Transforming your body into a leaner and healthier one is like remodeling a house.
If you do not have what is necessary to do the job effectively, easily and safely, it may take too long to finish it and you run the risk that it will not look as you expected in the end.
For this reason, I am going to present you 19 tools that will help you to annihilate those pounds that ruin your appearance and your health, faster and without complications.
1. A camera:
One way to stay motivated while losing weight and fat is to document your progress weekly with photos.
The changes may not be so obvious at first, but if you do things right, when you compare the photos of a whole month you will be surprised.
Something important: take them every week always at the same time, with the same lighting and the same clothes so that the comparison is more exact.
2. A flexible tape measure:
When you feel that your figure does not show any change, it will help 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 hips, waist, thighs or arms, you will want to go for more.
And if you didn't lose them, it's also useful for 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 that you are going to measure with your thumb and index finger as if it were a pinch, pull it to separate it from the muscle and place the caliper.
They are available in digital and manual version. If you use the manual, always apply the same pressure to avoid mistakes.
And always do it at the same time.
If one week the measurement is less than the previous one, you are achieving your goal.
4. A natural detox.
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, medicines and drugs, to environmental pollution.
Avoiding exposure to toxic agents and having healthier habits is the first step.
But it would favor you to give extra help to your liver with our Detox because it helps this organ to work 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, rich 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. Tailor-made clothing:
Wearing the right clothing will make a big difference in your performance when exercising.
Because it's not just about looking good and being comfortable. It should also offer you security.
Choose a shoe of your exact size to avoid chafing and injuries.
And note that 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 requires it, use knee pads, helmets, anklets, gloves or any other implement to avoid injuring yourself.
7. A table for your exercise routine :
In order not to improvise in your workouts or leave muscles out, a weekly routine table will be very useful.
It's nothing fancy. With pencil and paper, or your mobile phone will suffice.
The idea is that you design a table where you include:
- Days of the week when you will exercise.
- Muscle groups that you will work per day.
- Exercises you will do for muscle.
- Number of series per exercise.
- And rest days.
This last point is vital because if you do not rest your muscles will not recover and you will not have optimal results.
To find out 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 beyond.
Just to name 3 of its benefits:
- Studies reveal that, at an unconscious level, the sensation of effort decreases and you could perform up to 15% more than usual.
- It helps you keep the rhythm because it stimulates the motor area of the brain that makes movements rhythmic and synchronized.
- Change your mood and free you from stress. That way, you'll 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:
Staying hydrated is important ALWAYS! 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 replenish 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 push to function better.
Another positive point for water is that it causes a feeling of fullness.
Check it by drinking 2 glasses before your main meals and you will see that you feel less hungry.
The recommended minimum amount is between 1.5 and 2 liters per day. If you take more, much better.
10. A jump rope:
Wouldn't it be nice to have a HIIT cardio machine that costs little, doesn't take up space, is fun and easy to use?
That's why you need to add a jump rope to your toolbox.
Look at all its benefits:
- Increase your strength, endurance and muscle tone in arms and legs.
- It helps to have bigger and toned buttocks, if combined with specific exercises for the zoa.
- Avoid injuries because it improves coordination and strengthens the ankle and foot muscles.
- 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're versatile, effective, and perfect for working out at home or adding variety to your workouts.
- You can use them regardless of your age or physical condition.
- They adjust to your level of demand, according to the slack you give them.
- They serve to work the main muscle groups.
- You can perform many exercises in a small space.
- Since they are super safe, you do not need the assistance of a personal trainer.
- If you combine them with other exercise equipment, you will receive combined benefits.
Several universities, including Michigan, have studied the benefits of cinnamon and suggest that it helps to lose weight.
How does he do it?
- It increases insulin sensitivity and lowers blood sugar, which is key to losing weight and managing type 2 diabetes.
- It speeds up the 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 taking it as a tea.
You just have to add half a teaspoon of cinnamon powder or two fresh branches in a cup of water (do not boil) 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 eating too much and gaining a size.
Also, because it stabilizes blood glucose, cravings between meals are actually reduced.
But this protein has an additional benefit. Since it protects your muscle mass, you can tone up with the help of exercise while you achieve 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 promotes toning.
But beware, this tool will not work unless you accompany it with a hypocaloric diet and exercise.
And one more warning. When you buy your CLA, choose a reliable 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.
This tool will work wonders for you if you have a hard time sleeping soundly between 7 and 8 hours a day.
What does that have to do with extra weight?
It is a fact that little and interrupted sleep causes accumulation of body fat and can even cause hormonal imbalances that make you gain weight.
Melatonin is a safe option to solve it, because it is a natural hormone that regulates your biological clock and helps you repair sleep disorders.
It's not by chance that we include it in our stimulant-free Fat Burner Nite Time fat burner.
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 decreases that abdominal fat and average waist circumference that ugly your figure and is very harmful.
Dilute 1 or 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar in water and take 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 hard to say no to sugar.
But if you want to reach your goal, you have to avoid it or decrease it as much as possible.
Thankfully 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 taste 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 for energy because it doesn't have enough sugar or glucose.
That information will go a long way in helping you know if you're on the right track or need to adjust your keto diet to reach your goal.
19. Apps to lose weight:
To finish, 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 monitor your progress.
The best thing is that they are backed by scientific evidence and have many reward options that will keep you motivated.
Review the characteristics of each one and choose the one that best suits you.
If you are determined to end those stubborn pounds, go ahead and 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 even better, you can think of an additional tool to include in our box, leave us a comment.