After all the spring cleaning, the warm weather comes, rewarding us with trips to
the beach and other outdoor activities. If you want to tone your body for summer to
be fit enough to participate in the softball game or not wear your cover-up all day at
the beach, here are some nutritional tips and safe, natural supplements to get you
on your way.
First, eat breakfast. Break the fast that your body has been in all night and give
your metabolism some kindling to get its fire burning! Also, aim to drink half your body weight in ounces of water daily. The body is largely composed of water and needs water to
function and properly eliminate waste. Eat more protein and good fats. What makes us fat and causes health problems is actually too much sugar. For quality protein, find some free range, hormone free, organic meats and eggs. Vegetarians will need to eat a wide variety
of vegetables. Aim for a ratio of at least 1 gram of protein for every 4 grams of sugar
consumed. And, make sure you are getting enough good fats in your diet, like real
butter, olive oil, flaxseed oil, fish oil, and coconut oil. When you don’t have enough
good fats, your body won’t release unhealthy fat, it won’t make its hormones, and you will crave more sugar!
Consider taking Collatrim. This unique protein supplement promotes the building of lean muscle tissue and increases the body’s fat burning ability. For weight release, take six to nine capsules at night before bed. To improve joints and skin, take daily with meals.
The herbal combination SF aids weight release by stimulating the body’s detoxification processes. It is also helpful for digestion, inflammation, and the immune system.
Dieter’s Cleanse is an herbal cleansing program designed to release toxic build-up resulting from chemicals in our food, water, and environment. It also improves nutrient absorption
and glandular function, serving to jump start a weight release program.
Adding 1 drop of grapefruit essential oil into a glass of water daily will help the body to
breakdown fat and release toxins. One or two drops of this oil can also be applied externally
on key areas.
For more specific suggestions, make an appointment with one of the naturopaths at
herbs etc, to thoroughly evaluate your digestion and glandular systems. If these are out of balance, any weight release efforts can be seriously impaired.