Article By: Charles Chen
My Mom found some old photos of me! BEFORE eating McDonalds every single day to AFTER now adopting a plant based lifestyle with Exercise. WOW looking back I am so humble to say I released so much toxic waste, shame, and negative energy. So blessed to have reclaimed my health, happiness, and to have the opportunity to help others do the same.
My TOP Weight Loss Secrets:
TIP # 1: ADOPT A MORE PLANT BASED DIET
I'm not saying to go 100% VEGAN or VEGETARIAN but eat more fruits and vegetables. Eating too much meat can clog up our systems, create acidity in our bodies, not to mention they are filled with hormones, and chemicals. Before you have meat, eat a huge bowl of quinoa salad instead with homemade salad dressing! And if you do eat meat, go for organic grass fed meats higher in quality and less additives. By eating more plant based foods you are nourishing your body with vitamins and minerals, and you will naturally crave less meat.
TIP # 2 : STAY HYDRATED!
Most people are walking around dehydrated thinking they are hungry. Our bodies are made of 90% water which means we need to constantly hydrate to keep things moving and flowing the right direction. First thing in the morning drink some lemon water which will alkalize your system and stimulate bowel movement! Coconut water, green juice, and smoothies are a fantastic way to stay hydrated! Also eating lots of fruits and vegetables that are water dense will help cleanse and detoxify your whole body! Benefits of staying hydrated include clear skin, happy body, and more ENERGY!
If you live in the states you probably drive everywhere and do not get to walk as much unless your in a major city with easy public transportation. It is so easy to get caught up in the daily 9-5 and not leave our computer desks. Encourage yourself to take breaks to go outside and stretch. Take a nice morning walk before work, or ride a bike to work! Get a group of co-workers or friends and start a lunch walking crew! It is so important to get your lymph nodes flowing, blood circulating, and sweat our toxins. Benefits of exercising include releasing endorphins that are the feel good chemicals, you will feel less stressed, and more connected to your body!
TIP # 4: PROBIOTIC FOODS
We all heard happy GUT = healthy body! Probiotic is key proponent to our health, and protects our immune system so we don't get sick. There are many foods we can include in our diet that is filled with probiotics; dairy free coconut or almond yogurt, sauerkraut, kombucha, kefir, or taking a probiotic supplement. I love GOOD BELLY or Country Life Probiotics.
TIP # 5: VISUALIZATION+ AFFIRMATION
Before I lost all the weight I would visualize how I would feel, fitting into new clothes, my confidence, and how healthy I was. This is super powerful, really think about where you want to be, and how you feel in the state and bring your awareness to feeling that way constantly. I would also say affirmations to myself, such as: "I am LOVE, I am WORTHY, I am RADIANT HEALTH, I am CONFIDENT." Notice these are all in present tense as if they were already true.
TIP # 6: FORGIVENESS
This is probably one of the most important tips towards transformation! Remember it's not just a number on the scale that counts but the internal peace we feel deep inside. Often times when we are overweight we are just carrying extra baggage of guilt, shame, trauma. It is our job to forgive all those we have done wrong, people who we have done wrong, and also forgive ourselves. Let go of the negative energy that no longer serves us, and release all the pain so we can let in the happiness, love, and true divinity that is within all of us. I challenge you to dive deep within yourself and ask who can I forgive? send that person LOVE and miracles will begin to happen.
TIP # 7: HEALTHY SNACKS
I am not one to restrict myself, I like to indulge in yummy food that is also healthy. I am a big believer that whatever food you surround yourself with you will probably eat it. Many people are on the go these days so its super important to carry with you healthy snacks that are easy to eat and give you energy. Always put healthy options in your work area, gym bag, or car so you'll never be starving and end up eating more. Essential Living Foods raw trail mixes
are the perfect healthy snacks to keep you going and feeling amazing!
Hope these tips were helpful
Sending you so much LOVE! :)