Spring awakens nature and this instigates a stimulating energy. Even if winter hasn’t entirely bowed out, we start seeking ways to improve our condition, internally as well as physically and this process usually begins with our desire to get back to our ideal weight.
One Canadian in two is overweight, including children and adolescents. The repercussions can be serious and hinder your daily lifestyle for numerous years: Diabetes, hypercholesterolemia, hypertension, depression, digestive troubles, cardiac disease, back and joint pain, poor circulation (swelling, varicose veins), etc..
What are the various means of helping you with weight loss? Fiber helps reduce hunger, and supplements, which increase our basal metabolic rate, protein which helps regulate your glycemic levels, detox cleanses, adaptogenic nutrients to help manage your stress. Regardless what methods you personally select, the winning formula will always include: a balanced diet, rich in vegetables, fruits, protein and low carbohydrate intake.
BASAL METABOLIC RATE
Basal metabolic rate: is the caloric energy spent on breathing, heartbeats, digestion and all our basic body functions. Frequent dieting will reduce our basal metabolic rate. If you attempt to lose weight by skipping meals, your energy and basal metabolic rate will drop and you will not lose weight. This is a fact! Furthermore, our basal metabolic rate drops with age and the use of medication.
The most effective and permanent ways to increase your basal metabolic rate, burn more calories and get back your ideal weight…Once and for all:
- Revise your eating habits by eating 3 meals and 2 protein-based snacks daily: It has been proven that eating only once or twice daily promotes fat storage. On the other hand, consuming smaller meals 3 times daily as well as 1 or 2 snacks will prevent fat storage and decrease hunger.
- Exercise regularly: walking, bicycling, swimming, yoga, stretching.
- Drink plenty of water (4 to 8 glasses daily)
- Make sure you have regular bowel movements.
BEWARE! The enemy to weight control…is continuous snacking!!! It’s a “nutritional wear and tear’’ which will ultimately deteriorate our health. It’s the #1 enemy and important cause of numerous health troubles caused by excess weight.
For sustained fat loss and weight control, give yourself plenty of time. It may require several weeks to several months. For sustaining weight period requires as much time. Consult a Naturopathic Practitioner for help and support.- Back to previous page -