Gwenyth Paltrow. Victoria Beckham. Gisele Bündchen. Kelly Ripa. Kate Hudson.
For anyone who has ever wanted a toned, glowing body, these names are nothing to sneer at. Even if you don’t have a team of makeup artists and hair stylists, with a little effort, you can have your own toned version of a fit celebrity body.
All of these women have one thing in common – they’ve raved about the alkaline lifestyle.
“Dr. Gioffre put me on this cleanse. It’s an antacid, high-alkaline cleanse, and it has changed my life.” – Kelly Ripa told her audience, Live with Kelly.
“The Alkamind products are all GENIUS! Life changing, healthy, and delicious. I have so much more energy and no matter how much food I ate, I lost weight. Alkamind has changed our lives forever, thank you!” – Aviva Drescher, Former NYC Housewife, Philanthropist.
“I'm so in love with "Get Off Your Acid" Daily Greens and Daily Minerals. They are my secret weapon which keeps me healthy if I'm at home or during my intense travels. They have effective results, they are practical for travels, and they are delicious. Each evening I can't wait for my Daily Minerals. To me, they are like a healthy candy reward after a long day!” - Petra Nemcova, Supermodel, Philanthropist, Founder of Happy Hearts.
I work long days on the set of TV shows and would not be without my alkaline green drinks. Forget coffee, sugar, carbs, GET OFF YOUR ACID is what gets me through a tough day. It gives me pure clean energy and great clarity of mind. - Tracey Ullman, Actress, Comedian, Director, and Producer.
So today, I’m going to give you 5 tips that celebrities live by that you can start putting to use easily right away.
- Don’t make your body do all the work – fuel it.
One of the questions I get all the time from my patients is, “If the pH of my blood is constant and always tightly regulated at 7.4, why do I have to eat and drink alkaline?”
It really is a fantastic question and where so many people go wrong.
In fact, in response to an interview I did with one of the big media channels, I saw an article that quoted a nutritionist who said the same exact thing! She missed the whole point of going alkaline.
The purpose of eating alkaline foods and drinking alkaline water is NOT to try and raise the pH of your blood.
The whole purpose of getting off your acid is to prevent your body from having to do all the regulating! And this is where these so-called nutritionists and experts get it wrong but so many celebrities have seen the light!
Once people try it and experience it for themselves, they know the truth.
It’s just like your body temperature, which is constantly regulated to be right around 98.6. If you were to stand on an iceberg wearing nothing but shorts, what will happen?
Well, if you’re there long enough, you will die. But before that happens, your body will start to shiver and will expend massive amounts of energy to generate enough heat to maintain that temperature.
Next, your body will start to move all the blood from the arms and legs to the vital organs. Why? To keep you alive. Your body will sacrifice its big toe to keep you alive… But you better get off the iceberg!
It’s no different with the pH of your blood. If you’re eating highly acidic foods like sugar, processed foods, meat, dairy, artificial sweeteners, MSG, or coffee, they are robbing your body of alkaline minerals needed to regulate its pH.
Your body will begin to deplete its own resources and pull minerals, which is your alkaline buffer system, from other parts of your body to neutralize all that acid in the soft drink. Just like that big toe on the iceberg.
Instead, if you eat alkaline foods that won’t rob your body of alkaline minerals, your body will have better overall health and tons of energy that you can use to exercise and enjoy life.
That’s the secret these celebrities have tapped into that’s right there and available for you too.
- Go for 80%, not 100%.
It would be great if we could all eat 100% alkaline all of the time. But life gets in the way, right?
Whether you’re a celebrity jet-setting around the world, a professional who works long hours, or a busy parent, it’s impossible to eat perfectly all the time.
That’s why my motto is: It’s not about depravation, it’s about moderation!
Taking incremental steps to move away from the modern American acid diet could be the difference between life and death. The research shows that 40% of cancer deaths could be prevented by a nutritious alkaline diet, exercise, and refraining from smoking, and 80% of heart disease, stroke, and type 2 Diabetes could be prevented!
Every time you eat, remember the quality of choices you make will ABSOLUTELY impact the quality of not only your health, but your life as well.
So, what you want to aim for is eating 80% ALKALINE and only 20% ACIDIC.
You can do that on each plate, each day, or even just over the course of each week. Whatever works for you, as long as you’re working toward eating more of these foods…
- Greens like spinach, romaine, kale, and watercress
- Vegetables (other than potatoes)
- Low sugar fruits like lemons, limes, grapefruit, avocados, and tomatoes
- Nuts (not including peanuts) like raw almonds and macadamia nuts
- Seeds like chia, hemp, and flax
- Alcohol and tobacco
- Animal proteins
- Vinegar (all are acidic except apple cider vinegar)
- Carbonated water
- Wheat and gluten
- Artificial sweeteners
- Eat until you’re satiated.
Often, people considering getting off their acid for the first time confess that they’re nervous they’ll be hungry all the time. And let’s be honest… that’s the image most of us have of supermodels, isn’t it?
But ask any of the celebrities who live the alkaline lifestyle, and they’ll tell you. There’s no going hungry when you eat alkaline.
In fact, that’s one of the most important things distinguishing the alkaline lifestyle and other diets. If you deprive yourself and feel hungry, it’ll never last.
I absolutely insist that you eat whenever you’re hungry and eat until you’re satiated when you’re getting started (though aim to eat 3 meals a day loaded with dark greens and healthy fats so you can avoid the grazing in-between). You don’t need to eat to the point of being overly full, but eat enough that you won’t feel hungry again in an hour.
You know I’m a fan of intermittent fasting, but don’t try that for the first time at the same time that you’re just starting to go alkaline. You’ll burn out fast.
- Focus on results.
Another thing I’m careful to warn people who are new to the alkaline lifestyle about is that a couple of days into an alkaline cleanse, some participants experience withdrawal symptoms.
They don’t last long, and they are just the body’s natural way of detoxing all of the nasty stuff that had been building up, but symptoms like headaches and fatigue can happen.
That’s why it’s important to remember why you’re trying the alkaline lifestyle in the first place – remember all of those ailments you couldn’t get rid of? – and focus on what you see within days of starting the alkaline lifestyle like:
- Glowing skin
- Flatter belly
- More energy
- Less pain
- Improved digestion
- Better sleep
It’s amazing how fast you’ll start noticing these improvements. And then before you know it, you’re out of the withdrawal dip and starting to feel great.
- Get moving!
Let’s be honest… Celebrities invest in their bodies by taking the time to work out. But shouldn’t we all invest in our bodies? After all, we only get one and it’s got to last us a lifetime.
If you want to keep moving until well into old age, you’ve got to get moving today.
Just like preventing deprivation by eating plenty of delicious alkaline foods, prevent hating your workout by choosing exercise you love. Whether it’s walking, biking, yoga, weight-training, the rebounder, or the elliptical, find what you like to do and do more of it.
If you are super busy and pressed for time, the rebounder is the perfect workout. 10 minutes daily is all it requires (though you can go longer), and can be done from the comfort of your own home.
Just remember to replenish your body from after working out, especially anything strenuous, by taking Alkamind Daily Minerals right after exercising. Calcium, potassium, sodium bicarbonate, and especially magnesium will replenish the minerals and electrolytes you need to minimize lactic acid that builds up in your muscles when they’re used. As a result, you’ll get all the benefits of the workout, with none of the drawbacks, which is how celebrities maintain that constant glow.