The Natural Way: Watch your weight
We are well into our biologic
winter mode. Mother Nature
has given us an automatic way
of protecting ourselves during
winter and difficult times: we put on extra weight.
We donít need it.
Weight loss (and gain) is based upon many
ingrained characteristics. We all have a base metabolic
rate, which is different from anyone else.
Some folks have an engine that constantly revs
high while others barely putter along. Our age has
to do with fat stores, as does whether we are male
or female. The effect of the hormones produced
by the thyroid gland can make the difference between
being skinny as a rail, or no matter how
hard you try, weight just wonít come off. Therefore
an all-natural thyroid support product can do
wonders. Medicines can cause weight gain so if
you can shift to a natural supplement then do so.
If you reach for a can of Betty Crocker frosting
when you get emotionally upset (comfort food)
that can make you a two-ton Tessie/Tom too.
Perhaps using CBD or L-5HTP help with nervousness
or mood is in order. To make it all the
more frustrating we all have ďset points,Ē which
the body comes to and then stubbornly refuses to
budge down. Thatís when doing a natural cleanse
can be good.
Most people arenít overweight, they are overfat.
A football player can be overweight even without
much fat. A guy needs at least 4 to 6 percent body
fat to stay healthy while a woman needs at least 10
to 14 percent. So now we talk about muscle mass.
Muscle weighs more than fat. So someone who
is well-muscled, like the football player, could be
overweight according to height/weight/age/gender
scales. Body mass indexing is a good way to
measure progress while the bathroom scale isnít.
Weight loss is complicated. Your weight
shouldnít be based upon pictures in magazines
or societal pressure but upon your acceptance of
yourself and how you want to be. Bottom line is
you have to burn more than you take in. Find a
food plan you can get into and stick with, one that
wonít make you feel deprived. I like the South
Beach or Mediterranean food plans. Exercise
at least three times a week; aerobics is best for
weight loss. Use supplements in combination like
Garcinia cambogia and chromium picolinate and
trust the many herbals that help with insulin levels.