If you type up Weight Loss in a keyword tracker tool or in a search engine like Google, you’ll be alarmed to see how many searches in a day are being done on this subject alone. Take www.submitexpress.com for instance, put ‘weight loss’ in their word monitoring device; you’ll realize that on a daily basis, more than 5000 searches have been done on the best way to get rid of weight.
However, this shouldn’t be alarming, I mean the average person does have the desire to be liked, sought after and popular. This might explain why we are so captivated with celebrities and perhaps why we sometimes kindly follow whatever trend or trend they might disperse in the quest to lose weight and be slimmer, sometimes at the cost of our own health.
An observation of Nature will show that no animal free of captivity is upholstered with excess weight and are oft times quite healthy, sharp and nimble. This is because unlike man, all creatures adhere to the simple laws of nature to maintain health which include eating the right foods for your type and getting adequate exercise. Well these are the fundamental laws, others may include getting sufficient rest, getting sunshine, interacting with other individuals.
There are so many myths and fads that promise to aid you in losing weight that when they’re intelligently dissected will make you wonder what ever made you think to give them a shot, which is part of the reasons why I am writing this to inform you that as the slogan of my site on drugless healing says: “if one way is true, it’s the way of nature”.
Moreover, Nature bows free of alter, seeks neither praise nor applause, she only asks for a hearing, my friends.
For weight reduction, your best bet is to embrace the three limbs of Naturopathy:
Now I will explain each one in short detail:
Now, there was a time, like almost everyone, that I presumed big and inflated muscles meant fitness and health. Wrong. Maybe it might depict strength-to a level and that, for just a while, but you ask anyone about one of the greatest martial artists of all time, Bruce Lee, here was a guy who was said to do a thousand (1000) push-ups and other feats of strength and any picture of him shows he wasn’t a blown up mass of muscle waiting to atrophy and deflate as is true with most fitness experts and body-builders using artificial supplements, I mean look at the agedness depicted across their faces most of the time.
This leads one to conclude that for exercise, fundamental Aerobic-with oxygen-exercises (like walking, running, and dancing) and Anaerobic-without oxygen-exercises (such as pushups, pull-ups, dips, using the ab-wheel and weight lifting for body builders) can be sufficient without the use of synthetic products. For people who want an exercise for the mind in addition to the body, Yoga definitely is unmatched.
From my experience, if you were to perform the Sun Salutations (hailed in Yoga, Martial Arts and African Wrestling as the ‘best exercise for humans’) which have been passed down from centuries using a proper and sensible diet, and that I will be describing shortly, you’re well on your way to weight loss and strength.
Some Indians perform about a 100 plus rounds of this marvelous exercise on a daily basis and have immense fitness, strength, agility and virility. Add some other poses such as the inversions (Shoulder-Stand), Forward Bends (Head to Knee Pose), Backward bends, Balancing Poses (arguably the best exercises to tone the arms, abdomen and reestablish a feeling of balance and self confidence in humans who exercise them) and you’re bound to see the immense results. Speaking of emulating actors, well did you understand Sting, Madonna, Russell Simmons, Beyonce and Prince all practice some form of Yoga and need I mention how fit and good they look?
I could go on and on about Abdominal exercises and Breathing Exercises of this Yoga genre (which in the case of the latter can also be EXTREMELY effective for weight loss) but that’ll be another subject in itself, the bottom line is: in my opinion, exercises which use the body’s weight for resistance such as Yoga, Calisthenics and Pilates are arguably the best for the human body.
Perhaps you have seen a chimpanzee lifting stones repeatedly? Yet that distant cousin of people can rip a door off a car and is easily 8 times more powerful than an average modern day human. Still, if we share about 98% DNA with this primate (in addition to other apes), its own evidence to make one wonder how much healthier and fit we’d be by living and adhering as close as possible to Nature’s laws of diet and exercise.
-“You are what you eat” (Anonymous)
-“Let your foods be your medicine and your medicine your food” (Hippocrates, the father of medicine)
-“Every herb bearing seed and every tree bearing fruit with seed in it shall be yours for food” (Gen 1:29)
From these radical quotes above, it should be simple to see that most modern day meals and mixtures are totally against Nature’s intent for us as people for fitness, agility and strength. It will be safe to say that in the event you would like to lose weight, re-read these three quotes and the appropriate diet will stare you right in the face: Fruits and Vegetables.
Ironically, also you can take this from a man who had been a raw vegan for several months, ( Now, I mostly fast and eat mono meals of fruit and uncooked or cooked veggies every other day) that might be sort of hard to do or stick to. Well, if you approach it the wrong way, being radical in character and as with all things that don’t have a strong foundation, you may be bound to fail.
The good news is there are plenty of books on the topic of this sort of a diet and though adequately addressed in the core e-book of my site, you can type up Vegan Diets, Raw Vegan Diets, Vegetarianism in any search engine to be educated-to a degree- on the topic. I have experimented with each of those three kinds of diets and have been on the Standard American diet and am now of the firm belief that the first two and maybe the third if done sensibly and wisely are the best for humans, period!
I touched on the subjects of internal cleanliness and non-animal merchandise diets in my article available in my blog and a few article directories under the title “Is a Low-Carb, High Protein diet the best for weight loss?” But I will briefly say again that based on the quotes above, and the facts that this diet has been demonstrated countless times to be the best (Ask Bill Pearlman-four times Mr. Universe winner!) , without the need for much of an argument, a diet free of animal products is simply the best for humans.
For an idea of a daily menu, you can search for my post “How to Cure Acne in 10 days” in some of the big article directories on the internet, last time Google did its spider crawl, it came up in almost all of them but I put in my blog for my readers just in case.
I’ll leave you with this factor to consider though on the subject of appropriate diet, depending on the anthropological approach of several writers of Naturopathy, and out of simple observations, we as primates, just like our distant cousins, the great apes, are frugivores, eaters of fruits and green leaves and it cannot be a co-incidence that these substances comprise the mucus-less or alkaline forming foods which even science has proven to be the most appropriate for human life and of course, weight loss.
Some quotes from maybe the most rugged book ever put together, being the Bible, bring to mind just how important it is to think positively-and wisely so-in any endeavor one is undertaking. “As a man thinks in his heart; so is he…” and “Guard your heart for it is the wellspring of life”. That stated, that which you always think over and over is finally what comes to pass.
The mind has such powers which are beyond human comprehension occasionally, but according to the author of this “Power of Positive Thinking”, Dr. Norman Vincent Peale, “You are what you are now based on your ideas five decades back and will be in five years everything you constantly think of yourself now.”
Although one’s thoughts are extremely important, without taking the steps to act on them (of course when they are positive and constructive) they do end up being a waste, but your reading this article does depict a desire to want to improve yourself be it through weight loss or any other factor.
Like any journey in life, of course, you will have times when you might need to give up, lose focus or faith and consequently get off the path to success, which might explain why many people fail at diets and fads from the quest of slimming down, well, my friend, you’ll need to literally tune your thinking to be positive in order to overcome the doubts and fears as you go about accomplishing your objectives. It honestly will be easier applying the two other limbs of drugless healing above for weight loss as they do move hand-in-hand.
To conclude, forget the fads and hypes. For a healing program to be successful at anything, especially weight loss, it has to cover the three limbs of health: diet, exercise and positive thinking. It is my hope that this article will show you how you can choose the best ways of attaining not only weight loss, but fitness and wellness on the inside and out.