Weight-loss strategies according to Chinese traditions

Weight-loss strategies according to Chinese traditions

Approach to food and weight-loss strategies in the Western and Eastern countries have always been different. People from the East have always seen human body as a temple, they protect it, treasure, never overeat or experiment with their health.

Traditional Chinese medicine doesn’t make losing weight calorie calculation or exhaustive exercising. Most of the rules that allow maintaining a normal body weight, give priority to strengthening your vital energy chi. This energy accelerates metabolism and improves your mood. When we have a surplus of this energy and it freely circulates throughout the body, our viscera works without problems. If the chi energy in our digestive system is strong enough, our bodies will transform calories to energy and not fat. That’s why tired and exhausted body doesn’t want to part with overweight. So how to strengthen vital energy?

Rule1. Eat products that naturaly contain chi energy. This is particularly natural and fresh products. Chinese people believe that the longer it take for a fruit or vegetable to travel from the place where they ripe, the less chi energy they contain. Other sources of chi energy: whole grain products, diary products, honey, fresh meat and fish.avoid processed food, especially with artificial sweeteners, dyes and preservatives. Remember that dietary food, such as miusly bars, low-fat yogurt have not only little calories, but little nutrients as well. Choose quality rather than quantity of the food consumed.

Rule2. Eat slowly and carefully. Fast food was created by people from western countries just to eat something quickly. For eastern countries people, eating is a ritual. When you enjoy the taste and smell of the food you always eat less. It also helps to prevent overeating and psychological hunger.

Rule 3. Feel you body’s natural rhythm. Don’t stay too long in bed in the morning, try to go to sleep early. Don’t forget your breakfast. The best time for it is from 7 to 9 in the morning. Eat more for lunch and less for dinner. Chinese dinner is quite early, around 5 p.m.

Rule 4. Go to bed at 10.30-11.00 p.m. This will hel your liver and other organs to clean up your body from toxins. According to Chinease medicine, liver cleans your body from 1 to 3 a.m. At this time you have to sleep deeply. Besides, good sleep is necessary for good metabolism.



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