People usually request from me, “What’s the Best Way to Lose Weight?”
My answer is always the same;
“Burn off more calories than you take in each day through detoxification, exercise and watching what you eat.”Here I will piece together these key parts of the weight loss puzzle.
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We are exposed to toxins on a daily basis we take them in through the air that we breathe, the food that we eat and the fluids we drink. Our kidneys and more so, our liver, are responsible for processing these toxins and ridding our body of their harmful effects.
Another responsibility of the liver is to convert fat cells into usable energy. This can not be done efficiently if the liver is constantly trying to process toxins. Toxins the liver is not able to process get stored in fat cells and are eventually filtered back through the liver in an endless cycle.
It is for this reason that before starting any weight loss campaign the first step is to cleanse your digestive system of toxins, freeing your liver to burn your excess fat by converting it into energy.
How to Start the Detoxification Process
First thing each morning squeeze the juice of a lemon into a glass of warm distilled water and drink 30 minutes before you eat breakfast. The lemon juice is acidic and will work with your digestive fluids to break down the build up of unprocessed toxins which line the colon.
Drink a cup (250ml) of filtered or distilled water for every 16 pounds of body weight everyday, water helps suppress the appetite, assists the flow of oxygen in the blood and supports healthy weight loss.
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2. The Best Way to Lose Weight with Exercise
It’s important to distinguish between weight loss and fat loss, most people say they want to lose weight, however what they really want, is to lose body fat. Losing weight could be attributed to water loss (the body retains water when dehydrated) and lean muscle tissue, which often happens when following low calorie diets.
The best way to lose weight is to burn off calories with exercise to create a deficit between the numbers of calories we consume and the number we burn each day. Using exercise to create this deficit is the difference between losing weight and keeping it off and falling into a cycle of “yoyo” dieting. Exercise stimulates your metabolism, oxygenates the blood and burns calories.
By following the detoxification methods above your body will be a well primed to burn stored fat during and after exercise. Depending on your level of fitness choose an exercise that you can easily complete at least three times a week for 45 minutes each time.
Start with walking if you have not exercised for a while and move up to running, cycling, swimming etc.
Include resistance training in your regime at least once a week to burn more calories even when resting or asleep to maximize your fat loss success.
3. The Best Way to Lose Weight by Watching What You Eat
By focusing on the detoxification of your body and regular exercise you will find it easier to make the right choices when it comes to meal time. There are some simple steps to follow that will improve the results of detoxification and accelerate fat loss:
1. Eat fresh organic produce, avoid processed foods and avoid white carbohydrates (potato, rice, bread, pasta).
2. Replace white carbs with complex carbs (vegetables, beans, brown rice).
3. Eat 5 to 6 times per day.
4. Always eat breakfast within 1 hour of waking.
5. Balance meals with 30% protein, 50-55% carbohydrate and 15-20% good fats (flax seeds, olive oil, fish oils).
6. Drink a glass of water 30 minutes before meal time to reduce appetite.
the Best Way to Lose Weight is to integrate each of the steps outlined above. Each step is a specialist subject too broad for the scope of this article and will require further investigation to fine tune your weight loss results. Get motivated , get educated and take action to discover your best way to lose weight.
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