After the gut-busting holidays, many people are desperate for easy ways to lose weight fast. Unfortunately, there is no magic bullet for dropping those extra pounds. Losing weight is never effortless, but there are a few ways to make it simpler, faster, and more effective.
Read on to learn five actionable tips you can use to jumpstart your weight loss now so you can feel fitter by spring!
5 Tips to Jumpstart Weight Loss Naturally
To lose weight and keep it off, you need simple ways to jumpstart your weight loss each day. These five tips offer natural solutions that use your body’s natural biology to increase your metabolism, burn more fat and calories, and improve your overall fitness.
1. Wake up with lemon water.
The best way to jumpstart your weight loss each day is to start with healthy morning habits. Your body’s metabolism and detoxification functions are at their peak in the morning. Give yourself a weight loss boost by drinking warm water with lemon juice. This helps flush your digestive system, enhance your mitochondrial function to boost energy, and induce thermogenesis (calorie burning).
Studies also show that the antioxidants in lemon water help to prevent unwanted weight gain by reducing insulin resistance.
2. Do 30 minutes of cardio each morning.
Exercise is crucial for weight loss, no matter your body type. But did you know that when you exercise can affect how fast you lose weight?
Studies show that exercising in the morning (during your “fasting state”) offers the fastest weight loss results. This boosts your metabolism early, which means you will naturally burn more calories throughout the day. Plus, you’ll benefit from other health benefits, like improved focus, a balanced mood, less stress, and more restful sleep.
While any type of exercise can help you get fit and drop the extra pounds, some styles are better for jumpstarting your weight loss goals than others.
Cardio in the morning is a great way to get that heart rate up, trigger your metabolism, and start burning fat. Try cycling, jogging, running, or even walking. Interval training is particularly effective for improving your cardiovascular health while burning fat. Alternate with weight lifting exercises to grow calories-burning muscle tissue and stay strong.
3. Replace flavored coffee and soda with green tea.
Do you reach for coffee or sugary snacks when you need that mid-morning or mid-afternoon pick-me-up? While coffee and sweets give you an initial burst of energy, they can stunt your weight loss efforts by increasing inflammation and flooding your body with sugar. Green tea can give you an even better mood and energy boost while also helping improve your weight loss efforts. How?
- Green tea boosts energy.
Like coffee and sodas, green tea contains caffeine. While it is much less than energy drinks, it still provides a boost in mental focus and physical energy. This can help you power through your day and feel more energized during your workouts and enhance your athletic performance.
- Green tea speeds up your metabolism.
By drinking green tea throughout the day, you can increase the number of calories your body burns during exercise and at rest. Studies show that those who drank green tea regularly saw a 3-8% increase in calories burned throughout the day. Other studies show that the metabolism-boosting effects of green tea go even further than a daily boost but continue to impact fat and calorie metabolism over time.
- Green tea compounds burn fat.
Green tea contains powerful antioxidants called catechins, which improve cellular health, fight inflammation, and reverse free radical damage. Thankfully, these antioxidants also supercharge weight loss. One particular catechin, EGCG, is known to boost metabolism and increase your body’s fat-burning potential. EGCG and caffeine work together to break down fat cells and release them as energy for your muscles to use.
4. Double up on high-fiber veggies.
Sticking to weight loss diets that restrict calories feels like an uphill battle. You might be able to lose a few pounds, but those diets are neither sustainable nor enjoyable. This is why so many people end up yo-yo dieting and putting all that weight back on. How frustrating!
There’s a better way. Instead of limiting your snacks and meals, fill your plate with foods that help you lose weight. These include high-fiber veggies like broccoli, cauliflower, leafy greens, artichokes, parsnips, celery, carrots, zucchini, and beets. Their fiber content helps you feel fuller longer, prevent unnecessary snacking, and fuel your body with the vitamins and nutrients you need for optimal weight loss.
5. Start a guided weight loss program with Moringa Natural Health Center.
Trying to lose weight can feel like throwing spaghetti at the wall. You try all the tricks and fad diets, but nothing gives you the results you’re looking for. Even if you do lose some weight, the lifestyle changes that got you there aren’t sustainable and the pounds come right back.
Here’s the good news: Losing weight for good doesn’t have to be a mystery – and you don’t have to go it alone.
At Moringa Natural Health Center, we’ll guide you through a weight loss plan that’s sustainable, effective, and customized to you. With services like nutritional counseling, guided detoxes and cleanses, exercise programs, and high-impact diets like the hCG diet, we help you get fast and significant weight loss in a matter of weeks.
The best part is that our services are all uniquely designed to work with your body to restore your natural healthy weight and keep it off for years to come.
Are you ready to ditch the weight that’s holding you back from the life you want to live? If so, we’re here to help!
Get fit with a natural, effective, lasting approach. Call us at 623-266-0059, or request an appointment to find out how an individualized naturopathic treatment plan can help you achieve your wellness goals.
Dr. Lena Fernandez