We’ve all been the victim of late-night junk food binges, cheat meals that turn into cheat weeks, and the occasional glass of wine that turns into the whole bottle, I'm not exempt. So when we're trying to lose weight, it’s easy to mess up and hinder our progress with old poor habits. As a health enthusiast and wellness specialist, I have seen thousands of people come to me with a goal of losing weight, and a strong will to shove those bad habits aside in the quest for a healthy lifestyle. And with the holidays fast approaching and family gatherings on the horizon, now more than ever is the time to ditch those pounds. I’m here to tell you these are some of the most simple tricks I’ve learned along the way that I pass on to you! These 5 tricks have shown amazing results in even the most doubtful clients...check them out:
1. Colonics (aka Colon Hydrotherapy)
What is a Colonic anyway? I’m glad you asked! A Colonic is a simple way to easily and effectively clean out waste and inflammation from the colon and digestive tract. Since the average person, eating the average American diet, going #2 two to three times a day, has anywhere from 5-15 pounds of excess material in their body. Not only can someone lose up to 15+ pounds by cleaning out their colon using colonics but the aftermath leaves most people with a firmer, flatter, more toned tummy as well. It has been known to be extremely beneficial in improving energy as well for continued weight loss success. Check out some testimonials to see what others have said about their colonic experience or schedule your own at www.livingwaterwellness.com
2. Hydrating (and Saunas!)
You’ve probably heard about the health benefits of staying hydrated, but that’s only part one of this trick! Part two is, you guessed it, saunas! Drinking all that water is wonderful for flushing out toxins and getting that vital H2O to all your cells, but jumping in the sauna then takes that unused or old water and toxins and pulls them to the surface of your skin and out of your body. The heat from, say, an infrared sauna, penetrates much deeper within your body then an average sauna. That deep penetrating heat allows you to remove more than just sweat & water weight creating more lasting and instant weight loss results. To Schedule a Sauna for $10 off click on this link and use promo code: SAUNA10
3. Finding Physical activity you love!
Of course, exercise is important for weight loss and overall health. But if you’re physical activity is a chore you have to force yourself out of bed for, you’re doing it wrong. Keep trying different activities until you find something you enjoy. And whatever the activity may be, be it biking, walking, kayaking, swimming, or dancing around the house to some good tunes, make sure you enjoy it. That’s one of the best pieces of advice I give to anyone struggling with weight loss - enjoy yourself! Also track these basic activities on an app like “My Fitness Pal” to help keep yourself accountable as well as see what you burn doing random physical activities like housework or even sex.
4. Healthy Eating
I know, I know, you probably clicked on this blog to find a way around having to drink smoothies and eat vegetables for dinner, but unfortunately, healthy food is important. Despite your possible doubts, eating healthy can become really enjoyable! It just takes a tiny bit of effort. Look up some healthy versions of the meals you love - Protein Style Burgers, Romaine Tacos, Creative Salads, etc. - and try them out! Thanks to Pinterest there are TONS of delicious recipes out there that’ll help you lose weight and won’t taste like a bowl of lettuce. PLUS, you will feel more energetic and lighter after healthy meals. If you’re local to San Diego here is one of our favorite Health Food Restauraunts to try as well! Cafe Gratitute.
5. Surround Yourself with Positivity
Having people on the same weight-loss journey to connect with and gain support from is a HUGE help for achieving your weight loss goal. But even if you’re on this journey alone, it’s important to surround yourself with people who are all-around positive. These types of people will be encouraging and excited for your progress. Remember negativity can easily seep into our subconscious and make us fall off the wagon. Positivity is KEY! Try following motivational people on Facebook and Instagram so your threads stay flooded with tips, tricks, & positive influences. Keep your circle small if you have to but make sure the people and influences in your life are positive, supportive and in alignment with your goals.
Here are some social media links to keep you motivated!