Don’t make the common mistake of only focusing on calories. Low calorie diets are a recipe for damaged metabolism and complete frustration. The secret to sustainable weight loss is not to eat less, but to reduce inflammation. Weight gain is a symptom of inflammation in your body.
Inflammation results from a combination of factors, such as environmental toxins and eating an unhealthy diet. What many people are unaware of is that inflammation can also result from eating healthy foods they’re sensitive to. Hidden food sensitivities play a HUGE role in inflammation and weight gain.
Less inflammation means less body fat, more energy, better hormone balance, improved sleep, improved digestion, and less aches and pains.
Eating more anti-inflammatory foods and addressing hidden sources of inflammation are two of the most effective tips to lose weight and transform your health.
Detoxify & Cool Inflammation
Strip your diet of processed foods, refined sugars, artificial sweeteners, bad fats, booze and excess caffeine. Next, nourish your body with naturally detoxifying, anti-inflammatory plants, proteins and fats.
Enjoy more phytonutrient-packed plants such as: cruciferous veggies, watercress, dandelion, artichoke, asparagus, beets, celery, pomegranate, citrus, cilantro, garlic, onions, ginger, rosemary, and turmeric. Polyphenols in green tea, berries and cocoa are easy super antioxidants to include.
High Quality Proteins
One of the most important foods for fat loss is protein. Consume an adequate amount of high quality protein, especially eggs and whey protein as they contain sulfur-rich amino acids needed for detoxification.
Natural fats are your best friend for fat loss as they have zero effect on blood sugar levels. Fats also add flavor, decrease sugar cravings, promote satiation and increase nutrient absorption. In particular, wild salmon, sardines, walnuts and fish oil are rich in omega-3s that reduce inflammation.
Address Hidden Inflammation
Pathogens & Food Sensitivities
Identify and address hidden stressors and causes of inflammation such as pathogen infections/infestations (parasitic, bacterial, yeast) and food sensitivities. Food sensitivities are delayed allergies with symptoms that are difficult to identify because they can occur within several hours and up to several days after the offending food has been consumed. Symptoms include: weight gain, fluid retention, fatigue, cravings, digestive issues, brain fog, headaches, sinus and nasal congestion, joint pain, skin issues and more.
Heal & Seal Your Gut
Consuming more collagen and gelatin rich foods, such as bone broth, are especially helpful for healing a “leaky gut,” improving digestive health, and reducing inflammation. Cultured or fermented foods are rich in probiotics or “good” bacteria that create a healthier gut environment that increases nutrient absorption, improves digestion, supports detoxification and helps balance hormones.
Love Your Liver
Liver congestion from toxic overload makes it difficult to digest food, absorb nutrients, lose fat and prevent disease. Nourish your liver by consuming lemon juice, dandelion tea, beets, kale, garlic and onions. However, the best thing you can do to support your liver and overall detoxification is a coffee enema. Coffee enemas boost your body’s production of glutathione (the mother of all antioxidants) by up to 700 percent.
- Lose weight & maximize your metabolism
- Learn what foods to enjoy & which ones to avoid
- Shop for ingredients & find healthier alternatives
- Cook easy whole food recipes & get on a customized meal plan
- Detoxify your diet, body & environment
- Strengthen gut health & improve digestion
- Supplement smarter