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No-Dieting Slim with Plums

Plums are naturally rich in dietary fibers and Vitamin C and enable the body to absorb iron better. Dried plums, on the other hand, help prevent osteoporosis, restoring bone mass, according to a recent clinical study, as well as induce detoxification. How about when plums are fermented?

Super Weight Loss Plums

Aside from its dietary fibers that promote regular bowel movement, plums can also act as fat burner, fat blocker, and digestion regulator when fermented with other slimming ingredients. In some Asian countries, fresh plums undergo special fermentation processes that increase its health potentials by seeping it with natural herbal concoctions. One way is to mix the fermenting concoction with Pu Er tea, green tea, and probiotics. The end result is a plum for a no-dieting slim. The fermented plums are said to be so effective that eating them regularly will keep you within your ideal weight even if you observe no special diets.

Exercise or No Exercise?

With or without exercise and with or without dieting, these plums are said to be effective. But some fitness buffs doubt the plum’s slimming properties especially with the notion that weight loss with them is possible even without workouts. Fitness experts have been stressing the need for diets and exercise as part of an effective and permanent weight loss program. However, advocates of fermented plums say these can be easily integrated with dieting and exercise. They assure that there would be no side effects.


Pickling Plums for Weight Loss

The process seems easy enough because it’s simply pickling plums. Plum fruits are hand-picked once they are about 80 percent ripe. They are fermented for 6 months in vats where a concoction of green tea, Pu Er tea, and probiotics is pre-mixed. The plums are pricked on all sides for better absorption. Thus, when soaked, the plums take in all the essences of the teas and the probiotic.

Pu Er Tea

Pu Er tea is said to be a potent fat blocker. Fats you ate are prevented or “blocked” from settling down in your tummy and body system. They are prevented from entering the blood main stream, too. Fats do not stay in your body but instead get eliminated quickly through the laxative property of plums. Fat elimination goes with the softened stool in the morning.

Green Tea

Aside from being rich in antioxidants (preventing the oxidation of LDL), green tea is a known fat burner. Even some doctors, nutritionists, and weight loss experts recommend green tea for effective slimming.


Probiotics in the plums assure that precious good bacteria are not eliminated along with fats and wastes from the digestive system when the purgative effect takes place in your tummy. Some slimming drinks eliminate even good bacteria from your digestive tract making you a bit dehydrated and giving you weak digestion.

Plums Naturally

Anyway, if you don’t have time to ferment them, just eat natural plums—even taking prunes and prune juice—and that alone would give you tremendous weight loss benefits.

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Brisk Walking for Weight Loss and Normal Blood Sugar Levels

Brisk walking is powerful for weight loss, to say the least. There have been countless studies to prove this, and among them is the one done by scientists researching on health at the University of Pittsburgh. The study proved that overweight people lose weight after walking for 30 to 60 minutes a day. And that’s regardless of lifestyle habits, they averred.

Another American study said brisk walking at least 4 hours a week can help lose about 9 pounds even as brisk walkers age. It’s a known fact that brisk walking can also lower your LDL (bad cholesterol) and help raise your HDL (good cholesterol) at the same time that you can easily manage your weight. And fitness experts see that brisk walking is going to be the fitness trend in the future as more people prefer the great outdoors for gyms to spend their workouts in. Brisk walking is a lot cheaper, too—no costly gym membership and special getup.

Normal Blood Sugar

There’s a powerful bonus, too. An interesting study on brisk walking and normal blood sugar levels done in the Alps and deliberated on by the American Heart Association said brisk walking does so much good for heart and blood sugar health. And it has all to do with brisk walking uphill and downhill.

The mechanics goes this way: brisk walking uphill gives the muscles concentric workout that normalizes triglycerides (that’s good cardiovascular health for you) and brisk walking down hill gives the muscles eccentric workout for better glucose tolerance that normalizes blood sugar levels. And with doctor’s approval, diabetics with heart conditions can take on brisk walking as a “healing” workout daily.

Brisk Walking for Weight Loss and Normal Blood Sugar Levels
Brisk Walking for Weight Loss and Normal Blood Sugar Levels

Imagine hitting three birds with one stone—weight loss, heart health, and blood sugar health with just brisk walking. That’s not to mention the feeling of well-being and emotional high after a brisk walk session (powerful for fighting stress and improving sleep), plus stronger lungs. And how about muscle toning and body cell rejuvenation?

Take the Stairs

Always take the stairs if you’re going up 2 to 3 floors. If you’re a beginner, take a rest each floor before proceeding to the next, especially if the building has a high ceiling height. Take it easy with each step, gaining speed gradually and then resuming normal cadence as you reach the final steps.
If there is no uphill street or rolling terrain in the neighbourhood, find a building with 2 to 3 floors and use it for your brisk stair climbing. Better if your own house has 2 to 3 floors. Or visit the mall regularly and use the stairs there. If your office has stairs, use it always and do take “stair-climbing” breaks now and then.

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