Weight Loss Trends for 2016: What’s Working for the New Year

The world of weight loss products and advice will always have customers, and approaching weight loss efforts in 2016 is no different. As reported by Google, nearly 3 million searches per month are entered into the search engine giant surrounding some topics on weight loss. Brutally honest articles like “How to Lose Weight in Four Easy Steps,” as reported by Body Rock TV, are being shared more than 100,000 times across social media as Aaron Bleyaert detailed how he lost 80 pounds in a funny Tumblr post.

Body brushing with a natural brush and coconut oil to stimulate the lymphatic system can be a good part of a weight loss regimen. Coconut oil and dry body brushing, as reported by Forbes, can help get rid of dead skin cells and naturally moisturize the skin. Dry brushing has also been credited with reducing the appearance of cellulite, which is a common goal among those who want to lose weight.

While that “brutally honest guide” to weight loss unveiled some practical tips to losing weight, such as cutting out beer and fruit juice because of the empty calories and pounds they can pack on — it also dealt with the mental aspects of weight loss and working out. However, as 2015 transitions into 2016, people are seeking all the newest and truest weight loss tips they can find in order to get lean for good. As such, the following are new trends for 2016 — and ones that work so well they are likely to last well into 2016 and beyond.

BCAA is being called a workout wonder, reports India Today, as it details why drinking Branched-Chain Amino Acids (or BCAA) is a good thing. BCAA is being called a wonder supplement due to the way it helps reduce muscle soreness and fatigue. It also purportedly helps with weight loss and muscle formation.

Other theories in the past are being debunked, such as the “carbo load” prior to a workout that Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s character spoke of in the movie The Game Plan. Instead, getting lean can mean not carb loading pre-workout, reports the Huffington Post Canada, but saving some carbs for after the workout.

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