More International How to Lose Weight Tricks

by Maria on December 23, 2012

It’s a fact, that the classic Chinese diet is perfect for weight loss control because it is made up of so many easy-to-digest, nutritious foods that are high in fiber and water. High fiber diet foods are very low in fat and calories. Therefore, you can eat plenty of water chestnuts, bamboo shoots, Chinese cabbage and bean sprouts and not gain weight.

Bulgur is one of the staples of the Middle Eastern diet. It is a highly nutritious form of wheat, which is a good source of protein, niacin and iron and it is fat and sodium free.

Ever wondered why the Italians, who love to eat, manage to maintain generally trim figures? Well… they eat lots of pasta, which is low in fat and high in valuable complex carbohydrates. Another Italian diet trick is fennel seed tea, which, they claim, has an astonishing ability to suppress the appetite.

The Mongol people drink green tea to lose weight and suppress the appetite. It really helps to eliminate fat in the body.

Speaking of appetite…I wonder if you have noticed that we actually feel hungrier in cold weather. The reason? Well, firstly, in cold weather the body’s metabolism slows down in an effort to preserve important energy. Secondly, the body tries to pad itself with insulating fat. That might be the reason why in chilly countries, people drink warm tea, which reduces hunger by raising body temperature. Also, the warmth makes you feel better, making it more likely that you’ll move around and burn calories.

Did you know that kelp and other forms of seaweed have been used worldwide for centuries as diet aids? In Ireland, for example, a type of seaweed called carrageen is said to stimulate the metabolism – probably because contains the metabolic booster iodine,

Finally, next time you are hungry, try this Chinese acupressure technique that’s said to decrease appetite: squeeze your earlobes for one minute.

And remember…for the purpose of an effective weight loss, it is best not to make drastic changes all at once and to change your eating habits gradually.

I would appreciate your comments on the above weight loss tricks.

Best wishes,

Maria

 

 

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