So last week I shared a couple of my favorite and best products to lose weight. The things I talked about dealt specifically with diet and exercise (the 9” dinner plate and good quality work out shoes) – this week I’m going to continue my list with a few items that I feel will greatly aid someone who’s looking to use a healthy diet and workout routine to lose weight. I’ve learned (the hard way) that there are no quick fixes when it comes to weight loss, and the times I’ve seen the most success is when I’ve made a real effort to change my lifestyle. Granted, changing your lifestyle can take your whole life, and there are bad days and good days, but if you are consistently putting in the effort to make the right choices when it comes to diet and exercise, you’ll see the results in the end.
People always say one of the keys to losing weight is tracking what you eat. I’ve done this a number of ways from a notebook in my purse to online food diaries. Those things have always worked for me in short bursts. The thing I’ve recently found to be the most helpful is an activity tracker. It tracks my daily activity and then calculates my daily allotted calories based on that activity. Then I have an online account that logs my activity and calories allowed, I plug in the food I eat and it tells me how many calories I have left for the day! It’s really cool! Now, there are many different options of activity trackers on the market (for a variety of prices) so do your research and see what would be best for you. You could get something as simple as a pedometer to count your steps and then figure out how many calories you’re burning based on that. The one I currently use doesn’t include a heart rate monitor, like some of the more fancy ones, so the calculated calories are an estimate based on my height, weight and age. While I realize it’s not 100% precise, I have been losing weight more consistently since using it then I was on my own. That makes it one of my best products to lose weight!
The last thing I’ll talk about in regards to my best products to lose weight is my supplement regimen. The supplements I’m currently taking to aid in my weight loss efforts are our Opti-Glucosamine, Raspberry Ketones and African Mango XD. I’ve always had really bad knees; I think it goes back to my years of playing soccer growing up. Anytime I start consistently working out I start having stiff, achy and painful knees. This time around I decided to start taking the Opti-Glucosamine right away, instead of waiting for the pain to come first, and it’s been much more tolerable. There are still times when my knees are stiff (usually first thing in the morning) but my overall movement and ability is much better then in times past. The other two supplements I’m taking are specifically intended to aid in weight loss. Raspberry Ketones have been found to help burn fat and African Mango is meant to help suppress a person’s appetite.
It’s hard to say if any of these individual pieces is more important to my weight loss puzzle, but for now it doesn’t matter! As long as I’m seeing results, I’ll keep doing what I’m doing. It can be hard testing and trying different things to find out what works for you, but when you learn what your best products to lose weight it can be such a relief. Weight loss can be a lifetime journey for many people. Lots of things can affect your weight: age, stress, injury, etc. so don’t get too down on yourself if the weight starts creeping back on, just remember what worked for you before and stick to it! If you really feel like you’re doing all you can and the weight still isn’t coming off, talk to you doctor to see if there’s something he or she can do to help! Eat less, move more and be consistent! Good luck!