Excess pounds are a problem to numerous of people, but burning them is not always an easy task. Namely, you need to do some lifestyle changes, regularly exercise and eat a healthy diet. Also, you should change your sleeping habits at times as sleep deficiency may cause food cravings and low energy levels.
Nowadays, smoothies are one of the most delicious alternatives to incorporate healthy foods in your daily meals, as they are easy to prepare and full of nutrients that will keep you full, provide numerous healthy ingredients and help you burn fat. All you need to do is to place all your ingredients in the blender and mix them!
These low-calorie beverages are rich in nutrients and make a wonderful, tasty and healthy meal!
Today, we will suggest some extremely delicious and healthy smoothies, and almost all of them contain the following ingredients, which promote weight loss:
Grapefruit lowers insulin levels, and this hormone is responsible for the storage of fat in the body. Thus, only half of this fruit a day, before your meals, can help you lose a pound in a week!
This beneficial ingredient acts as a natural appetite suppressant and thus controls the amount of food you consume. It also raises the body temperature, and thus stimulates the metabolism to shed extra pounds!
They are the richest nuts in fiber, and high fiber foods are extremely effective in the process of weight loss.
Ground Flax seed
They are rich in fiber and thus, help you eliminate the accumulated toxins in the body. Moreover, flaxseed provides a feeling of satiety.
So, this is how to use these incredible ingredients in 7 different ways and prepare tasty and healthy natural smoothies that will help you lose excess weight in 8 weeks:
- Green Smoothie
Ingredients: 2 green apples, a pinch of ginger, 4 celery stalks, 4 teaspoons of flax seed and 2 glasses of water.
- Cucumber Apple Smoothie
Ingredients: 10 mint leaves, ½ cup of hazelnuts, 2 apples, 2 cucumbers, a pinch of ginger, 2-3 tablespoons of lime juice, 4 celery stalks, and 2 glasses of water.
- Pear Banana Smoothie
Ingredients: 2 pears, 2 bananas, 12 ounces of plain yogurt, 4 tablespoons of ground flax seed, 2 cups of berries, a pinch of cinnamon, and ½ cup of hazelnuts.
- Apple Banana Smoothie
Ingredients: 2 bananas, a pinch of ginger, ½ a cup of almonds, 2 oranges, 2 lemons, and a pinch of cinnamon and 2 glasses of water.
- Peach Smoothie
Ingredients: 2 cups of frozen, unsweetened peaches, 4 teaspoons of flax seed oil and 2 cups of skim milk.
- Grapefruit Orange Smoothie
Ingredients: 2 grapefruits, 2 oranges, 2 mangoes, ½ cup of almonds, 2 bananas and 2 glasses of water.
- Blueberry Smoothie
Ingredients: 2 cups of blueberries, 2 oranges, 1 cup of pineapple, 2 bananas, ½ a cup of almonds and 12 ounces of non-fat Greek yogurt.
Furthermore, apart from the consumption of these fat-burning smoothies, you should also do some exercises and accelerate the weight- loss process.
We recommend the following cardio-exercises:
It burns more than 600 calories per hour and involves the same muscles you engage in running. You can do it in nature, or you can go to the gym and cycle on the stationary bike.
High-Intensity Interval Training is an extremely effective way to lose excess weight, but it can be hard at the beginning as it is an intense aerobic exercise.
Invisible Jump Rope
You should hop over an invisible, imaginary rope, but stay on the toes and push off with the feet balls. Repeat for a minute.
This is an incredibly effective cardio as well, and it engages the entire body. It is also high-intensity workout and burns 840 calories per hour.
Stand on the feet together and lunge the right foot forward, bending the knee about 90-degrees. Next, jump and switch the legs while in the air, and land in a lunge with the left foot forward. Repeat 10 times.
Swimming burns 600 calories per hour, and it represents a total body workout, and there is a little risk of injury.
Your feet should stay on the floor, the knees should be bent, and then peel the shoulders and the head off the ground until the upper back is raised. Remain thus for a second and then slowly lower back down. This is a 4- minute ab session which provides great effects.