Avoiding even one deadly chronic disease is a huge win in anyone’s book. But dodging TWO leading killers, with ONE easy action and ZERO meds? That’s a game-changer.
Yet what I’m about to share with you today is even better. Because this one modest change won’t just help you avoid two conditions.
It could ease or eliminate FOUR of the most common issues of aging…
- high blood pressure
- unhealthy cholesterol
- sleep apnea
That’s not just a matter of avoiding dangerous chronic health conditions, either. It also means you won’t face the body-wrecking, energy-sapping side effects of the drugs required to treat them.
Keep reading for the secret. But first, a question.
Aim for 13 percent instead
Are you among the nearly 72 percent of Americans who’ve got a little too much jelly in the belly? If so, you’re probably sick to death of the lectures about it. Not to mention over the unkind remarks.
After all, you KNOW you need to drop a few pounds. But the fact is it’s NOT easy to lose weight. Trust me, I know.
Well, not if you listen to all those judgmental finger-wagging “experts,” at least. You know, the ones who make it seem like it’s YOUR FAULT for gaining weight in the first place. And who insist the only way to lose it is with an impossible-to-follow diet that can make you question whether life is even worth living anymore.
But as you’ll see in a moment, if you’re willing to tune out those so-called “experts.” there’s a MUCH better and FAR easier way to lose weight. In fact, it requires almost no effort once you get started.
And now, new research offers up some motivation to get cracking. It turns out the key to success doesn’t lie in losing dramatic amounts of weight. It’s a much more modest goal. Aim for just 13 percent instead.
Modest weight loss leads to dramatic drops in risk
According to researchers dropping just 13 percent of your weight will slash your risk of…
- type 2 diabetes by 40 percent
- hypertension by up to 25 percent
- high cholesterol by up to 22 percent
- sleep apnea by up to 27 percent
And that, of course, sends your risk of an early death plummeting too.
The more than half a million folks in this study didn’t have to resort to dangerous surgeries, risky diet drugs, or any other dramatic interventions either. They lost the weight on their own and experienced those real and lasting benefits.
What’s more, if you already have any of those common conditions, it’s not too late. That same weight loss can help to reverse them. And it could reduce or even eliminate your dependence on the heavy-duty meds used to treat them.
3 weight loss tricks that REALLY work
The only question, of course, is how you tackle your OWN 13 percent. And the good news is you’ve got a few great options for weight loss.
First up is the carb-focused approach. A diet with few processed foods and limited carbs (and added sugars) can lead to quick and dramatic weight loss. In fact, you might fly right by that 13 percent without even trying.
And don’t worry. It might sound like a challenge at first. But if you focus on shopping the outside aisles in the supermarket and check labels for hidden sugars and carbs, you’ll be well on your way.
Another option is time-restricted eating. Plans such as intermittent fasting, which is all the rage right now, can lead to slower, steadier, and very reliable weight loss. I wrote about how to get started on intermittent fasting earlier this year. And you’re never going to believe how EASY it is.
There’s another option, too. It can work with either of the above approaches or on its own. And that’s to balance out your daytime and nighttime hormones.
Supplementing with a little melatonin at night can help you sleep better. And better sleep leads to fewer cravings, less overeating, and effortless weight loss.
Meanwhile, a serotonin boost during the day can help ensure good daytime hormonal balance and help you shed more pounds. In one study, the natural herbal remedy Cissus Quadrangularis raised serotonin and led to 23 pounds of weight loss over eight weeks.