Surprising Things That May Help You Lose Weight
You know that eating a healthy diet and getting regular exercise can help you lose weight. You know that taking the right supplements can help you lose weight. However, there are many more things that might speed your weight loss journey – and some of them might surprise you.
Here are just a few things you can try that might surprise you to learn can help you shed pounds faster:
Massage isn’t just a great way to help you relax. It can also help you lose weight. Abdominal massage can improve digestion, which can improve your metabolism. Lymphatic massage can help you to clear out toxins, reduce stress and improve your metabolism. Massage can also help you to achieve hormonal balance, which can help to support your metabolism.
Soaking in a tub of Epsom salts and essential oils can help you to detox and reduce stress. By clearing the toxins out of your body, you can support healthy metabolic function, which can help you to lose weight. Weekly or bi-weekly detox baths can help you to achieve big results.
If you are eating healthy and exercising but still aren’t losing weight, you might try sleeping more and be surprised when the pounds melt off. Sleep deprivation can cause your body to hold onto fat, can cause your hormones to become unbalanced (causing you to store more fat) and zap you of the energy you need to exercise. Lack of sleep can also increase your cravings for unhealthy foods. By getting at least eight hours of sleep per night, you can lose the weight you want and have the energy to maintain healthy habits.
If you aren’t losing the weight you want, try one of these strategies to support your efforts and start seeing results.
Medically reviewed by Jay J. Garcia, MD on January 30, 2014