Tuesday, August 15, 2017

How To Lose Weight With A Natural Weight Loss Diet

If you are one of the many people who were brought up eating junk food, then chances are you are probably struggling with your weight. Surprisingly, not many people are aware that junk food is one of the primary reasons for obesity. The body is just not able to handle that kind of food. Combine bad eating habits with a sedentary lifestyle and you have a recipe for disaster. Read on for advice on how to begin a natural weight loss diet.
Now if you are already obese and want to find a safe method to lose those extra pounds then a natural weight loss diet is what you are looking for. This diet plan is perfect for everybody and all it needs is just a little bit of determination and the will to succeed.
A natural weight loss diet does not involve the use of supplements or pills; rather it focuses on teaching you to swap bad food with good nutritious food. Once the body is getting enough nutrition your body will have the vitamins and minerals it needs in order to effectively detox and heal itself.
During the natural weight loss diet, you will be prohibited from eating your favourite junk foods such as hamburgers, This also includes foods that use preservatives, food that is cooked from hydrogenated vegetable oils and food containing refined sugar. What is recommended for a natural weight loss diet is healthy and nutritious foods that are high in fibre and protein? Vegetables, fruits and organic grass-fed meat are good examples of healthy foods.
Let's have a look at some of this 'good food'. A natural diet is centred around meats, fruits and vegetables. Acidic fruits like oranges, lemons, sour plums, grapes and grapefruit will help the body to detox. They contain plenty of vitamin c as well as a whole range of other vitamins and minerals. Fruits, including berries, should be eaten regularly. Try to only eat organic grass-fed meat as many nutrients are lost if the animals are not allowed to eat their natural food.
Raw vegetables are also on top of the menu; eat as many of them as you like. They contain amino acids, protein and antioxidants. Best eaten raw but you can steam them if you like. You can make up a healthy dip and eat vegetables as a snack instead of unhealthy junk food.
Exercise is an important component of a natural weight loss diet. Many like to go jogging, hiking, running, biking or swimming. Try to get your body moving at least once each day as this will help you to burn fat and increase your metabolism.
Furthermore, on a natural weight loss diet, you will be required to drink water regularly. The more the better, so aim for about 8 glasses per day. You can reduce this a little if you are eating a lot of watery fruit such as watermelons or oranges.
Many fail to lose weight, not because the method is not effective but because the participants fail to keep themselves motivated or to follow the strict guidelines of the diet. So don't give up! Think of how much better you will feel, how much energy you will have and how joyful it will be to see yourself at your ideal weight.

Monday, July 31, 2017

Finding The Healthy Weight Loss Program That Fits You!

Obese people know the struggle of losing those extra pounds. There are endless weight loss programs and numerous diet plans, and yet, many don't lose weight as expected. Ever wondered why? Well, losing weight is easy if you understand your body. In this post, we will discuss weight loss in a comprehensive way.
Let's start with basics

If you have gained 20 pounds over a year, you cannot lose it overnight - That's something you need to understand in the first place. Long term objectives cannot define your weight loss journey. It is more important to consider realistic things. Secondly, diet and exercise cannot replace one another. Unless you exercise, no diet can help your body, and if you don't eat right, exercise and fitness regimes will do no good. You have to appreciate the value of both. Thirdly, every person has a unique body, and no program can fit everyone. Sadly, we have heard all the wrong things about weight loss. There is no magic here. There are two important factors for losing weight - determination, and metabolism. You have to be aware of your body and how it can be transformed in a healthy way.

Selecting a weight loss program
As mentioned, there are no fixed plans for anyone. A healthy weight loss program is based on your personal parameters. There are some amazing fitness experts and coaches, who can help in designing an individual plan. Such programs are designed after considering a lot of factors, including your diet, fitness levels, age, metabolism rate, gender and your health parameters. Don't choose a program that promises quick action and results. The diet plan should include everything, including menus and meals that are designed to meet your personal needs. You also need a coach or counselor, who will keep you on your toes.

Things to note
First things first, do not believe anything that's not based on science. Any diet or weight loss program that doesn't offer flexibility is also wrong. Losing weight is all about following a particular kind of lifestyle, for which you have to focus on exercise and diet at the same time. You can get customized programs at really low costs, but make sure that you read the dos and don'ts in detail. Also, the diet must allow enough options for every meal. People get bored of weight loss diets and programs because things get boring after a while. It is best to have a flexible range of options, which allows you to rotate the meals and other food choices.
Before you start any program, start with noting your weight. It will be a constant process, so don't measure your waist every day. The journey should be efficient and sustainable, especially if you are keen on maintaining a particular body weight, and depending on the program, your diet and exercise plan will be regulated regularly. Check online to know more, and don't shy away from asking questions before you enroll for a program.

Friday, July 28, 2017

3 Tips for Men to Lose Weight

Today I have got 3 fantastic tips for weight loss which we use in our studio with clients every day. These tips have got the best results for the least effort for our guys, so we advise them to all our male clients. Have a quick read below and see what results you can get for yourself.

1. Limit Processed Carbohydrates

We have found that most just simply men don't want to count calories or start weighing food. Therefore, simple steps are the way to go. One of the most effective weight loss methods to start with is reducing processed carbohydrate foods. These include bread, pasta, cakes, biscuits and the like. You don't have to avoid them completely, but limit them to once or twice a week. I'll not bore you with the scientific details, but these foods are one of the biggest causes of belly bulge around today.

2. Eat Whole Natural Foods

Whole natural foods include chicken, beef, fish, vegetables, fruit, eggs and nuts. They should roughly look like their original state. For example - chicken fillets are great, chicken nuggets are not. Natural foods are full-to-brim with healthy nutritional ingredients.

To help you with your meals, a third of your plate should be filled with a healthy meat, and the rest should mostly be vegetables or fruit. This is a very simple tip, but very effective for weight loss.

3. Combine Weight Training and Cardio

A combination of weight training and cardio is perfect for losing weight. The two forms of exercise have different effects on the body. When you use both together, you are in weight loss heaven. Cardio can be anything from running outside, to using a gym machine inside. For weight training, you don't need to go overboard, a set of dumbbells will suffice if you cannot get to a gym. I have made a simple workout to get you started below.

Start with 10 minutes cardio (running, fast walk, treadmill, bike, cross trainer, doesn't matter just get moving and get heart rate up)
Move onto the following weight training exercises.

Squat: 4 sets of 10-15 reps
Bench Press: 4 sets of 8-10 reps
Bent-over row: 4 sets of 10-12 reps
Kettlebell swings: 4 sets of 15-20 reps
After the weights are done, finish with 10 minutes cardio. Make sure you push yourself hard for these last 10 minutes. This is where the fat burning magic happens. Go hard and get sweaty.

So there you have it, a simple program to get you started. This is what our team uses with clients every day and you can use it too to get great fat loss results. Don't be fooled by the simplicity, we have found this is the best way for men to lose weight, without complicated gimmicks or programs.

Saturday, July 22, 2017

How to Overcome the Biggest Obstacle in Weight Loss

The mind is such a powerful tool. Most people often choose fatty and sugary foods over healthy options as they activate sensors in the brain which release pleasure (dopamine and endorphins). By doing this, it only makes the person want more and more as those foods can be hyper-rewarding.

In order to lose weight, having a good diet is key and much more important than having a good exercise program. You must control what you put in your body and you must learn to resist temptation, otherwise achieving your goal just won't happen.
We all know what we should and should not eat, yet many of us succumb to temptation more often than not. By training the brain to stay focussed on your goals and to control and resist temptation, you can expect to regain control of your mind (and body) and achieve ultimate success in your weight loss goals.
Here are 5 tips that you can use to help train your brain to stay focussed on achieving your goals. Master this and you'll lose those pounds faster and keep it off for good!
1. Don't Give In / Think Long Term
Begin with the end in mind. Picture your new body and your new lifestyle and how good that is going to feel when you get there. You have to believe in yourself and think positively along the way. Positive thoughts lead to positive action, so stay focussed and keep replaying those positive thoughts in your head every day until it becomes a habit. Talk to yourself and talk yourself up every day until it becomes instinctive.
Prove to yourself and those around you that you are a winner and you can and will do it! And when you do it, just think how good that is going to feel.
Make a personal commitment to yourself and write this down and place it in a prominent place to serve as a daily reminder. Keep a vision board or pictures to keep you motivated on your journey so that you don't give in.
2. Hold Yourself Accountable & Be Honest With Yourself (Integrity)
Accountability is about holding yourself responsible for your actions. Integrity is doing what you say and doing the right thing even when no one else is watching you. These two 'values' as I like to refer to them as, are important for you to succeed in your goal.
Holding yourself accountable is a great way to ensure that you don't give up! One way to do this is to announce what you are going to do (e.g. I am going to lose 10 pounds in 3 weeks) and/or how you are going to achieve your weight loss goals (e.g. I am going to exercise 5 days a week and not eat junk during the week).
You can announce your intentions/commitment privately with family and friends or you can write it down somewhere in a prominent place to serve as a daily reminder. Another way to do this is to announce it publicly through social media or by joining a weight loss competition (e.g. the biggest loser). This can help you stay on track as no one likes to go out there and tell people all the things they are going to do and then NOT deliver. We all want to be seen as reliable, credible, and true to our word, especially to those closest to us. We don't want to be considered or thought of as 'fake' or someone who doesn't 'walk the talk'. We want to be considered as winners and not as someone who throws in the towel.
By holding yourself accountable and doing what you say, you will start to take control of your mind (and your body) and reap the benefits of your new lifestyle. You will also get a huge confidence boost once the weight starts to melt off, and this will be further boosted when others start to notice the results of your commitment.
3. Distract Yourself
If you are fighting cravings or are tempted by something you know is bad for you, then try distracting yourself and focussing your attention on something else. Go for a walk around the block and get some fresh air, make a telephone call, fill up on water, do whatever it takes to take your mind off whatever it is that it's fixated on!
4. Substitute The Craving/Temptation
Instead of giving in to that afternoon donut or bag of chips, try popping a piece of gum, eating a piece of fruit, or drinking lots of water... do all 3 if you have to and I can assure you that you won't feel like chugging down that donut anymore!
5. Re-frame the Temptation
A leading psychology professor at Columbia University has long been studying how, why and when we're able to just say "NO" to an immediate reward (such as a piece of cake) in favour of a longer-term reward such as a slimmer waistline. He believes in reframing the temptation as a way to resist the temptation. So, say if you are wanting to eat a pizza or a bucket of fried chicken and you really know you shouldn't, try a simple mind trick like imagining that cockroaches have crawled over the pizza or chicken. If you change how you think about something, it's impact on what you feel can change too.

Sunday, July 16, 2017

5 Reasons You Struggle To Lose Weight (It's Not What You Think)

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Losing weight seems to be a difficult task for a lot of people. With all of the information out there it can be tricky to know what is the best diet to follow or what the best foods are for weight loss. Some people may have everything right - the healthy nutrition and the exercise but seem to sabotage their own efforts or fall of track. Here are some reasons why you struggle to lose weight:

1. Not In A Deficit

In order to lose weight we must be in a calorie deficit. This means we need to expend more calories and/or consume less calories than our bodies need. What happens when we are in a calorie deficit is our body will mobilize fatty acids to use for energy which equals weight loss. It will also break down some muscle tissue but we can negate that by eating enough protein.

When people tell me they can't lose weight, the simple answer is they're just not in a calorie deficit. Extra snacks, and extra licks of spoons when baking/cooking all add up those pesky calories. Another common problem is a discrepancy in accuracy. If you measure 1 cup of oats as an example, are you measuring a rounded cup or are you measuring it evenly? Are you eating a large banana or a small banana? 

Are you using a dinner spoon to measure your peanut butter or are you using an actual tablespoon? These are some things to keep in mind because it could be a difference of 100-300 calories more per day which will put us into calorie maintenance, and that means... no weight loss.

2. Social Pressure

As humans, on a deeper level we have the desire to belong and to fit into a group. Think back to basic survival, if we were shunned from the group we would be alone and have to fend for ourselves, and ultimately have no protection and die. This sounds quite serious but it's deeply ingrained in us. If our best friend or partner isn't on board with our weight loss efforts it becomes incredibly challenging.

Oftentimes others have the great ability to make someone uncomfortable for being the only one who wants to eat healthy or eat a salad instead of fries. It's important that we set healthy boundaries for ourselves and find people who are on the same mission as us. A new, supportive community of like-minded people can make a world of difference.

3. Lack Of Preparation

Preparation is key. When we are unprepared with meals and snacks we are more likely to grab something that is quick and potentially unhealthy. Oftentimes these meal and snack choices from a fast food restaurant or café are loaded with extra calories that negate all of our efforts. Not to mention, these quick meals usually don't make us feel that great or provide healthy energy. Decrease the stress in your life by taking an hour or two to prepare what you want to eat ahead of time for a few days in advance. 

This could be done be either preparing full meals or doing something called bulk cooking. Cooking in bulk makes the morning rush so much easier. For example, cook up an entire pack of chicken breasts, hard boil some eggs, bake some sweet potatoes, boil some brown rice, chop up veggies and store them in containers in the fridge. When you need a meal or snack you can then portion out what you need and piece together a meal in no time!

4. Adherence

Results come with consistency so having a plan that you can adhere to is crucial. Your plan needs to be one that is maintainable and realistic. Think about what you would do if you got invited to a wedding or a backyard BBQ or someone brought donuts into the office... do you really want to have to pass up on eating foods because your weight loss plan is too restrictive? 

Find a method that is going to allow you to live your life with the least amount of stress possible. I always recommend staying flexible with your nutrition by eating treats in moderation and keeping portions under control, this leads to a healthy balance and weight loss.

5. Subconscious Beliefs

Not everyone experiences this but self-sabotage due to subconscious beliefs keeps us stuck right where we are. Everyone is different and it's not always the same issue but extra weight on the body acts as a metaphorical form of protection. Some people have experienced abuse or assault and food becomes comfort and body fat becomes protection. If one were to lose weight they are losing their safety and protection.

In other cases there is a subconscious belief that change is scary and if they lost weight something bad might happen. Consciously they want to lose weight and know it's a healthy thing to do but there is something deeper holding them back. Maybe losing weight means being different from your friends, family or partner. 

Maybe losing weight worries you about what others might think or that you're a "bad mom" if you put energy into your own health instead of focusing only on your children (not true but subconsciously it is believed). The case is different for everyone but I highly recommend going deeper and finding out what is holding you back. Work with a hypnotherapist or an NLP practitioner to get rid of and change those subconscious beliefs.

Ultimately, losing weight is fairly easy but it's changing your mindset, your subconscious beliefs and habits that make it difficult. There are solutions though, so never give up.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Weight Loss - Exercise Will Further Your Progress Only When Your Diet Is Under Control

What is the first thing many people do when they decide to lose weight? They hit the gym. They sign up for fitness classes. They go to the mall to purchase new workout clothes to raise their spirits as they get ready to start exercising. As crucial as it is to exercise, do not make the mistake of believing it is more important than healthy eating. Your diet deserves just as much attention, if not more.

When it comes to weight loss, your diet comes first. It is impossible to lose weight if you are consuming more calories than you are expending. Many people know this, but it also causes people to believe they need to start expending more calories through exercise. While the intentions are good, it would be prudent to decrease their caloric consumption first. Exercise, while certainly helpful, is secondary.

In truth, it is entirely possible to lose weight without doing a significant amount of physical activity. You could technically succeed with your weight loss goals while remaining sedentary. You would just have to consume less energy than your body expends to fuel its functions. Do not forget the various complex systems in the body rely on energy for its processes as well. How else would it be possible to lose weight on a 2,000-calorie diet? There is no practical method of burning anything close to that amount of calories through exercise alone.

On that note, let us consider how many calories the average person burns through physical activity...

+walking for 30 minutes at a moderate pace: 140 calories.

+jogging for 30 minutes at a brisk pace: 230 calories.

+cycling for 30 minutes (15 km/h): 170 calories.

+weight training for 40 minutes: 130 calories.

+stretching for 20 minutes: 60 calories.

Of course, these are approximate values. As you can see, strenuous exercise in the form of running does not burn too many calories. Eat a muffin, and you will be consuming more calories than you would burn by walking for an hour.Many people do not realize it is much more efficient to decrease their caloric intake than it is to try to compensate with more exercise. By eating less, you can create a caloric deficit that does not depend on you burning calories through exercise to make progress.

Exercise can further your progress when your diet is under control. It is unreasonable to expect exercise to do all of the work for you. With that said, exercising is essential for other reasons. So don't mistakenly believe you should be working out just for weight loss.Although managing your disease can be very challenging, Type 2 diabetes is not a condition you must just live with. You can make simple changes to your daily routine and lower both your weight and your blood sugar levels. Hang in there, the longer you do it, the easier it gets.

Friday, July 7, 2017

3 Ways Positivity Improves Your Health And Enhances Weight Loss

A positive outlook is an incredibly vital factor for enjoying a healthy life. You can eat all the kale you can get your hands on, but if you take the pessimistic route on a daily basis, your health will suffer. A dose of optimism and a cheerful disposition is a great recipe for a healthier lifestyle and less stress. When stress is high whether it be from factors out of our control or created in our own mind it increases cortisol levels in the body. When cortisol levels are elevated it makes it difficult to lose weight and we end up retaining extra water.

Changing our current habits and thought patterns can take some practice so be patient with yourself. Start to catch yourself when you are speaking or thinking negatively and quickly redirect your thoughts and words.
Here are 3 ways positivity can improve your health and enhance weight loss.

1. It helps you naturally fight stress. It's no secret that a brighter outlook will help you break through many of the stressors of life before they suck your energy reserves dry.

2. It makes you more active. An optimistic individual may be more likely to take part in more physical activities and make healthier choices overall. Activity and movement are also key factors in enhancing weight loss.

3. Improves your relationships. It's worth noting that optimism improves your relationships. When you no longer appear gloomy, frustrated, dejected, and pessimistic, the people that surround you will respond positively. Improved relationships play a factor in your well-being. Also consider keeping a positive attitude toward your partner - think of the positive things about them instead of focusing heavily on the negative.

As you can see, the profound results of positivity touch every area of your life. It can help you by boosting your immunity, increasing longevity, improving your day-to-day routines and relationships and enhancing weight loss results. Therefore, it's astoundingly beneficial to practice optimism continuously. Here are some tips on how to do this:

1. Embrace positive thoughts regarding yourself and others. Speak to yourself as you would if you were speaking to someone who needed to be cheered up.

2. Make finding good in all situations your objective. Instead of instantly reacting with anger or frustration, take a moment and see the other side of the story.

3. Challenge the mind to learn something new every day.

4. Begin a daily gratitude journal. Write down 3 to 5 things every day that you are grateful for. By doing this daily it will help change your perspective and it will make you feel good too.
Our best bet for staying healthy is by being optimistic. Let's make that our daily mission.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

The Secrets to Weight Loss Success

Do you want to uncover the blueprint for permanent weight loss?
It's no secret: losing weight can be a tough challenge. But that doesn't mean it's impossible. Losing weight is actually one of the most achievable feats that you can accomplish in this lifetime.
And no, you don't have to spend a lot of cash to achieve your dream body.
Weight loss success depends on many factors, including your attitude towards the process. Over the years as a coach, I've come to discover cornerstones of genuine and permanent weight loss.
I'm going to share with you some awesome secrets that will allow you to lose those extra pounds for good.
If you have tried for so long to see the numbers on your bathroom scale change, then today might be the day that you will finally understand what you need to do to start melting extra fat away. 

Secret #1: There's a Target Time for Exercise
There is no shortage of advice regarding the amount of time you should spend exercising every week. A single visit to any fitness or bodybuilding forum will yield a confusing mix of recommendations from 10 minutes a day to 120 minutes per day, 7 days a week.
So how long should you work out to lose weight?
The answer according to medical studies is at least 150 minutes every week.
But there's a catch: if you limit yourself to just one type of exercise or physical activity, the weight loss will come more slowly or in some cases, it won't come at all.
In order to torch fat more quickly, you would need to include the following in your daily fitness routine: cardiorespiratory exercises (like walking and running), resistance training (such as lifting weights), mind body movement exercises (like yoga and tai chi) and additional physical activities (like playing sports).

Secret #2: The Body Adapts to Exercise
Why do we experience weight loss plateaus?
Many people complain of a sudden slowdown in their weight loss after a few months even if they are working out regularly. This happens because the human body adapts to regular physical activities.
The human body is an expert in maintaining equilibrium and one of the ways to maintain equilibrium or balance is by slowing down the weight loss. Adaptation to exercise is one of our natural survival abilities.
How can you beat the body's adaptation ability?
The answer is simple: keep things exciting! If you are starting to get bored with your current exercises then your body gets bored, too.
Your body slows down the weight loss because you are already approaching your state of equilibrium. Your body doesn't feel challenged anymore and the weight loss process is halted to conserve your current body weight.
If you want to lose more pounds, then you have to start doing things differently.
Here are some tips to shake your routines up:
1. ADD more exercises to surprise your muscles and keep yourself challenged whenever you exercise.
2. INCREASE the frequency of your sets and repetitions to get yourself out of your current comfort zone.
3. CHANGE the way you perform your exercises. For example, if you used to perform regular front planks on the floor, try adding a Swiss ball for added instability.
4. RELAX more, if you need to. Sometimes we become so focused on losing weight that we forget that our bodies need rest to function properly. If you are physically and mentally stressed from exercising too much then you need to take a step back and reevaluate your fitness regimen.
Secret #3: Your Happiness Matters
You are the most important person in your weight loss journey.
If you are unhappy with how things are going and you don't feel any satisfaction with what you are doing, then you are better off finding an alternative weight loss system instead and working with a coach.
There are countless ways to exercise and reduce your daily calorie intake... Don't think for a moment that there is only one way of losing weight!

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Ways to Eat Healthy at Work

Several individuals do not succeed in their passion to maintain a healthy diet due to the lack of knowledge of eating healthy at work. When at work, many find it difficult to stay committed to a diet plan due to several unavoidable reasons such as colleagues might request to eat with them, availability of lots of delicious food at workplace, etc. It's quite possible that most of us might be tempted to eat unhealthy food quite often as we spend a lot of time at work place without many healthy food options. Given ahead are easy to follow tips that can make the workplace a nutritionally positive experience.

Have Breakfast at Home
As breakfast tends to be a very important meal of the day, it's best not to skip it. After all it gives the much needed energy to your body to function effectively when the day begins, and it also paves the way for you to control your diet for the rest of the day. You might have problem controlling your hunger and there's a strong possibility that you could end up eating unhealthy food in case you don't eat anything in the morning. Another reason for having breakfast at home is that most snacks that are sold outside are fattening and far away from being nutritious. If you don't have time to eat breakfast at home then you can bring it at your workplace. Foods that you can bring in for breakfast could include slices of toasted whole wheat bread, oatmeal with nuts, dried fruits and a cup of yogurt.

Increase Intake of Water
A good way to overcome your hunger is to drink lot of water, which is also good for your health. Just drink a glass of water if you ever feel hungry while at work and see the result; your craving for food will significantly get reduced. Also, drinking more water can effectively result in weight loss. Feeling hungry can sometimes be an indicator that you are thirsty which you may recognize as hunger.

Divide your Meals
You can get hungry, especially when you have a lot of work and you could find yourself eating anything that's available around your workplace. Dividing your meals is one of the ways to prevent hunger. Rather than having a heavy lunch, you can eat half the portion at lunch time and the other half 2 to 3 hours later.

Have Healthy Lunch
These days several restaurants provide great salad options and you can eat lunch at such places if you want to eat a healthy meal. Bringing your lunch from home is the better option. A healthy lunch must include vegetables, whole grain foods and lean meat or dal.

Lessen Intake of Coffee
As coffee has an energizing effect, it's one of the most commonly consumed beverage at workplace. However, it can be harmful for your health due to the presence of caffeine in it. When consumed with cream and sugar, it also gets high in calories. You could also have trouble cutting out coffee entirely from your diet since it's quite addictive. So try drinking just one small cup a day without adding cream and sugar if possible.
Healthy eating at work comes under corporate wellness program and there are very few institutes who emphasize on health nutrition at work. So, it's highly suggested to consult an astute nutritionist who can help you eat healthy when not at home.
Arati Shah is an astute nutritionist having expertise in offering all types nutrition to different individuals and corporate. Having earned a Bachelor's Degree in Nutrition along with a Post-Graduation in Sports Sciences and Nutrition from S.N.D.T Juhu, she is one of the top 10 dietitians who can also guide one through weight loss in Mumbai and corporate wellness programs with same efficacy. She heads the Nutrition team in Mumbai and takes personal interest in each and every client of Café Nutrition.

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Himalayan Pink Salt for Weight Loss

Himalayan pink salt has numerous attributed health properties which deem it rather preferable for use in our daily life. It is scientifically proven to contain more than 80 mineral salts that provide nutrients to the body and mind of the user.
Among the more important health benefits of the pink salt, weight loss is considered a crucial one. Details are discussed below:

Weight Loss using Himalayan Salt
The majority of our population suffers from obesity and unhealthy diet which leads to accumulation of fat on our stomach and thighs. This is the first sign of an unhealthy lifestyle and if this is not controlled in due time, it will takes its toll in the latter part of life.
A natural way to aid weight loss without the fear of side effects is the Himalayan pink salt. According to a few reports, people have reduced weight when they switched to the natural pink salt for their diet instead of the white table salt. Pink salt can be used just like the white salt: in flavoring, marinating, seasoning, preserving, etc. Another very popular method of using pink salt to promote weight loss is using Himalayan salt sole.

What is salt sole?
Himalayan salt appears reddish pink because of the addition of the mineral salts in it. The essence of the salt is in the salt sole.
To make this sole, put a handful of pink salt granules in a big jug of water overnight. Let is dissolve by itself. You can start using the salt sole from the next day, teaspoon by teaspoon. The salt sole will last until the salt dissolves completely.

How does the Himalayan salt effects weight loss?
Salt content in the body causes retention of water inside the cells of the body through the known phenomenon of osmosis. The excess of water causes body to look swelled and fat; it often is also the cause of cellulite too. The Himalayan salt crystals unlike the common table salt release this extra water from the cells. It also decreases the craving by the body for food high in sugar content and carbohydrates
How to use Himalayan salt for weight loss:
  • For a natural way to intake mineral salts required for the growth and sustenance of the human body, use a teaspoon of concentrated Himalayan salt sole in a cup full of water and drink it on an empty stomach every morning.
  • Use a Himalayan salt massage stone from time to time. It aids in removing accumulation of dead cells from the surface of the skin which removes toxins and other impurities with it. The massage technique also regulate the circulation of blood flow and health hormones inside the body which cause reduction in puffiness, calms down the nervous system, enhances metabolism and improves digestive system.
  • It is also recommended that you use Himalayan bath salt twice a week to relieve symptoms of body sores and muscle pains.
  • To target a particular area of the body for reduction of fat buildup, like stomach, thighs, hips, etc. we recommend 'salt sole compress wraps'. Elastic bandages are soaked in a 5% solution of salt sole. (Make sure the water is lukewarm.) Wring the extra water out of it. Apply the bandage on the targeted area and let it sit there for an hour or so.
  • Lastly, exercise and a healthy diet are mandatory to assist the use of Himalayan salt towards the goal of weight loss.

Other benefits of using Himalayan salt
Himalayan salt is not only beneficial for weight loss but for following health benefits:
  • Improves circulation in the body
  • Regulates blood pressure
  • Cures kidney problems
  • Balances pH levels inside the body
  • Reduces risk of heart attack
  • Decrease symptoms of asthma, sinus infections, and mucus buildup
  • Provides necessary minerals and nutrients to the body