An adaptation of the content from Chapter 8 of the book Natural Cures "They" Don't Want You to Know About.
What to ADD to your routine?
Drink one glass of water immediately upon rising with the juice of 1/2 of lemon
Ideally, the water should be filtered. Absolutely no tap water. This starts the body’s metabolism and cleansing.
Eat a good size breakfast
It is interesting to note that 80% of the people who are overweight eat a small breakfast or none at all. 80% of thin people eat a large breakfast. Your breakfast should consist of as much as you want of the following items. Apples, pears, berries, kiwis, pineapples, grapefruit, plums, peaches, prunes, figs, rye bread, organic butter, organic milk, plain yogurt (this means no sugar or fruit), wild smoked salmon, tuna, sardines, eggs, tomatoes, peppers, salsa, celery, carrots, any vegetable, potatoes in limited amounts, ground organic coffee in limited amounts made with pure water not tap water with organic milk, raw honey as a sweetener, real tea (not tea in tea bags).Alternatively make a high protein smoothie with a super strength LSA protein booster and organic milk.
Drink 8 glasses of water each day
People think drinking water will make them gain weight and be bloated. The exact opposite is true. If you are overweight you need to flush the toxins from your fat cells. Water is absolutely needed for you to lose weight.
Remember the grapefruit diet? Well, it appears that there actually is an enzyme in grapefruits that burns fat. Eating grapefruits, as many and as often as you desire, will speed the fat burning process.
Take digestive enzymes
If you are overweight there is an excellent chance your body is not producing enough digestive enzymes, causing you to gain weight, feel bloated, have gas, indigestion, and constipation.
Eat organic apples
The old saying is true – an apple a day keeps the doctor away. Apples are loaded with fiber and nutrients; they normalize your blood sugar and decrease your appetite. You should eat at least one apple every day. The more the better.
Eat a huge salad at lunch & dinner
I don’t care if your lunch is a cheeseburger, French fries, and a pint of ice cream, add to it a big, huge salad and eat that first. You’ll be amazed that you lose weight. The salad can contain anything you like as long as it is only vegetables. The salad dressing should be organic cold pressed virgin olive oil and freshly squeezed lemon juice, or organic vinegar. If you really want to speed the weight loss process use organic apple cider vinegar. Add some celtic sea salt (no other substitute salt will do), fresh ground pepper, or some garlic for taste.
Add hot peppers
Anything spicy or hot will increase your metabolism and make you burn fat quicker. Imagine for breakfast having some scrambled eggs, some lamb chops, and some rye toast with organic butter. Smother the eggs with some organic hot salsa and you will simply lose weight fast.
Use organic apple cider
This has some magical property which helps eliminate fat cells from the body. Take a couple of teaspoons in water before each meal and you will be amazed at how your clothes will become bigger in no time.
Use organic virgin cold pressed Coconut oil when cooking
Coconut oil is a delicious, nutritious, creamy, and smooth natural plant oil. It is highly recommended not only for its lovely texture and taste, but also for its many valuable health benefits. It is the only oil that is NOT altered by heat.In its raw state, coconut oil is a clean, healthy, saturated plant fat. The issue of saturated fat can be very confusing, so let’s clarify it right now. Though we do need to minimize our intake of saturated animal fats, saturated plant or vegetable fats are another story. It is important to note that toxins are stored in fat, and that goes for animals as well as humans. So, when you eat conventionally-produced meat, the fat in the meat contains a hefty serving of chemicals and toxins. This is part of why it is essential to eat organically-produced animal products. In the case of vegetable fat, we are dealing with a whole different beast! Saturated plant fats are actually beneficial for us, and healthy vegetable fats are difficult to come by. Coconut oil helps boost the metabolism by raising the body’s temperature, giving you more energy and further contributing to weight loss.
Cheat whenever you want
You want ice cream, cookies, cakes, chocolate, French fries, pizza, potato chips? Don’t deprive yourself. It’s better to eat something without guilt than not eat something and feel bad about it.From best to worst it looks like this: You are offered a piece of chocolate cake; you look at it and decide that you’re full and wouldn’t really enjoy it so it does not look that appealing to you. You politely say no thanks and feel great about your choice. You feel no depravation. This is ideal.Next would be: You are offered the chocolate cake and you decide that you want it even though you are trying to lose weight your desire for the cake is very high. You say yes and eat the cake with happiness and glee. You enjoy and savor every bite. You’re amazed at how wonderful it tastes. You are happy that you are experiencing these incredible, pleasurable sensations of this delicious cake. This is not ideal, but it is second best.Next would be: You are offered the chocolate cake and you struggle with the decision. You know you are on a diet, but you can’t help but imagine how wonderful this cake would taste. Inside the voice says nothing tastes as good as being thin feels. You struggle some more, you really want the cake, but you also want to stick to your diet. You decide to be strong and even though would love to be eating that cake you say no. This is bad. It is better to eat the cake and enjoy it, than not eat the cake and be stressed out over it. The interesting statistics prove that eating food without guilt keeps you thin. Not eating food and being stressed about it can make you fat. Eating food and feeling guilty and bad about it makes you obese.
Lastly: You are offered the chocolate cake, and you really want it. But you know you’re on a diet and you struggle with the decision whether to indulge or be strong. You feel weak and become upset with yourself because the desire for the cake becomes overwhelming. You breakdown and eat the cake knowing full well that you shouldn’t. You feel guilty and bad about yourself. This is the absolute worst.
Remember, if you choose to absolutely enjoy it and be happy. Do not feel guilty or bad about it. Ideally, if you are going to cheat and want to eat cookies, cakes, ice cream, potato chips, etc., do not buy these products from the supermarket. Go to a health food store and buy the natural organic counter-part.
Example: If you like ice cream, you can find all-natural organic ice cream in the health food store. If you want chocolate chip cookies you can find them in the health food store. The advantage is if you read the ingredient list and choose wisely, you can enjoy these delicious treats without all the processing and chemicals that make you fat.
What else can you ADD?
Walk at least an hour, non-stop, per day
The body is designed to walk. Research shows that slow, rhythmic movement exercise, such as walking, resets your body’s weight set point and creates a thin, lean body. A one-hour walk everyday will change your body dramatically in as little as one month.
Learn to Breathe deeper
Oxygen burns fat. Most people do not breathe enough to stimulate their metabolism and fat burning capabilities. There are several great breathing techniques that are simple and quick to do that can help you lose weight faster.
Muscle burns fat. When you add muscle through exercise you are increasing your body’s metabolism. The best way to do this is gym, yoga, pilates & static contraction training.
Increase your exposure of infrared light
Exposure to infrared light has been shown to increase the metabolism of the human body cells. The sun is our prime source of infrared light so get outside and spend some time basking in it. Alternatively sitting in a infrared sauna 30 minutes twice a week has the added benefit of sweating out toxins that are keeping you fat.
What to Avoid?
Do not eat after 7 p.m.
Do the best you can on this, however, the good news is you can virtually eat like a pig all day long, and if you do feel hungry eat an apple or two.
Absolutely NO aspartame or any artificial sweeteners
Aspartame, which goes by the name NutraSweet, will make you fat. All other artificial sweeteners including saccharin, Splenda, or anything else, should be avoided. If you want the full story read two books, Aspartame: Is it Safe? And Excitotoxins: The Taste that Kills.
Absolutely NO Monosodium Glutamate (MSG)
MSG is also an excitotoxin. It makes you fat, causes all kinds of medical problems, and can affect your mood making you depressed. It also can be physically addicting, like Aspartame, and actually make you hungrier (its designed that way).There are dozens of words that can be on the label ( see below) that are in fact MSG in disguise. This is why buying food where everything listed in the ingredient list is something you recognize and can pronounce is important. Also, MSG is in virtually in all fast food.
Various form of MSG:
|Glutamic acid (620)||Monosodium glutamate (621)||Monopotassium glutamate (622)|
|Calcium glutamate (623)||Monammonium glutamate (624)||Magnesium glutamate (625)|
|Hydrolysed vegetable protein (HVP)||Hydrolysed plant protein (HPP)||Natural flavourings|
|Flavours||Yeast extract||Gourmet powder|
|Disodium guanylate 627||Disodium inosinate 631||Disodium 5'ribonucleotides 635|
Absolutely NO diet sodas or diet food
Diet sodas have been called the “new crack” because they appear to be so physically addicting. They actually make you fat. The reason they are promoted so heavily is because people become physically addicted to them and they are cheaper to make than regular sodas. I did an interesting experiment with people who drank diet sodas on a regular basis. For two weeks they replaced their diet soda with regular high-calorie sugar sweetened soda. Amazingly, no one gained any weight. Even more shocking was 80 percent of the people actually lost weight. One person lost seven pounds! This was stunning to me. Diet foods fall into the same category. Do not eat anything that is being presented as a diet food. They are loaded with ingredients that will actually make you fatter, and make you physically addicted so you buy more product.
NO high fructose corn syrup
This sweetener makes you fat and is physically addictive. Try not to buy food that is manufactured by large publicly traded companies. Do not buy brand name food. The profit motive is so high you can be assured that it is not good for you. The sweeteners that are used in food produced in a natural way include honey, molasses, dates, the herb stevia, evaporated sugar cane juice. Simply read the labels and if you can’t pronounce it, don’t buy it.
NO white sugar or white flour
White sugar is in fact physically addicting and makes you fat. However, it is still better than any artificial, man-made sweetener. If you want to sweeten something use the recommendations I listed above. Sugar would be your last option. Artificial sweeteners should not be an option at all. White flour, as I have mentioned previously, when mixed with water, makes paste. Eating white flour makes you fat; it can also be addicting, and clogs up your digestive system, slowing down your metabolism. Use organic whole-grain flours that have not been processed or stripped of the fiber.
Limit dairy products
If you are going to consume milk, cheese, butter, or any dairy products, eat only organic products preferable that have not been pasteurized or homogenized. The dairy products should be labeled “organic.” The next best option is organic, not homogenized, but that has been pasteurized. Your last option is organic that has been both pasteurized and homogenized. Ideally, if you want to lose weight, reduce dairy regardless of what you are getting. Definitely, absolutely, do not consume any dairy products that are not organic because they will have growth hormone in them and slow your weight loss.
A Few Closing WordsIt’s amazing how little things can make a huge difference.
When looking at this list a good way to attack it is pick one thing on the list and do that first. Then, look for another thing on the list and while still doing the first thing, add the second thing. Do those two things until you feel comfortable then try adding something else.
Keep in mind that the items at the top of the list are the most powerful and will create the fastest results. These techniques absolutely work.