Tried & Tested: The Albolene Challenge for Weight Loss

It has come to my attention that makeup remover, Albolene doubles as a topical weight loss aid. For stubborn areas that are hard to tone and drop pounds from, Albolene claims to help, this is what their site says:

Knock Out Water Retention with Quick Fitness & Nutritional Fixes

If zipping up your favorite pair of jeans has become, itself, an exercise, you might be interested to learn about some fitness tricks to quickly knock inches off your tummy, thighs and buttocks, such as the one boxers have been using for decades to help drop their weight super fast for a match: using Albolene makeup remover to increase the efficiency of your workout.

Here are five quick fixes to lose those few extra pounds or inches:

Sweat it Off:

One of the quickest ways to lose some retained water and in the process lose pounds/inches, is to sweat it out. Liberally apply Albolene makeup remover, which is made of mineral oil and paraffin that liquefies on contact with skin, to problem areas that often retain water, such as thighs, buttocks and abdomen, before a workout, in order to create a “blanket effect.” The Albolene helps create increased perspiration and heat in these areas to help reduce water weight significantly faster, so you will see and feel the results quickly. Couple the Albolene “trick” with trimming belts or shorts made of materials like neoprene for even more dramatic results. (Note: Water weight loss can be dramatic, but will ultimately be temporary if you don’t keep up a regular exercise regimen.)  Take the Albolene Challenge!

Cardio to the Rescue:

While lifting weights is great for toning, it could take months to see results. To help jumpstart your weight loss routine, cardiovascular exercise is a must. Excessive perspiration from running, speed walking, cycling, aerobic gym equipment (treadmill, bicycle, elliptical, etc.) and jumping rope will help you de-bloat and lose inches very quickly. Do this several days a week as a warm up for 10-15 minutes, or as a workout for 20-30 minutes – to really get your heart rate up.

High Protein, Low Carbs:

It’s not easy to eliminate bread, pizza and pasta from your daily eating, but eliminating these white carbohydrates, while eating a lot of lean protein for a couple of weeks, is a great way to quickly drop a few pounds for an event or to jumpstart your fitness program. Lean protein is important for growth and to build and repair bones and muscle. Proteins are also broken down as a source of energy when you are not consuming enough carbohydrates and fats to meet your energy needs. Fill your diet with only fibrous carbohydrates, such as strawberries, blueberries, spinach and apples, as well as poultry, fish, eggs, low-fat cheese and low-fat milk.

Punch Up Your Workout:

Spice up your workout by adding punches to everyday workout routines. Lunges and crunches are important exercises for toning abs, thighs and glutes. By adding punches, you will also be working your arms and back, making for a well-rounded, full-body workout in what could be half the time. The added moves also help keep your heart rate elevated, resulting in added perspiration and more calories burned.

Perishable Foods, Skip the Salt:

Too much salt is never healthy, and this is especially true for someone trying to quickly drop a few pounds. While excess salt can result in high blood pressure, it will also cause the body to retain excess water, resulting in bloating. By stocking your refrigerator with perishable foods, you will be eliminating a lot of salt, fat and added chemicals often found in processed and canned foods. Stick to fresh fruits and vegetables, poultry, eggs and low-fat dairy products. If you buy packaged foods, pay attention to the food labels so that you can limit salt intake to less than 2,400 mg of sodium per day, while also limiting the fat intake, especially trans fats. And don’t forget to drink plenty of H2O. A common misconception is that to lose water weight, you need to drink less water, but actually, it is best to drink water throughout the day to flush the system. This gets rid of the toxins and flushes the system, keeping your body healthy and hydrated.


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