Winter months seem especially hard months to lose weight and are
often a time we gain weight. With holiday overeating, curling up
inside to stay warm and reducing our activity level, or eating
our favorite comfort foods to fight off depression of shorter
light hours, it's no wonder the pounds stack up. The key to lose
weight is to optimize calories. The more nutritious our calorie
intake the less we need to take in to satisfy the body.
Proteins, fats and carbohydrates are the nutrients most food
contains and each has calories. Too many calories means an
increase in weight. How many calories a person needs depends on
factors such as their age, height, and how physically active they
Men typically need between 1800 -2500 calories a day and women
typically need between 1200 to 2000 calories per day. Teens need
even more. A healthy diet consisting of low fat dairy products,
fruits, vegetables, whole grains and lean proteins provides the
calories we need. A healthy body that is getting the nutrition it
craves reduces the cravings for too many calories or those
deplete of nutrients like sodas and sweets.
Diet for Weight Loss
We've all seen how diets don't work. We tend to stick with a diet
for a while, see results and then watch the pounds return and
oftentimes increase. With some diets the body starts to feel
"starved" after a while and begins insisting that we feed it
more. Other diets just become stale and limiting and we
eventually drift away from them. The best diet is to stick with
eating an amount of healthy nutritious foods appropriate for your
age, height, physical activity level and any medical conditions
you may have.
Physical Activity for Weight Loss
Another consideration when it comes to weight loss is adding how
many calories we have taken in during a day and subtracting how
many calories we have used up. Burning calories through physical
activity or exercise is a necessary part of weight loss. If you
are physically active, then you can burn off some of the calories
you have eaten. Even if you don't have a regular exercise
program, just finding ways to add extra movement to your day can
help burn off calories. For example, take the stairs instead of
the elevator, walk or ride a bike whenever you can instead of
driving, do your own yard work instead of hiring someone, go for
a walk on your lunch break. All these types of activities can
help subtract calories from your total at the end of the day.
Reduce Stress for Weight Loss
Stress is another consideration in weight loss. When we are over
stressed the adrenal glands release a hormone that increases the
blood sugar and allows fat to be stored. Many of us also turn to
eating extra to deal with stress and the foods we often crave are
high in fat, carbohydrates and sugar.
Healthy Digestive System for Weight Loss
A healthy digestive system that breaks down foods and processes
the nutrients into a form the body can use is another key factor.
This role primarily falls to digestive enzymes. Each of us is
born with a certain supply of enzymes at birth. As we get older
our internal enzyme supply is naturally depleted. One study shows
that a 60 year old has 50% fewer enzymes than a 30 year old.
Unless we stop the one-way-flow out of the body of enzyme energy,
our digestive eliminative capacities weaken; obesity and chronic
illness set in.
What can you do to stop enzyme depletion and all its symptoms?
Enzyme therapy! Enzyme therapy adds enzymes back into your system
faster than you deplete them, thus building up your reserve. When
your body has more enzymes than it needs for just digestion, it
uses the extra enzymes for healing, repair and renewal.
Natural Solutions for Winter Weight Loss
1. SUPPLEMENT NUTRTION: Supplement your diet with nutrient rich
blue green algae. This can help add the nutrients your body may
not be getting from foods. So many of our foods today do not have
the proper nutrients that the body needs to stay healthy.
Simplexity Essentials are a convenient way to get the nutrients
of blue green algae, enzymes providing active antioxidants that
fight free-radical destruction, and acidophilus and bifidus to
support digestive health.
2. DRINK: Water, that is. When it's cold outside we tend to drink
less water. But to move toxins and fat out of your system your
body needs plenty of pure water. One simple way to get all the
water you need is to drink warm water with a little lemon or sea
salt in it.
3. EAT: More often. Studies have shown that eating more often
(every three hours or so) can increase metabolism and reduce body
fat. Read "The 3-Hour Diet: How Low-Carb Diets Make You Fat and
Timing Makes You Thin" by Jorge Cruise for great guidelines.
4. GO GREEN: Super Blue Green Alpha Sun Algae and Omega Sun Algaefrom Simplexity have the highest chlorophyll content of any food,
and are a high source of protein. Chlorophyll is essential to
helping your body stay efficient, and protein helps your body
build lean muscle (which burns lots of calories).
5. ENZYMES: For a natural and healthy way to keep your metabolism
high and your fat content low, add enzymes to your regimen
between and at meals. Enzymes help boost your metabolism. SBG
Zymes from Simplexity Health contain amylase, cellulase, lipase,
protease, and lactase for more efficient digestion to avoid the
after-meal energy slump and contains MycoPepsin which unlike
other enzymes is able to remain active in a highly acidic
environment. SBG Zymes Plus contain cayenne and other substances
to increase metabolism, burn fat, digest a broad spectrum of
substances, and clean up waste in the body. Always take enzymes
with pure, non-chlorinated water (since chlorine is one of the
main culprits that depletes the body of enzymes).
6. GET CLEAN: Sometimes you just need to clean up your system to
stay slim. Try a 3 to 5 day juice fast. Staying clean inside
helps you stay lean outside!