Every symptom has a TRUE CAUSE.
If you are a person who is in pain, or having digestive issues, skin or sleep problems, fatigue – I want you to know, there is a true cause to each of these problems.
The same exact thing holds true for weight loss.
Maybe you’ve tried several other remedies or programs, maybe you’ve even been to a nutritionist or a doctor for help.
So what I am saying to you, if you are currently dealing with a weight issue, that if you were to find the true cause of it, we can do something to actually lose the pounds and keep them off once and for all.
And at the root of it all is ACID. When you are not at your ideal weight, it’s because you have an acid problem that is generated from the things we eat, the way we think, and the way we move (or don’t move in this instance).
Some people eat 80/20 alkaline to acid like I recommend, for others it’s more like 70/30, and for others it’s more acidic.
But no matter how you eat, it is still possible to lose weight consistently and keep it off by putting a few simple secrets into practice.
Let’s walk through each of them and as we do, keep in mind… the more alkaline foods you eat, the better you’ll feel and the faster you’ll lose weight. And on the flipside, the more acidic foods you eat, the tougher it will be to lose the weight.
- Use Intermittent Fasting
This is a great way to reboot your metabolism, so your body starts to run on burning the fat that’s stored up, rather than burning the sugar and carbs you eat, which just leads to craving more sugar.
Intermittent fasting means you choose an 8-hour window to eat in, and fast for the other 16 hours of the day. You can decide if your window is 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, 12:00 PM to 8:00 PM, or whatever time works for you.
During the 8-hour window you eat in, you want to maintain my 80/20 alkaline to acid rule, and the best part is that you can eat as much as you want, and you can finally throw counting calories out the window!
You can start by incorporating intermittent fasting 1 day a week, or you can do this daily. The more you do, the faster you’ll drop the weight, and the faster your body will shift from fat storage to fat burning.
- Replace One Meal with a Smoothie
My breakfast nearly every morning is a smoothie made with some combination of:
- dark, leafy greens
- a couple healthy fats (keep reading for more on fats while you diet) like coconut oil and chia, and
- a frozen fruit to make it taste great
By replacing a meal with a smoothie, you’re getting in a ton of vitamins and minerals, protein, and healthy fat. For a few smoothie recipes to try, take a look at my:
- Cut Out Gluten and Dairy
I know I said this article was about eating whatever you want and still losing weight, but there are a couple of exceptions. You’ve got to remove the trigger foods that are not only hurting your weight loss goals, they’re also zapping your energy and making you sick.
Gluten and dairy are two big sources of food allergies that many if not most of us can’t properly digest. So what do they do and WHY are they so bad?
They are 2 of the most acidic foods you can put into your body, causing a back up in your digestive track, weakening your body’s ability to fight toxins, acids, and threats to your immune system, and making you feel sluggish and tired.
What happens when you feel sluggish and tired? You’re less likely to get your body moving, which burns calories and keeps your metabolism up.
So even the whole grains and milk (it does a body good, or so they say) that are supposedly good for you, are damaging your ability to lose weight. Cut out gluten and dairy and you will quickly feel the difference it will make.
- Take the Emotions Out of Eating
How often do you pull out the chocolate stash when you’re upset? Or open a pint of ice cream when you’re stressed? Or decide French fries are a good idea because you’re celebrating?
If emotional eating is a crutch for you, you’ll go a long way toward your dieting goals if you get rid of the crutch and handle the stress or emotions without using food to do it.
Often, emotional eating is a self-sabotaging cycle. You eat to compensate for how you feel, then you feel guilty because you know you shouldn’t have eaten that, and then you eat because of the guilt.
Work on the stress and underlying emotions, and you won’t feel the urge to eat some of the foods you’re better off avoiding.
And if a craving arises, look deeper to that craving for what it means. For example, if you are craving sugar, what your body is really telling you is that you have a huge mineral deficiency, especially magnesium. Eat more dark green leafy vegetables, and drink Alkamind Daily Minerals at least once daily.
Second, when a craving arises, many times your body may be dehydrated. You see, hunger and the thirst mechanism goes to the same part of the brain. So what I recommend is first, have a big glass of water with the juice from half of an organic lemon. Wait 15 minutes, and if that craving or hunger is still there, then go for a 10 or 15-minute brisk walk.
Tony Robbins says MOTION IS EMOTION, and simply by moving your body, you’ll be amazed at the choices you make next (healthier more than not). Now, after your brisk walk, if you are STILL having cravings, have a healthy alkaline snack.
Anyone doing our 7-Day Alkaline Cleanse this week knows we have a ton of these delicious snacks and recipes in our new Fall Alkaline Recipe Guide which can also be purchased without the cleanse.
- Don’t Fear the Fat
Many dieters avoid fat, afraid that it’s going to sabotage their efforts. In fact, the reality is the opposite.
Eat the right fats, and plenty of them.
Remember, if you eat fat, you will burn fat, and then your body will crave fat, and that is the cycle you want. If you eat sugar, you’ll be more likely to burn sugar, then you will crave sugar, and that is what you need to avoid. The same goes for carbs.
Fill up on raw almond or cashew butter, avocado, coconut oil, and hemp, chia, and flax seeds and you’ll feel less hungry for the sugar-filled foods that are actually sabotaging your efforts.
- Drink Plenty of Water
Dehydration slows down the metabolism, the opposite of what you want to happen when you’re dieting. And since most Americans are chronically dehydrated, the math is simple.
It’s hard to lose weight if you aren’t getting enough water.
Aim to drink 3 or 4 liters of filtered, alkaline water with a slice of lemon each day. Ideally, it will have a pH of 9.5 if you test it.
Always remember my motto when it comes to water and hydration – SOLUTION BY DILUTION!
- Get Protein at Every Meal
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