How To Lose Weight And Still Be Healthy
Okay, most people will agree that being slim and trim is a desired body size. I doubt if anyone wants the protruding gut or sagging arms and other signs of being overweight, however in the same vein, I doubt if anyone wants to be ‘skin and bones’. Furthermore, although, there may arguably be more people trying to actually lose weight over gaining it per se, and of course both parties may be going after the added bonus from working out which is to get the shapely, trimmed and toned abs, arms, chest and whatever other body parts, the essential thing to remember, especially if you are losing weight, is how clean are you on the INSIDE where it counts. Now, I don’t mean the popular saying of “You don’t judge a person on the outside, but by the content of their character” in terms of looks; I’m more about health. What would be the point if you lose weight, gain muscles and the 6-pack abs of steel if on the inside, your visceral organs may be a cesspool of filth! Whatever is not built or gained on a proper foundation at some point will crumble. Friends, most fitness experts, bodybuilders and their theories waste away and wear down prematurely sooner or later in the long run. Why? Simply because the supposed weight loss or muscles built with unnatural substances have a tendency to pretty much deflate. Moreover, 'ripped' muscles and supposed 'feats' of strength DO NOT depict proper and optimal health. I’m sure by now most people have heard of the saying that “you are what you eat”. Yes, that cryptic statement is indeed saying a whole lot as what you eat plays arguably the most important role on your overall health and fitness, thus PROPER DIET should be the most important factor of any and every health seeker. That said, if your desire is to attain a healthy weight loss with a simultaneous gain of good health and, yes…the muscles, (hey do look good…) I would suggest that your diet should consists as much as possible of raw and properly cooked fruits and vegetables.
In addition, the use of a 2-3 day juice or unsweetened/pure lemonade fast would also go a long way towards ensuring that the pounds lost and health gained are altogether healthy. The fruit and vegetable diet used in conjunction with the suggested fast, does possess the abilities to not only provide the necessary fuel needed for day to day activities, but play important and vital roles in 1. Providing the alkaline reserves in the body for balancing chemical metabolism within. 2. Cleansing all the bodily systems such as the circulatory, excretory, digestive and respiratory tracts. 3. Keeping the body fit, trim and in shape without the unwanted side effects of toxic and artificial substances such as pills and supplements. I am aware that it is always a great feeling to be able to see the awesome cuts in your 'abs' and arms when you look in the mirror, however, knowing that your insides are clean and functioning properly should be of as much importance as losing weight. The cleaner you are within, the faster your goals of becoming healthier. I guess it’s really what’s on the inside that matters after all eh? ### Foras Aje is an independent researcher and author of “Fitness: Inside and Out”, a book on improving physical and mental health naturally with a BibleBased Diet and Exercise. For more information on this book or other natural health tips, visit his site at http://www.bodyhealthsoul.com/