Help, I'm stuck! Break the barriers that prevent you from losing the most stubborn pounds with this toolbox

¡Auxilio, estoy estancada! Rompe las barreras que impiden bajar las libras más rebeldes con esta caja de herramientas

Transforming your body into a slimmer and healthier one is like remodeling a house.

If you don't have what it takes to do the job effectively, easily and safely, it may take too long to finish and you run the risk that in the end it won't look the way you expected.

Therefore, I am going to present you 19 tools that will help you annihilate those pounds that ruin your appearance and your health, faster and without complication.

1. A camera:

A photografic camera

One way to stay motivated while losing weight and fat is to document your progress weekly with photographs.

The changes may not be so obvious at first, but if you do things right, when you compare the photos of an entire month you will be surprised.

Something important: always take them every week at the same time, with the same lighting and the same clothes so that the comparison is more exact.

2. A flexible measuring tape:

When you feel that your figure does not show any change, it will help you a lot to record your measurements every 7 days.

Because if you confirm that you have, so be it, one or two centimeters less in your hips, waist, thighs or arms, you will want to go for more.

And if you didn't lose them, it also helps you, because you can analyze what you did or didn't do that week and adjust your daily routines.

3. A body fat caliper:

This tool is used to monitor your body fat accurately.

Using it is super easy. You take the skin of the area you are going to measure with your thumb and index finger as if it were a pinch, pull it away from the muscle and place the caliper.

They are available in digital and manual versions. If you use the manual one, always apply the same pressure to avoid errors.

And always do it at the same time.

If one week the measurement is lower than the previous one, you are achieving your goal.

4. A natural detoxifier.

If you want to achieve your goal faster, you have to purify your body of toxins that inflame you and hinder your loss of body fat.

And that includes everything from processed foods, liquor, medications and drugs, to environmental pollution.

Avoiding exposure to toxic agents and having healthier habits is the first step.

But it would help you to give your liver extra help with our Detox because it helps this organ work at 100% and improves its process of cleaning and purifying the body.

Use it and you will start to see changes not only in your figure, but in the appearance of your nails, hair and skin.

5. A weekly menu:

The daily dynamics can make it difficult for you to prepare healthy, delicious and varied food.

Therefore, creating weekly menus is an ideal tool.

First because you will make sure to include all the nutrients your diet needs.

Second, you will save time and money during your purchases because you will know exactly what you are going to take.

Plus, you won't have to improvise at the last minute. And since you'll have what you need to cook on hand, you'll stress less.

6. Tailored clothing:

Wearing the right clothing will make a big difference in your exercise performance.

Because it's not just about looking good and being comfortable. It should also offer you security.

Choose shoes that fit your exact size to avoid chafing and injuries.

And make sure they are elastic, breathable, with good cushioning, grip and that they adapt to your type of exercise. Because you will not require the same from a shoe if you lift weights as if you practice running.

Clothing should allow you to move easily. If they are made with lycra or dry-fit, much better because they repel sweat.

And if your sport warrants it, use knee pads, helmets, ankle guards, gloves or any other implement to avoid injury.

7. A table for your exercise routine :

To avoid improvising your workouts or leaving muscles out, a weekly routine table will be very useful.

It's nothing sophisticated. A pencil and paper, or your mobile phone will do.

The idea is that you design a table where you include:

  • Days of the week when you are going to exercise.
  • Muscle groups you will work per day.
  • Exercises you will do for muscle.
  • Number of series per exercise.
  • And days of rest.

This last point is vital because if you don't rest your muscles will not recover nor will you have optimal results.

To know how to rest effectively, look for our post “Rest: an infallible strategy to have a toned body” where we show you that and more.

8. Your favorite music:

Listening to music during your physical activity offers you a boost from the beyond.

Just to name 3 of its benefits:

  • Studies reveal that, at an unconscious level, the feeling of effort decreases and you could perform up to 15% more than usual.
  • It helps you keep pace because it stimulates the motor area of ​​the brain that makes movements rhythmic and synchronized.
  • It changes your mood and frees you from stress. That way, you will be more motivated and have a better disposition during your routines.

So create a playlist with your favorite music and train.

9. A container with water:

Being hydrated is ALWAYS important! But to lose weight and fat it is essential.

First, because when you exercise you must hydrate before, during and after your routines.

And since in addition to toxins you will eliminate mineral salts, you must replace them in a healthy way by drinking water.

Also, because it regulates your body temperature, lubricates your joints and helps transport nutrients and oxygen to muscle cells, giving them a boost to function better.

Another positive point for water is that it causes a feeling of fullness.

Check it out by drinking 2 glasses before your main meals and you will see that you feel less hungry.

The minimum recommended amount is between 1.5 and 2 liters per day. If you take more, much better.

10. A jump rope:

Wouldn't it be useful to have a HIIT cardio machine that costs little, doesn't take up space, is fun and easy to use?

Therefore, you have to add a jump rope to your toolbox.

See all its benefits:

  • Increase your strength, endurance and muscle tone in your arms and legs.
  • It helps to have larger and more toned glutes, if combined with specific exercises for the buttocks.
  • Prevents injuries because it improves coordination and strengthens the muscles of the ankles and feet.
  • By combining dynamic circular and angular movements, it has a relaxing effect on the brain and reduces stress.

Do it for 15 to 30 minutes in each routine and you will notice the difference.

11. Resistance Bands:

They are versatile, effective and perfect for exercising at home or adding variety to your workouts.

The reasons abound:

  • You can use them regardless of your age or physical condition.
  • They adjust to your level of demand, depending on how much slack you give them.
  • They serve to work the main muscle groups.
  • You can do many exercises in a small space.
  • Since they are super safe, you don't need the assistance of a personal trainer.
  • If you combine them with other exercise equipment, you will receive combined benefits.

12. Cinnamon:

Several universities, including Michigan, have studied the benefits of cinnamon and suggest that it helps lose weight.

How do you achieve it?

  • It increases insulin sensitivity and lowers blood sugar, which is key to losing weight and managing type 2 diabetes.
  • It speeds up the speed of metabolism because the body uses more energy to process cinnamon than other foods.
  • It contains fiber that gives you a feeling of fullness, so you will eat less.
  • Promotes the reduction of bad cholesterol and helps increase good cholesterol.

Some nutritionists recommend drinking it as a tea.

You just have to add half a teaspoon of powdered cinnamon or two fresh branches to a cup of water (not boiling) and a little honey or stevia to sweeten.

13. Whey Protein:

Its greatest property is to make you feel satiated. And that prevents you from overeating and gaining size.

Plus, since it stabilizes blood glucose, cravings between meals really decrease.

But this protein has an additional benefit. As it protects your muscle mass, you can tone yourself with the help of exercise while achieving your ideal weight.

Therefore, your effective tool will be Fit & Slim , because it is high-quality whey protein, it is super rich and contains additional ingredients that win the fight against stubborn pounds.

14. Conjugated linoleic acid, better known as CLA .

It is an essential fatty acid that helps mobilize body fat, regulate blood glucose levels and promote toning.

But be careful, this tool will not work unless you accompany it with a low-calorie diet and exercises.

And one more warning. When purchasing your CLA, opt for a trusted brand because there are many options of dubious origin that can harm your health.

We are responsible for the quality and effectiveness of our CLA Fit , because we use quality raw materials and we have all the certifications required by the FDA.

15. Melatonin:

This tool will work wonders for you if you have trouble sleeping deeply for 7 to 8 hours a day.

What does that have to do with extra weight?

It is a fact that little or interrupted sleep causes accumulation of body fat and can even produce hormonal imbalances that make you gain weight.

Melatonin is a safe option to solve this, because it is a natural hormone that regulates your biological clock and helps you repair sleep disorders. 

16. Apple Cider Vinegar:

This mixture of acetic acid and small amounts of other acids offers minerals, vitamins and amino acids with many health benefits.

One of them is that it facilitates fat burning. And since it makes you feel full, you don't overeat.

It also reduces that abdominal fat and average waist circumference that disfigures your figure and is very harmful.

Dilute 1 or 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar in water and drink it several times a day with meals. Or include it in your dressings, sauces and marinades.

17. Natural sweetener:

A world so inhabited by desserts, sweets, packaged juices and sodas makes it difficult to say no to sugar.

But if you want to achieve your goal, you have to avoid it or reduce it as much as possible.

Thank goodness there are healthy and tasty options to replace it. For us, stevia is the best.

Not only because it provides zero calories, it is antioxidant, bactericidal, diuretic, facilitates digestion and strengthens the immune system. It also doesn't have that strong flavor that sweeteners leave behind.

For this reason, it is the sweetener in several of our favorite formulas.

18. Blood Ketone Meter:

If you practice the ketogenic diet, this tool will be your great ally.

It is a meter that detects the levels of betahydroxybutyrate in the blood, a ketone that your body produces when it is in ketosis.

In plain words: it shows you when your metabolism is using fat as an energy source because it doesn't have enough sugar or glucose.

This information will help you a lot to know if you are on the right track or need to adjust your keto diet to achieve your goal.

19. Apps to lose weight:

Finally, I offer you a list of 10 incredibly useful tools that will accompany you everywhere, as long as you have your mobile phone.

They are apps that help consolidate new lifestyle habits that positively impact your health and weight, while you track your progress.

The best thing is that they are backed by scientific evidence and have many reward options that will keep you motivated.

The most popular for their effectiveness and usability are: Lose it , SparkPeople , MyFitnessPal , Fitbit , Weight Watchers , FatSecret , Pact , Cron-O-Meter , Fooducate and HealthyOut .

Review the characteristics of each one and choose the one that best suits you.

If you are determined to put an end to those stubborn pounds, encourage yourself to use the 19 tools that I propose.

They are all secure, easy to use and accessible to anyone.

If you apply them consistently, the results will come and you will have the body you want sooner than expected.

If you have any questions, comments, or better yet, can think of any additional tools to include in our box, leave us a comment.

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