Most people can tell you lose weight. Eat healthy. Exercise. That’s the No. 1 answer given by people. Everyone knows what to do. It is usually do it that becomes the problem. There is a science to losing weight that most people don’t think about. It’s about mathematics. There are also ways to do it without spending a lot of money. There are also additional things you can do to boost your efforts, and make you feel more confident, so you continue your weight loss program.
You’ve heard it a million times, but it gets repeated because it is true. Your tap water costs very little, and drinking eight glasses of water a day reduces hunger and helps you with your weight loss. Keeping your body properly hydrated keeps it working like it is supposed to, and it will be better for your weight loss.
Feel Better With a Homemade Herbal Body Wrap
Don’t spend $100 at the spa for a body wrap when you can do it for yourself. Find a nice herbal body wrap recipe, usually with Bentonite clay and seaweed mixes, and make it yourself. You’ll lose inches and get a boost of confidence to help you continue your weight loss. There are free recipes online (see resources) that help you to make a body wrap.
Reduce Calorie Intake
The No. 1 way to lose weight is to reduce how many calories you eat. There’s no better way to do that than to keep track and write down all of the calories you eat in a day. Know how many calories you need to eat during the day and what it would take for you to lose weight. It’s free, and it just takes a little time. Losing real weight is all about mathematics. You figure out how many calories your body burns naturally each day. Then you reduce your calorie intake.
For example, say your body burns an average of 2,000 calories a day. If you reduce your calorie intake to 1,500 calories a day, you’ll burn, naturally 500 calories daily. It takes 3,500 calories to burn 1 pound of fat. So it takes one week, seven days, to burn one pound of fat, if you don’t do anything more than reduce the calories.
To increase the potential to lose weight, you should ask your doctor about a way to reduce your calorie intake to the fullest extent without starving yourself. Ask about the lowest amount of calories you should take.
Exercise – Aerobics and Strength Training
Aerobics and strength training are essential parts of weight loss and can be done for free in your own home. Walking and running around your neighborhood, where safe, is easy to do. Sit-ups and push ups and other exercises can be done in a small space. Your local library should have books about different workouts that you can learn to do from your own home.
Say you’re on a restricted calorie diet as described above, and you normally burn 500 calories a day. With added aerobic exercise, you could potentially burn an extra 300 or more calories from 1 hour of exercise. This increases your ability to lose the weight more quickly.
Detoxing Your Body
Body wraps help to detoxify your body, but you can also do an internal cleanse. There are a variety of herbal supplements that you can take that will help you to rid your body of toxins, such as acia berry extract or green tea. Some people spend a two- to three-day period where they eat nothing but fruits and vegetables and drink water. This cleans your body of toxins and helps your digestive system start processing your food better. If you can do this, say on the weekends, you should see your weight loss greatly improve. Use the supplements of green tea and acia berry to improve your detoxification.