1.Before each meal try to drink some Water
||It is frustrating for most patients who tried to lose weight and then found that the methods they have been used for dieting were no good at all. These patients try to cut down on calories (in addition to diet restriction). However, after they watch their weight fall off to the right size they want to, they soon back to their normal diet habits once they stop their dieting and regain all that weight piles back again or even with little bit more.
Before and during the course of acupuncture treatment, all patient should follow the following tips in order to stay at the desirable weight which has achieved:
Research studies have indicated that people who drink water before the three traditional meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) may lose weight faster than drink it during or after. This is because the effect of water l will lead to the sense of fullness and the end results will be eating less food with fewer calories in each meal.
2. Do not rush in eating and eat slowly
Eating fast will lead to no satisfaction as the brain is usually taking about 20 minutes to give the signal that you are full. But by eating too quickly, you will find yourself has eaten too much and more than you need while slowly eating would help you to enjoy the food while still feeling satisfied.
3. Exercise on daily basis
You have to do the daily exercises. Even, climbing the stairs at home will burn more calories without needing to go to the gym daily. Gentle walking during the day for up to 20 minute will do a lot of good for healthy circulation and digestion.
4. Avoid insomnia and have enough Sleep
Disturbance in sleeping pattern could impede your ability to lose weight. Bad sleeping may lead to tiredness and stimulates the need to eat for energy compensation and also disturbes the body hormones that regulate appetite. You have to get a minimum of 6-7 of good quality sleep each night.
5. Do not skip breakfast
Breakfast really can be the most important meal of the day. Starting your morning with healthy proteins and carbohydrates not only fuels you for the moment, but people who eat breakfast are shown to eat fewer calories throughout the day.
6. Try the following advice to increase the chance of losing weight by:
- not to eat before your bedtime and the breakfast
- avoid salt and sugar
- not to eat Junk food
- Eat slowly and not to stick to 3 traditionttal meals but eat frequent meals.
- to eat fruits and vegetables when you feel hungry.
Why Acupuncture is the best choice of treatments to weight loss?
Chinese acupuncture can be a valuable adjunct therapy to your weight loss program. In recent clinical research trial, a study was conducted on two groups of 20 women age between 22 and 42 with BMI (Body Mass Index) higher than 27. One group of women followed a regimen of a 2,000 calorie per day diet plus daily exercise with twice weekly sessions of acupuncture treatments. This group of women lost on average more than twice as much weight as those in the second group of women who only dieted and exercised, even if they did not comply exactly with the treatment plan.
The acupuncture mechanism in weight loss is by treating the physical, psychological and emotional components of weight problem. The followings are the benefit the patient can get when he/she is trying to lose weight:
a) To control Food Cravings:
The acupuncture treatment works to stop and curb food cravings in the same way as it has been proven to help cravings for other addictive substances like tobacco and alcohol. Therefore, Chinese acupuncture helps to stop cravings and supports the will power to overcome these problems.
b) To normalize the metabolism:
Acupuncture also works to regulate metabolism. In certain cases, irregular eating habits, excessive eating and thyroid dysfunction may contribute to slow metabolism. However, acupuncture may increase the metabolism by stimulating the thyroid and other endocrine glands so that the body will physiologically adjust to the changes in the diet and exercise
c) To induce Tranquilization and Relaxation:
The acupuncture needling can stimulate the release of good feeling natural hormone (endorphin) which is calming and relaxing the mind and body. The natural release of endorphins eliminates stress, frustration and anxiety which are the main causes for emotional eating, overeating and bingeing on fattening foods.
d) To normalize Digestion:
Over time, things like crash diets, irregular eating habits and excessive greasy or fattening foods all take their toll on the digestion. Chronic symptoms such as bloating, gas, heartburn, constipation or diarrhea are all signs that the digestive system is out of balance. Acupuncture can help to harmonize the digestive organs so that
you are symptom-free. Proper digestion ensures that you are getting the nutrients you need from your food so you feel less hungry.
e) To Detoxify:
Acupuncture treatments during weight loss help to cleanse your system. Toxins that have been built up over time from excess weight and adipose tissue can cause symptoms such as fatigue, acne and depression. These can be relieved or eliminated with acupuncture, whether or not you are trying to lose weight.
If you want to know further about successful treatment of losing weight by Traditional Chinese and Western Acupuncture, please contact Acumedica