If you're like most people, you start a diet, exercise 3-4 times a week only to weigh yourself and find - the scale still stays the same - you haven't lost any weight!
You have no idea why you haven't lost any weight because you've been so good. The reason why we're finding it so hard to lose weight is because of Toxins..
Toxins make us fat and they make us sick. And they are the missing piece to the puzzle why we can’t lose weight and why we feel unhealthy and sick.
We live in a toxic environment. As we get older, we’ve lived long enough for all the toxins we take in every day to build up in our bodies and create a toxic overload. So it’s not just how much you’re eating that’s causing you to gain weight, it’s WHAT you’re eating that’s causing a toxic overload in the body.
A toxic body is not only dangerously unhealthy, but it slows metabolism and decreases your ability to burn fat by 20 percent.
Detoxification is the process of removing toxins from the body, is critical to losing fat because many of the toxins the body holds onto are stored in fat cells. When the body doesn’t know what to do with all the toxins we take in every day, it stores them as fat cells. Since fat cells don’t break down easily, they weigh down the body and make it bigger.
Starting a detox program is the first step to start flushing out toxins from the body.
Foods to include:
Fresh Vegetables, Sprouts, Fresh Fruit, Nuts and Seeds, Gluten/free grains (Millet, brown rice and Qinoa), legumes, soy, (tofu, tempeh), protein (fish, eggs, chicken, turkey), beverages (herbal and green tea, filtered water, soy, rice and almond milk).
Foods to avoid:
Grains containing gluten (wheat, oats, rye, pasta, couscous), protein (beef, pork, lamb, bacon, sausages, preserved meats), dairy, sugars, processed foods, refined foods, (white rice, white bread, biscuits, cakes and pastries), fast food, beverages (alcohol, coffee, black tea, soft drink, juice)