Tips to Detox & Lose Weight
65 percent of the American population are overweight according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. No wonder there are many different diets on the market: Atkins with high intake of protein; the Zone pushes protein and restricts carbohydrates; Sugar Busters claims low-fat diets don't work. There's the blood-type diet, the warrior diet (fast all day, binge at night), the cabbage-soup diet. With so many options, how do you know which one will really work for you?
To avoid wasting time and money on a diet that won't hold up for more than a few week look for the following tips:
Detox Tips: The body needs to be working as efficiently as possible to lose weight fast. Logical but not many people think about this when they start dieting. Check below 6 easy natural ways to detox your body:
1- For breakfast eat cherries and strawberries ( These foods are rich in ellagic acid, a nutrient that helps eliminate free radicals and help boost brain power). Another option is to replace the strawberries for raspberries).
2- Eat Grapes (They are rich in flavinols, which help your arteries work to their maximum and make blood run smoothly and quickly around the body).
3- Eat citrus fruits (These foods are rich in vitamins E & C, which detox the liver making it work better).
4 - Eat Prunes & Fibre (Eat prunes as they will naturally cleanse the colon stimulating the gut and help expel waste quicker, you should also increase your intake of fibre as well to cleanse the colon further).
5 - Eat Apricots (Specially if you are smoker ) this food is very important, apricots are rich in beta-carotne and vitamin C which helps repair smoke damage to the lungs.
6- Eat Cranberries or juice (Cranberries contain proanthocyanidin which are antitoxants that will help cleanse the kidneys).
Your organs will be working more efficiently with above foods and this will help you get rid of weight faster as your kidneys and liver in particular will work more smoothly.
Now here are 5 tips to quickly lose weight:
1 - Drink Iced Water ( mininum 2 litres per day). Water has to be iced as the body will burn 100 calories just heating the water to normal body temperature. It will also help you stop over eating. If you also want to cleanse your liver, add some lemon to the water.Water also metabolizes stored fat.
2 - Drink Green tea ( at least five cups a day). Research shows this can burn up to 80 calories a day!
3 - Eat Chilli sauce & mustard (These foods increase your calorie burning capacity by between 5 – 10% for up to 2 hours after eating. This is because they contain capsaicin which speeds the metabolism).
4 - Eat Low fat diary foods ( It can increase fat burning in the abdominal area because these foods are rich in calcium which encourages the release of fat from fat cells and also reduces the amount of fat absorbed).
5- Eat Fibre (Fiber makes you feel full). The average person can lose 9-10 pounds in one year just by eating 25grams of fiber per day. Foods rich in fiber are: strawberries, apples, chick peas, potatoes ( with skins ) and brown rice.
If you follow the above tips you should be able to lose weight fast and have a healthier life.
By Fabiane Tedesco