My favorite recommendation; a glass of red wine has been shown to help lower cholesterol and reduce the risk of heart disease and because of the flavanols in red wine, also contains anti-inflammatory properties. Don’t get too excited though, because these benefits only come from up to one glass per day for women and two glasses per day for men at the maximum. Anything beyond that and you actually see a decrease in the benefits of red wine.
Don’t skimp on sleep. Inadequate sleep leads to increased appetite and weight gain. Research shows that sleep deprivation leads to an increase in hunger, disruption in our metabolism, and an increase in our cravings for sweet, starchy and salty foods. Have I convinced you yet? If not, listen up. In one study, women who regularly slept five or fewer hours a night were 32% more likely to have gained at least 33 pounds over the 16 years the study spanned than those who slept 7-8 hours.
Between these two feelings, what is the difference? It is the state of your life energy. Your life will be miserable when your energy flow is too. Nothing you can do will change it until you change the flow of your life energy. Being filled with positive energy, you cannot be depressed. You won’t lie there waiting for life to pass by as you will be too involved in it to waste time like this.
Find some coral calcium sachets, which are “teabags,” to add minerals to your purified water because it will reduce the pH in your body; otherwise purified water alone will rob your bones and organs of precious calcium.
Keep your mind occupied at night — Many people have a bad habit of eating when they’re bored. They get home at night and “zone out” in front of the TV, often with a bag of chips or cookies at their side. It’s called “mindless snacking” and it’s a huge cause of weight gain, especially in america. Avoid the tv all together and replace it with something more interesting, like reading a good book, writing letters to friends, or doing a favorite hobby.
Eat breakfast — It’s been proven that people who skip breakfast have a much harder time losing weight. By eating a big, healthy breakfast in the morning you’ll give your body the energy it needs and dramatically reduce hunger and cravings later in the day.
You must have a cup of your favorite coffee to start your day but be careful. Coffee by itself is not harmful to your weight loss. And as summer approaches, pay attention to your coffee drinks. As you get more creative with them and start adding all those other ingredients the calories start added up. Try using skim milk or low fat milk for most of your milk needs.