• Chantal Porter

Weight Loss Tips & Answers to FAQs

Updated: Aug 28, 2019

Everyone struggles with something. For many people, it is the fluctuation in their weight. One moment the scale is your best friend and the next it is your mortal enemy. It is always one of two things, either you are researching how to lose weight, or how to gain weight. In this case let's focus on the tips that you can use to kick-start your weight loss journey. According to https://www.mentalhelp.net/articles/factors-determining-weight/, your weight is determined by genetics, activity level, eating habits and metabolism. All these factors combined help to determine how well you retain or burn calories. Let's take a deeper look at the role each factor plays in weight loss:

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Your genes help to determine your metabolic efficiency. The higher the metabolic efficiency, the less fuel your body requires to function properly. On the other the lower metabolic efficiency, the more fuel the body requires to function properly. So what does this mean for weight loss? People with higher metabolic efficiency retain more fat than their counterparts with lower metabolic efficiency. This is especially true for women who struggle to lose lower belly fat. Nevertheless, your metabolic efficiency is not fully responsible for your metabolic rate. There a number of other factors contributory factors.


Exercise plays a major role in weight loss. Sure you can go on diets to curb your weight or use a tea for weight loss, but getting regular exercise is more effective. It stimulates the flow of blood around the body and gets your body ready for the events ahead. Exercise helps to build muscle mass and burns fat. Greater muscle mass means your body will look and feel better. You will also have more energy to carry out your day to day activities. Furthermore, it might help you to lose lower belly fat.

Eating Habits:

Your eating patterns affect your ability to lose weight. I could give you multiple weight loss tips but here's a simple one that you can start on today, eat slower. There isn't one ideal diet for weight loss, but you can reduce your fat, caloric and sugar intake and eat slower. Eating at a slower pace will give your body time to recognize that it is full and this will result in you eating less.

Get a diet plan- Exercise without proper nutrition can be futile...

Metabolic rate-

Your metabolic rate is the product of your metabolic efficiency, level of activity and eating habits. It is true what they say, it is much harder to lose weight as you age but that's not the entire story. Exercise and proper nutrition are quite capable of increasing your muscle mass, thereby regulating your weight.

FAQs About Weight Loss:

Q. Can I drink green tea for weight loss?

A. Yes, you can drink green tea for weight loss. According to Healthy Women, green tea can help you lose weight. It is said to improve your metabolic rate and your ability to burn fat for energy. Here's how you can drink green tea to lose weight:

-Drink about 2 and a half cups of green tea on a daily basis. Contrary to popular belief, you do not need to drink 10 or more cups on a daily basis.

-Research the techniques that you can use to get the best brew. You should be able to find effective ways of brewing green tea purposely for weight loss.

Q. Is weight loss tea safe?

A. There is no short answer to this question. It truly depends on the ingredients used in the tea and your body's propensity to react negatively toward them. I suggest you use herbal options to ensure that you are not putting your body at risk. For example, I have used Ultra Slim from the Triple Leaf Tea brand for detoxification. So far, it has been helped me with bloating and my body overall feels great whenever I use it.

Q. Does sweating make you lose weight?

A. Sweating is not a true measure of weight loss. It signifies the expulsion of water from the body but not necessarily calories. The moment you drink water to replace what you lost through sweating the water weight returns. So the answer to the question does sweating make you lose weight is a no.

Q. Does stress affect weight loss?

A. Stress reduces the body's ability to effectively regulate its weight. Stress and weight loss have an inversely proportional relationship. During periods of high stress, your body releases cortisol. Cortisol slows down your metabolism and promotes fat retention. This is a sore point for women as it often results in a build-up of lower belly fat. Ultimately, stress and weight loss oppose each other. It is therefore best to engage in activities that will help to reduce your stress levels if you want to lose weight.

How to lose weight overnight?

There a few steps that you can follow to lose weight overnight:

-Do not consume any carbs after a set time.

-Get a full nights rest

- Get some exercise in during the day.

-Control your food portions throughout the day.

-Eat a low carb diet throughout the day.

- Do something fun to reduce your stress level

These suggestions might not whip you into shape overnight but they will certainly grab an inch or two off your waist.

Q. What is the best way to lose belly fat?

A. To be honest there isn't one best way to lose belly fat. You will need to try different combinations of activities, foods, or methods that will work for your body type. I can, however, suggest that you try apple cider vinegar for weight loss. I have definitely noticed a difference in the size of my stomach since I decided to give it a try and it might be a great addition to your weight loss plan as well. Give it a try, and let me know if it helped you to inches off your waist.

Go for a walk-It will do you some good!

There are multiple fad diets out there promising an instant solution to your weight loss problems. Even though they offer a solution, they tend to be temporary, unsustainable, unrealistic, and sometimes costly. There are however tips and tricks that you can use to speed up the process. You can try different green teas for weight loss, get a diet plan, exercise, drink water for weight loss, monitor your stress levels and also control your portion sizes. These methods should help you to get rid of stubborn lower belly fat and get your body in shape in no time!

"When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it." -Henry Ford

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