onsdag 20 januari 2010

Alternate Ways To Shed Pounds

By George V. Bolte

Other than the well-known methods to reduce weight, for example exercising and weight reduction tablets, there are a few alternative methods as well. These alternative strategies can be terribly effective and do not leave any complications. most common among these techniques include hypnosis, acupuncture and natural herbs. This article describes each of these strategies in detail.

Hypnosis is one of the most popular alternative ways of weight loss. During this process, a hypnotist takes you to a state in which your conscious mind becomes less active and subconscious mind takes over. As the subconscious stores all the info, the hypnotist delves into your past and alters that info. In this way, he helps to break various bad habits, for example over-eating and uncontrollable cravings. Frequently, the hypnotists also provide self worth CDs to listen and change your subconscious ideology and thoughts for the better. This method is very safe and is offered by a few trained hypnotists.

The process of acupuncture involves an acupuncturist choosing treatment points in accordance to your diagnosis and inserting needles into those really points for duration of 30-40 minutes each session. This method can successfully decrease food cravings while simultaneously increasing metabolism rate and improving body wide circulation. The process also helps lower anxiety thereby, preventing impulse eating.

Some of the points commonly chosen by acupuncturist to help reduce weight include the thyroid for slow metabolism, the mouth for impulsive eating, stomach for eating, spleen for sugar and hormonal imbalance, and endocrine for weight gain due to water retention. While this strategy is very effective, you must make sure that the acupuncturist of your choice is well trained and gets use of sterilized needles solely.

The most typical natural herbs which can help you in losing weight include green tea, psyllium, guarana and white willow bark. Green tea particularly helps by boosting metabolism and thermogenesis helping to normalize appetite while simultaneously burning fat and reducing cholesterol levels. Psyllium is a natural fiber form and helps weight loss by engendering feelings of fullness. Psyllium works best when taken before a meal with a tumbler of water to help the absorption.

Guarana is especially effective because of its caffeine element which boosts the nervous system helping control the need to eat. White willow bark also helps reduce weight by enhancing the metabolism.

The above described alternative methods are fast becoming the popular natural treatment for weight gain problems. They can also be combined with other traditional methods to get the best of results.

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