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Using Herbs and Vitamins to Lose Weight

I have been successful in losing weight with the help of a few supplements and herbs, so I’m going to provide here a list of what I think have been helpful and make a few suggestions that could save you a lot of money.
When you study herbs there is a great deal of information that you come across that is anecdotal and not supported by any research. This doesn’t prove that they don’t work, but it does make it difficult to get an objective feel for who, what, where, and when the use of herbs would be beneficial. Thankfully more and more information is making its way onto the web, making it a lot easier to make informed decisions.
This means that you should do some research and decide what you want to try. Don’t rely exclusively on what people tell you, me included. You’ll find that some herbs work well, and others don’t seem to have any effect. Our bodies are all slightly different and we have different genetic strengths and weaknesses. What works for me may not work for you, and vice-versa.
When your serious about losing weight remember that your health is the important thing. While being the proper weight is important, it’s not THE most important thing. What we should be seeking is improved health and well being. Health is a lifelong effort. Weight loss is not just a sprint to an arbitrary finish line. Think long term.
Step One:
If you haven’t been to a doctor for a while, get a physical and ask for a thyroid test. Low thyroid can cause all sorts of serious problems that make weight loss extremely difficult. I have had low thyroid for most of my life, and without treatment I gain weight, lose energy, my mind becomes sluggish, and depression sets in. The medication is really cheap, but you need testing to be sure that you have the proper dose. Dosage can change from time to time, so stay on top of this. It’s important!
There are also important considerations like your liver health, diabetes, and other blood sugar problems. Make sure you’re not fighting other issues that need to be considered as part of your weight loss program.
Step Two:
If you have an android smart phone, get a free application called “Walkroid”. If you can walk, you can use this to keep track of how far you walk each day. Your goal is to build yourself up to 2 Miles per day. Start slow and walk for shorter distances. Gradually increase the length you are walking until a 2 mile walk is comfortable. If you’re way out of shape this could take a couple weeks or more to walk that far. Take your time. If you feel like you might be getting sore, stop. Make a note of how far you walked, and try to go a little farther the next day. Do this at least 3-4 days a week, every day is best.
Pedometers are available for less than $2, all the way up to $50. A cheap one will most likely work well enough, so you don’t have to buy a smart phone unless you want to.
After you get to 2 miles you can start timing your self and try to complete your two miles quicker. But you need to excersize daily. That’s a key element of the diet. I like to take the same path every time. Since I always take the same path I am not focused on where to go or how far. I just walk until my route is completed, keeping my mind focused on other things.
Supplements:
Do this is you are taking the following supplements and herbs, listed in the order of their importance:
1 – 1000mg krill oil capsule.
1 – Astaxanthin 50mg
1 – Aloe Vera 25mg inner leaf gel capsule 200:1 concentrate
1 – Vitamin D3 5,000iu
1 – Alpha Lipoic Acid capsule (or R-Lipoic Acid) 100mg
1 – B-complex vitamin
1 – Vitamin B-12 5000mcg
1 – cinnamon bark capu
Herbs: (Shop around, over 3.50/bottle is too high, i.e. Swanson Vitamins)
1 – Cinnamon bark capsule
2 – Garcinia cambogia
2 – Siberian Ginseng Eleuthero Root
Benefits:
Krill Oil

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