Increase Alkalinity to Increase Weight Loss!

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERASimply put – disease cannot exist in an alkaline environment. This alone can be great motivation to increase your body’s alkalinity by adding more alkaline foods to your diet while decreasing overall consumption of acidic foods. Try it for yourself – you can FEEL the difference.
Alkalizing your body can mean a dramatic increase in weight loss. This is because your body stores toxins in fat cells to keep them far away from your delicate organs.  The more toxic you are, the more fat you will need to store the toxins and keep the rest of your body relatively “safe”. The more alkaline you become, the less need you have for fat, and the body will safely release its fat stores, given you are not eating an outrageous amount of calories.
Highly Acidic Foods
  • Dairy
  • Meat
  • Sugar
  • Refined Foods
  • Processed drinks: Coffee, Soda, Beer, and Alcohol
  • Bad Fats – Anything that is hydrogenated, partially hydrogenated, or heated.
  • Drugs and Chemicals : pesticides, herbicides, aspirin, and tobacco.
Highly Alkaline Foods
  • Green vegetables and fresh green juices.
  • Fruit: including citrus fruits!
  • Essential Fatty Acids: such as Omega 3 and 6.
  • Filtered water: at least 2L a day!
  • Exercise! Regular exercise promotes toxin removal through the lymphatic and digestive systems!
In my house, we live by 5 simple rules in addition to avoidance of the highly acidic foods above:
  1. Drink plenty of water.
  2. Sweat once a day.
  3. Drink 1 green juice per day.
  4. Eat 1 salad per day.
  5. Treat yourself!  If you really want that slice of carrot cake, eat it and be thankful for it.  Be happy and content with your decision to indulge ocassionally.  Live in the moment and above all: never feel guilty.  Guilt will only serve to stress you out, promote acidity, and keep you fat!

If you are searching for that illustrious glow, I encourage you to do your best to start eating more raw fruits and vegetables while, again, doing your best to remove some highly acidic foods.  Start out slowly and work to incorporate the 5 rules above.  It may be tough or it may be easy, but always remember where you started and have a clear vision of where you want to be.

4 thoughts on “Increase Alkalinity to Increase Weight Loss!

  1. jodirosenberg says:

    I has heard what you are writting so many times. I like the 5 rules, I am going to adapt them and see what changes come about.

    Thanks! I’ll try to check back and let you know how it’s going.

  2. Nick Mitchell says:

    Smart, sensible, real world rules – I like them and may steal them for myself! 😉

    However I do have one query – “disease cannot exist in an alkaline environment” you have a source for this? It is a concept with which I am familiar, but blanket statements need qualifying sometimes.

    Amy’s Response:

    Blanket statement? You’re already familiar with this blanket, so cover up! Try it for yourself!

  3. wardfunk says:

    This is a great post, your five rules are classic! What do you mean by green juice? Do you blend this yourself and if so, what do you use? We drink fruit shakes nearly ever morning using frozen fruits, soy milk, apple juice, water, ice cubes and oatmeal, but I’m open to suggestions. Thank you!

    Amy’s Response:

    By green juice I meant juicing things like collards, kale, cucumber, and celery. I love the smoothies you’re making, but you may want to leave out the soy milk sometimes as it’s highly processed and can be a cause of great intestinal discomfort. I’ve got an article somewhere about that I’ll post on the site. My fave fruit shake is actually a few cups of spinach, one pear, some parsley, celery juice, and some lemon… I love it! But in the summer I love mango, strawberries, banana, and water…to die for!

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