Tips For Your Health & Weight Loss
TRY A JUICE FAST (1-3 DAYS):
1–3 DAY TRY A JUICE FAST:
Juices are an excellent way to switch bo
dy pH from acid to alkaline. It is very important to give your digestive system a rest and an all juice fast is the perfect way to recharge your system. Drink vegetable and fruit juice only for a minimum of 1 – 3 days. Drink more vegetable juices than fruit juices, which should be limited to one or two glasses daily. When on a juice diet, drink 6-8 glasses of non-allergic clean water also. Water will help the assimilation of nutrients. Will do wonders for your body, mind and spirit.
Juice fasting is a great way to restore your system to health and lose weight at the same time. Often your body tells you it is hungry when you really just need to drink some water, so drink one of these juices every time you feel hungry. This way you’re staying health and not engaging in unnecessary binge eating.
I just list ingredients below – all you need to do is throw them in the blender and add some water. Feel free to change the ingredients, the most important thing is to find recipes that suit you and that you are comfortable drinking.
VEGETABLE SUPER JUICE:
One whole cucumber,
BLOOD BUILDER (Iron Enriched):
Two bunches grapes,
One cucumber with skin,
Make lemon water – 1 gal.
One–inch slice fresh ginger root,
One firm papaya,
Filters about 4 oz.
4 carrots, 4 beets,
START WITH LEMON WATER:
First thing in the morning, drink one lemon squeezed in 12 ounces of warm filtered water. Lemon activates your liver to release toxins and helps to cleanse and move the roughage that stays behind in your intestines.
START WITH APPLE CIDER:
Apple cider vinegar is traditionally used to remedy digestive distress, support liver detoxification, normalize digestive juices, and reduce intestinal bloating. Mix 1 tablespoon of organic apple cider vinegar with 12 ounces of warm water, and drink in the morning on empty stomach. Feel free to add a little honey or maple syrup. Lemon water will also help.
HERBAL TEA BRINGS RELIEF:
Relieve that feeling of fullness with herbal teas that target your digestion. Steep 1 teaspoon each of mint, rosemary, oregano, cilantro, sage, and basil in a cup of hot water. Drink after each meal to soothe and prevent bloating. Peppermint, chamomile, and ginger teas are other good choices for settling the stomach. Throughout the day, drink at least eight 8-ounce glasses of water to flush your system.
GINGER TEA TO THE RESCUE:
Ginger is an ancient Chinese remedy to minimize the symptoms of hangovers. Ginger has been found to soothe the digestive lining and balance gastric juices, making it a great remedy for overeating too. This remedy is even more effective if you drink it in between alcoholic beverages.
Cut a 2-inch piece of fresh ginger root into thin slices. Bring three cups of water in a pot to a boil. Add the sliced ginger and reduce heat to a simmer. Brew for about 5 minutes. Then strain the ginger and sip the tea slowly. You may also add honey to taste.
Mix 1 quart boiled water, 2 tablespoons honey, 1/4 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon baking soda and 1 lemon. This mixture can be kept in the refrigerator for 24 hours, and then a new batch should be made.
USE VISUALIZATION TECHNIQUES:
Imagine yourself healthy and completely healed.
BE GENTLE WITH YOURSELF:
Remember that the body heals itself at its own pace. Don’t rush the process. Love yourself, love your body and stay positive and focused.
TAKE THE TIME TO REST AND RELAX:
Take 10 minutes a day to be silent and let go of everything and everyone.
Loma Linda University studies found that laughter is one of the best things to fight stress. Also, practice deep breathing and meditative prayer before each meal and at bedtime.
WALK IT OFF:
After a large meal, take a 10-20 minute stroll. Aside from the proven benefits for your heart, walking is the perfect gentle exercise for promoting digestion and encouraging cleansing of the lymphatic system. Walking helps food move along the digestive tract, improving digestion and absorption. For an added benefit, walk while massaging your abdomen with your palms in a circle around your belly button.
YOGA AND EXERCISE:
Regular exercise is very important to distribute the nutrients evenly in the body. Begin very slowly if you are sick or haven’t exercised recently. Any kind of exercise 10 minutes twice a day is advisable. Drink a large glass of water after exercising to help eliminate the toxins produced from the workout.
Try a body-mind exercise that was designed by ancient Chinese physicians to help stimulate the liver and drain the excess toxins from the body:
Stand with your feet shoulder width apart in front of a tree. Inhale while raising your right leg and exhale while placing your right foot on the ground in front of you between your body and the tree. Inhale while raising both arms from the sides until they come together over your head. Exhale while lowering your hands in front of your face. Visualize a green light running down your face as your hands move down to your chest. Inhale as you move your hands to the right rib cage over your liver. Exhale as you move your arms down your right abdomen and right leg, as if pushing down and out with your hands. Visualize the green light moving the toxins out of the liver, down the liver meridian on the inside right leg, and out the big toe.