Q: Dear Dr. Mao, What is the most effective way to lose weight naturally?
A: The most effective way to lose weight naturally is with a combined effort of exercise, acupuncture, herbs, massage, meditation, and a balanced diet that is tailored specifically for your needs. Nutrition and exercise are an essential part of keeping your body at a healthy weight, as well as crucial for wellness in mind and spirit. It is also important that your digestive system and metabolism are working well.
Acupuncture, herbs, massage, and meditation can facilitate the weight loss process. Finding the right people to help you achieve your goal can go a long way! Look for a licensed practitioner in your area at www.acupuncture.com.
In the mean time, here are some of my recommendations:
1. Avoid rich, oily, fatty, fried foods, and moderate your intake of dairy and simple sugars. Avoid diet drinks and sodas; instead, drink watered down juices or plain water. Drink at least 60 ounces of water daily.
2. Cut back on stress and avoid watching television while eating.
3. Eat five smaller meals per day with the last meal no later than 7 PM. Start your morning with breakfast.
4. Exercise every day. The best approach is to find activities that you really enjoy so that you will want to exercise. Include friends and family to make it fun and to keep you motivated.
You may also try the specially formulated herbal formula “B-Slim” from the Traditions of Tao to supplement your new weight-loss plan. Of course, discuss with your physician before beginning any new health regime.