Billy’s Backdoor Secret to Weight Loss Before The Fall Equinox… And no, I ain’t just bragging about my greens!
September 5, 2013 By Billy
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Like carbs, fat gets burned by our bodies as fuel to keep us going. The problem is, that which doesn’t get burned has a tendency to accumulate. And I probably don’t need to tell you in which places of your body that happens.
There is a little known reason fat cells accumulate and it has to do with a simple fact of human biology: fat cells are essential protection. Collectively, they help insulate the body. Of course everyone knows that fat helps insulate the body from the elements. It helps keep us warm in the winter, for instance. But did you know that fat also protects the body from toxins?
Our bodies are bombarded with toxins every day, especially here in the 21st century. We have toxins invading our system that our ancestors never had to worry about. Our water comes to us through miles of metal pipelines that are decades old, we eat processed grains that are produced by metal blenders, we eat too many animal products and metabolic food waste slowly accumulates in our gastrointestinal systems. Not to mention the stuff that’s in our air that we breathe in every day.
As a response to this, our fat cells go into action and absorb these toxins as a way to keep them from our vital organs. It’s a form of self defense. It’s amazing, really. The problem, however, is that, when the body needs to burn the fat for energy, it becomes reluctant because doing so means releasing the toxins, dumping them back into the bloodstream.
So the fat continues to accumulate. Of course a common response by most people is to diet. The fat gets burned, the toxins are released, and we feel awful. Tired and lethargic. It’s not the loss of energy, so much as the increase in toxins coursing through our veins. At the end of the diet this cycle only repeats itself.
A healthy person’s everyday diet, therefore, requires foods that not only deliver good things for the body, but foods that take the bad stuff out. If the bad stuff is out, the body will become willing to burn the fat which is now available as clean fuel. The best foods for both parts of the equation? Green foods. And no, I don’t mean green icing and mint ice cream and green beer on St. Patrick’s Day. I mean plant foods. Foods with chlorophyll. Chlorophyll has a strong negative charge that makes it bond to toxins, thus allowing them to be excreted through our gastrointestinal system.
Green plant foods are high in nutritive value – good in and of itself – but also essential for eliminating the toxins. And here they are: kale, arugula, chard, mustard greens, parsley, cilantro, spinach, basil, broccoli. These are all weight loss essentials. But maybe the best of all? Blue-green algae: Spirulina and Chlorella. Why? It’s the highest in chlorophyll. And it’s been in the human diet for a hundred thousand years, though not very much in the past one hundred, sad to say. Our ancestors all over the world used it as a staple in their diets. And why not? It’s nearly everywhere you’ll find fresh water. They’d harvest it, dry it out, grind it up into a powder, and put it in their foods. Not to brag, but this is why blue-green algae is the foundation of Infinity Greens. Of course everyone wants to endorse their own products, but I wouldn’t be doing this if I wasn’t certain this is true. So take my word, and let’s do this! Use Infinity Greens in a smoothie every morning. And some of you should do the same in the afternoon!
But don’t stop there. With a diet that’s now taking the toxins out of your body, it’s time to start burning the fat. The best weight-burning exercise for this? Hiking. Power walking, preferably up and down hills. If you live in a flat area, do sets of stairs. Exercising in this way is both cardio and weightlifting in one – essentially lugging your body weight up and down hills – this makes you work the fattest part of your body and your biggest muscles – your quads, your glutes, your abs. You’ll build lean muscle which is essential for burning fat because it keeps your metabolism higher than just simple cardio by itself. And why not go full-court press and work with the trainer too.
So here’s the challenge: For three weeks, go green! Increase your intake of foods high in chlorophyll. Find a way to add more of them into your diet. Large salads! Or why not cut to the finish line and just have a massive handful of arugula. Have at least one low calorie smoothie every day with Infinity Greens (preferred recipes here). Then, get out at least four days a week and go for a good hike. Can’t hike? All the more reason to work with the trainer. This is the perfect time of year. The heat will make you sweat – another way for the body to excrete toxins.
This is the last few weeks until the fall equinox – so do it! …just see how much weight you lose and how much better you feel. And then do me a favor, will you? Let me know. I’d love to hear from you. I’m confident you will have a success story and I can’t wait to hear about it! So here we go. Woohoo!
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