Losing weight and keeping it off takes time, consistency and patience. However, if you are in need of losing up to 5 pounds in one week for a summer getaway or pool party here are some tips that can help!
Tea has become a popular way to decrease bloating, boost metabolism and lose weight. When beginning a detox tea regimen, make sure to consume a high quality tea with the right combination of ingredients. I recommend Teami Tea Blends Detox Pack (25% Off Code: DRSUZ25 LIMITED TIME OFFER). The Teami Detox Pack contains two tea blends: 1. Skinny Tea and 2. Colon Cleanse. It is recommended to drink the Skinny Tea in the morning and the Colon Cleanse at night every other day before you go to sleep. By incorporating tea into your daily routine you will feel and look better while ridding your body of toxins in order to allow your cells to function better, burn more calories and body fat and increase your energy. Skinny Tea contains Oolong tea, yerba matte, ginger root and other all natural ingredients. The Colon Cleanse contains senna leaf and root, hawthorne berry extract, psyilium husk seed and other ingredients to help detox and expel waste products in the body.
Oolong tea is the main ingredient in Teami Blends Skinny and has several health benefits. Oolong tea contains the combined qualities of black tea and green tea. Polyphenols in Oolong tea help to control the metabolism of fat in the body. Polyphenols activate certain enzymes in the body and increase the functioning of fat cells in the body. Daily consumption of this tea can lead to an overall decrease in body fat percentage.
The detox pack contains enough tea for 30 days, however, you will experience several of the benefits within the first week including a reduction in bloating, increased energy and a boost in your metabolism allowing your body to burn off stubborn stored fat.
How to Begin:
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*Important: Before beginning any detox program, diet or workout program, make sure to contact your physician to discuss potential risks, complications and benefits.
High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT)
Recently, studies have shown that high-intensity interval training (HIIT) also called high-intensity interval exercise (HIIE), helps to lower blood glucose levels, improves insulin sensitivity and helps burn fat faster.
This type of training involves repeated bouts of high intensity effort followed by varied recovery times. According to the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM.org), the intense work periods may range from 5 seconds to 8 minutes long, and are performed at 80% to 95% of a person’s estimated maximal heart rate, the maximum number of times your heart will beat in a minute without overexerting yourself. The recovery periods may last equally as long as the work periods and are usually performed at 40% to 50% of a person’s estimated maximal heart rate. The workout continues with the alternating work and relief periods totaling 20 to 60 minutes.
HIIT has been lab tested as a major component of fat loss around the belly. Belly fat or visceral fat can lead to diseases such as heart disease, cancer and diabetes. According to a study from the University of New South Wales in Australia, women who did three HIIT workouts per week lost significantly more subcutaneous fat (the fat that you can see and pinch) then women who did only steady-state cardio. They also managed to improve insulin resistance.
When developing a HIIT program, consider the duration, intensity, and frequency of the work intervals and the length of the recovery intervals. Intensity during the high intensity work interval should range ≥ 80% of your estimated maximal heart rate. As a good subjective indicator, the work interval should feel like you are exercising “hard” to “very hard”. Using the talk test as your guide, it would be like carrying on a conversation, with difficulty. The intensity of the recovery interval should be 40-50% of your estimate maximal heart rate. This would be a physical activity that felt very comfortable, in order to help you recover and prepare for your next work interval. For more information on high-intensity interval training take a look here: ACSM.org.
For beginners: Begin by performing a combination of exercises including sprints and plyometrics such as burpees, squat jumps and jumping rope. You must push yourself as hard as you can, recover and catch your breath, then push yourself as hard as you can again. This is performed for multiple intervals. For example, go all out for 30 seconds then recover and catch your breath for 30 seconds. Repeat this sequence for approximately 20 minutes.
A great way to decrease body fat around your belly is lifting weights while bracing your core. Research published in the journal American College of Sports Medicine: Health and fitness showed compound exercises can elevate fat burn for up to 72 hours post workout and have a great effect on subcutaneous fat loss by increasing fat fighting hormones.
*Note: Before beginning any exercise consult with your physician.