There are countless reasons for weight gain and the most common is because of diet. Diet plays a huge part when it comes to weight gain or weight loss. In this context, there is a saying that cannot be more accurate than this - we are what we eat.
Of course, there are also other reasons that are not linked to the food we eat. Reasons like depression, stress, pregnancy and medication can all play a part in weight gain.
Fat burning creams have become popular in the last decade. If you are wondering how fat burning creams work, or if they even work at all, then it all boils down to the ingredients in the cream. How most fat burning creams work is by simply loosening up the adipose tissue, causing the tissues to dehydrate. This in turn activates the Lipolysis Fat burning mechanism, which is the process of our body making use of stored fat as an energy source.
Some of the natural ingredients that help to burn fats are:
Capsicum– Penetrates deep into the skin to promote fat decomposition and accelerate skin metabolism.
Ginger – Tones and tightens loose skin. Promotes blood circulation and reduce bloating and water retention.
Cinnamon – Produces heat through metabolic stimulation that helps to burn body fats. Prompts the body to keep on burning fats instead of going into storage as stored fats.
Clove– Improves digestion and metabolism which helps the body burn fat faster.
On top of topical creams, there are also other ways to lose weight and get rid of those stubborn fats around your belly.
The first step to losing weight naturally is to be positive and always have a goal in mind. You can use a measuring tape and measure the circumference of your waist or thigh and deduct the number by a few centimetres. Use this new number as your target and aim to achieve this number by a reasonable date.
Take a look at your current diet and eliminate the foods that are attributing to your weight gain. Swap your current food staples with healthier choices such as brown rice instead of white rice, wholemeal breads instead of white breads and opting for grilled instead of fried foods. Also, ask yourself if you been eating too much each meal, or whether you eat late in the evening and sleep straight after. All these unhealthy diets and eating schedules can contribute to adding that extra centimetre around your waist. Work up a new healthy eating plan that includes plenty of fruits, vegetables and proteins – and stick to it!
Exercising is a commitment and not everyone has the time to do it. But, did you know that you can also incorporate daily exercises in your everyday life? Take the stairs instead of the lift – this will work out your thigh muscles and stamina. Or you can try lifting some weights around the home, to work out your arms. Doing housework can also be an exercise, with some having to lift heavy furniture, climbing high and bending low while dusting the house and manual laundry.
Your mood plays a part in your appearance. When you are feeling happy, you have a better self-image and your confidence is at its highest. With that, you are less likely to seek comfort foods that are high in fat and sugar i.e. chocolates. When you are stressed, your body starts to secrete cortisol, a hormone that can cause weight gain. There is also an explainable reason linking happiness to weight loss. When you are happy, you are less likely to make impulsive choices, you can think straight and figure what’s best for you.