additional energy that can be lacking from your diet meal plan?

Lemon Tea Also Gives You Energy to Exercise

Drinking a lemon tea combined with honey and warm water acts as a much-needed boost to your glycogen levels, restoring your depleted electrolytes and providing you with a boost of energy.

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I personally drink a concoction of lemon, ginger, cayenne, and honey every morning. This powerful combination leads to an increased vitality and higher energy level which you can use to power your morning exercise regimen.

A Post-Weight-Loss Boost With Lemon Tea

Weight loss can be taxing on your health, and lemon tea can help.

While weight loss results are a rewarding experience for anyone looking to shed unwanted pounds from their posterior, there are some transformational effects of substantial weight loss that can require additional healing power. And while there are cosmetic procedures to heal your skin and to make you look young again, your internals may also need healing. That’s where this wonder drink can assist.

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Drinking lemon tea before bed and upon waking:

  • Improves your digestion: Lemon juice is good for you liver, as it encourages the production of bile, and bile assists your digestive system to process complex foods. The combination of lemon, honey, and warm water also creates a better environment in your stomach and colon, so your digestion of food is improved.
  • Boosts your immune system: Honey is an immune system booster, as it has the ability to fight bacteria in your stomach. Lemon also consists of vitamins, minerals, and other useful ingredients that lift your immune system.
  • Detoxifies your body: Drinking lemon tea promotes a natural detox effect since lemon contains citric acid which boosts the work rate of your liver, and contributes to a more regular flushing of your organs.

Drink Your Way to Weight Loss

Drinking lemon tea when you wake in the morning, then again before you go to sleep, is a powerful way to lose weight and increase your energy to exercise, naturally.

Ditch the weight loss shake and fad weight loss diet, and stick to the fundamentals instead. It could also be a great idea for a weight loss lemonade stand in your neighborhood.

Hmm… Shark Tank here I come!

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Last Updated on September 18, 2020

7 Simple Rules to Live by to Get in Shape in Two Weeks

7 Simple Rules to Live by to Get in Shape in Two Weeks

Learning how to get in shape and set goals is important if you’re looking to live a healthier lifestyle and get closer to your goal weight. While this does require changes to your daily routine, you’ll find that you are able to look and feel better in only two weeks.

Over the years, I’ve learned a lot about what it takes to get in shape. Although anyone can cover the basics (eat right and exercise), there are some things that I could only learn through trial and error. Let’s cover some of the most important points for how to get in shape in two weeks.

1. Exercise Daily

It is far easier to make exercise a habit if it is a daily one. If you aren’t exercising at all, I recommend starting by exercising a half hour every day. When you only exercise a couple times per week, it is much easier to turn one day off into three days off, a week off, or a month off.

If you are already used to exercising, switching to three or four times a week to fit your schedule may be preferable, but it is a lot harder to maintain a workout program you don’t do every day.

Be careful to not repeat the same exercise routine each day. If you do an intense ab workout one day, try switching it up to general cardio the next. You can also squeeze in a day of light walking to break up the intensity.

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If you’re a morning person, check out these morning exercises that will start your day off right.

2. Duration Doesn’t Substitute for Intensity

Once you get into the habit of regular exercise, where do you go if you still aren’t reaching your goals? Most people will solve the problem by exercising for longer periods of time, turning forty-minute workouts into two hour stretches. Not only does this drain your time, but it doesn’t work particularly well.

One study shows that “exercising for a whole hour instead of a half does not provide any additional loss in either body weight or fat”[1].

This is great news for both your schedule and your levels of motivation. You’ll likely find it much easier to exercise for 30 minutes a day instead of an hour. In those 30 minutes, do your best to up the intensity to your appropriate edge to get the most out of the time.

3. Acknowledge Your Limits

Many people get frustrated when they plateau in their weight loss or muscle gaining goals as they’re learning how to get in shape. Everyone has an equilibrium and genetic set point where their body wants to remain. This doesn’t mean that you can’t achieve your fitness goals, but don’t be too hard on yourself if you are struggling to lose weight or put on muscle.

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Acknowledging a set point doesn’t mean giving up, but it does mean realizing the obstacles you face.

Expect to hit a plateau in your own fitness results[2]. When you expect a plateau, you can manage around it so you can continue your progress at a more realistic rate. When expectations meet reality, you can avoid dietary crashes.

4. Eat Healthy, Not Just Food That Looks Healthy

Know what you eat. Don’t fuss over minutia like whether you’re getting enough Omega 3’s or tryptophan, but be aware of the big things. Look at the foods you eat regularly and figure out whether they are healthy or not. Don’t get fooled by the deceptively healthy snacks just pretending to be good for you.

The basic nutritional advice includes:

  • Eat unprocessed foods
  • Eat more veggies
  • Use meat as a side dish, not a main course
  • Eat whole grains, not refined grains[3]

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Eat whole grains when you want to learn how to get in shape.

    5. Watch Out for Travel

    Don’t let a four-day holiday interfere with your attempts when you’re learning how to get in shape. I don’t mean that you need to follow your diet and exercise plan without any excursion, but when you are in the first few weeks, still forming habits, be careful that a week long break doesn’t terminate your progress.

    This is also true of schedule changes that leave you suddenly busy or make it difficult to exercise. Have a backup plan so you can be consistent, at least for the first month when you are forming habits.

    If travel is on your schedule and can’t be avoided, make an exercise plan before you go[4], and make sure to pack exercise clothes and an exercise mat as motivation to keep you on track.

    6. Start Slow

    Ever start an exercise plan by running ten miles and then puking your guts out? Maybe you aren’t that extreme, but burnout is common early on when learning how to get in shape. You have a lifetime to be healthy, so don’t try to go from couch potato to athletic superstar in a week.

    If you are starting a running regime, for example, run less than you can to start. Starting strength training? Work with less weight than you could theoretically lift. Increasing intensity and pushing yourself can come later when your body becomes comfortable with regular exercise.

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    7. Be Careful When Choosing a Workout Partner

    Should you have a workout partner? That depends. Workout partners can help you stay motivated and make exercising more fun. But they can also stop you from reaching your goals.

    My suggestion would be to have a workout partner, but when you start to plateau (either in physical ability, weight loss/gain, or overall health) and you haven’t reached your goals, consider mixing things up a bit.

    If you plateau, you may need to make changes to continue improving. In this case it’s important to talk to your workout partner about the changes you want to make, and if they don’t seem motivated to continue, offer a thirty day break where you both try different activities.

    I notice that guys working out together tend to match strength after a brief adjustment phase. Even if both are trying to improve, something seems to stall improvement once they reach a certain point. I found that I was able to lift as much as 30-50% more after taking a short break from my regular workout partner.

    Final Thoughts

    Learning how to get in shape in as little as two weeks sounds daunting, but if you’re motivated and have the time and energy to devote to it, it’s certainly possible.

    Find an exercise routine that works for you, eat healthy, drink lots of water, and watch as the transformation begins.

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