Mother Nature has an abundance of natural food and medicinal sources that sustain the individual. They are free from most side effects, and rarely do they pose a threat to the life of a person. If you are up to date with FDA news, then you’re probably aware that most pharmaceutical appetite-suppressing pills that dieters take are dangerous, or more appropriately – lethal. They have been argued about, banned, re-packaged, and remain controversial even today. This is reason enough for people concerned with their health (not just their figures) to turn to organic and natural remedies for weight loss.
What is ironic is the fact that a lot of people looking to lose weight do so for the fear of developing chronic troubles that could threaten their life, but in their desperation these people turn to equally life-threatening ways of weight reduction such as taking non-FDA-approved diet drugs or harmful “slimming pills”.
What most people don’t know is that there are better options. This includes:
- Eating naturally appetite-suppressing foods like protein, specifically the lean kind of animal protein or plant-based ones. Protein foods lower the spike of insulin levels which is the cause of food cravings or hunger pangs. Eating protein early in the morning would effectively control your appetite throughout the day.
- Going on a raw food diet is also beneficial. Including more raw foods in your daily diet can help your body detoxify, get more energy and nutrients (meaning less cravings), and ultimately help you lose weight. Aside from the non-plant based “super foods” that burn fats (like turkey, eggs, low-fat dairy, salmon, etc), you can also rely on the following plant sources as “fat-burners” or wonder health foods that give you your body’s most needed amount of fibers. These will either actually burn your excess fats or help you feel full throughout the day and stop you from binge eating: apples, green peas, pinto beans, cannellini beans, fresh berries, leafy greens, avocadoes, almonds, grapefruit, tomatoes, hot chili peppers, broccoli, oats, and green tea.
- You can also try to go on a Vegan Diet. Most foods today, especially the processed foods you buy from the supermarket, are manufactured with preservatives, trans fats, and refined carbs and sugars which are all bad for one’s health. Going on a Vegan diet means completely eliminating all the food that contain these unhealthy ingredients, but rather substituting instead with foods that have whole wheat, olive oil, or honey or natural Stevia. If you do this within 3 weeks at least of your weight loss program, then you will lose about 1 to 2 pounds per week even without exercise. Even if not, then you’re at least sure you are a lot healthier than when you began.
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