Slim down; 7 easy steps you can take today to slim down

We know what we eat influences our health and we do well to maintain a healthy diet, but unfortunately not all of us are following the same diet. Some may be on medications while others may be exercising with ease. So how can we shed a few pounds without breaking through those layers? The solution was provided by Tanya Sharma – one of the most sought out nutritionists in the city. She has helped thousands of women achieve weight loss through her medically supervised program called “Slimdown”. It works, she says, and it’s simple. But it is about understanding the mind and attitude.

“I understand that when you want to lose weight, you have to understand the mind and the mindset,” said Sharma. I went through the process and will write an article on my progress so that people see me for who I am and not just the person who is losing weight.

She recommends the steps in between to achieve your goal in these easy steps:

Exercise

Exercise releases endorphins which cause the body to feel better, less stress, and more energy. Exercising makes your body burn calories faster and this accelerates weight loss. Exercise also reduces blood pressure and cholesterol and decreases inflammation, leading to fat reduction. If you have read one of my previous blogs than you may notice that I keep mentioning this. Because it works! Light exercise is all you need. Not to hard but not to easy.

Sleep

Sleep is essential for a healthy and fit body. Too much sleep can lead to fatigue and increase risks of heart disease and stroke. Sleep helps in the control of hormones such as estrogen, thyroid, cortisol, leptin, growth hormone and testosterone. Their are even studies that show the quality of sleep is important. People who were able to go into rem sleep for longer periods then those who couldn’t slimmed down a little bit more.

Get Plenty Of Vitamin D

We have long understood that vitamin D deficiency is a key risk factor for osteoporosis. Our skin is less strong, wrinkles can appear, we get tired easily, and we generally feel cold. Vitamin D can help us fight our bones from getting weak and brittle and make them stronger. If you couldn’t tell orange juice is an great source of vitamin D. Also foods like tuna, salmon, and fatty fishes. There is also things like cereals fortified with vitamin D. My favorite source of vitamin D is OJ fortified with vitamin D. But things like cheese and milk also come in the fortified variety.

Reduce Intake Of Alcohol And Reduce Calories

Alcohol consumption has been linked to weight gain. As we age, our liver starts making alcohol and in turn slows down our metabolism to reduce the amount of calories consumed. This slows down fat burns even more. Drinking at least 3 ounces of wine a week helps. I have also touched on this in a previous blog because there are ton of case studies and articles that show a direct link how alcohol works against your sliming down goals. Reducing calories does not mean skipping meals or starving yourself. Eating the right foods is crucial here. A 1oz. candy bar may have 150 calories. While 6oz of blueberries have about 100 calories. That’s 6 times the amount of the candy bar and IF you decide to eat all the blueberries you are still at less calories than the one measly candy bar. So the choice of what you eat is important here. Effective calorie cutting should not make you feel fatigued or sluggish at all.

Avoid Stressors That Cause Depression

When we are depressed we tend to drink more, eat more and go into lockdown mode, resulting in increased calorie intake. Increased stress on the other hand leads to depression and increases the risk of becoming obese. The best way to manage anxiety is to stay calm and enjoy life. I know this is easier said then done. I definitely struggle with this one but I kind of have a trick that helps me. How you relax is totally up to you. Everyone has their thing, different hobbies and interests right? Well for me, on those grey tough days, I think of a time I was happy. Sounds simple but there is more to it. I think of a time when I was happy and smiling for whatever reason and I try to emulate what I was feeling in that moment now. Its almost never the same memory for me but it is always the same feeling I try to mimic. Kind of like when you have seen something so funny that anytime you think of it you at least crack a smile. Same concept here. This simple trick has helped me time and time again.

Eat More Carbohydrates and Prefer Fatty Carbs

Carbohydrates are the main source of food for our bodies and they also play an important role in weight loss. They provide energy, nutrients and glucose which helps burn more calories. An ideal carbohydrate should have less fiber, potassium, magnesium, iron, phosphorous and polyphenols (found in berries). Its against the grain today to tell people to consume carbs. But their are “good carbs” and they play an essential roll when it comes to slimming down.

Meal replacement shakes

Meal replacement shakes can be a huge help when it comes to slimming down. They are quick, flexible and can be made virtually anywhere. The benefits can be amazing, boosting your metabolism while also suppressing your appetite so you feel full for longer periods in an effort to support cutting calories. I have outlined amazing benefits to a well known meal replacement shake Here. They even claim that exercise is not needed to see results while using this product. But like I would still exercise, it does so much more for you than just help to slim you down. The benefits of exercise are just as mental as they are physical. Exercise will definitely speed up the results.

If you want to drop excess weight it is crucial to follow a balanced diet. A balanced diet is made up of proteins, grains, vegetables and fruits, low carb and high fibre. Choose vegetables and fruits, beans, legumes and whole grains.

Remember, there is no magic formula to lose weight but staying focused will help you drop pounds quickly. Do not worry, Sharma knows exactly how to keep you motivated when facing this uphill battle of shedding fats. Her support team ensures that you remain upbeat throughout the process and that you achieve results within a few weeks.

“I have a beautiful physique. I look terrific. No one looks like me anymore!” Sharma said.

If you have any questions regarding her service or programs then contact her here: https://www.tanya-sharma.com/

As always stay focused and I believe in you! You got this!

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