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alternative saladThere’s an old saying: just because it’s the way it’s always been done doesn’t mean it’s necessarily the right way to do things. This is true when it comes to weight loss in a big way; most people will tell you that you have to live at the gym and subsist on bread and water if you want to lose weight, but the stark truth of this is that there are alternative strategies for weight loss that don’t involve turning yourself into a virtual prisoner in your own life. The best part about these alternative strategies is that many of them are actually more safe, natural, and low-stress when compared with the way everyone else does things. Here are a few ideas for an alternative way to lose weight.

You Don’t Have to Hit the Gym

For many people, the idea of going to the local gym or fitness center fills them with dread and anxiety. This can be only natural, especially if you’re particularly out of shape and the gym is filled with the kind of hard-bodies that spend most of their workout admiring themselves in the mirror; you can feel like a bloated and unwelcome fish out of water among all the supermodel-tier folks pumping iron or running at full speed on the treadmill. Thankfully you can avoid the gym altogether and still get a good workout, thanks to the fact that all your body really needs is about 30 minutes of moderate activity at least three times a week to maintain your health. Increasing the number of days you exercise per week will help you burn even more fat and lose weight even more quickly – and you can accomplish all of this by simply taking a brisk walk around your block a few times a week. No gym membership required!

Going Back to Nature

Sometimes the best help for people looking to lose weight comes from a natural source. For example, green coffee beans are a natural source of chlorogenic acid, an antioxidant that has been linked to weight loss. Chlorogenic acid helps to regulate how much sugar is released into the bloodstream after a meal, and slowing this process down makes it easier for your body to lose weight by making sure there’s less excess energy to turn into fat. The best part is that green coffee beans aren’t even a rarity or anything like that – they’re simple regular coffee beans that haven’t been roasted yet. In other words they’re plentiful and affordable, making them an excellent choice for anyone looking for some help losing weight; green coffee beans are most often found in extract form, sold by many nutritional and herbal supplement companies.