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Ten Best Tips To Lose Your Weight Naturally

Ten Best Tips To Lose Your Weight Naturally

Obesity has transformed itself into one of the most alarming social issues. With it prevalence over 35.7 percent amongst adults, obesity is soaring up high on a petrifying rate. Obesity is when a person accumulates excessive body fat.

But why is obesity so ubiquitous currently? The obvious answer is food. Eating is a trend these days. Statistics prove that despite vain efforts put in to spread awareness amongst the public about eating healthy, people choose to overeat. Consumption of calories has increased drastically throughout the year.

Not only are people eating more, but they are also becoming lazier. Lifestyles have been changed. With the arrival of technology, our action shows an inclination towards a sedentary lifestyle. Physical activity has been minimized, consequently people do not burn calories.

Daily schedules are disturbed. People do not get the required amount of sleep science suggests. Medicines in the market further encourage obesity as suggested in an article of Annals of Pharmacotherapy. The ultimate result is that obesity is carried in your genes.

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A contemporary issue of obesity enkindles trepidation in our hearts. This problem must be addressed with immediate effect to prevent the situation where such a disease becomes indissoluble. Authorities have taken measures to overcome the undesired situation; however, there is something we can do to redress the current circumstances.

If you are unfortunately a victim of obesity, below are some natural weight loss tips which will resolve your issue:

Exercise

An obvious remedy to obesity is a daily workout. Not everyone can accommodate long workouts in their busy schedules, but it is still possible to activate yourself in such manner to burn as much as calories you can. There are numbers of short workouts available that will help you lose weight. Below are some:

  • Few sets of squats
  • Run for fifteen minutes
  • Jogging in a park
  • Skipping
  • Swimming

There are several applications available that will help you to maintain a healthy life.

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Sleep

Sleep is a significant component of your life. Science suggests that a person should get around 7-9 hours of sleep to maintain a healthy body and a sound mind. Metabolism is disturbed if you do not get an adequate amount of sleep. For an efficient functioning of the body, you need to keep your sleep cycle in order.

Drink Water

Drinking water can help you lose your weight. Drinking the required amount of water will help you in burning calories. An advantage of substituting water as your favorite drink is that you avoid the beverages that are high in calories.

Leave Carbonated Beverages

Fizzy drinks are no doubt irresistible but lead to an increment in body weight. Not only do they increase the weight, but they also affect your health negatively in numerous ways. You can rather drink natural juices which will help you stay fit and healthy.

Fast Intermittently

You can lose weight and improve your health with intermittent fasting. It is a term for an eating pattern that cycles between periods of fasting and eating. The focus is basically on the timing of your intake.

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Eat What Is Right

Obviously eating the right food will help you maintain a body that everyone wants. An improper diet leads to obesity. Here are some natural remedies listed which will assist you to lose weight:

  • Chia seeds
  • Lean meat
  • Cayenne pepper

These food items will work as a mechanism making your body function in such manners that it will help you overcome the problem of obesity.

Eat Low-Calorie Items

You can eliminate a large amount of unhealthy fat and sugar by eating what is favourable to you. Avoid processed foods that are high in sugar and calories. Limit your intake of sugar and focus on eating healthy foods like yoghurt, nuts, etc.

Eat Fruits and Vegetables

Fruits and vegetables are collectively rich in Fiber, Proteins, Vitamins and Carbonates. Appetite dominant with fresh fruit and vegetables will help you in keeping yourself healthy.

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Drink Fat Burning Beverages

Countless beverages will make you lose weight. Here is a short list:

  • Green Tea
  • Herbal Tea
  • Ginger Tea
  • Cinnamon Tea
  • Rose Petal Water
  • Fruit Juices

Organize

Planning is an essential part of everything. It is not easy to keep a healthy diet when you are a part of a busy routine, but you will have to plan an organized routine and keep a check on the intake of balanced meals. Scheduling all your activities is essential.

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Last Updated on September 10, 2019

7 Morning Rituals to Empower Your Day And Change Your Life

7 Morning Rituals to Empower Your Day And Change Your Life

Most of your reality is not a given. It is shaped by your expectations, beliefs and thoughts you have formed about it. A big chunk of these beliefs and expectations are encoded into habits you integrate in your daily life.

Yes, some of these habits are formed unconsciously and can be counter-productive or limiting but conversely, you can consciously form positive habits that will transform and empower your life significantly.

This is a powerful point of departure that more and more people are becoming aware of. The most common trait of highly successful people is the recognition of the power they have in co-creating their reality through changing the way they think, believe or expect their reality to be.

One of the most effective ways of changing our belief patterns is through practising and maintaining daily rituals. Ancient traditions had clearly understood the power of rituals in reinforcing habits and changing the way we see and create our reality a long, long time ago.

Once again, if you look into the life history of any highly successful individual, you will find some form of ritual in their daily routine. Some of these rituals may seem banal or eccentric but don’t be deceived by appearances. Rituals are one of the most effective self-empowering tools freely available at the practitioner’s disposal – that is, you!

Below are some the easiest yet life-changing morning rituals you can do every day. Of course, you can have your own afternoon or bed-time rituals but morning rituals are extremely effective in empowering your day since they help you charge yourself before it all starts.

1. Gratitude

Feeling gratitude and appreciation for those little signs and moments of joy happening in your life is probably one of the most overlooked or underestimated rituals. It is a perfect morning ritual to start your day on a very positive key.

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The real power of gratitude is that it makes you pick out and focus on what is working in your life – what is in tune with your being as a whole. It is selectively positive. It reinforces happiness and positivity by shedding light on those awesome things, small or big, that grace your everyday living.

Quite often, we just pick out the pain points, the problems, the bottle necks, whatever it is that is not working in our life and causing friction, anxiety and unhappiness. This is like constantly rewriting the script of your life with a negative or tragic overtone. Your subconscious mind follows faithfully that script you write whether it is a negative or positive one.

So feeling gratitude is undoubtedly an immensely empowering ritual. Start your day by being thankful for those positive things that happened the previous day or throughout the week. It could be something really petty and small. It doesn’t matter. You might be grateful for an unexpected visit from an old friend, a beautiful encounter with a kind stranger, a new opportunity or whatever it is that shines your way. Do it every morning and see what happens during the day.

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    2. Writing Down Your Most Important Tasks

    This is a very practical ritual. Start your day by identifying and writing down from one to three of the most important tasks you need to complete during that day. These tasks are ones which support important long term goals that are aligned to your purpose, passion or general direction in life.

    For example, if writing a book or building an online community are important long term goals which are aligned to your personal growth, then an important task for the day might be finishing off a particular page or two of the book or coming up with fresh content ideas for the online community.

    What is important with this ritual is that you identify these tasks and complete them as early in the day as possible. Of course, you will have other tasks apart from the ones you will write down but, these are tasks which can be tackled later or batched up and carried out in one go.

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    Writing down your most important tasks in the morning helps you focus your day and life according to what is essential. It helps you prioritize and manage your time better. As a result, you simplify your life by applying your focus and energy on what really counts for your overall life progress.

    3. Affirm Your Goals in Writing or Drawing

    This is similar to the previous idea but different in its application and purpose. Writing down your most important tasks of the day is a way to have a concrete structure of action to follow. Affirming your goals, on the other hand, is a very powerful way of crystallizing your vision and goals in life into your everyday mental space.

    Writing down or doodling your goals on a piece of paper helps you externalize those goals by giving them form. In return, they are reflected back in your subconscious mind and thus, reinforcing them and integrating them more wholly.

    An example of this would be writing down “I am achieving greater success in my career” or “I am becoming healthier and stronger through my exercise.” Notice the present tense being used as a way to tell yourself you are in the process already. Remember the life script we subconsciously follow? You are basically modifying the script to be applied now in the present.

    Drawing or doodling can be equally, or even more, effective  (if you are more of a visual person) as it summarizes a graphical representation of your goals. For example, if your goal is to build a new house or live in another country, you can draw the house or draw things that symbolise the country you want to live in.

    write down goals

      4. Practice Qi Gong Exercises

      According to Chinese philosophy, Qi (pronounced ‘Chee’) means the life force or energy inherent in all things;[1] and Qi Gong is the practice to cultivate and circulate that energy in your body. This may sound esoteric or complicated but actually, Qi Gong is really a set of simple exercises aimed at increasing your health and vitality.

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      There are numerous forms and practices available for free through the online media. As a morning ritual, I recommend following these simple exercises by Qi Gong master Lee Holden:

      5. Drink Hot Water with Lemon

      Simply add a slice of lemon in a glass of hot water and drink one every morning. This is a very simple ritual I follow faithfully every morning.

      Apart from being a good source of vitamin C and a great way of flushing out toxins in the morning, it balances and maintains the PH levels in the body, reduces pain and inflammation in joints and knees and helps nourishing brain and nerve cells. Here are some more benefits of drinking hot water with lemon.

      6. Rise Earlier

      The practical advantages of waking up early are obvious.

      For example, you gain more time for doing exercise such as walking, cycling or Qi Gong as suggested above. You gain more time to be with yourself to reflect, meditate or, more importantly, carry out the other morning rituals.

      So rising early can be seen as a foundation for all the other morning rituals. Many, like myself, find that they are more productive in the early hours of the day.

      Also, various studies have shown that there are many other benefits from waking up an hour or two earlier in the morning. Sleeping early and waking up early helps the body attune with the earth’s circadian rhythms thus, promoting more restorative sleep. Other curious results from such studies show, for instance, that early risers tend to be more optimistic and can anticipate and solve problems more efficiently than the norm.[2]

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      7. Listen to Uplifting Music

      Uplifting music can have a direct impact on our mood, especially in the morning. It charges us emotionally and tunes us into a more positive outlook of the day ahead.

      Most people wake up to music or listen to music as they commute to work. Very often, however, they tune in to a radio or randomly pick a playlist from their device. Being more selective and conscious of the music you listen to in the morning can have a great impact on your day and life in general.

      It’s funny how we try to choose music according to our mood. For example if you are feeling down or disappointed by something, you are more prone to listen to music that reflects that mood – for instance blues, sad songs or downtempo music. This has the effect of reinforcing that mood. What you need to do is the exact opposite and retune your mood by listening to music that beats to a different tune than that mood.

      Try to listen to more uplifting music in the morning even if, or especially if, your mood does not dictate so.

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      Reference

      [1] Live Science: What Is Qi Gong
      [2] Harvard Business Review: Defend Your Research: The Early Bird Really Does Get the Worm

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