The Five Best Weight Loss Tricks and Tools

Weight loss is tough, but you can make it easier by incorporating helpful tips and tools into your daily diet plans. Here are five tips and tools that anyone can add to their daily routine to boost their weight loss program.

Exercise Early
By getting started with a good workout, your body starts off the day burning fuel more efficiently and faster. Early exercise keeps your metabolism working longer, too. Of course, if you have to work out at night, even though much of the extra metabolism boost is lost when done too close to bed time, it is still better than not working out at all. Make sure you add lots of strength training into your exercise routines.

Dieters often go for aerobics, which are great for burning fuel and boosting metabolism, but ignore muscle building and toning work. Adding muscle to your body also helps it burn fuel better. Muscle uses more energy. Adding muscle can help your body burn fuel even when resting.
Five Best Weight Loss Tricks
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Eat More
Yep, you read that right. Dieters often cut back drastically on food intake. The body fights that and makes it even harder to lose weight. Eat a lot and eat often, but make sure the foods you are eating are low calorie, high in fiber or protein. Avoid foods made up of simple carbohydrates that cause spikes in blood sugar and pile on the vegetables, legumes and lean meats.

Make Your Healthy Lifestyle High-Tech
There are amazing tools available that give you extra help by seeing how your body is reacting to your lifestyle. The indirect calorimeter measures oxygen present in your body, checks metabolic rates and develops an exact measurement of calorie needs your physician can help you meet.

Your doctor’s office may have it already, or will know where to buy an indirect calorimetry machine so you can perform the assessment yourself. The indirect calorimeter measures oxygen present in your body, checks metabolic rates and develops an exact measurement of calorie needs your physician can help you meet.

Take a Cold Shower
A 2013 study by the U.S. National Institutes of Health showed that cold water increases fat burning. Taking a cold shower releases a hormone called irisin when the body’s core temperature is lowered. That hormone creates body heat and causes the body to burn fat cells more efficiently. It doesn’t take long under the cold water, but it is important to remain in the shower for at least 30 seconds. Longer is better. The more you can handle, the better the weight loss benefits will be.
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Reduce Stress
There are many studies, including those by the Mayo Clinic and Harvard’s School of Public Health that show stress does more than make our blood pressure rise. Stress makes it harder to lose weight, and in fact actually increases the likelihood that we will gain weight. Exercise is great for stress relief.

A hard workout releases endorphins that are our body’s feel good hormone. Along with a good workout every day, practice meditation, yoga or other stress-reducing methods as often as possible to increase your body’s ability to get rid of unwanted fat.

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The age-old principles of eating right and exercise still holds true today as the best way to get rid of excess weight. However, scientists are learning new things about our bodies every day, and finding more information on what makes it work at its best. It’s okay to think outside of the box when developing a good weight loss plan.

Talk to your physician to find out more about what technology exists to give you help in your journey toward a healthy lifestyle. Avoid fads and promises of a quick fix. Losing weight takes time, but every pound lost is a triumph along the way.

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About the Author:

This article is contributed by Emma Sturgis and posted by Rizwan Ahmad Author and founder of myfoodforu blog He is a blogger from India and he loves to share his thoughts by writing articles on  the different topics related to health and fitness, food, and travel.

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