Hey, all. So some of you may know that I’ve lost quite a bit of weight last year into this year. I lost 70 lbs within the short period of 9 months, starting the summer of 2013 into 2014. I hit a plateau recently and I was stuck. This month, I started losing weight again. So far, I lost 4 pounds, making it a total of 74 lbs total lost. My goal is to lose 40 more, which some say is too ridiculous a goal, since my doctor tells me I’m in really good health. Whatever. My doctor said my goal isn’t unreasonable, but she wouldn’t be unhappy if I just maintained my weightloss.
Anyway, the point of this post is not to talk about that, but rather very ‘easy’ ways to lose weight and speed up metabolism. As promised, I told some of my Twitter and Instagram followers (follow me! msarimarie on both) I would give away some of my secrets to losing weight in a healthy, yet effective manor…
TEA. Yes folks, the key to losing weight is drinking organic hot tea! You may think this sounds ridiculous, but natural teas have the best healing power I’ve ever encountered! The two best teas to promote weight loss and speed up metabolism are Pu-Erh tea and Yerba Mate tea. Now, these are a little pricey, but they work wonders! They not only help with weight loss and fast metabolism, but they also give you a natural boost of energy that is just wonderful! Teas like this can be found at all health food stores or Wegman’s grocery store (haven’t encountered them in Giant or Weis). You MUST buy them organic, loose leaf is preferred, but not mandatory. Adding RAW honey (must be raw, other honeys have too much sugar), lemon juice, and cinnamon also speed up metabolism.
It is usually best to drink a cup in the morning to get everything going and then before bed when you’re sedentary. It works, people. Don’t believe me? Follow my instagram account (msarimarie) for all my progress pics!
Happy tea time!
Ms Ari Marie