If you’re reading this, I assume you’re looking to shed some weight (which is beautiful). Perhaps you’ve tried every diet style under the sun, been to every gym in town, and worn every weight loss garment known to mankind. Perhaps you’re even looking for a little nudge in the right direction and need some help figuring out what to do (or not do).
If so, welcome! I’ve got some good news for you. There’s an easy, effective way to lose weight from your hips and it doesn’t require any crazy diets or strenuous exercise. I’m going to tell you all about it.
Take A Look In The Mirror (And Laugh)
Before we begin, let’s take a quick trip down memory lane. I assume you’ll agree that life before smartphones was simpler, less distracting, and full of inspiration (if not happiness). Let’s not forget that being slim was much more accepted, not to mention healthier, back in the day. Furthermore, people used to dress a lot more loosely, which I’m sure helped in the quest for a better silhouette. In other words, things are different now; we’ve evolved and changed as a species.
I’m sure you’ve heard the expression ‘laughing at yourself’ when you try something new. For example, if you try cleaning the house using the method of dancing through it, you’ll likely find yourself laughing hysterically because it’s so ridiculous. Similarly, if you try a new workout regimen and don’t see noticeable results after a while, you can bet that you’re going to start to feel a little silly (if not a little mad) as you compare your progress to what you’ve seen on television or online. In both these cases, your brain is working hard to tell you that you’re not performing up to par, which is kind of useful information when you’re trying to become better at something. When you begin to see your weaknesses and the mistakes you’re making, it’s usually a good idea to laugh about it. This will help you find the positivity in the situation and guide you in the right direction.
New Year, New You (Sort Of)
Now that we’ve got that out of the way, let’s focus on the matter at hand. You’ve decided to take a different route this time, which is wonderful! You’re going to rely on natural solutions and practical tips rather than trying to follow a fad diet or spending countless hours at the gym. How’s that going to work out exactly? It’s simple – you’re going to use your body’s natural rhythms to shed off the weight; it won’t be easy, but it will be fun (and not punishing like so many other strict dieting plans).
The idea is to get into the habit of looking at your body as a whole rather than just individual parts. If you begin to lose weight from your hips, it will automatically reduce your overall body weight and slim down your figure. You’re not trying to lose weight in a specific place; you’re simply shedding off the extra pounds throughout your body. You haven’t eaten this way for years, and it shows.
Five Steps To Feeling Confident Every Day
If you’re looking to shed off the extra pounds and feel more confident, there are five steps you can take to get there.
1. Identify Your Body’s Natural Weight Loss Mode
It’s important to note that your body doesn’t need to lose weight for you to feel good about yourself. In fact, there are a number of medical reasons why your body may decide that it’s time to shed off the extra pounds (for example, if you’re carrying a lot of extra weight in your stomach, it may not be generating enough heat). However, as long as you continue to rely on external factors to dictate your weight loss (for example, if you’re dieting in order to fit into a certain clothing style), you’ll never truly be able to let go. This is why it’s so important to learn how to rely only on yourself. So what is your body trying to tell you?
It may be that your body is trying to tell you that it doesn’t feel safe to keep carrying around all that extra weight. Perhaps you’ve had a significant weight loss in the past and feel insecure about your body, especially since you’ve reached a stage in life where you begin to see your friends getting married and having children (or adopting them). The point is that your body is not making these demands because it wants to eat more veggies or go on a diet; it’s trying to protect you and preserve your sanity (which, of course, is a sign of a well-adjusted and balanced human being).
2. Adjust Your Nutrition To Fit Your Body’s Metabolism
Now that you know why your body doesn’t feel safe carrying around all that extra weight, it’s time to reevaluate your diet and nutrition. It’s important to fit your body’s metabolism since you can’t expect your body to be active all day, every day, if you don’t provide it with the correct fuel (read: food). There are a number of supplements that can help improve your body’s insulin levels and regulate its appetite, amongst other things. For example, I’ve mentioned in the past that chromium is a natural insulin sensitizer, which means that it can improve your body’s functionality and enable you to lose weight more easily. I’ve also suggested that you try pygeum root, known to reduce insulin resistance and increase your body’s responsiveness to insulin (like the Human Insulin Stimulator, which is a product I promote and give rave reviews to).
3. Take Advantage Of Your Body’s Rested State
Another thing to consider is that when you sleep, your body restores and repairs itself. It does this with the help of hormones, which means that sleeping can be an excellent time to shed off the extra pounds. It’s important to note that this does not mean that you should sleep during the day, as this can disrupt your body’s natural rhythms and give you severe headaches in the long term. (For example, if you try to go to sleep at noon and it doesn’t work out, you might end up eating more than usual to make up for the lost sleep. This is why it’s best to plan your sleeping around your body’s natural cycles; noon sleeping may cause you to eat more because your body isn’t getting the nutrients it needs to function at its optimum level.)
4. Use Natural Products Wherever Possible
If you’re looking for a solution that requires the least amount of chemical exposure, you should look into natural products (for example, natural perfumes and essential oils, which are highly concentrated sources of nutrients that can be dangerous to inhale or ingest). There are also herbs and spices that can be used to achieve different effects; for example, garcinia cambogia can be utilized to block carbohydrates from being absorbed by the body, preventing unwanted weight gain. Capsicum or chili peppers can be used to stimulate the appetite and increase the body’s temperature, thus inducing fat burning. The list of natural products goes on and on. Most kitchen cupboards are teeming with solutions to aid in weight loss, but if you’re determined to avoid drugs and hormones, you may have to resort to trial and error to find what works best for you.
5. Keep A Diary
Keeping a diary can be an excellent way to track your daily activities as well as the foods you eat. It’s a great way to monitor your weight loss and figure out what’s working and what needs to be changed (if anything). Keeping a diary will also help you identify any patterns that may be creating unwanted weight gain. (For example, if you found that you gained weight whenever you ate fruit, it might be time to change something about your diet). Diaries allow you to become aware of how you’re feeling on a day-to-day basis and can help you identify emotions that are contributing to, or causing, your weight gain or loss. Additionally, keeping a food diary is an excellent way to determine what foods may be contributing to your weight gain (or loss) and can help you determine an overall dietary strategy. For example, if you found that your weight was rising because of the fat content of the food you were eating, you may want to focus on eating more vegetables and avoiding fruits as much as possible.
If you want to lose weight from your hips, it can be an arduous task. However, if you’re motivated and determined to make it work, you may find that it’s a worthwhile endeavor. You may find that it takes some time to get used to eating foods that work for your body, but in the end, it’s worth it.