Get Some Sun & Lose Weight
Yes. You heard correctly. Get some sun and lose weight.
As a holistic health coach, there are so many aspects of life to tweak to find extraordinary wellbeing. I often promote Vitamin D by way of sunshine for three reasons plus the big bonus of losing weight.
1. Americans are highly deficient in Vitamin D
2. It is free
3. When I broke my leg a couple years ago, my surgeon even recommended sunshine as the best source of Vitamin D in healing my broken bones.
Dr. Amen, Brain Expert and Founder of Amen Clinics, says that even living in sunny Southern California, his own Vitamin D levels were unusually low because he works so many hours indoors. Once he boosted his Vitamin D levels, he lost his appetite and shed some pounds. Why? Because when we are deficient in Vitamin D, the hormone leptin that tells your brain to stop eating does not work.
Take Vitamin D supplements, but get a little sunshine. The dermatologists have made us afraid of the sun, but it is critical. Kids are also highly affected by this deficiency which has been proven to greatly affect their behavior. Take care not to burn, but commit to healthy doses of sunshine with the bonus of shedding any extra weight.