What is going on? You eat pretty well, you exercise and still nothing is changing. Does this sound vaguely familiar? Well, the body is a complex machine, and the right balance of energy is necessary to keep everything running smoothly. Just keeping your calories in check is not enough to stay in balance. You must have nutrient-dense foods and proper exercise for this synergy to take over and regulate your body to its most efficient state.
When you eat whole, natural foods, the appetite begins to match the energy expenditure. It becomes much easier to achieve weight-loss and energy goals. By eating the right balance of alkaline and acid-forming foods, you can improve your metabolism, energy levels, digestion, appearance and mental clarity. Awesome!
Too much acid in our bodies — from foods like red meat, sodas, coffee, fried foods, generally processed foods, sugar, dairy, and alcohol — creates an environment that allows yeast to thrive and can zap your productivity. Appearance is a key indicator if your body is too acidic (thinning hair, brittle or slow growing nails, blemishes, dry skin). You can determine your pH with strips you can get at the drugstore. 7.4, slightly alkaline is a good number to hover around.
• Kick off with a cleanse. To purge excess acid waste, try a cleanse using a combination of foods and fresh vegetable and fruit juices to achieve more alkalinity. See details on my website under Events.
• Greens. Green veggies are alkalizing so incorporate them with every meal of the day. If you find that difficult, try a greens powder.
• Drink water with lemon or lime. Lime and lemon are both alkalizing and will help your liver rid the body of impurities.
• Sweat out your acids. Exercise and chlorophyll (in greens) helps oxygenate your blood, tissues, and cells and supports detoxification. Plus, sweat removes acids from the body.
• Avoid artificial or processed foods and preservatives. Aim for an 80% alkaline, 20% acid balance.
Contact me at Karen@vianutritionandhealth.com to set up a complimentary consultation or for more information about new September programs. Take a look at the different programs offered on my website www.vianutritionandhealth.com under Programs. We can discuss a program to get you on your way to seeing and feeling those results in time for the holidays. Sign up for my newsletter while your are there!