Friday, December 30, 2011

Weight-loss diet

The Solution
This plan mixes diet, exercise and massage to tackle the toxic causes of weight gain. It is recommended that you stick to the plan for one month, after which you will have lost up to 6.5 kg (1 stone), depending on how much fluid you retain. After the month is over, if you still have more weight to lose, follow the advice in the section headed ‘Extending the plan’. If you don’t, go straight to ‘Living the detox life’.

Before you start, take a look at the section headed ‘Living the detox life’. Following the advice given there while you implement the program described below will help reduce toxic load on your body and enhance the effects of the plan.

Weight-loss diet
This is the main part of the Weight-loss Plan. Even the most devoted fitness experts admit that when you’re trying to lose weight 80 percent of the results come from a healthy diet.

However, rather than just cutting calories, this diet also aims to reduce the amount of fluid in your body by introducing foods that prevent fluid retention (bananas, prunes, orange juice and dried apricots), and by cutting out wheat and dairy-based foods, which are the ones most commonly linked to food intolerances. The diet is also low in sodium, which will also reduce the amount of fluid you retain. In addition, it supplies large amounts of detox foods and supplements that will help neutralize any harmful toxins released into the body as the fat breaks down. This is important, so please don’t skip your daily Chelating Cocktail. It will also boost your efforts if you use organic products and keep toxins such as alcohol and caffeine to a minimum so that your liver can deal with any large toxins that are released.

You shouldn’t  get hungry on this diet, as you are eating regularly; but, if you do, don’t give in to the craving. While detoxing enhances results, it’s cutting calories that ensures weight comes off, so try acupressure instead. The appetite point is on your ear about 1cm (½ in) from the top; on the side next to your head you’ll feel a small hollow. Use a cotton bud to press it gently a few times.

Early morning
·         -  Take a multivitamin and mineral supplement plus 1g of vitamin C.
·         -  Take 2,000mg of conjugated linoleic acid (CLA). In Swedish research, patients taking this   healthy fat for 14 weeks lost 3.8 percent of their body fat, even when they didn’t change their diet.
·         -  Take 5g of psyllium
·         -  Wash these down with two glasses of water, and aim to drink at least eight more during the day.

Breakfast (eat this half an hour after your supplements)
·         -  Start with a glass of Antioxidant Cocktail.

Antioxidant Cocktail
      50g (2oz) prepared blueberries
      50g (2oz) prepared strawberries
      ½ mango
      250ml (8fl oz) orange juice
      Put all the ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth.

·         -  Choose a high-fiber breakfast from the list below. Fiber not only fills you up, but it also reduces the number of calories you absorb from food. Wholegrain cereals also contain antioxidants and have the ability to bind to some toxins in the bowel.

   - Bowl of bran cereal topped with soya milk and a handful of prunes.

   - One cored apple filled raisins and baked in a preheated oven for 30 minutes at 220 degrees C /425 degrees F. Top this with soya yoghurt.

   - Two slices of rye or pumpernickel toast spread with honey and one boiled egg.

   - Porridge made from oat flakes and water or soya milk. Mix in a handful of chopped dried apricots.

   - Two oatcakes topped with mashed banana and strawberries.

Mid-morning snack
·         -  Two pieces of fruit and a cup of dandelion tea. Dandelion helps the body excrete excess fluid without destroying other vital nutrients.

·         -  Half an hour before lunch, take another 1,000mg of CLA and 5g of psyllium and wash these down with at least two glasses of water.
·         -  Chelating foods are those that are able to bind to dangerous pollutants in the body, which helps to detox them from the body. Lunch focuses on high quantities of these foods in order to help reduce the levels of toxins in the body. Such chelating foods include alfalfa, apples, beetroot, bananas, brussels sprouts, cabbage, carrots, cereals, garlic, onions, seaweed, tofu and watercress.
·         -  Start with a glass of Chelating Cocktail.

Chelating Cocktail
      2-3 carrots, peeled
      1 beetroot
      1 apple
      Juice all the ingredients, then serve.

·         -  Now choose from one of the following vegetable bases, using as much of each vegetable as you like, except for avocado, which you should limit to half a fruit due to its high calorie content.

Spicy salad: alfalfa sprouts, tomato, red pepper, black olives, radish.

Clarifying coleslaw: shredded white cabbage, grated carrot, sliced beetroot, sliced onion.

Pure power: watercress, cucumber, tomato, artichoke hearts and avocado.

Stir-fry sensation: in a tiny amount of oil that has sliced ginger in it, stir-fry the following vegetables – asparagus spears, bean sprouts, shredded green cabbage, mangetout and broccoli.

Good-for-you grill: grill mushrooms, thinly sliced aubergine, red onions, yellow peppers and courgettes until they soften. Then drizzle each base with any of the following:

balsamic vinegar, 1 teaspoon of olive oil containing some chopped chilli (chilli boosts the metabolism), a spoonful of salsa, lemon juice or fat-free vinaigrette. Top with 75g (3oz) of lean protein such as chicken, turkey, salmon, tuna, mackerel, sardines, anchovies, lean ham, lean roast beef, a bean blend made up of kidney beans, green beans and chickpeas or grilled or marinated tofu.

Afternoon snack
·         -  Two more pieces of fruit.

Evening  meal
·         -  Start with another 1,000mg of CLA, plus a glass of Chelating Cocktail or a bowl of Supercleanse Soup.

Supercleanse Soup:
    1 small onion, finely chopped
    1.5 litres (2 ½ pints) light chicken stock
    2 small potatoes, diced
    2 large handfuls of spinach
    1 large bunch of watercress, stems removed
    salt and pepper

    Cook the onion in 2-3 tablespoons of chicken stock or water for one minute. Add the potatoes, seasoning and the rest of the stock/water. Bring to the boil and simmer until the potatoes are soft. Add the spinach and watercress and stir for three minutes. Remove from the heat and blend in a liquidizer.

This recipe will make enough soup for a couple of days so you can store it in the fridge and have some another day.

      Choose one of the vegetable bases from lunch, but top it with 50g (2oz) of lean protein and 50g (2oz) of carbohydrates such as a jacket potato, new potatoes, mashed potatoes, roast sweet potatoes, rye or pumpernickel bread, mashed swede, parsnips or pumpkin, sweetcorn or corn-on-the-cob, brown rice or wheat-free pasta.

Before bed
·         -  Slice of rye or pumpernickel bread topped with half a banana or a teaspoonful of honey.


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