Afriend of mine actually lost weight by sticking needles in his ears. This isn’t as crazy as it sounds! According to traditional Chinese medicine, people gain weight because of a liver imbalance. Acupuncture therapy targets certain pressure points to restore that balance.
Another alternative method for weight loss is hypnosis. This age-old technique of altering behaviour through the subconscious re-programs our eating habits.
Holistic weight loss methods address both body and mind. Meditation, self-monitoring through food journals and cognitive behavioural therapy are used to help alter unhealthy patterns and replace them with positive messages about eating.
While all of these methods involve thought and effort, some of us are still hoping that weight loss can come in a bottle.
Weight Loss Products
Diet pills claim to do everything from suppressing the appetite to decreasing the absorption of fat. On the surface, this seems like a magical solution! And so the temptation is enormous to use over-the-counter weight-loss pills and supplements in order to lose weight effortlessly.
But are these products safe and effective? Numerous studies have revealed that most over-the-counter weight loss products don’t work. More seriously, there are several known harmful side effects of weight loss products including dependency and risk of heart attack. Never take anything without first discussing it with your doctor.
There is no magic pill to lose weight. But there is one thing guaranteed to help we dieters shift our excess pounds.
Exercise: The Biggest Loser
It’s no great secret. If you move it, you will lose it. Exercise is one of the most important factors in successful long-term weight loss.
But in order for exercise to work, you need to strive for a minimum of five 30-minute sessions per week. This can be anything that gets your heart pumping. The most important thing is to choose an activity you enjoy.
The Best Way to Lose Weight… And the Winner Is?
The best way to lose weight is any way that you can stick with! Because if you can’t stick with it, it won’t work. Nor will you be able to keep off any weight you do manage to lose.
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The good news for all of us dieters is we know that anyone can lose weight as long as there is a calorie deficit. And so in order to find the best way for YOU to lose weight, you need to ask yourself some tough questions: Why do you overeat? Are you lazy? Do you have poor willpower?
When you can honestly answer some of these questions, you’ll be well on your way to finding your own best way to lose weight.