How to Lose Weight in a Healthy Way

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It is completely normal to gain weight with motherhood and age, and sometimes it even feels nice to pack in a few pounds. But if losing weight is part of your goals, keep reading to learn a few tips from Manzanilla Sophia on how to get your body healthier and live a happier life.

Processed Foods

 You don’t have to cut any foods from your diet altogether, but you know you cannot eat chips and sodas every day and expect to be at a healthy weight. It would be good to ditch at least 80% of these foods. You can still enjoy them sporadically, but your pantry cannot be packed with processed foods if you wish to live long and be healthy.

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Learn How Bodies Work

You cannot eat 5000 calories today and hope a quick jug the following day burns your binge. The human body works similarly to a bank account. You make deposits (eat) and withdraw (stay active-burn calories). For our bank accounts, depositing without withdrawing sounds like a dream. Our accounts would grow, and our balance would be enormous. Similarly, but less exciting, our bodies will grow beyond our healthy weight if we eat a lot but don’t move.

Meal Prep

 Having your food ready will prevent you from raiding your pantry and eating things you shouldn’t be eating. If you are not sure how meal prepping works and what it is, read this blog from Manzanilla Sophia. Select a few easy and delicious meals and prepare them for the week ahead. Choose fresh veggies packed with fiber and lean meats.

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Out of sight, out of mind

Do not go overboard with the snacks. You can still have potato chips and candy. But you shouldn’t eat that daily. So buy 1 to 3 snacks for the week and don’t abuse it. Once you have eaten your three weekly snacks, don’t restock until the following week. You can have anything you want for these snacks, just don’t overdo it.

Drink Tea

Many teas aid your digestion, which can help in weight loss. Chamomile tea is an excellent ally for weight loss due to its anti-inflammatory and relaxing effects. Sleep imbalances disrupt insulin production, which can cause weight gain. Chamomile promotes healthy sleep, therefore, aiding in weight loss. Brew and drink chamomile tea before each meal. It will satiate you and help your digestion. Chamomile tea, paired with healthy eating habits and exercise, can do wonders for your body.

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Reduce Stress

Living chronically stressed can make you gain weight due to high cortisol levels. To avoid this, you can meditate, use herbs such as chamomile, journal, talk to friends, or take a walk in nature, amongst other things. Add chamomile flowers to your mint tea, or have it plain with honey to unwind after a long day.

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Pick a Routine and Stick With It

Most people cannot stick with their workout routine because they do too much. It is unfeasible to expect someone who has been sedentary for years to get up one day and do 50 heavy squats a day and a 3-mile run. Start at home and be realistic. Set attainable goals. Get loop bands and a kettlebell. Start with something appropriate for your physical level. Worry about good form and learning how to move your body. You will improve little by little, and soon you will surpass your goals. Working out can leave our eyes irritated due to sweat falling in. Keep our cleansing chamomile eye drops near you to take care of your most important asset, your eyes.

Here at Manzanilla Sophia, we love to see you achieve your goals. Always consult with your physician before starting a new diet or a workout routine. If you found this blog helpful, share it with a loved one. Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook, Pinterest, and Instagram. Use the hashtag #ManzanillaSophia to show us your favorite exercise.

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