Do the Reverse Warrior
The benefits of yoga seem to be endless but not everyone has the time or dedication to practice it like a guru. Luckily, you can do one important yoga move to help you drop a few extra pounds a year.
Reverse Warrior: Take a large step with your right foot and turn it perpendicular to the left foot. Bend your right knee until your thigh is parallel with the floor (as if you were lunging). With your right palm facing up, lift your right arm over your head. Reach your right hand towards your left side while sliding your left hand down as low as possible on your left leg. Hold for 20 seconds. Repeat on left side.
Chew Your Food 20 Times
Not only does scarfing down your food prevent you from truly enjoying the taste of your meal, new research links this habit to an increased risk of diabetes. Enjoy your food and prevent raising your risk of diabetes by eating each meal slowly and chewing each bite thoroughly, 20 times. Or, if chewing your food that many times becomes tiresome, at least put down your fork each time that you take a bite in order to slow yourself down and eat less.
Cut Your Cravings in Half to Cut Calories
Resisting those foods that you “have to have” is a battle often lost to that bag of potato chips or those double chocolate chip cookies. Instead of giving into temptation and eating a whole bag of chips or cookies, Dr. Oz wants you to “halve them.” Can’t resist a bowl of chips? Pour it out and then put half back in the bag. This way you cut half of the calories and lose weight faster.