In the USA, where two out of every three Americans are considered to be overweight or obese, weight loss is a 20 billion dollar industry. At any given time, there are over 110 million people on a diet; 85% are women. Typically, people make four to five attempts per year to lose weight. Unfortunately, the majority will not meet their weight loss goals and/or will gain back what they do lose. That’s because dieters are not addressing the missing link to successful weight loss.
That important missing link is the strong association between weight gain and toxicity in the body. We’re constantly exposed to chemicals through the foods and drinks we consume, our personal care products, household cleaning products and the environment we live in. Many of these chemicals are fat soluble and readily accumulate in body fat, making weight loss very challenging. In fact, those with a significant chemical load are often unable to lose any weight at all, regardless of how little they eat.
Chemicals bind to body fat, simultaneously inducing new fat cells to form. Often, the newly formed fat cells are damaged by toxins too, causing them to “fill up” with excess fat and significantly increasing inflammation in the body. This is directly linked to an increased risk for type 2 diabetes. Chemicals also pose a serious problem to the thyroid gland and the efficient utilization of thyroid hormone throughout your body. See more in, Weight Loss and the Hormonal Connection.
In addition to making good (chemical free) dietary choices, eating smaller portions of the right foods and getting plenty of exercise, losing weight requires cleansing toxins from your body to restore normal metabolism. These are the missing link to your weight loss goals.
Fiber: Fiber acts like a sponge for toxins, acting to soak them up and flush them out. Increase your fiber intake with fiber rich foods and supplementation. Avoid popular (goal defeating) fiber formulas that contain chemicals, sugar, artificial flavors and colors.
Vitamin D: 75% or more of Americans are Vitamin D deficient. Receptors in your brain need D to keep hunger and cravings in check, but moreover, it helps detoxify the kidneys and liver.
Vitamin C: Vitamin C aids in the removal of toxins that result in weight gain and inflammation in the body.
Vitamins E and K: Dark green vegetables high in the vitamins E and K aid in cleansing the body of toxins.
Detoxifying Nutrients: Boost your intake of nutrients that are known to help detoxification such as Milk Thistle, Dandelion, R-alpha lipoic acid, Chlorella, Quercetin and Grape Seed Extract.
Reduce Exposure: Read ingredient labels, reducing or eliminating chemicals from the foods and drinks you consume and the cleaning products you use. Replace your chemical laden personal care products with the naturally pure, healthy, gluten and GMO free Organic Excellence products. Learn more in our article, Xenoestrogens and How to Minimize Your Exposure.
Medical Disclaimer: This information is for educational purposes only. It is not intended to replace the advice of a licensed medical doctor. Organic Excellence does not diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. If you have or suspect a mental or physical health condition, please see your healthcare provider.