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YES, the miracle pill we have all been craving to get rid of the belly! Sorry, no such thing but I do promise in this article you will find out some amazing techniques to get the body you want without the crap surrounding excessive exercise and counting macros. Who has the time for all that anyway?
If you worry because you have always been told that the only ways to get the bod you want is to eat less and exercise more then I want to squash that myth right now.
New research shows that it is not effective to exercise for an hour each day and then sit down for the rest of the day. The amount of stress we put on our bodies everyday will counter act most of those efforts, plus thinking that we can eat what we want now because we trained for an hour is also wrong.
National Institutes of Health mathematician and obesity researcher Kevin Hall commented “You work hard on that machine for an hour, and that work can be erased with five minutes of eating afterward” . A single slice of pizza, for example, could undo the calories burned in an hour’s workout. So could a cafe mocha or glass of coke (nasty stuff).
OK so lets get down to the nitty gritty with the some simple, effective ways that will help boost your metabolism naturally which will ultimately get you shedding the pounds. Doing these daily will see a massive shift in your energy levels as well – BONUS!
10 ways to lose weight effectively:
Moving in all different directions throughout the day to boost your metabolism. Short burst of lovely exercise sprinkles is more effective than an hour of training and then sitting the rest of the day. Here are some ideas:
- KB swings around the house or office – just 10 each time you pass the KB.
- 40 squats each time you go to the loo
- Walking lunges around the office from meeting to meeting.
- Standing up every time you speak on the phone.
- Balance on one leg
Adopt some different positions throughout the day, not just moving forward or sitting. Try lunging, kneeling, balancing on one leg, hopping, side lunge, getting off your chair using one leg.
How much do we rely on the damn air con or heating to regulate our temperature? That’s what our body is meant to do and can do very effectively, if we let it. Thermodynamics allows our body to feel cold to then work harder to keep us warm and vice versa when we are too hot.
- Take a cold shower
- Stop with the heating and put on a jumper
- Open the window at night, feel the air
Stop being comfy and boost your metabolism and improve your circulation that will ultimately seeing you shedding the pounds and improving your energy levels.
Love this one because I do it often haha…strap on a weight vest and wear it all day. Or some ankles weights, or add a load more into your backpack and walk to and from work, walk upstairs, just move with a heavy load.
Teach your body to burn its own fuel. This not only helps with weight loss and energy but it helps digestion. Now, I am not talking about starving yourself for days…just eat in blocks of 8 hours. I call it triple 8 – sleep for 8, fast for 8 and eat for 8. Or try a simple 12 hours; stop eating your last meal at say 7pm then don’t eat again until 7am the next day. So if you’re having a late dinner and it finishes around 10-11pm, don’t eat again until 10-11am then next day, simples!
People who constantly fidget expends more energy sedentary people do so get fidgeting. Ji jig jig away. An amazing sports nutrition paper published info on natural ways that will benefit fat loss.
Poor posture could be the reason you’re not getting the most out of your workouts. Standing correctly can help you burn fat, gain strength and benefit your health in the long-term, according to an article published in Men’s Health magazine . Plus you look leaner when you stand up straight and tall.
Deep belly breathing from the diaphragm rather than shallow chest breaths not only helps with digestion and metabolism, but its helps with stress and worry and allows for better sleep.
Try inhaling 4, holding for 4 and exhaling for 4 all throughout the nose. When you inhale, push the belly out. It may seem weird or uncomfortable but it’ll soon become normal. This is called the box breathing technique and created by a navy seal for the navy seals.
“Lets get it on” – in the words of Marvin Gaye. Not only is this so much more fun than sweating like a robot on a treadmill, but it has you moving in all different positions in fast and slow bursts of energy. That’s if you’re not a lie down and take it kinda person. Plus, sex reduces cortisol, which in turn increases endorphins reducing inflammation in the body. If the body is inflamed, it is harder to kill fat cells.
Back with the navy seals, because who’s more lean and energy packed than a seal right? The seals perform daily laughing yoga and meditation for 2 hours at a time. Laughter, apart from weight loss, has other health benefits that include stress reduction, immune system boosting, natural pain relief and increased blood flow.
Plus side, everything I mentioned above can be done in the freedom of your own home so you have no excuse about fitting this all in to your day, especially over the Christmas period. If you want to lose weight, boost energy and get rid of your digestion problems then I am offering FREE health breakthrough calls to discuss your health, your expectations and discuss the world-renowned Gut Instincts coaching program.
References: https://www.vox.com/2016/4/28/11518804/weight-loss-exercise-myth-burn-calories  https://www.menshealth.com/fitness/are-you-standing-wrong