Miami is the Sunshine Capitol of the United States. Therefore when it comes to weight loss, we have an advantage over other Americans. However, many Miami locals fail to take advantage of the gift of sunshine that we are blessed with all year round.
How to Lose Weight in Miami in 3 Easy Steps
1) Bask In The Sun For At Least 20 Minutes A DAY
Studies have shown that when you have adequate vitamin D levels, your body releases more leptin. Leptin is the hormone that tells us we are full. When you have enough vitamin D in your bloodstream, fat cells stop making and storing fat. But when vitamin D levels are low, levels of PTH and calcitrol hormones rise. High levels of these hormones turn your body into a fat miser, encouraging it to hoard fat instead of burning it.
Not only that but sun exposure also helps manage blood sugar levels.
Sunscreen and sunglasses block the suns beneficial rays. A natural alternative to sunscreen is extra virgin cold pressed coconut oil. Lather on skin prior to sun exposure. During summer months avoid sun bathing between 10 am-3 pm when the sun is strongest. As an alternative, walking in the sun for a hour will provide you will the suns beneficial rays and exercise!
2) Eat Proper Bread
When we eat foods that trigger blood sugar highs we actually create a vicious cycle, because rising blood sugar levels cause insulin levels to climb as well.
Too much insulin secretion promotes fat storage in the body. Consumption of processed foods like white flour and sugar cause these blood sugar highs. To control weight gain we must first take control of our blood sugar levels by eating foods that are naturally high in fiber and nutrients. Fiber and various vitamins naturally present in proper bread can actually lower blood sugar levels.
Unfortunately, most modern breads are made with white flour (even whole wheat breads), packed with sugar, and contain bromides, bleaching agents, and dough risers.