Weight Loss Techniques that Can Help You Shed a Few Pounds Fast
Are you looking for weight loss techniques that actually work but don’t starve you? I know how frustrating it is to feel you've tried everything and nothing has worked! Today I have a few methods that perhaps you have not tried, methods that have worked for our clients.
With the right weight loss techniques, you can improve your overall health instead of simply shedding a few pounds.
Your body is designed to process whole and healthy foods. By giving the body the nutrients that it needs at the time that it needs them, you can lose weight while improving energy and overall health!
Many of my clients have seen great success with these three major strategies for weight loss. Backed by science and the research of experts, these techniques will give you everything you need to make the shift.
Weight Loss Technique 1: Time-Restricted Eating
The body naturally has certain rhythms that it falls into day after day. Most people are familiar with the concept of circadian rhythms, particularly in relation to our sleeping and waking hours. After following a regular routine, the body naturally tends to fall asleep and wake up around the same time each day.
Time-restricted eating is very similar and can be a great way to stimulate weight loss.
Digestion is designed to take place during the daytime hours. This is why it is so crucial to consume meals in the morning and afternoon, tapering off your food supply before bedtime. However, time-restricted eating sets a standard for the best times of day to eat.
Experts recommend that you group all of your meals into a specified period of daytime hours. This allows your digestive tract to have a rest and recovery period. When it is not resting, it can more efficiently absorb nutrients and distribute calories throughout the body.
If you want to better understand how circadian rhythms can impact the body, this video interview I conducted with interview with Dr. Satchin Panda will give you more insight into how the body works.
How to Implement Time-Restricted Eating
For healthy weight maintenance, it is recommended that you consume all meals within a twelve-hour window. Women who are interested in actively shedding weight should shrink that window to eight, nine, or ten hours each day. Make sure that your last meal is scheduled at least two to four hours prior to your bedtime.
You also need to keep in mind that drinking coffee or alcohol does still count as eating, so it should be confined to these hours as well.
For more information on how to implement time-restricted eating into your day, make sure to purchase Dr. Panda’s book, The Circadian Code. It is ideal for those who are insulin resistant and those who just need help getting started with a time-restricted eating plan.
Benefits of Time-Restricted Eating
Studies have shown that time-restricted eating for weight loss does produce a caloric restriction, even without the conscious act of counting calories. Furthermore, it may present some benefit for those who suffer from high blood pressure. (1)
Time-restricted eating is also being researched as a potential strategy for mitigating the effects of metabolic syndrome, cardiovascular disease, cancer, and neurodegenerative diseases. Perhaps the most significant aspect of this study is that there are no other dietary changes necessary. The specific pathways are unknown at this time, but it is a promising area of future research. (2)
Weight Loss Technique 2: Gallbladder Support
Very few people pay mind to their gallbladder health until something is amiss. This tiny organ is located in your upper abdomen, just beneath the liver. Its primary responsibility is to store bile that helps to break down food in the small intestine.
Stomach acids must present themselves in sufficient quantities in order to spark the gallbladder into releasing bile. This process helps the body break down fats, absorb fat-soluble vitamins, and remove toxins. All three of these are essential for healthy hormone building and balance.
Unfortunately, bile can transform into a thick and sludgy liquid that does not freely flow through the digestive tract. This occurs as a result of poor eating habits: consuming too many processed foods, toxins, cholesterol, or insufficient nutrients. In order to form healthy bile, you may want to consider a gallbladder cleanse diet.
As you might expect, it is more common to see gallstones among those who are diagnosed with obesity. (3)
There are certain dietary components that you must have to create healthy bile. These include cholesterol, amino acids like taurine and glycine, and choline. Good gallbladder diet foods include pressed oils like amaranth and black cumin.
Bitter herbs and greens are also extremely popular foods to support the gallbladder. Here are a few of the more common greens associated with bile health:
Turnips and greens
Lime and lime rind
While the gallbladder is important for bile storage, the liver actually produces the bile itself. Supporting your liver is important for many different reasons ranging from better digestion to hormone balances within the body. You may want to consider adding foods like beets, ox bile supplements, and pancreatic enzymes to your diet as well.
For more information on how to lose weight fast with a gallbladder healthy diet, you should read Dr. Ann Louise Gittleman’s books Radical Metabolism and The New Fat Flush Plan. You can also see my video interview with Dr. Gittleman here.
Weight Loss Technique 3: Blood Sugar Management and Fatty Liver Reversal
Managing your blood sugar and reversing your fatty liver can be another excellent way to approach healthy weight loss. Focusing on the many ways that you can repair your gut is one approach to healthy weight loss. Learn what foods you can and cannot eat for a gut healing diet plan with these two weight management techniques below.
Fatty Liver Reversal
It is currently estimated that as many as 20 percent of the population has some degree of fatty liver disease. This is extremely common among those who drink alcohol heavily and those who are obese. (4)
At first, there are not many direct side effects that you might notice from this condition. However, time can continue to erode the condition of this organ. It may make it harder to balance the hormones in your body and could lead to total liver failure if left untreated.
The best thing you can do to reverse your fatty liver disease is to lose weight and detox the liver. There are several chemical processes that must be undergone in order to break the toxins away from the fats found in the organ. These stages are known as:
In order to achieve this first phase, you should be consuming vitamins B2, B3, B5, B6, B12, folate, glutathione, and various flavonoids.
In order to get the full benefits, you must also ensure that you move into the second phase of detoxing the liver. This will require nutrients like methionine, cysteine, magnesium, glutathione, vitamin B5, vitamin B12, vitamin C, glycine, taurine, glutamine, folate, and choline.
A quick way to jumpstart your day with a detoxifying element is to enjoy a mug of hot water with a half of a lemon each morning. This provides you with the alkalinity that you need to help toxins leave the body and aides your liver function.
Reducing Inflammation with Blood Sugar Management
The friendly bacteria that reside in your gut also play an important role in your overall health. You want to keep a healthy population of this bacteria living and active to combat digestive disorders and keep inflammation at bay. When inflammation enters the gut, it creates undesirable side effects like hormonal imbalance and belly fat. (5)
A healthy gut diet plan consists of foods such as:
Fermented foods like yogurt, kimchi, and sauerkraut
High fiber foods like berries, broccoli, lentils, and beans
Polyphenols like those found in dark chocolate, green tea, almonds, blueberries, and onions
It was found that patients with diabetes had significantly higher levels of gut inflammation than those without. (6) Managing your blood sugar may play an important role in managing the degree of inflammation in the gut. By controlling this aspect of your wellbeing, you might be able to shed those last few stubborn pounds.
Controlling your blood sugar is a great way to kickstart some weight loss.
Three Easy Weight Techniques for Quick Changes
If you have been trying to lose a few stubborn pounds, these simple changes can impact your results. By incorporating more foods that serve a bigger purpose, you can still feel full and satisfied. Meanwhile, you will be improving your overall health instead of focusing solely on losing weight.
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These weight loss strategies have been tested with our private clients. Here’s what one client, dealing with pre-diabetes, said:
“I’m on day 3 of Dr. Alan Christianson’s reset. My blood sugars were down 37 points from June 29, am, when I started the reset program. I am very encouraged. There was no headaches or negative effects as my body begins to heal. I will keep you posted.”
Ready for next-level support to meet your goals? Work with our functional health coaches! A supplement consultation is a great, inexpensive place to start to review what you are currently doing and get expert feedback. You can also discuss possible best lab tests to run as needed.