One of the most effective ways to lose weight is to exercise often. But for many people, just hearing the word 'exercise' is a big turn off. If you swap the word exercise with 'active' then perhaps more people wouldn't be so loathe to burning more calories moving their body. So let's get that out of the way first, before listing 5 easy ways to lose weight.
You don't have to run a marathon, do impossible yoga classes where you twist yourself into a pretzel in a 105-degree room, and you don't have to work your core until your midsection looks like a chiseled Greek statue.
Just stay active every day by gardening, casual bike riding, and of course, the activity you should be doing every day that's #1 on our list: walking....
Walk After Meals
Excuse us if we've covered this in a previous Miracle Noodle Weight Loss blog, but it begs being mentioned in this list. Postprandial walking (fancy way of saying "walking after a meal") is super easy, unless it's the heart of winter in Duluth, Minn. (if so, definitely bring not one, but two jackets). Italians and other European cultures usually sit for 15-20 minutes after a meal if finally finished, and traditionally, a short walk of approximately the same duration is taken.
This accomplishes a few things: it improves digestion, gets the blood flowing to the extremities, regulates blood glucose levels, and helps with weight loss for the simple reason that you burn more calories when you walk versus being sedentary.
If you do happen to live in Duluth, or somewhere else frigid, or suffering from inclement weather, or, if you live in an area that's not safe to walk alone, walk in place or around your home. One of the easiest ways to do this is while you're watching TV or listening to some music.
Eat Miracle Noodles
You didn't think we'd go the whole way without mentioning our home-court advantage, did you? And for good reason we should. Even if you've heard this a few dozen times before, it may help you to hear it again so you can be a Miracle Noodle Ambassador and help your friends and loved ones with their weight loss goals. So here goes....
Miracle Noodles are mostly all water. There's a little bit of vegetable fiber in the noodles. Together, the water and the fiber make the stomach slightly expand, providing a sense of satiety. You feel full even though the noodles have, at most, only a handful of calories per serving (most of our noodle and rice products are calorie-free!).
If you eat Miracle Noodles or Miracle Rice for lunch and/or dinner once a day instead of regular high-calorie pasta and rice dishes, you'll slash, on the conservative side, at least 2800 calories per week! How's that possible? An average person eats about 400 calories worth of high-carb pasta or rice at one sitting (x7 = 2800). That's 11,200 calories per month!
You can see how easy it is to lose weight just by eating something delicious once a day. Now imagine how much easier your weight loss will be eating Miracle Noodles for both lunch and dinner!
Drink Tea (the right kind)
You've probably heard that drinking certain kinds of teas can assist in weight loss because of certain thermogenic (fat-burning) compounds. Green tea is well-known for its thermogenic effects. But Miracle Noodle sells a type of tea called Miracle Matcha, which has three times the antioxidants as green tea, and contains the same thermogenic effects as regular green tea.
So why not get the fat-burning benefits of green tea, but drink a tea (or a health shot or eat a superfood mix-in) that has the highest disease-fighting class of antioxidants called 'polyphenols' on the planet?
Other Easy Weight Loss Ways
Have your doctor or naturopath check your thyroid. Low thyroid levels can interfere with weight loss, even if you're eating healthy and exercising. If your levels are low, a trusted medical professional can suggest or prescribe supplements or over the counter or prescription pharmaceuticals.
You should also have your sex hormones checked, such as progesterone, estradiol, estrogen, and testosterone.
Hormones that are out of whack can also hinder fat burning and weight loss.
Ignore your hunger. Most of the time, your hunger cue is a result of your insides saying, "feed me more sugar!" If you ignore the initial hunger pang and instead drink water, you'll find your hunger will go away and you'll likely lose weight over time doing this because you'll consume less calories. After a while, this method is easy and second nature.
OK. That brings the total to 6 weight loss tips (we gave you one extra; plus, 5 sounds better in the title!)
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