FREE Weight-Loss E-Course: 7 lessons in 7 days
In order to lose weight we need to address the cause of our weight gain.
We are full of toxins. From the food we eat to the air we breathe to the water we bathe in, toxins invade our body daily. Toxins can be found in almost every product we use from the food we eat to our household cleaners.
Toxins are stored in your body fat. Toxins cause your liver to become sluggish and to not function properly. This causes your organs to stop metabolizing fat effectively and so you gain weight. The more toxins you accumulate, the more weight you gain. Even worse, the more you weigh, the more toxins you can then store.
Your body and metabolism are designed to eliminate these toxins. However, because of the massive amount of toxins in our food supply today, and because we are exposed to them on a daily basis, our bodies become overwhelmed and unable to properly process and eliminate them.
How To Lose Weight:
Eat Organic: Eating organic food will help you detox your body, mind and community. Once you dispel the built-up toxins, hormones, preservatives, and food additives, it is senseless to introduce toxins back into your body through the wrong foods. Organic food is grown without the use of pesticides and artificial fertilizers. To produce organic meat, animals are fed organic feed and not given antibiotics or growth hormones.By eating organic, you buy locally grown food and support your local farmers and economy. At the same time, you will be removing toxins from your environment — soil, air and water — by helping to replace chemical-laden with all natural farming.
Detox/Fast/Cleanse: If you are severely overweight the first thing you need to do is DETOX. This will help you shed pounds the fastest and make your body healthy again. There are many methods of cleansing such as The Master Cleanse, The Juice Fast and Liver Flush.
Fasting has been done for thousands of years by many different religions, races and cultures all across the world. Fasting is as natural and safe as walking or sleeping.
You need to detoxify your body of all the built-up toxins, hormones, preservatives, food additives, etc. that do not belong in your body. The faster you get these out, the faster you will lose weight and feel energetic and healthy.
Detoxing is essentially fasting. Don’t believe the media when they tell you that fasting and detoxing is bad for you. Think about it. What grocery store or fast food joint makes money when you fast? Wouldn’t it be in their best interest for you to keep eating?
Go Raw Vegan: Embraced as a detox or a new way of eating, raw cuisine can be a palatable delight beyond carrots and celery sticks. This yummy vegan diet is based on unprocessed and uncooked plant foods such as fresh fruits and vegetables, seeds, sprouts, grains, nuts, beans, and seaweed.Raw foods and juices deliver live enzymes and pure, powerful nutrients straight to your system. Live enzymes, which are killed when we cook or even steam food, optimize our metabolism, aiding digestion and flushing out toxins. Antioxidant enzymes act as a biodefense, ridding our body of the cellular by-products of free radicals, which can lead to cancer.
According to Leslie Kenton, author of Raw Energy, “Doctors and scientists confirm that raw diets not only prevent colds and flu and retard aging, but they can also help to cure cancer, diabetes, ulcers and arthritis.”
Practice Yoga: Yoga puts your body into fat-burning mode by lowering the levels of stress hormones and increasing insulin sensitivity. Importantly, it teaches you how to breathe. When you breathe deeply you process oxygen efficiently, burn fat and speed up your metabolism, removing harmful toxins, increasing energy, and losing weight.
The great thing about yoga is it teaches you how to breathe. When you breathe deeply you burn fat and speed up your metabolism. Most of us take shallow breathes which does not let your body process the oxygen efficiently.
Breathing deeply allows your body to remove harmful toxins, increase energy, and help you lose weight. Studies have shown that just breathing deeply on a regular basis can burn up to 140% more calories than riding an stationary bike!
Taking a yoga class or watching a yoga video can teach you proper breathing techniques. Until then, try this:
Lay down and breathe in slowly. Feel your abdominal muscles stretch as you slowly let as much oxygen as you can into your body. Hold your breath for a moment, tighten your abdominal muscles, and exhale through your mouth slowly with your lips pursed as if you were drinking through a straw.
Easy right? Practice this for at least 15 minutes a day until it becomes a natural part of your life!
Limit Dairy: Those MILK ads in the magazine ads are some of the most deceptive ads on the market. The truth is that no other mammal drinks milk past infancy and it is unnatural for us as humans to be consuming the amount of dairy products that we do today.
Milk is full of hormones, toxins and unfriendly bacteria. Studies abound making links between milk products and irritable bowel syndrome, Crohn’s disease, and other conditions. Mycobacterium avium paratuberculosis (MAP), a bacteria in pasteurized cow’s milk, is found in 92 percent of Crohn’s patients.
Casien, a product present in milk, causes minor to severe allergies in many people resulting in hives, stomach pains, bronchitis, bloating, and even asthma.
In Actress Alicia Silverstone’s recent book The Kind Diet, Silverstone recalls growing up with bronchitis three or four times a year and was on regular allergy medicine and an inhaler. It wasn’t until she gave up dairy that her allergies went away. “Very soon after becoming vegan, I stopped experiencing allergies or any asthma-type symtoms,” said Silverstone. “They just dissapeared.”
Our milk today is full of so many hormones and toxins that there is not much left that will actually “do a body good.” Delicious alternatives to milk exist such as soy milk, hemp milk, almond milk or my personal favorite: rice milk.
Clean your Colon:No detox is complete without a colon cleanse to flush out toxins, impurities and waste. Methods of colon cleansing include colonics, enemas and eating right. When choosing the right cleanse for you, opt for an all-natural cleanse developed by a health professional who can ensure that good bacteria is preserved and necessary nutrients are entering your body as waste is leaving.