Natural Ways To
Lose Weight And
Detoxify Your System
One of the primary factors that contribute to obesity is the consumption of convenience foods. There is no denying that fast food offerings and convenience foods are moreish and inexpensive, but they are also more likely to contain high levels of sodium, saturated fat, and simple sugars compared to other food choices. These food items are also often heavily processed and thus are contaminated by various ingredients deemed unnecessary for human life like flavor enhancers, food colorings, and artificial preservatives. Aside from contributing to weight gain, unhealthy food choices can result to diseases of affluence like high cholesterol and high blood pressure, and even certain types of cancer. Making healthier food choices will help you lose weight and assist in detoxification. You do not have to go on long fasting periods, or load yourself with medicines, or adhere to fad diets that can do more harm than good. What you can do instead is to start the habit of eating wholesome food choices. Instead of junk food, snack on veggies and fruits, and incorporate plant-based protein sources, such as nuts and legumes, and healthful dairy choice such as yogurt in your diet. Be more selective of your carbohydrates as well. For instance, instead of buying that white loaf, buy brown bread because especially those that contain whole grain to introduce more fiber in your system. In addition, you should replace saturated oil with unsaturated ones as the latter can contribute greatly to increasing your blood cholesterol. Eating healthy would also Juice
include eating raw fruits and garden veggies, such as those you'd typically find in salad green and juices. Since processing is kept at a minimal, you can get more cell-protective antioxidants from these food items. Juicing is long recognized as a way to lose weight naturally and detoxify your system. Adherents of the juicing practice believe that nutrient absorption is often much faster when taking in the juices because the material does not stay too long in the gut since it is already in liquid form. If you juicing appeals to you, it is recommended to retain some of the plant or fruit fiber in the juice because this can aid in making you fill full. Do not forget to check the calorie content of fruits and vegetables though as some of them are known to pack a lot of calories. There are also juicing regimens which entail fasting for a week or so, the Master Cleanse program for example. The Master Cleanse regimen requires you to only have a cup of laxative tea in the morning, and six glasses to a dozen of freshly squeezed lemon juice for the remainder of the day. There are no in depth research conducted to verify the claims made by proponents of the Master Cleanse program though, and some nutritionists have also voiced concerns that the prolonged fasting inherent to this regimen can leave you dehydrated and at risk for Juice
electrolyte deficits. As we have said a while ago, you don't need to fast to drop the excess pounds. You just have to be more prudent about your eating. Still, adhering to the proper diet is not enough; you have to exercise regularly as well. Spending 300 minutes in a week doing moderate intensity aerobic exercises like brisk walking, and performing resistance training on at least two days of your week, can help you achieve your ideal body weight more effectively, and keep the weight you have already lost from coming back.
Published on Feb 7, 2012
One of the main reasons for obesity is the intake of unhealthy foods. It is undeniable that these ready-to-eat and fast food items are delic...