Use Herbs to Lose Your Extra Pounds

Obesity is a devastating problem experienced by many people nowadays. Herbs can be used to lose unwanted weight in a healthy way. Some herbs can suppress your appetite, some boost your metabolism and some others acts as fat burners. By using herbal weight loss programs, you can increase your energy and get relief from excess fluid weight.

Some herbs that aid in losing your extra weight include green tea, seaweed and cayenne. Green tea is a wonderful herb that assists in weight loss. It contains large amounts of polyphenols that can dissolve excess triglyceride and supports in burring extra fat. Green tea includes powerful antioxidants and it can stimulate your metabolism to accelerate weight loss.  Seaweed is yet another useful herb that helps to lose excess weight. It can be used in capsule or tablet form. Cayenne stimulates saliva and digestion and thereby speeds up the metabolism process.

Bitter orange is an excellent herb that acts as a laxative and it detoxifies the liver. Garcinia Cambogia is the extracted outer layer of an exotic fruit and it is an amazing weight loss herb. It suppresses appetite and prohibits fat to store itself in your body. It is available in powder form and you can use it by mixing with water. It does not cause any serious side effects, so you can take it without any fear. It is used in Indian cooking for hundreds of years. Coleus herb belongs to mint family and it assists in removing fatty acids and glycerol. It comes in supplement form and you can use it regularly. The only side effect of this herb is that it may increase acidity.

Guarana is a beneficial herb that is equivalent to caffeine and it has the capability to break down fat deposits, mobilize them for efficient energy usage of your body. The guggul herb found in India helps to reduce blood fats. It also improves thyroid function by boosting the thyroid hormone levels. It gives better results when used in combination with the garlic. It is available in tablet form and it may cause mild digestive upset.

Spirulina or blue-green algae are found in fresh water lakes and ponds and they contain all essential amino acids. Spirulina is an amazing weight loss herb that curbs your appetite. It is available in powder, tablet, capsule and flake forms. St. John’s Wort herb helps to treat depression and comes in capsule, tablet, tea and oil forms.

It is always advisable to use the herbs cautiously, as they may cause adverse effects, especially if you are taking any other medications.

Helen R. Miller is a diet control fanatic who has lost over 70 pounds of body fat. She shares her amazing story of how she did it through her weight and diet control blog.

If you’re thinking about taking up jogging to get in shape…you may want to think again. There are many exercises to help lose 15 pounds but face it jogging is a danger to your body, and it will not cause you to lose fat.

Did you see the story on ESPN about Robert Kraft – known to his fans as “Raven”? He has jogged 8 miles on Miami Beach every day for the last 34 years. On March 29, 2009, he hit an epic milestone; 100,000 miles of jogging.

Now that’s dedication! It was a great story. Except… At just 58 years old, Raven moves and looks like he’s 98. He has constant complaints of…

• Back pain
• Knee pain
• Foot pain
• Neck pain
• Sciatica
• Hip pain

During the show he admitted to barely being able to get out of bed in the morning. And just walking out of his bedroom was a major feat.

Raven is not alone, injury and intense pain is extremely common among long distance runners as well as daily joggers. Especially those who jog on cement and asphalt.

To prove my point take a look at the most read articles on the Runner’s World website. It seems like every other one is a tip on how to deal with jogging-related injuries:

• “No More Sore Shins”
• “Get Over It: Foot Pain”
• “My Knee Aches”
• “Painful Thoughts: When your body pleads with you to stop, your mind can keep you going”

Bottom Line: Jogging is a good way to destroy your body. Not only that but one of the reasons many people start jogging is because they want to lose weight. Just the physiology of jogging may lose some pounds (mostly water weight and muscle weight) but unfortunately jogging will cause you to actually store more FAT. Hardly what you had in mind!

I would never advise anyone to use jogging for any reason. If you want to get into phenomenal shape there is a good number of fantastic exercises I would recommend, and the good news is… they only take 15 minutes per day and can be done in the privacy of your own home. In fact you can burn fat quickly and pack on muscle without hours in the gym.

If you have your heart set on running, hear is your best option. Run brief sprints, run hard and fast for 30 – 60 seconds then rest for 1 minute taking in deep breaths, now sprint again for 30 -60 seconds. Continue this process for 5 – 10 reps. By switching from long duration runs and jogging to the above exercise you will see increased lung volume, a stronger heart, and a more lean body. I do advise you to spend 1 – 2 minutes of stretching both before and after your session to prevent injury.

Tailor your sprint time and rest time to your level of conditioning. You should be panting at the end of each sprint period, but you should not reach complete exhaustion. As you gradually increase the exercise intensity, your body will respond.

Bottom line: Hang up your jogging shoes and do exercise right. Your body will thank you.

To Your Good Health

Dr David Alan retired from private practice after logging over 220,000 patient visits in 20+ years in practice. He then developed a team of health experts to uncover the truth regarding weight loss. This turned into an 8 year quest and now together they are releasing the antidote to FAT with the Doctor Directed 14day Weight Loss Program. You can find it at http://www.DoctorWeightLossProgram.com and the membership site you can find at http://www.14dayWeightLoss.com you can join and get your own free weight loss advice. For a comprehensive list of exercises to help lose 15 pounds quickly you need to visit DoctorWeightLossProgram.com.

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