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The Do’s and Don’ts of Weight Loss

by Nature's Branch Support May 17, 2019

The Do’s and Don’ts of Weight Loss

It is no doubt that people around the globe are interested in weight loss. There seems to be a wealth of information but it can sometimes get too confusing when trying to learn the basics.

Just like any other activity in our daily lives, one should do it smartly. Many experts have said that it is the quality of the workout process and not the length of workout that affects the overall results.

Today, let’s talk about our simple list discussing the “Do’s and Don’ts in Weight Management”.

DON’TS

Starvation can be very unhealthy

When you stop eating or eat very little, your body goes into starvation mode. Your metabolism slows down and your body starts to preserve body fats. Your body goes into survival mode. This can lead to overeating to compensate for the deprivation. In addition, when you consume a meal after you’ve been starving yourself, your body processes it differently. Since your metabolism has slowed down, your body will essentially ‘store it’ instead of ‘using it’. So, in the end, you end up gaining more body fat rather than reducing it.

Short-term thinking

Once deciding on starting to lose weight, you should think long-term. You should have a list of goals set for certain time intervals and record if you’re achieving them or not. If you are struggling to do so think about how you can achieve better results in the next time intervals.

Obviously, there’s no quick fix to weight loss. There is no magic pill, magic food or even a spell to lose weight. It relies mostly on  pure and consistent hard work and a healthy lifestyle to set the foundation.

Deprivation of Indulgences

When you deprive yourself from your cravings, there is a bigger tendency of gaining weight. Restricting yourself from eating your indulgences can lead to cravings, binging, and overeating. If you constantly dread eating unhealthy foods because you’re always wishing you were eating something else, you’ll never get into the habit of a clean lifestyle. The key is to always practice moderation. After fully deciding to eat that one slice of pizza, get off from the table and don’t attempt to get another slice.

Not Choosing the Right Workout

Don’t only think about running to lose weight – it is not an effective long-term weight loss method and may lead to injury from improper alignment. Instead, choose an interval based workouts to create a long-term metabolic change in your body to burn body fat. An interval-based workout is a type of training that involves a series of low-to high-intensity workouts interspersed with rest and relief periods. One example of interval-based workout is completing 15 reps of jump squats then rest for 30 seconds. Then, complete 24 reps of jump lunges then rest again for 30 seconds. Repeat this for 5 rounds. There are available resources online where can learn different interval-based routines.

DO’S

Eat Clean and Healthy Foods

Eating healthy and clean foods regularly can help support your blood pressure andyour metabolism. You need to eat in order to lose weight/fat. Even on a diet, you still need to curb your hunger. Instead of filling this hunger with pasta, you can fill it with lean protein, healthy grains, and vegetables. Stay away from eating a whole lot of junk food and keep your diet consistent.

Lower Your Intake of Alcohol

Alcohol also plays a large role in weight management. Anyone looking to drop those final stubborn pounds may want to consider skipping their evening glass of wine. Another reason why too much alcohol consumption is crucial in weight loss management is that it has “empty” calories. It means that they provide your body with calories but contain very little nutrients. Furthermore, the “beer gut” is not just a myth and a higher intake of alcohol may result in a larger belly. So the next time you reach for an alcoholic beverage, think again.

Drink a Ton of Water

Water is a natural appetite suppressant. Water can help to take up space in the stomach, leading to a feeling of fullness and reducing hunger. Many studies have revealed that water can increase calorie burning. Research has suggested that it may help burn between 2- 3% more calories than usual within 90 minutes after drinking the water. Without water, the body cannot properly metabolize stored fat or carbohydrates.

Create a Meal Plan

There’s no better way to manage your food and nutrient intake but planning your meals ahead of time. Losing weight, like any other goal, takes hard work to achieve results. Losing weight means consciously understanding what your body needs and responding to it. Prepare your meals ahead of time or simply write out what you are going to eat that week for each meal. Before going to the grocery store, have a list of ingredients for your planned meals so you won’t be tempted to get other, less healthy foods aside from what you have listed.

Willpower is Essential

How long can you resist eating your favorite food? While indulgences and cravings, especially for sweets and your favorite junk food, are inevitable, one should always have a mindset of taking these in moderation.  Without willpower, you cannot successfully achieve your goals.

Take Supplement to Support Weight Loss

If you’re looking for extra support when trying to lose weight, why not try our Forskolin for Weight Loss supplement? Forskolin is derived from the coleus forskohlii plant and is used to help reduce hunger cravings and curb the appetite.Nature's Branch Ultra Pure Forskolin contains maximum strength 300mg Coleus Forskohlii extract per easy to swallow capsule and comes with 40% standardized formula. Our premium Forskolin supplement is designed with over 2X higher potency than many other leading brands and is non-gmo and vegan perfect for everyday supplementation.


Weight loss is never an easy thing but with proper methods, you can be on the right track to achieve your #fitnessgoals in the shortest time possible. We wish you a happy weight loss journey!




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