For decades we have been told that dieting (counting calories) and exercise are the best ways to lose weight. But this model is based on outdated concepts, and benefits the diet and fitness industries much more than individuals trying to lose weight. Could shedding pounds be easier than we have been led to believe?
How to lose 10 pounds without exercise!
Firstly, your body is not a food-burning furnace and restricting calories typically has a rebound effect, reducing your metabolic rate and making weight gain inevitable.  Secondly, strenuous exercise actively increases the stress hormones, cortisol, which drives fat storage and appetite. 
But, since 80% of your energy is actually used to heat your body, could turning down the thermostat be more effective than exercise?  We reveal 13 surprising ways you can melt fat away with little to no effort. Losing weight can be easy and enjoyable, when you apply the right model.
1. Turn down the heat
Dutch endocrinologists found that exposure to cold temperatures (around 64 to 66 F) can aid in weight loss by activating brown adipose tissue (BAT), a form of fat that generates heat. This causes the body to work harder to maintain warmth, resulting in increased energy output and weight loss. With escalating energy prices you could save dollars while losing pounds simply by making your body work a little harder to generate enough heat. Shivering when cold burns as much fat as walking briskly.
2. BAT your Fat!
Brown adipose tissue (BAT) is a type of fat found in the body that is rich in mitochondria, the organelles responsible for generating energy. Unlike white adipose tissue (WAT), which stores energy in the form of fat, brown adipose tissue generates heat by burning fat. Research suggests that we can make more BAT cells with cold exposure, this is why ice-baths are becoming increasingly popular. The cold-water immersion uses up heat energy and encourages your body to make more BAT, ginger also encourages the WAT to BAT conversion. 
3. Obliterate Obesogens
Obesogens are chemicals that can cause weight gain by altering the body's regulatory mechanisms for fat storage and metabolism. This occurs via multiple pathways, including:
- Increasing the number of fat cells (adipocytes).
- Increasing the size of fat cells and the amount of fat stored.
- Altering hormonal pathways that control fat cell development.
- Changing hormones regulating appetite, satiety and food preferences.
- Altering the basal metabolic rate.
- Disrupting energy balance to favor fat storage.
- Altering insulin sensitivity and lipid metabolism. 
Research in animal models has shown that exposure to persistent organic pollutants, phthalates, and bisphenol A (BPA) is contributing to the increasing rates of obesity, metabolic syndrome, and diabetes, especially in young people. Eating organic, avoiding plastics, and supporting your body’s natural detox pathways will help remove the obesogens promoting fat storage, and slowing down your metabolism.
4. Feeling Relaxed
Stress and weight gain are closely related. Stress (from an emergency event, or more likely continued pressure) increases the hormone cortisol. This drives an increase in appetite and cravings for sweet foods. When we are feeling stressed, the body wants to ‘save’ not ‘spend’ the stored energy and will devote mental resources staying alive, not learning how to creatively thrive.
We simply don’t feel like socializing, exercising or eating healthy foods when stressed, and nor does the body. Meditation and mindfulness induce a state of calm, which has been shown to reduce weight and waistlines by 5cm in just 8 weeks! 
5. Better Bedtimes
Not getting enough sleep affects your ability to make healthy decisions, as it reduces activity in the brain's frontal lobe responsible for regulating impulse control. When tired, the brain's reward centers turn to food to make you feel better, leading to increased cravings and larger portion sizes. Sleep deprivation also increases the hormone cortisol, which causes the body to store more fat. Just 4 nights of disturbed sleep reduces insulin sensitivity by 30%, which causes you to feel hungrier and less satisfied after meals. Sleep is like food for the brain, and when deprived, you will seek energy from food and then convert it into fat! 
6. Maximize Mitochondria
Mitochondria play a crucial role in fat loss as they are responsible for converting the energy from food into a form that cells can use. They are the ‘power plants’ of our cells, producing 90% of the energy that sustains bodily functions. To use fat for fuel, fatty acids must be mobilized and transported to the mitochondria. Increasing the number of mitochondria, or making mitochondria work more efficiently, will help you burn more fat.
Mitochondria originated from bacteria and replicate independently, which means that you can increase their numbers within cells (mitochondrial density) and ‘train’ them to work more efficiently. Eating healthy fats, such as medium chain triglycerides (MCTs) found in coconut products, make mitochondria work harder and encourage them to reproduce. 
7. Eat MORE fat and fiber
Healthy fats (like those found in avocados and soft-jelly coconuts) will help you feel fuller and calmer, and reduce fat storage. It might seem counter-intuitive, but food deprivation will stop you from losing weight. It causes a stress reaction which makes the body hold-onto energy resources and reduces both your mood and metabolism. Eating more fiber also helps you feel fuller, and feeds the good bacteria responsible for doing a lot of the hard work breaking down and absorbing nutrients. As Dr. Sebi said, “You don’t have to eat less, you have to eat right!”.
8. Sweat it out
Sauna sessions can help with weight loss by increasing your heart rate and causing you to sweat. This increased heart rate can be similar to the effects of moderate-intensity exercise, which in turn burns fat. Sweating is also an excellent form of detox, getting rid of those obesogenic chemicals and heavy metals. Regular sauna sessions decrease appetite and reduce inflammatory joint pain, which makes it easier to enjoy movement.
9. Bring on the Bile
Bile is a fluid produced by the liver that aids in the digestion of lipids in the small intestine. Bile assists in detoxification, it transports toxins from the liver and helps maintain microbial balance. Bile deficiency can lead to issues with breaking down dietary fats, endocrine imbalances and digestive symptoms. Proper hydration is essential for liver detoxification and bile production. Bitter foods, like approved dark leafy greens, arugula, apples, ginger, and dandelion all stimulate bile production. Secondary bile acids, made by your good bacteria, increase weight loss and improve metabolism.
10. Hot Herbs!
Cayenne is a pepper used to add a spicy flavor. It contains the compound capsaicin, which gives it its heat and provides various health benefits. Research suggests that capsaicin increases metabolism and reduces hunger, leading to weight loss. Capsaicin increases feelings of fullness and decreases calorie intake by reducing the hunger hormone ghrelin.
Ginger is also used as a natural remedy for various health conditions. Research suggests that taking ginger (e.g. as a tea) reduces body weight and belly fat by increasing metabolism and fat burning, while simultaneously decreasing fat absorption and appetite.
11. Hydrate and flush
Thirst is often mistaken for hunger and most of us are dehydrated. Hydration is critical to flushing out toxins in urine, making bile, and ensuring nutrients can reach deep inside your cells. Simply drinking more spring water can help you drop a few pounds. You can lose 5% of your fat by simply drinking more water.
12. Pounds of Parasites
We recently revealed that the average adult has 2lbs of parasites in the gut and body tissues. Don’t get squeamish, but do take action. These pounds of parasites will drain your energy and even make you put on weight, win-win for your appetite and waistline when you cleanse them out!
13. Clear out the crap!
In addition to parasites, your bowels are holding onto a few pounds of putrid and stagnant waste, bad bacteria, yeast, mucus, and much more. Years of decaying and rotting matter are stuck to the intestinal walls. It prevents nutrients being absorbed and gives off inflammatory endotoxins. Dr. Sebi repeatedly informed us about the importance of internal cleansing and dedicated himself to developing the most potent detoxifying and cleansing agents.
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