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Supplement Your Diet to Lose Weight Naturally and Healthily
How is it summer already? If 2020 felt like the longest year in history, then 2021 might go by in a blink. The good news is that for most of the US, things are returning to normal and that means leaving the house more and putting on clothes with buttons and zippers as opposed to elastic and spandex.
Now, if you’re one of the many people who put on some weight during the pandemic, that’s totally understandable! The important thing isn’t the weight, it’s what comes next. If you want to become more active, focus on your health and take off some of that excess weight, we’ve got a few tips to help you feel like yourself again!
A lot of people took up walking during lockdown since it was one of the few things you could do. If you were someone who did Zoom workouts, or were lucky enough to have some home gym equipment, that’s awesome, but you might want to amp things up a bit! That might look like returning to your gym, running instead of walking, or trying some new workouts to mix things up, keep your body guessing and find something to make you excited about working out again. If it’s been a while or you haven’t been active at all, joining a gym could be a great way to get motivated and hold yourself accountable. By joining workout classes, not only are you able to surround yourself with like-minded people, you also have someone instructing you on exactly what to do. This takes all the guesswork out of working out.
Clean Up Your Meals
We don’t mean like the clean plate club, although polishing off a plate of healthy food is never frowned upon. But, if you turned to sugary items or simple carbohydrates for comfort and forgot what a green vegetable looks like, it might be time to rethink your refrigerator. Most nutritionists recommend filling half of your plate with vegetables and using the remainder for a lean protein and a starchy carbohydrate like rice, potatoes or root vegetables. Not only do vegetables fill you up, they help improve almost all of your systems. Want an easy way to get your greens? Terra Origin Greens Superfoods delivers over 35 natural, energy boosting ingredients including vegetables, probiotics, digestive enzymes, herbs & antioxidants in one scoop. Never has tasty food been this green. Mix it up in a smoothie and add a healthy fat like avocado, nuts or olive oil, which also helps to satiate you for longer.
Go Au Natural
Some nutritionists and doctors might also recommend enhancing your diet by adding natural supplements to help with weight and energy loss, and to replace elements lost during weight loss activity. Terra Origin’s new, Natural Weight Loss Bundle containing Healthy Fat Burner, Digestive Enzyme Capsules and Inner Balance, works together to help you maximize your weight loss naturally and healthily. For optimal results, we recommend taking Digestive Enzymes in the morning with breakfast, as food protects the enzymes in your stomach and gives them something to act on. These enzymes also aid digestion by supplementing your body’s natural digestive enzymes, allowing your meals to then be broken down more easily. Because so much of weight loss is related to elevated stress and cortisol levels, Inner Balance helps alleviate stress and tension so you can achieve a calmer mental state. This can be taken after any subsequent meal. Lastly, end your day with Healthy Fat Burner to rapidly burn off excess fat and stop the accumulation of new fat. Our specific combination of amino acids and natural plant extracts, along with a moderate diet and exercise, work together to increase your energy by initiating the breakdown of lipids and release of fatty acids stored in the cells.
Flush It Out
With all this movement and healthier eating, it’s also important to stay hydrated, especially in the summer months. And while there’s been much recent discussion about how American’s are over-hydrating, for most people that’s simply not the case. Switching out sugary drinks and even coffee for water not only helps reduce calories, it helps flush out the toxins and keep your gut working the way it was meant to. Drinking water also helps keep your skin clear and maintain much-needed moisture as we age. If you’re someone who doesn’t love plain water, try squeezing in some lime, lemon, or even an orange for some flavor. To further speed up healing from the inside out, you can also try our Collagen + Protein Bone Broth! Not only does it offer joint and cartilage support and improved digestion, Terra Origin Collagen + Protein Bone Broth - available in yummy flavors like chocolate, vanilla, strawberry banana, coffee and unflavored with turmeric - also helps protect and repair joint cartilage, build muscle, burn fat and strengthen the lining of the digestive tract.*
It’s important to remember that just like it took a while to gain weight, you can’t lose it all at once. It’s a slow process and one best conducted in stages. Don’t try to go whole hog and do everything at once. Take small steps everyday to move, eat better, take healthy supplements and drink water and you’ll start to feel and look better before you know it.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.