3 weight loss tips to help you improve your health, increase energy levels and have a good poo first thing in the morning. My buddy Dirk used to say “Rob – there’s nothing like a good crap first thing in the morning!” and I think most would agree.
I release 3 weight loss tips every Friday here on the blog (most weeks anyways) and I’m always on the lookout for a good tip. If you’ve got one that is healthy and natural, please leave a comment. I might use it in a future post.
3 Weight Loss Tips
Eating breakfast increases your metabolism first thing in the morning as well as keeps the hunger gremlins at bay later in the day. If you skip breakfast, you’re more likely to be making up those calories with unhealthy choices later in the day.
Christina recently lost 5 pounds by simply making a few changes to her diet and eating the breakfast I recommended was one of them. You can read about her experiences with it on her post eat breakfast lose weight.
For members of the National Weight Control Registry, eating breakfast is part of their success strategy. These successful weight loss champions made it a daily habit to eat breakfast and have maintained a 30 pound or more weight loss for at least a year and as long as 6 years.
Breakfast is the fuel that starts you day. With it, you’ve got the energy you need to provide clear thinking, normalize blood sugar levels and keeps you on track with your food program for the rest of the day.
If you’re not eating breakfast and still procrastinating about doing exercise, breakfast may very well be the thing that gives you the energy to get mobile.
Increase Your Fiber
Fiber is nature’s weight loss power house. There are two types, soluble and insoluble. Soluble is the gummy type that can act like a sponge and is found in foods like oatmeal and beans. Insoluble fiber acts like a broom, sweeping out the debris and is found in things like vegetables, fruits and whole grains.
Soluble fiber can help lower cholesterol while insoluble fiber contains fibers that cannot be digested but add bulk to our meal.
Both fibers swell up in our stomach creating a feeling of fullness and being high in water and low in calories, are a perfect way to improve both digestive and colon health. High fiber foods are the best tools for anyone wanting to shed some pounds. All of the super foods contain fiber, so that list might be a good place to start.
(yes Canadians, I know it’s spelled fibre)
Drink Green Tea
Researchers say the results indicate that substances found in green tea known as catechins may trigger weight loss by stimulating the body to burn calories and decreasing body fat.
I’ve consumed green tea since I had my first experience with it back in 1991. I’ve had a cup or 3 of Sunrider Calli tea almost every day since and Fortune Delight makes up the rest of the fluids I consume after water. Green tea has become a part of my life and I drink it for all the benefits aside from any possible weight loss effects.
While I can’t vouch for any other brands or types of green tea, I have seen the research both confirming it’s effect on fat burning as well as documents showing little or no change.
My belief is simple, that I want to drink something hot, so it might as well be something that might even remotely benefit while being very safe. Again, that’s why I choose Sunrider brand Calli tea – but hey, that’s just me.
tea cup photo credit Titanium