There are many options to lose weight. You could starve your self at the dinner table, joining a weight loss programme like your friends do, slaving away on the treadmill, or you could programme your body to subconsciously lose weight. Scientists have discovered that you can rewire your brain and activate certain genes in the body to prime your body to lose weight 24/7, without the unnecessary pain.
Enrich your gut with fibers
Studies have shown that healthy leaner men have a healthier gut. Healthier gut is gut that works synergistically with gut bacteria to maintain normal gut microenvironment and symbiosis. An NHS study found that fibers Inulin (not to be confused with insulin) is better for your gut than probiotic drinks! The Inulin is a starchy substance is used for medicine which commonly obtained by soaking chicory roots in hot water. You can try roast-in season Jerusalem artichoke with garlic and add it to your soups and salads.
2. Distract your brain when you feel hungry
Scientists found that food craving begins in the brain, not belly! So next time when you feel hungry, rewire your brain to think or transport yourself into more pleasurable or imaginative experience to clear your craving and treat your mind to a better mental space. For example, next time when you craving for ice-cream or chocolate, browse your through your favorite designer’s website or go through the travel websites of your next holiday destination.
3. Choose a cheat day in the week
Scientists now know that willpower can be determined by your genes rather than an acquired personality trait. This means our genetics could affect our response when faced with a mouth-watering menu selection. Studies showed that if you treat yourself on a certain day in a week with a treat of your choice or craving, you are more likely to be able to resist your random temptation when facing mouth-watering indulgence/craving for the rest of the week.
4. Work out at the best body peak time
According to the Journal of chronobiology, our inbuilt body clock our body is strongest at 6 pm. Therefore, use this time to hit the gym for full body workouts and burn more fats!
5. Upgrading your Juicing
You can up your metabolism by upgrading your juicing with watermelon. Watermelon is low in sugar and rich in citrulline and lycopene. Watermelon is found to be effective in burning belly fats. According to the Journal of Nutrition (2011), high intake of lycopene found to lower the thickness of the internal layer of the blood vessels thus reducing the risk of myocardial infarction.
6. Go nuts!
Nuts are rich in nutrients and vitamins which do marvelous things to your body. Importantly, peanuts are also rich in resveratrol, a compound present in red wine might contribute in part to the “French paradox” – a phenomenon that refers to the relatively low rate of cardiovascular disease (CVD) in France despite high intake of dietary saturated fat. Resveratrol helps the body to burn fats more efficiently.
7. Have an Epsom salt bath
Adding magnesium salt to your hot bath not only speed up recovery post-work ups but also increase your magnesium level via skin absorption. Epsom salt found to raise levels of anti-obesity hormone adiponectin, and reduce the risk of developing metabolic syndrome, according to Journal of Diabetic Medicine (2015).
8. Have a splash of grapefruit scent
Because of its anti-obesity effects, grapefruit essential oils is called the “dieter’s friend”. The smell of grapefruit has been shown to activate the nerve pathway to the body fats’ tissue which facilitates lipolysis (fat breakdown process), which in then results in a suppression of body weight gain according to International Journal of Molecular Science (2018).
9. Go to bed early and Wake up early
A study in Sleep journal found that sleep of fewer than 5 hours a night increases the endocannabinoids in the blood which linked to impulse and reduced willpower. Another study by North Western University found that morning light exposure resets your circadian rhythm and boost the production of hormones that linked to fats metabolism.
10. Spice up your life with chilies
Chilles contains chemical compound called capsaicin that known to speed up metabolism and helps to lose weight.
11. Try matcha
The green tea powder has been shown to boost the level of “marathon enzyme’ AMPKL, which help to train harder for longer. Vitamin C makes the nutrients easier to absorb. Try a scoop of matcha with your morning shake.
12. Practice mindfulness for Zen mind
Chronic stress was shown to disrupt the hormones linked to weight control. Mindfulness is an excellent meditation technique to suppress this harmful stress-induced response at the genetic level.
13. Chew your foods thoroughly
Chewing is more than breaking down the foods into small parts. It’s a gastronomical experience. Lingering longer over your foods and chewing thoroughly increases “diet-induced thermogenesis”. Chew at least 50 per mouthful (ideally 100 as per Prophet Muhammad), which improve the digestive process and help the gut absorb the nutrients effectively. Avoid any distractions while eating. Practice mindful eating which encourages the brain and your consciousness to focus on the pleasure of eating the foods. This way you will be aware of the amount of the foods taken and you will able to enjoy the foods and feel more satiable.