I’ve overdone it again this Christmas and am now faced with weeks ahead of me to undo the damage. Last year really was bad for me in terms of diet and exercise. I couldn’t stick to any sort of diet and fitness regime. Although I am very happy inside, I do feel I could do things to increase my energy and general confidence. Exercise is vital for physical and mental wellbeing, and I want to get the benefits of this myself in 2018. I don’t even need to point out the benefits of a healthy diet; everyone knows we should all eat plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables every day.
Rather than making a New Year’s Resolution to eat better and exercise more, I’ve just decided to look long term for a more consistent solution. I’ve vowed that over the next few months I’m going to work harder on my own health, and gain back energy and fitness. That doesn’t mean I don’t want things to happen quickly. It’s just that I am more realistic now than I used to be about quick fixes and lifestyle changes. In the past, I’ve looked for quick fixes in the form of weight loss tablets and fat blockers. They haven’t worked for me; I’ve not researched the ones I used enough and have experienced some bizarre side effects like shakiness and dizzy spells. Not good. I don’t like the thought anymore of jeopardising myself with an unnatural dietary aide or pills that cause more harm than good.
In 2018 I’m taking expert advice, and have been reading with interest the advice of nutritionist Julie Lamble. According to Julie, we can use dietary aides which don’t harm us and which actually are proven to work. Her advice revolves around two main principles:
Pharmaceutical slimming aids or unnatural stimulants will speed up your metabolism but aren’t good to use on a long term basis. They can sometimes have a counter-active effect as soon as you stop taking them.
What supplements are safe to use? The Lifeplan Botanicals Garcinia Cambogia Complex is all-natural.
Garcinia is a citrus fruit which is rich in HCA (Hydroxycitric Acid). There is evidence that HCA can boost the metabolism, breaking down fat and also prevent it from being laid down into storage in our cells. Some suggest that it can also help to boost serotonin levels, which helps lift our mood and normalises our appetite. Enhanced with Chromium it helps to control blood sugar levels which are usually erratic in people who can’t stop eating or have cravings for unhealthy foods. Taking chromium helps to normalise our blood sugar levels, making our insulin more effective and thereby not making us feel hungry all the time. This products also contains a starch blocker.
You take one before a meal to help boost your metabolism and prevent fat storage.
Only Use Clinically Proven Products
Julie recommends only using natural ingredients like Glucomannan. This is a natural fibre which is one of the few ingredients which has been approved by the European Food Standards Agency (EFSA) as an effective ingredient for weight loss. Glucomannan is a soluble fibre which swells up in the intestine. It makes us feel full and decreases appetite significantly after 8 weeks of supplementation. There is also evidence that it reduces the absorption of fats and carbohydrates from the stomach and the small intestines.
Lifeplan 5:2 Fasting Diet Support is a new, 100% natural slimming product based upon the popular 5:2 diet regime. I know of many people who swear by this weight loss method. Supplementing with this dietary aide, containing glucomannan, will help on those fasting days as you’ll feel fuller.
I know that nothing beats the good old ‘calories in vs calories out’ approach to weight loss. However, I do like natural products and am especially interested in them if they’ve been clinically proven to work. It’s really handy to be able to supplement with safe products which will boost metabolism and prevent hunger pangs.
I’m confident that this year will be the one in which I make the lifestyle changes I need, and will end it feeling accomplished and full of energy. I’m going to be eating better and taking care of my skin, and boosting my health naturally.
These products and many more can be purchased directly from the Lifeplan website.
Lifeplan have kindly offered to send one of my readers a selection of natural energy boosting products to help boost their New Year health goals. Lifeplan make lots of natural and safe products which have different health benefits. If you need a natural boost in energy this January, this will be of great benefit to you. The selection contains Vitamin D tablets, Turmeric Tablets and RelaxOn with 5HTP, totalling over £30.
For a chance to win, all you need to do is enter via the Gleam app below.
The giveaway is open to the UK only and will end at midnight on Sunday 28 January 2018.
Best of luck!
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