Mistakes Vegans Make When Trying To Lose Weight

Mistakes Vegans Make When Trying To Lose Weight

Diets can be difficult for anyone, vegans included. People immediately assume that if you are vegan, weight loss isn’t a problem or it isn’t one of your concerns, but let me tell you, a difficult diet can affect anyone. While diets can be as easy or as difficult as you want them to be, truth of the matter is it depends on who you are and how your lifestyle will be affected, let’s not forget the degree of difficulty of the diet itself, but truth of the matter is, it doesn’t matter if you are on a vegan lifestyle or a regular diet, mistakes can be made. In fact I’ve written this article for that very reason, let’s look at some of the more common mistakes that vegan people make as they are trying to get some weight loss going.

Just because it’s vegan, it’s good for you – Let’s not start this shall we? Not all foods are created equal and even though it is vegan, does not mean it is good for weight loss. Make sure you avoid this common mistake as it is a big one! Just because a food item is vegan, doesn’t mean you can go to town on it, technically a rather popular cookie brand with chocolate cookies on both side and a middle white sweet center is vegan friendly doesn’t mean that eating that for your primary diet will assure weight loss, no matter how often you twist, lick and dunk it, just eating cookies for a whole day won’t be good for you. So the sooner you avoid this mistake the better.

Going processed – As soon as you start a vegan diet, you feel as though all vegan products will help you with your weight loss, the idea of not having animal by products in whatever you are consuming gives you a feeling of relaxation. Well this is a bad idea altogether. The fact that you are thinking that just because it’s vegan it can’t be too bad for you (see my point above once more), really opens up the doors for processed foods. If you are focusing on weight loss, never ever go with processed foods. Stick with the healthy, fresh items and you’ll be doing pretty well in the weight loss category as long as you don’t go nuts on the carbs.

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Stick to the healthy ones no matter how tempting unhealthy foods are especially after workout.

Forgetting the exercise – A diet, regardless if it is a vegan, all vegetable, no carb diet, can only do so much. A healthy body and proper weight loss needs exercise period. There are no two ways about this, just because you started eating healthier it doesn’t mean you can forget going to the gym or hitting the open road. As a vegan, it is great that you are helping your body cleanse itself and really help the environment, but that does not stop you from getting the proper exercise that you direly need. No matter how good a diet your weight loss plans have, without getting a good sweat on, you’re going to hit a rather hard and tough wall, so make sure you plan this out properly.

Eating too many healthy fats – While healthy fats are great, they can help maintain your cholesterol and pretty much help with weight loss in the long run. However in our ever-increasing need to increase the intake of the good fats, we tend to ignore everything else that comes along with consuming the food. Once more we tend to think that just because it is vegan friendly, we can consume as much as we want, plus with healthy fats, it’s good for us right? Well yes and no, true healthy fats will help you with weight loss, however if you eat more, you will also get more calories, it does come with the food that you’re eating and your body can only take so much. So if you end up eating too much, you’ll not only lose your way to weight loss, you’ll even gain more if you keep at it, regardless if the food is vegan friendly or not.

Skipping out on the protein – Well this isn’t just a problem for a vegan who is aiming for weight loss, this could be a lot of people’s problems. Protein is a very basic building block for the body and everybody needs it in order to really grow and be healthy. People tend to think that just because you are vegan that you won’t get enough protein, but we know for a fact that there are a lot of sources of protein other than animal meat such as legumes, seeds, chickpeas and so much more. Now as someone looking for some weight loss, they tend to avoid the food items mentioned, but you shouldn’t overdo it. Research has shown with proper consumption of protein and regular exercise, the results have shown an increase in weight loss. For vegan or non-vegan people, the consumption of protein is important even during weight loss, so make sure you get enough of it in your diet.

Getting bored with your food – Okay, so being a vegan limits you by a little since you can’t have animal by products, with a diet on as well for weight loss, it scratches off a few more items off your list. While there are a ton of things that you can actually cook up, people tend to feel constricted during a diet and eventually get bored with their food, which then makes it easier to cheat on. Quite frankly you’ll have to look for the solution for this weight loss challenge. As a vegan the options as mentioned before aren’t few at all, if you know what you’re doing in the kitchen or you know a good restaurant that has very specific meals with counted calories, you are in the home stretch already. The culinary world is an adventure waiting to be uncovered, it just needs a little willpower to get through it, even on a diet, the options are crazy broad, you just have to know where to look.

green salad
Nope. Salad isn’t your ONLY option!

Being vegan is a trend – Well some people think this, and it isn’t right at all. The vegan diet can be tough but it is a lifestyle choice, not necessarily just a diet or a fad that you can give up as soon as you hit your goals. While most of the time becoming a vegan to get a step up with weight loss is a sound idea, I hope that the cleansing feeling will get you hooked on it and you choose to follow through with that lifestyle. It’s more than something that you do at a whim and it’s something that has a lasting affect on not only to ourselves, but on everyone else as well. It’s something you should really consider and think about.

And there you have it, some of the most common mistakes of vegan people during a weight loss extravaganza. Make sure to take these into account if you are trying to shed off some of that unwanted waistline, but in the end all that really matters is how you feel and do. The mistakes above can either make or break your weight loss goals as a vegan. Stay healthy!

The Bad Side Of Weight Loss

The Bad Side Of Weight Loss

Weight loss is a pretty big goal for a lot of people, and through hard work a lot of them achieve it through dedication, perseverance and much more. However did you know there is a bad side of weight loss when you actually achieve it? Not many people know of it or discuss it, because we tend to focus on the positives of most things and quite frankly I believe that everyone should know the positive and the negative side of pretty much the things they get into. So when you are getting into hardcore fitness, it is always good to know the bad side of weight loss as well, so at the very least you are prepared.

Toxins in the blood – When you lose weight, the fat cells have to release the bad pollutants somewhere and it is usually released into the bloodstream. As a part of the bad side of weight loss, this can explain why some people tend to get a little sickly when they lose weight. In order to avoid this side effect, make sure that you are eating properly and healthy while you undergo your fitness change. This will assist you with the proper nutrients to combat the toxins that the fat cells release.

Hunger pangs – This is a very interesting effect on the bad side of weight loss. As you are losing weight and getting into fitness, your body goes into emergency mode, realizing that the fats it stored are disappearing, so it panics and releases hormones that make you want to eat more in order to combat the weight loss. This makes it really difficult to lose weight actually but you must admit, it shows wonders as to how the body works. Again in order to counter this bad side of weight loss, a proper diet is called upon and you should avoid those crash diets that really wreak havoc on your system. Slow and steady is the way to go.

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Proper control and management of your eating habits help in battling hunger pangs during your weight loss journey.

Poor nutrition – Again another bad side of weight loss is brought about an imbalanced diet. As crash diet goes, they usually focus on certain food groups and sometimes completely eliminate others, while this can be effective in short term and really show results, they tend to be superficial and really does a negative number on your body as well. The target of getting into proper fitness is balance, you cannot expect to eliminate a food group from your body and not start to notice the imbalance, it really will come back to bite you in the slightly more fit tushy you have now, so don’t do it.

Risk of diabetes – This is another bad side of weight loss that isn’t well known. For those who lose weight too quickly, the stress can cause an imbalance in insulin levels and can drive the body towards diabetes if not managed properly. And once more in order to avoid this, you must be focused on fitness and gradually losing weight, while maintaining a proper diet and once again not a crash diet. Are we beginning to see a pattern here?

Hormonal imbalances – The sudden loss of protein or other nutrients due to crash diets can really stress the body out, so it releases hormones to try and fix it, this can cause quite a bit of hormonal imbalance in most people. As an effect of bade side of weight loss, you can avoid it by once again planning out a proper diet and a good fitness plan. This will help you train your body to realize that it is slowly getting healthier and not diving into it with a crash diet all of a sudden. This imbalance can also effect males via hair loss, which is not connected to male patter baldness, so if you are rather attached to your natural hair, well think well how you are going to proceed with your weight loss.

Chaotic metabolic rate – Of course weight loss is tied quite closely to both your fitness and metabolic rate, however with the sudden change of food intake, your metabolic rate can suddenly go into defense mode and slow down. This is part of the bad side of weight loss and again another funny quirk of the body. By going to the gym gradually and slowly fixing your diet, you can help your metabolic rate catch up with the rest of your body. So allow it to understand your plans for your body, otherwise you can get some unexpected fatigue, dizziness and much more if you keep at it with a sudden crash diet or other items.

Potential gout – This bad side of weight loss is brought to you by low carb crash diets, the ones that you shouldn’t really follow. The low carb could trigger a bout with gout, and from what I hear it is quite painful and restricts a lot of pretty good foods. So once more all it takes is proper fitness management and a good planned diet in order to avoid it and you should be fine. Who needs gout when you are trying to get healthy? I sure as heck don’t and I’m pretty sure you don’t either.

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Crash diets aren’t really necessary. Instead, cleansing and healthy eating habits should be taken hand in hand with proper workout routines.

Gallstones – Another potential bad side of weight loss considering that the liver can have a hard time processing the increase of bile, which leads to gallstones. The sudden weight loss of crash diets or improper fitness plans can lead to gallstones which once more I heard was quite uncomfortable, happily I have yet to experience it and would rather just keep it to second hand information, as I am sure you would too. So to avoid this bad side of weight loss, keep going through a proper diet and don’t dive into it and you should be fine.

Gaining more weight back – This is a tricky bad side of weight loss, but it really is quite easy to avoid if you think about it. When you finish the diet and your fitness plans, people tend to relax and go back to their own lives, this is when weight gain suddenly comes crashing through and you can go back to your old weight and gain even more if you do this. The trick is to realize you are not doing exercise to lose weight or going on a diet for the mean time, this is a lifestyle choice and that doesn’t end when you reach your goal, it needs to keep going. This is one of the reasons why crash diets don’t work and leads to a lot of health problems as you can see. True you can have a cheat day here and again but realize that this is not something for while but an active choice to keep.

There you have it, quite a few items on the bad side of weight loss and some tips to avoid them altogether. Remember that fitness isn’t a sudden thing nor a momentary thing, it is an active lifestyle choice that you need to keep doing and to keep doing properly. With a proper diet and a good workout plan, you will be fine, don’t rush weight loss, as you can really hurt yourself, take the time and enjoy the journey. Stay healthy!

Bedtime Drink to Blast Belly Fat

Bedtime Drink to Blast Belly Fat

As you get that well deserved night’s sleep after a grueling day, your brain is probably working overtime with thoughts of weight loss: you are already mentally counting the calories in your head for tomorrow’s meals, figuring where to get those extra steps so that you will meet your walking target or what time you will hit the gym tomorrow to get a good workout in. While that’s all and good, what if I told you however that I have a list of a bedtime drink or two that will help you lose belly fat as you sleep? Doesn’t that sound wonderful? Well keep on reading my good friends, as it is time to share the bedtime drink that will blast that belly fat!

Note that the following list of course needs to be supported with regular diet, a steady workout and of course a good handle on snacking. A bedtime drink along side a full plate of pizza or a late night burger doesn’t count, it is best consumed maybe a few minutes before you hit the sack or intend to turn in if you really want to lose belly fat.

A warm glass of milk – The classic and often clichéd bedtime drink is one of the greats indeed. This of course work both for those inside and outside of the vegan lifestyle (almond milk works perfectly, and it’s vegan!). Take a nice, warm glass before bed in order to get better sleep. Getting better sleep leads to less cravings the next day, less cravings leads to less snacking, which in turn leads to weight loss and the eventual target to lose belly fat. So if you are tossing and turning at night quite a bit, make sure to have a tall, warm glass of milk as a bedtime drink and you should see some good results in a few weeks or so.

almond milk
Almond milk is an excellent source of calcium, which helps the brain make melatonin. Plus, warm milk may spark pleasant and relaxing memories of your mother helping you fall asleep. (source: webmd.com)

Chamomile tea – If I haven’t been singing praises of tea enough, then I haven’t been doing it right. Chamomile tea makes for a wonderful bedtime drink as it also provides you with a good night of rest. As mentioned before, getting a full night’s sleep is really good for you as it helps regulate your hunger the next day, regulated hunger means you won’t needlessly reach for whatever is lying around which is highly not good for you, thus you gain weight and move further away from your weight loss goals. So if milk isn’t your er… cup of tea, reach for a cup of tea as a bedtime drink, chamomile tea to be precise!

Lemon and cucumber juice – This concoction of tasty ingredients is easy and fast to make. All you need is a lemon, cucumber, some ginger and a touch of parsley along with water and mix it altogether. As many of you know, lemon water really helps you lose belly fat, along with cucumber, which is great for fairly much any diet out there, this bedtime drink will help you lose weight as you sleep. The weight loss is due to the increase in metabolism thanks to this bedtime drink, as well as the natural diuretic effect it brings, which help you get things going in the morning. If you are looking for a powerful bedtime drink, this is perhaps one of the most useful ones albeit the extra effort to make it but even then most of the ingredients are easily found in a supermarket near you and let’s face it, if you want to move forward with weight loss, that little extra effort is worth it, wouldn’t you agree?

Lemon water – Assuming the prior combination is a little too much for you to make, I think a glass of lemon water is enough of a substitute for a bedtime drink. I dedicated a whole article to the benefits of drinking lemon water and I can’t sing its praises enough times. It really is a wonderful detox drink that clears up the system and helps you get some much needed nutrients as well, it is wise to keep a glass by your bed if you want to move forward with your weight loss and if you really want to lose belly fat fast, maybe consume several glasses of lemon water within the day and not limit it to a bedtime drink only.

A tall glass of water – Well this should be pretty standard in most ideas for a bedtime drink. If all the complicated stuff is a little too much for you, make sure that you drink a glass of water before you sleep. The body needs to stay hydrated in order to work its magic against fats and calories, so it is ideal to keep yourself as hydrated as possible in order to maximize your bodily function, in turn of course this will lead to weight loss. As a bedtime drink, water is as simple as it gets but of course it could get a little dull in the long run for some but keep at it and you’ll experience effects such as your goal to lose belly fat.

chamomile tea
Chamomile tea is best known for its calming effects. You can never go wrong with this after a stressful day!

Pear detox – This is a different mixture that will help regulate your tummy: get a pear, a lemon, some cucumber slices and a tablespoon of honey, and mix it altogether. This will help regulate your metabolism, while making sure that your body is well hydrated and healthy. Additionally studies have shown that this will help regulate appetite for the next day, again helping you in the battle against weight loss, so as a bedtime drink, this meets pretty much everything you want it to do. You’ll start to see some lasting effects after a week or two, especially if you want to lose belly fat along the way.

Grape juice – Normally juice before you sleep is a little off but this time, grape juice is the perfect bedtime drink to have before going to sleep. Research has found that grape juice can turn your body into a fat burning machine. As long as your grape juice is 100% natural and is in controlled quantities, the effect is quite positive and helps weight loss, making it a very good bedtime drink to consume each night or at least once a week, alternating along with other the other drinks on this list, of course.

These are just some of the best drinks that you can really enjoy before going to bed. Getting a full 8 hours is important of course and as you can see from some of the selections, these drinks are to aid your weight loss by helping you get your full hour of sleep. As mentioned prior, pair off the bedtime drink with enough exercise and a healthy diet during the day and you’ll be enjoying the wonderful perks of weight loss in no time. So remember get a full night’s rest and don’t ignore the importance of a bedtime drink. Cheers and stay healthy!

What To Eat For A Snack To Lose Weight

What To Eat For A Snack To Lose Weight

People want to lose weight, there are no ifs, buts or coconuts about it, and in this world that often puts precedence on speed rather than on health, it is a challenge to find the right snack to make sure that we stick with our diet. That salad for lunch makes little difference if you end up snacking on a bag of potato chips later on in the afternoon, wouldn’t you agree? Don’t worry though, I won’t ask you to give up on snacking, all I’ll ask you to do is give up on unhealthy snacks rather than snacks altogether. Yes my dear friends, I am here to help you find that healthy snack which will pretty much hit the spot while making sure you can still lose weight.

Banana – Perhaps one of the most amazing fruits available in the market today. This is one for the snack legends my friends, as this delicious treat not only keeps your hunger sated but it also provides quite a bit of vitamins and the potassium in it is no joke. Keep this around and you are bound to lose weight in the long run, as long as you don’t overeat it and the sugars go to your tummy.

Apple – Another fruit, are you perhaps sensing a pattern on this snack list? But seriously there is something about that satisfying crunch that really gets your hunger pangs a swift kick in the pants when you munch on an apple. It is healthy, tasty and easily available. Perfect for those who want to lose weight.

snack walnuts for weight loss
Nuts are always a good go-to snack especially when you’re a vegan. Walnuts are particularly great though if you’re into weight loss.

Walnuts – A tricky, yet wonderful snack. Walnuts really make sense to eat when you need something to pick on. The vitamins in them are insanely good for you and to top it all off, it is great brain food. Just be sure not to overeat as it’s so easy to snack on, you may tend to overdo it and get derailed on your plans to lose weight.

Edamame – If you are looking for a great snack and need some protein as well, edamame is the perfect treat for you. Given that it is full of protein, it will keep you full for longer periods of time, helping you out with your plans to lose weight.

Popcorn – Yes, one of the crowd favorites popcorn is a snack you can eat and still lose weight. Popcorn, ideally cooked in a healthy oil or air-popped if at all possible, only gets really fattening when you add on excess salt, butter and other stuff. Keeping it plain will really keep it as a healthy snack to eat while on a diet, I don’t think a lot of people will have a problem with this snack.

Oatmeal – Of course oatmeal is a great snack and is on this list, I know it and you know it, there is no question on oatmeal being a great add on to snacks you can eat while planning to lose weight. Be weary of what you add on as that can really skyrocket the calories, so just make sure you take care what you place on top of it.

Yogurt – I couldn’t very well make a list of food that you can snack on without mentioning yogurt. The delicious cup of goodness, comes full of vitamins and antioxidants that will really help you with your goal to lose weight but still be able to enjoy a wonderful snack. I personally like to add some berries into it and it just elevates the flavor of the yogurt to a heavenly flavor town.

Granola bar – This tasty treat comes in the form of a bar making it easier to eat and enjoy pretty much wherever you are, and that’s a lot of consideration for a snack to give you if you think about it. A granola bar is easily accessible in most supermarkets but if you have time to make it yourself, I suggest you do as it is easy, healthier and even more delicious when it is freshly made.

Vegetables with hummus – Sometimes you just want some dip and something crunchy as a snack, and I can’t blame you, it really brings me back to when I was a kid and didn’t have much worries. Vegetables with a side of hummus really works well as a substitute snack for chips and dip, not only is it a healthier option but it is also delicious plus will push you forward with your idea to lose weight. I like using baby carrots and celery sticks with hummus, sometimes I am feeling in the need of something more chip like so I bake up some whole-wheat pita bread as another option as well.

Cantaloupe – Having a melon on the list really makes sense as a great snack when you want to lose weight, and the cantaloupe is the perfect melon indeed. Full of vitamins and filling since it contains quite a bit of water in it, the cantaloupe is an ideal snack that also serves up on a few calories as you munch on it. What else could you ask for?

Grapefruit – This wonder fruit is often hailed as a diet fruit, and for good reason really. As it manages insulin levels and appetite, the grapefruit is really a snack that you can happily eat during your odd hunger pangs. Course it will definitely push you along your plans to lose weight as well considering the studies done on the humble grapefruit.

Grapefruit for weight loss
Ever since the 80’s, the grapefruit is very much well known for its fat burning abilities. Great for snacking but also best when a portion is taken prior to your breakfast meal!

Roasted chickpeas – There is something satisfying with a crunchy snack isn’t there? And roasted chickpeas are perfect for this particular snack need while still walking the line of your plans to lose weight. Given that it has quite a bit of fiber and a bit of protein in each chickpea, you will be able to manage your hunger a bit more and you won’t have problems waiting until your main meal, which I’m pretty sure is exactly what you should be looking for in a snack.

Dark chocolate – Just in case you have a pretty gnarly sweet tooth need coming your way, dark chocolate will not only sate that need but it will also help you lose weight. The antioxidants in dark chocolate make it the ideal snack and it is simply delicious isn’t it? Again the idea here is moderation as this snack you can end up going overboard, the sugars inside dark chocolate are still no joke but in a small moderate amount you should be alright.

Dried fruit – Sometimes you don’t have time for the fresh items in the market, and I completely understand that but given that you want to lose weight, what is the alternative? Dried fruits my friend, this is the snack for you. Easily accessible and available in a ton of places, you can pretty much grab this off any shelf and you’ll be fine. Take a handful as a healthy snack alternative and you should be able to keep going towards your goal to lose weight.

There you have it, some of the healthiest options for whatever snack you may need. There are sweet options, savory options and so on, along with the added bonus of being able to lose weight, these are some fairly great add ons to any diet. Pair it off with some exercise such a running and you should lose weight in no time. Remember though, everything in moderation my friends, that is the true key to a great snack. Stay healthy!

10 Healthy Juices To Help You Lose Weight

10 Healthy Juices To Help You Lose Weight

There are so many ways to lose weight out there, there is the conventional diet, a rigorous workout plan dedicated to weight loss or even a mix of both, either way it is quite apparent that weight loss is something everyone desires, from vegan, to vegetarian to people with regular diets. I am happy to share with you that now, after some research there are juices that will help you along with your weight loss gains and as you will see in a few moments all of them are vegan friendly too. So if weight loss is your desire, keep reading my friends.

Why juice anyhow? First off it makes it easier to consume our much-needed vegetables and fruits, which a lot of us have a hard time doing, even for vegan people mind you. There are just so many vitamins everyone needs on a daily basis, it becomes a little overwhelming if you think about it. Secondly, juicing helps your weight loss plans as it boosts your metabolism. By breaking down the fruits and vegetables to a juice like product, the body can easily absorb and take in the nutrients. Finally, juicing is just convenient and freaking delicious when you’ve found the combination of fruits, vegetables that just works for you. There are just so many combinations, that’s also part of the fun of juicing.

Kale – This wonderful energy booster is a great add on for pretty much any juice concoction you may come up for weight loss, plus given that it is vegan friendly, this clean eating add on can work for pretty much anyone’s diet. Stick it in a juicer and press that button, kale can work on its own or be easily mixed with other juice components.

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Make a power juice with a combination of spinach, celery, cucumber and apple !

Celery – By now you should have heard that celery is a great food for weight loss, and why should it be any different for juices? It shouldn’t! This wonderful vegan vegetable can be mixed in the juice or used as a garnish, which people can happily munch on while drinking the juice, a definite must for weight loss goals.

Cucumber – Looking for a natural diuretic? Then look no further than cucumber juice for your weight loss needs. Pretty much any diet that has a goal of weight loss has cucumber in it, so it would just be silly not to include it in your juice with the very same goal. Cucumber juice is a great arsenal for your weight loss plans and again is very vegan friendly. The fact that cucumber is chock-full of water makes it easier to consume and it is naturally refreshing in both its original form or in juice form.

Watermelon – I’m sure you are as surprised as I am to find this delicious fruit in the list. Considering the amino acids in a watermelon, it really helps reduce soreness so this will help you post workout, after a grueling run on the treadmill or on the open road, drink a full glass of watermelon juice to assist you sooth your aching muscles.

Coconut water – When you make the juice, make absolutely sure that you use coconut water, not coconut milk to make your juice, as the milk is completely different from the coconut water. Coconut water is a natural diuretic and here is the wonderful benefit for you, it also increases your metabolic rate. I don’t have to go deeper into the how this will assist with your weight loss, but for sure you will want to have this in your repertoire of weapons against gaining weight.

Spinach – There is a reason why Popeye always had this stuff handy, aside from the fact that it is delicious, as pretty much any vegan will be happy to share with you, spinach has so many wonderful benefits. Making it into a juice really brings out the vitamins from spinach, additionally it will help you clean out your system of any unwanted chemicals or imbalances, this in turn will of course help you with weight loss. Make sure to have a lot of spinach in your diet, you’ll be happy that you took the time to juice this vegetable.

Carrot – Carrots regulate your blood sugar, which will pretty much handle your strange hunger pangs in the middle of the day. With regulated sugar you won’t go reaching for certain snacks at odd hours of the day, which will in turn help you with your weight loss plans. Again another vegan favorite, perhaps not in juice form but it really is quite a wonderful vegetable for any need aside from weight loss, make sure to include it into your diet and even in your juice diet.

Ginger – This spicy little add on, can’t really work by itself as the taste is quite potent shall we say? However adding ginger to other juices works quite well, aside from spiking up the taste of any juice it mixes with, it adds on a ton of potassium, which can assist you to build muscles while helping you break down carbohydrates. Pretty awesome and if you like a little zing in your drink, this is something you most definitely want to add on to any juice. As a vegan, I normally like to add this to stir fried vegetable or my tea, I’ve never tried it in juice form, I’ll admit but I can’t argue with the logic.

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Get your energy boost with beetroot juice.

Beetroot – A great add on to any juice, beetroot is a wonderful energy booster, which will allow you to workout even more, leading to the ideal end of weight loss. Again another vegan friendly vegetable that can work with other veggies and fruits in any juice form, it has a pretty base flavor and can easily mix with others. Just be careful as it stains quite thoroughly so it is ideal to tread lightly when using and making it.

Bell pepper – Alright, alright, I realize this is a strange thing to juice or to add but hey every now and then you have to push the envelope! The spiciness in the bell pepper isn’t the only thing you will add to your quite possible vegan appropriate juice, it will add some much needed capsaicin. This chemical will increase the body’s natural temperature and increase your metabolic rate, thus leading to your goal of weight loss. Daily consumption of capsaicin will definitely lead to noticeable weight loss in rather short spans of time.

There you have it, 10 juices that will definitely help you with weight loss and quite frankly they are very delicious. All of the said items above will work with the vegan diet and pretty much anyone’s diet if you think about it. So the only matter is mixing and matching your favorite ones, of course a different drink a day is ideal to make sure that it is always fresh and exciting. Don’t forget to add some lemon water in the diet, as it also helps you with weight loss and is ideal in any situation. Stay healthy!

8 Healthy Morning Habits To Promote Weight Loss

8 Healthy Morning Habits To Promote Weight Loss

Every morning we wake up and we hope that the day will be a great one, but I have come to figure out that if we truly want to make it an awesome day, you need to make it one yourself by starting your day right. Nothing starts my day better than getting a head start towards weight loss and let’s face it, a lot of people really, really, (did I say really?) want to lose weight, so I am happy to share with you 8 healthy tips that will definitely get you going in that direction and the best part, you can do them at the start of each day.

1.Get your share of the sun – When morning comes around, make sure you get a good serving of that good old fashioned morning sun shine. Studies have shown that those who are able to take in the light have produced lower BMIs than those who have not. The weight loss stems from the sun pretty much regulating your internal clock, telling it that it is time to start working. So if you want to lose weight, get in some of that solar power in order to really get you to lose weight in the long run.

2.Full night’s rest – So this is not really a morning habit since it should have been handled the night before technically speaking, however if you want a leg up on weight loss, this is an important habit to keep up. If you’ve read my other blog posts on healthy tips, you’ll notice that I am adamant about getting rest and waking up to a full night’s sleep is very important. It curves hunger pangs, makes sure your body is fully ready to meet the challenges of the day plus it keeps your mind alert, allowing you to avoid any bad decisions that could lead you off the road to of weight loss. Want to lose weight? Get enough sleep and wake up rejuvenated the next morning.

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Try quinoa and berries for a protein-rich breakfast!

3.Upgrade your commuting style – I realize that morning traffic is just disarming and can really put a lot of people in a foul mood, so if at all possible, let’s avoid it altogether. If you can start walking or taking a bicycle to your office (at a reasonable distance of course), not only do you get some exercise, which will give you a head start at weight loss but you’ll be in a much better mood when you get to the office. Office is too far to walk? Walk to a bus stop or the train and walk to the office from there, among all the healthy tips on this list, this is the easiest one to mix and match to your preference. This is also great if you really want some extra weight loss especially in the thigh sections.

4.Breakfast proteins – A few people are still unconvinced on breakfast being important, while I cannot stress it enough, I think we will leave it up to you to decide if this will aid your weight loss or otherwise. However if you want to lose weight, it is ideal that you get quite a bit of protein in you, early in the morning. Protein is a very basic building block of our muscles and can really aid weight loss if the intake is done properly. Of course this needs to be coupled with exercise but overall it is good to make sure you get the right amount of protein in your system, this is one of the healthy tips of this section that you definitely should not ignore.

5.Exercise, exercise and oh yes, exercise – Morning exercise has been found to be a strong supporter in the weight loss battle. People who workout in the morning tend to be less hungry and less focused on food for the rest of the day, studies suggest as they checked the reaction of several volunteers. Additionally candidates who worked out in the morning were more active for the rest of the day, which would be another leg up if you want to lose weight. This is one of the healthy tips that you can really combine with any of the others for some stellar results towards weight loss.

6.Plan your snacks – Nothing throws a curve ball on your plans of weight loss more than unexpected hunger pangs. When you get hungry at odd hours of the day, you end up reaching for whatever is convenient and close by, pretty much guaranteeing that it is unhealthy. If that is the case, then why not get ahead of the cravings and pack something, light and healthy, your weight loss plans will thank you for this. Among the healthy tips here, this is one of the more simple ones, as all you need to do is make sure you have an apple or a granola bar ready whenever you need something to munch on, if you really want to lose weight this is definitely something you want to make time for.

7.Upgrade that cup of Joe – I realize that a lot of people are caffeine oriented in the morning and there is nothing wrong with that, however if you want to lose weight, you’ll really need to rethink your habits. If coffee is non negotiable for you, no problem however you will have to focus on keeping it black. Coffee is essentially sugar free and calorie free until we mix other stuff into it, thus if you want to really get ahead of weight loss, keep it black. On the other hand if you can give up your coffee, I would suggest to opt for a cup of tea, green tea to be specific. The antioxidants along with other vitamins inside a cup of tea will really be a great way to start the day.

black coffee
If coffee really cannot be excluded in your daily routine, at least switch to black and cut off on sugar. Keep it moderate, or best switch to a cup of tea instead.

8.Meditate – Among the healthy tips listed here, this is something not a lot of people do. I think this really helps with weight loss in my humble opinion. Take a few minutes to really gather your thoughts, this will increase your mindfulness for the rest of the day and it is said that you will make much better decisions not only with regards to weight loss but with being in the present and being able to focus on what needs to be done. It really helps you lose weight in the long run as well, since you will be more mindful to what you put in your mouth before you actually do, this in turn helps you with weight loss. Try it, you won’t be sorry that you gave a few minutes to really collect your thoughts in the morning.

These 8 healthy tips are really great habits that you can pick up each morning. Each health tip will get you moving forward with your weight loss plans plus it’s a good push to get you out of bed. Stay healthy!

The health benefits of tea

The Health Benefits Of Tea

Just in case you weren’t aware of it, tea is awesome for you, not only is a soothing drink suited for any situation, but the health benefits of tea is nothing to sneeze at. As you all know I am a rather outspoken fan of green tea and how the antioxidants are just great for the body, but did you know that depending on the type of herbal tea you drink, it can just about sooth any ailment you may have bothering you? Yes love, tea does not end at green tea, oh no, there are so many versions of tea that you’d be surprised you haven’t tried before and the fact that the health benefits of tea extend further than antioxidants is just mind blowing. I’m here to share with you the herbal tea mixes that will pretty much help you sooth any ailment you need support with.

Green tea – Of course I will start with this one, but for those who don’t know the health benefits of tea, this tea in particular, this is one of the good ones. Not only is it rich in antioxidants, it reduces bad cholesterol while promoting healthy cell growth, wow! As herbal tea goes, which is a great way to start off wouldn’t you agree? Hey, this one’s on this list for fat burning too!

Black tea – The health benefits of tea goes even further with black tea, the lesser known version of the herbal tea is known to lower the risk of heart disease and diabetes, which is a good reason to start drinking it right away. Additionally to sooth any ailment you may have, it regulates blood sugar level and has an anti-inflammatory property that could be of use to a lot of people. These are some great reasons to really start the tea habit, plus the health benefits of tea really does have a wide range, you can pick and choose which one you need.

black tea
Black tea is best known to lower the risk of heart disease and diabetes.

Oolong tea – If you are looking for assistance to handle your weight and get that nice glow on your skin, this is the tea that will sooth any ailment or issues for either. The health benefits of tea, particularly oolong tea, is said to really help people with weight issues and have some skin conditions that are in need of attention. Besides, a nice cup of oolong tea after a hearty meal sounds wonderful to me.

White tea – The supposed upgraded version of green tea, white tea has even more antioxidants, can lower blood pressure and cholesterol, while being antibacterial and to top it all off – it is low in caffeine. I’m not sure what more you could ask for in health benefits of tea. Additionally as things go, lowering your cholesterol and blood pressure will surely sooth any ailment you may have, so why aren’t you drinking a cup of this wonderful tea?

Peppermint tea – This minty gem is a wonderful way to really treat your colds, plus it gives you the benefit of being a suppressant for appetites as well, let’s not forget that it has anti-inflammatory properties that can help sooth any ailment you may have. Given these health benefits of tea, I like to keep a bag or two ready in my cupboard just in case I ever need to go on a diet or fast. The pleasant peppermint aroma is just simply breathtaking.

Stinging nettle tea – This one is quickly catching on to the scene, given the health benefits of tea, this is definitely something that a lot of people love to drink during spring. It is known as a remedy for seasonal allergies, gives your energy a quick boost and it is known for treating arthritis. Now isn’t that an awesome cup of goodness?

Dried ginger tea – Motion sickness keeping you down? Then this tea is the perfect one to sooth any ailment that motion sickness comes with. This wonderful cup of herbal tea not only helps you defeat queasiness, but also has anti-inflammatory and antihistamine properties as well. As health benefits of tea goes, I’m fairly sure this covers a broad spectrum of ailments and problems one needs support with.

Chamomile tea – When you are having trouble sleeping, this is the herbal tea that you would want. Take a cup before bed and allow the soothing flavor help you go to sleep, oh and if you have any stomachaches make sure to pick up a few bags of this herbal tea as well. As health benefits of tea goes, this one will definitely help a lot of people with minor insomnia.

Hibiscus tea – There are quite a few people who do not use the toilet regularly but if they drank a cup of hibiscus tea on a daily basis, they won’t have this problem anymore. The health benefits of tea ranges quite a bit and hibiscus is one that is a natural diuretic in fact, coupled with lowering blood pressure and giving you a plethora of vitamins, this herbal tea is one that shouldn’t be overlooked.

Red clover tea – Now this one has interesting health benefits of tea, as it reduces the prostate-specific antigens while for the fairer sex as they say, lessens menopausal symptoms. Adding to these benefits, this herbal tea also helps protect against cardiovascular disease. Now that is a broad way to sooth your ailments, wouldn’t you agree?

Dandelion tea – Well I know you are quite surprised with this one, if you aren’t a regular tea drinker, this herbal tea will definitely catch you off guard. But don’t discount the health benefits of tea, especially this one as it can stimulate your digestion, lessens hot flashes plus combats the formation of kidney stones. Wow, that’s quite a list huh? But it doesn’t end there, this herbal tea can be used to treat hepatitis, jaundice and dyspepsia. 

Lemon tea for colds
Lemon tea is best taken when fighting a common cold.

Lemon balm tea – Got the common cold or other respiratory problems? Then take a cup of lemon balm tea in order to sooth any ailment that comes with the common cold. This superb cup of herbal tea helps calm people down while alleviating any digestive discomforts they may have. Additionally if you have a headache or a toothache then you have the perfect cup of tea in your hands. Given the health benefits of tea, it is becoming more and more apparent that you should stock several types of tea for various problems.

As you can see the health benefits of tea are quite expansive and have a few combinations that would be perfect to sooth any ailment you or your loved one has. Of course these types of herbal tea are made to support or help you, but curing might be something different, as the saying goes if symptoms persist, it is time to check with your doctor. Personally I keep a box of these magnificent teas in my kitchen to make sure that I can enjoy a cup of whatever I feel like from time to time, plus if I ever have a headache or any other discomfort, I have a helping hand. Happy drinking and stay healthy!

6 Daily habits that blast belly fat fast

6 Daily Habits That Blast Belly Fat Fast

Nobody wants to have a big fat belly, I’m not entirely sure if even Santa Clause wants his bowl full of jelly (oh, that rhymes!). Anyway, while diets and workout are tried and tested methods to burn fat as quickly as possible, I have 6 habits you can do that will most definitely be a great arsenal for your weight loss goals, and everybody could always a use a helping hand on the fight against obesity and hopefully get one step closer to that ideal beach body you are aiming for.

Ditch the soda – If you’ve read a lot of my other articles, this is perhaps one of the most useful ways to burn fat. Well not necessarily burn fat since this is more of a way to avoid unnecessary sugars and calories that sneak into your body. Some people enjoy a salad for lunch but side it with a diet soda, sadly even though you are doing a lot for weight loss with the salad, the drink will add on unwanted calories, plus it is so easy to consume a whole can or bottle of soft drinks, you’re literally drinking your allotted calories for the day. Want that weight loss goal? Put down that soda my friend, swap it out for water. Water not only has zero calories, it’s refreshing and helps the body process more of the fats it consumes thus leading on to quite a bit on burn fat front and that’s your goal.

whole wheat to burn belly fat
Up your carb game by taking in whole wheat in your meals. Unrefined carbs do a lot of good for your body, better than the processed ones.

The coffee habit upgrade – A lot of people drink coffee in the morning or even throughout the day, that’s all fine and what not however you need to step up if you plan to consume a cup or two on a daily basis. Black coffee is essentially without calories but when we start adding sugar and cream, that’s when the calorie count balloons and let’s just say that it won’t help you burn fat. If you really need that caffeine in the morning, keep it simple and black.  In fact if you can change your habit, turn it to green tea. I am a strong advocate of green tea, as the antioxidants in each cup are just phenomenal in helping you burn fat. Studies have shown that regular drinkers of green tea tend to be ahead in the weight loss department.

Change your carb game – Carbs aren’t created equal, that is for sure, but a lot of people have such a different perception of carbs that they tend to avoid it altogether. Try to consume unrefined carbs instead of the processed ones and you’ll see that you are making leeway on your campaign to burn fat. Instead of regular white rice or bread, go with a cup of quinoa or whole wheat bread, make sure it says whole wheat and not just wheat, as even that is a big difference. Ideally if you really want to move forward with weight loss, go with clean eating and for more on that, read on my other article.

The dark chocolate habit – Yes you read it right, include some dark chocolate on a daily basis and watch your body burn fat better than before. This is no dream, dark chocolate is really good for you with all the antioxidants it comes with and a study showed that moderate consumption of dark chocolate often lead to weight loss for a number of people in the study. It doesn’t mean you can over eat since it still has sugar in it, but wow who would have thought that if you want to burn fat you need to eat chocolate? Dark chocolate but chocolate nonetheless, that stuff is just heavenly, don’t you agree?

Walnut it up – Saturated fats are really bad for you and they are all around you, sources of saturated fats are in red meats and a ton of baked goods. These saturated fats will definitely make it difficult for you to burn fat as you go along, so it is ideal to avoid them as much as possible. On the other end of the spectrum are polyunsaturated fats, these fats in particular are powerful allies in your quest to burn fat. Polyunsaturated fats helps triggers a gene that reduces fat storage and improves insulin metabolism, which will most definitely help you with weight loss. One of the best sources of polyunsaturated fats is the simple walnut, make sure to consume a serving or two on a daily basis and you can really start to burn fat as you go along. Personally I like crushing up a small serving and mixing it with my oats in the morning or even in my yogurt to give it a different texture and really pairs off well with my dessert. Enjoy it anyway you want just make sure to find a way to consume it daily so that you will move forward with your weight loss goals.

Dark chocolate for weight loss
With moderate, regular eating of dark chocolate, you’re in win-win situation. Dark ones are the healthy kind, while it also satisfies your sweet tooth cravings!

Get a full night’s worth of sleep – There is nothing more important a full night’s rest and if you want to burn fat from your belly, getting that full night of rest has never been more important. When you lack sleep not only are you sluggish, forgetful and a little duller, your metabolism speed tanks and you end up getting hungry at inopportune times in the day. Since you also tend to make poorer decisions due to the lack of sleep, you end up putting food that you wouldn’t normally eat when you are trying to get ahead of the weight loss game. In fact there have been studies showing that the later you sleep at night, the slower your metabolism rate goes, and that’s just staying up late, add to that lack of sleep and you have a pretty big obstacle against your plans to burn fat. Get your body working to its optimal rate, make sure that you get a full night’s rest and watch it burn fat as well as it could.

These 6 habits are some of the most ideal in my opinion, if you keep doing this on a daily basis you should advance towards your goal to burn fat from your belly. Add in some exercise and a great diet and your weight loss is pretty much assured considering a few factors here and there. Just make sure that every time you test anything new, take your time with it, although we live in a world of instant results, some things are worth strolling along for. Becoming healthy and fit is something that everyone should make the time for, it may not happen overnight but at the very least with these 6 habits, you’ll be making progress towards weight loss. Enjoy the journey and when you get to your weight loss destination enjoy it even more, you’ll be glad you took the time and picked up these 6 habits in order to improve your body’s ability to burn fat and achieve that most wanted weight loss targets you’ve been dreaming of.

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Fat Burning Foods, Lose Weight Fast By Boosting Your Metabolism

Fat Burning Foods, Lose Weight Fast By Boosting Your Metabolism

As pretty much a fair number of us are hard pressed to find a way to lose weight fast, there have been quite a few diets here and there, that have surfaced directing you to do this and that, there have been workout routines that boast of losing weight faster than another method. That’s all well and great, and quite frankly I am a strong advocate of both methods, exercise and a well-planned diet of course. However I would like to share with you some food that will help you lose weight fast by helping your metabolism. These metabolism boosting foods will not only stave of fat and help you digest the food that you intake, they are also quite delicious and good for you.

What is metabolism anyways? As biology defines it: metabolism is the chemical processes by which a plant or an animal uses food, water, etc., to grow and heal and to make energy. So to simplify it, this is a way we take care of the food we intake, so the faster our metabolism the more food gets processed and the more we burn it. So if you want to lose weight fast, you definitely want to make sure that you take the time and update your diet in order to add a lot of metabolism boosting foods along the way.

Fish – It isn’t a surprise that fish is on the list of metabolism boosting foods, is it? The healthy fats in fish are a great source of omega-3 fatty acids that are just great at increasing the metabolic rate. A nice hot salmon with some herbs and spices and you have me giddy in my seat. If you really want to lose weight fast, fish is the choice for you.

Green Tea – It is no secret that I strongly recommend the consumption of green tea. The antioxidant rich drink is a great way to lose weight fast and the EGCG compound in it is also a reinforcement of it being one of the greats in metabolism boosting foods. This drink is just perfect if you want to lose weight fast and I’ll be honest, a cup of green tea after a nice vegan meal is just heavenly in my opinion.

Yogurt – Among metabolism boosting foods, this calcium rich food has a ton of probiotics and the good bacteria that can help your body process any calories you take in. To lose weight fast this is a great way to get some good bacteria in your body and it is also a great substitute for dessert, which usually comes in great amounts of sugar.

Cucumbers – This is a awesome vegetable is a great way to lose weight fast. Not only is it low in calories but studies show that it ‘cools’ down your body and helps hydrate it which will further help your metabolism, making it one of the top contenders in the metabolism boosting foods category. Let’s not discount the vitamins and versatility of the vegetable to be added in a ton of diets, so if you want to lose weight fast, start adding cucumber to your diet now.

Broccoli boosts metabolism
Aside from being tasty, broccolis are very nutritious and high in calcium . A good aid in boosting metabolism!

Broccoli – The calcium inside a stalk of broccoli is just amazing. As mentioned above calcium helps the metabolic state of your body and is a key to lose weight fast. Aside from the calcium it still has a ton of vitamins that is essential to growth and is delicious to boot, what more could you ask for in metabolism boosting foods?

Spinach – This vitamin c empowered vegetable is part of the metabolism boosting foods, as the vitamin c is a key vitamin for metabolism, spinach is a very essential food to include in your diet if you want to lose weight fast. Again the other vitamins in spinach are nothing to scoff at either, so keep adding spinach in your meals to lose weight fast.

Chili Peppers – While I am sure there are people who love chili peppers and quite a few who don’t, this is something that must be added into a diet if you really want to lose weight fast. As one of the metabolism boosting foods, chili peppers and many other naturally spicy ingredients, has capsaicin and that is where they get their heat. Not only does capsaicin help metabolism it tends to give off a lot more positive effects such as a blood thinner effect, an anti inflammatory and let’s face it, the extra kick in food is pretty cool. I’m not saying you should chomp down on a whole bowl of chili peppers here or anything like that but keep it in a meal or two so that you can lose weight fast.

Lentils – A great source of protein and a good way to lose weight fast. Among the metabolism boosting foods, lentils can give you a lot of protein, which is a major helper in the metabolic stages of your body. Lentils are easy to add to pretty much anyone’s diet plans and is a leading ingredient for clean eating. If you want to know more about clean eating, check out my other article: Clean eating the how-to guide.

Nuts – Not only are they a great snack that will help you lose weight fast, these little guys will help you power up your metabolism by giving you protein. Make sure to only eat a handful now and again; while nuts give a lot of natural health benefits, it is quite easy to overeat them as they are just so snackable. Yes I realize that is not a real word, but for some reason the term snackable is very apt for nuts.

Lean Meats – While I am a vegan, I understand that not everyone reading this article is. So those who do eat meat, keep it lean, as it will provide the iron your body greatly needs. While it is not exactly part of the metabolism boosting foods group that we have been discussing, deficiency in iron leads to slower metabolism and that in turn will be a major obstacle in your goal to lose weight fast.

Your breakfast can be a metabolism-booster too! Oats and whole grain foods work well in helping the body speed up metabolism, pushing you much closer to your fat-burning goals.
Your breakfast can be a metabolism-booster too! Oats and whole grain foods work well in helping the body speed up metabolism, pushing you much closer to your fat-burning goals.

Whole Grains – These are another champion of clean eating, as the body needs to use more energy to break down whole grains, this will further your aim to lose weight fast. Keep it simple with brown rice, oatmeal and others in order to maximize your consumption and keep yourself full for longer amounts of time. This is a highly suggested approach to lose weight fast and is a definite choice among metabolism boosting foods.

These are some of the best of the best in my opinion if you are looking for metabolism boosting foods. Include most if not all in your daily diet, not all at once of course, and you will lose weight fast. Pair it up with regular exercise and a healthy outlook in life, which may not directly affect your weight loss but is always awesome to have, and I can guarantee you will lose weight fast.

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Lemon Water Diet, The Benefits You Want To Know About

Lemon Water Diet, The Benefits You Want To Know About

On the journey of health, I am sure you have one way or another stumbled upon the lemon water diet upon your research and I glad to know that the same said research has found you on this article. The lemon water diet is not a traditional diet per se, it does insist on consumption of lemon water on daily basis however it does not limit any other consumption, so it makes it easier to follow for a lot of people and acts as a great detox for the entire body. I am happy to share with you the benefits I have found while on the lemon water diet.

Digestion – Your digestive track will love the lemon water diet and your entire body will rejoice at the new detox diet that you are on. Drinking warm lemon water allows the citric acid in the lemon to interact with a number of enzymes that pretty much tells the gastric juices to start doing its job, this will pretty much help you lose weight and is a great add on to the lemon water diet.

Soothes your stomach – If you have an easily upset stomach, you should start the lemon water diet right away. It helps fight off acidity and the feeling of being bloated. Although it is rather acidic, it acts differently when it is in our body. This added bonus of being able to detox of the body is a major benefit that cannot be overlooked.

Cleansing your system – The lemon water diet is a diuretic, which helps you urinate more making it get rid of more unwanted substances, another effect that can detox your body and help you become healthier. Of course with a healthier system, the better it can handle taking care of everything else, even handling weight loss. Simple and effective.

Immunity boostLemon water diet has a ton of vitamin c and that really fights off a ton of ailments, aside from that it also has ascorbic acid that is anti-inflammatory effect that is great to fight off asthma and other such problems. Of course the potassium that helps control blood pressure is an awesome bonus.

Level your PH – As lemon water diet is quite acidic or feels so, once inside our bodies it is quite a good source of alkaline that helps balance your PH, this in turn removes a lot of the other unwanted acids in our body such as uric acid and others, further improving your health and giving a detox like feeling.

Healthy skin – You want the healthy glowing skin effect? Well vitamin c is a must if you want that effect and doing the lemon water diet will give you plenty of vitamin c. Additionally the alkaline in the lemon water diet will help fight off acne, and let’s face it, who wants a pimple on their face? I certainly don’t and while on the lemon water diet, not only will your body get the detox it sorely needs, you’ll get that highly wanted glow that healthy people have.

Lemon-infused water great for detox
Lemon-infused water is not only great for detox and weight loss. It gives so much more benefits to your body than you can imagine!

Weight loss – Wait a minute, weight loss and detox? The lemon water diet is pretty amazing isn’t it? Within the lemon water diet, you can find some fiber that helps you feel full and less hungry during the rest of the day. When you are hungry you might just grab whatever is sitting around, which is usually something nothing good for you, I can tell you that. So start the lemon water diet and see how effective the weight loss will eventually benefit you. Additionally if you want to lose weight fast, please read my other article: How to lose weight fast.

Eye sight – The lemon water diet helps maintain eyesight and is known to fight off some sicknesses for the eyes. Just by continuing the lemon water diet, it is a great way to keep your eyes in check and healthy. I believe everyone wants good eyesight and you can’t help but want to take care of it all the more, with just a simple glass or two a day you can make a lot of difference.

Fight toothaches – Lemon is known to relieve toothaches and well not to boast or anything, but what is the leading substance in the lemon water diet? Yes, lemons! And the freshness of the lemon is good for your breath and it never hurts to have great smelling breath doesn’t it?

Hydrates the body – Since in the lemon water diet, part of it is lemon, what is the other half? Water, of course and by staying on the lemon water diet, you keep your entire system hydrated and that just helps things run smoothly. Whenever you lack water in the body you will definitely feel the after effects of dehydration and nobody wants that. Keep drinking the lemon water diet and make sure detox your body while staying hydrated.

Recover from injuries – Vitamin c is essential to heal wounds and what else has a lot of vitamin c? Lemons, and lemons once more is a key ingredient to the lemon water diet. Vitamin c is essential to healing and keep your body healthy, so drink a lot to detox a number of bad substances in your body and focus on healing, as you improve further.

Energy booster – Lemon gives your body an energy boost as it enters the digestive system and makes you feel more awake in fact. So the lemon water diet not only continues to detox the body but helps you wake up in the morning, almost like a substitute for coffee and cut the dependency on caffeine. If you are brave enough, try to cut out the coffee in the morning and just stick with the lemon water diet. You’d be surprised at how effective it is and how little you’ll need a cup of joe instead.

Mood booster – Due to the potassium inside the lemons, you fight off depression and anxiety as lack of potassium usually brings about the two mentioned. So during your lemon water diet, you can see how much you can perk up in a short amount of time. Try to not only depend on the lemon water diet as a detox tool but use it on a daily basis to see how uplifting it can feel to keep drinking a simple concoction every day.

As you can see there are a ton of good effects that the lemon water diet brings about and all it takes is some purified water, some slices of lemons and that’s about it. Make sure you keep it warm, as the cold water isn’t quite as good for you as you think, however if it’s a hot, steamy summer’s day, I can’t blame you for going with the cold option however be ready for reduced affects, so just brave the warm water in hot weather, you’ll thank me in the long run. The lemon water diet brings about weight loss, detox and a general feeling of being healthier, which you will be in the long run. Why aren’t you starting it today?

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