Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Easy Way To Lose 11 Pounds in One Year

I apologize for the gimmicky title, but it is true.  Loving the holistic health care approach, I am constantly looking to learn new things.  Recently, there was an Integrative Healthcare Symposium that Dr. Oz spoke at.  I was not there, but I read about it.  I personally admire Dr. Oz's holistic health approach and use of Ayurveda (as do many people considering how famous and respected he is), so I like to learn about his recommendations.  One of his key points in his address at the symposium was about the ills of sugary drinks, and how if a 100 calorie sugary drink a day was cut from a person's diet, the person could lose 11 pounds in a year.  Obviously,  soda is a sugary drink, but so is juice, sports drinks, lemonade, sweetened teas, frothy lattes with sugar and cream and more.  Water is a better drink that truly hydrates without adding the calories of sugar.  Plain tea and coffee are okay too, just watch the caffeine.  What if you already cut out a sugary drink a day?  Easy, just cut out another 100 calorie processed food item from your diet.  Congratulations for taking the first step with the sugary drink!  It is the small, simple changes that create a healthy life right now. 

The biggest resistance to cutting out sugary drinks is usually taste and energy.  Taste can be adjusted by getting creative with lemons, limes and herbal teas.  They are flavorful and give a natural low calorie zest.  Personally, I drink a traditional tea in Ayurveda known as "smart water."  It has 1 teaspoon fennel seeds, 1/2 teaspoon of coriander seeds and 1/4 teaspoon cumin seeds steeped in 1 1/2 quarts of boiling water.  I drink it throughout the day for its healing properties and hydration.  Sometimes I add other herbs like mint or licorice, and I really enjoy it. 

If needing the sugary drink for energy is your block, you need to get to the root of your fatigue.  When you discover why you are tired and what steps you need to do to naturally build back your energy, then you will have real energy not a false stimulant or rush that makes you gain weight.

Are you ready to take the 100 calorie a day challenge?  Try it and lose an easy 11 pounds.

Stay healthy & well,

1 comment:

  1. Well, that's impressive. I'm not sure if I really could manage this task. In any case, thank you for sharing those materials.