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  • Chapter 1: Losing Weight The Healthy Way
  • Chapter 2: Blame It On Iodine
  • Chapter 3: Common Myths From The Weight Loss Crowd
  • Chapter 4: The Greatest Dieting Mistakes
  • Chapter 5: Can Eating Certain Foods Help You To Lose Weight?
  • Chapter 6: 3 Bad Diet Mistakes To Avoid At All Cost
  • Chapter 9: How To Lose 30 Pounds In 30 Days
  • Chapter 10: Healthy Dieting Tips
  • Chapter 14: 15 Great Ways To Lose Weight Fast
  • Chapter 15: Colon Cleanses To Lose Weight: Do They Really Work?
  • Chapter 16: Overcoming Plateaus On The Atkins Diet
  • Chapter 17: Ph Miracle Diet Basics
  • Chapter 18: Getting More Alkaline Into Your Diet
  • Chapter 19: Acid And Alkaline Foods In The Ph Miracle Diet
  • Chapter 20: Ph And Energy Levels
  • Chapter 21: Measuring Your Ph For The Ph Miracle Diet
  • Chapter 22: Green Drinks And The Ph Miracle Diet
  • Chapter 23: Sugar And The Ph Miracle Diet
  • Chapter 24: Shopping Tips For The Ph Miracle Diet

Chapter 1: Losing Weight The Healthy Way Almost 108 million Americans were overweight or obese in 1999.

Until now, obesity continues to be a serious problem and is predicted to reach epidemic levels by the year 2020. One way to prevent this scenario is to make people aware of the risks of being overweight or obese. Here are some diseases that you are putting yourself in risk of if you are carrying a lot of extra pounds: 1. heart disease 2. stroke 3. diabetes 4. cancer 5. arthritis 6. hypertension Losing weight helps to prevent and control these diseases. The quick weight loss methods which have spread like fire these days do not provide lasting results. More often than not, dieting methods which involve dietary drinks, foods and supplement or pills do not work. If they do, the results are just temporary. It is better to rely on a healthy weight loss option which will provide lifetime results. You have to set realistic goals and not expect to lose a lot of pounds in a short span of time. Here are some tips on how you can lose those unwanted pounds the healthy way: 1. Do not starve your self. The key to a healthier way of losing weight is: Do not diet. You may seem happy and feel that you are losing those unwanted flabs on your belly and thighs by skipping meals. But remember that this would not last long. Your body cannot tolerate having insufficient food to fuel the energy that you use up everyday. If you get used to skipping one or two meals a day, your stored

calories will be used up instead of the energy that should have been provided by your meals. So if you just eat one huge sandwich in one day, it will end up straight to your problem area (i.e. highs, buttocks, hips). 2. Start your day right. Mothers always say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Have a healthy meal in the morning to jump-start your metabolism. Your food intake after you wake up will be used to burn fat all day long. 3. Eat small, healthy meals frequently. Five small-serving snacks per day is better than three hearty meals. Eating more frequently, and in small servings, can prevent over-eating. This will also increase your metabolism and make calories burn faster. 4. Decide on how much weight you want to lose. Keep your goals realistic. In the long run, it is virtually impossible for you to lose 40 pounds in 2 weeks. Have a mindset that you want to eat healthy to stay healthy for the rest of your life. Once you have decided on a weight loss plan or program, stick to it and make sure that you follow your own set of dieting rules. 5. Drink lots of water. Your body needs sufficient water to burn fat and keep your cells hydrated and healthy. 6. Avoid too much sugar. Plan your meals around lots of fruits and vegetables, some bread, rice or pasta for that carbo fix that you need, plus lean meat and

protein rich-foods. Sweets, sodas and pastries should be once-ina-while indulgences only. 7. Watch your fat intake. Fat is not the culprit to being overweight. You need this to keep your weight at the proper level. There is such a thing as healthy fats. Olive, peanuts and canola oil have them. Tuna, salmon and mackerel have omega-3 fats which is good for the heart. 8. Exercise. Leave your car if you are only going a few blocks from home, take the stairs instead of the elevator, jog, cycle or skate. Use these activites and other home chores if you are too lazy to go to the gym and take exercise classes. Make sure that you do this regularly and you will not even notice that you are already shedding pounds with these mundane activities. It does not matter how much weight you plan or need to lose. What is important is that you set realistic goals for yourself. Go slow. If you have already lost 5 or 6 pounds, give yourself a break then try to lose the next 5 pounds. Eat healthy, drink lots of water, have enough sleep and exercise. This will give you a higher chance of losing weight and improving your health, which would result to a new, healthier you.

Chapter 2: Blame It On Iodine If you are seriously trying to lose weight, chances are have tried several different programs. Many of you are still not getting down to your desired or ideal weight. One big reason could be that you are having problems with one little molecule.++Iodine is the basis for the extremely important Thyroid Hormone in your body. That hormone regulates everything from your metabolism to your digestion. Because it usually slowly creeps up on you, it is very common to not realize that there has been a change in your energy level, memory, mentrual periods and skin texture. You could even be losing your hair over this one.++The lack of enough Thyroid Hormone in your body is called Hypothyroidism. There are several things that Hypothyroidism will cause that make you gain weight. First of all, it decreases your basal metabolic rate and overall metabolism. That is the rate that you use up energy. Basically what that means is that the normal muscle tone is lost and your muscles tend to be much more relaxed than normal. Your internal organs that use muscles will also be affected. You will probably notice that mostly by a change in your bowel habits. You will tend to become constipated. Just what you needed!++Muscles need to remain toned to keep your joints in the proper position. So, they will always normally be a little tight. This uses calories (yeah!). Obviously, when they are more relaxed than normal, you tend to gain weight.++Secondly, lack of Thyroid Hormone will make you lazy. At least that is my excuse. hehe. ++Dr. Oliver Sacks (made famous in the movie Awakenings) describes one man that had to be helped out of bed in the morning. He was then fed and led to a chair in the corner. In the evening he was led back to bed. During the day he would not even talk. This happened day after day for years! Finally, for some reason, he ended up at the doctors office and was found to be severely hypothyroid. He returned to normal with treatment, but did not even remember all those years where he was a zombie.++If you suspect that you might have hypothyroidism consider these associated symptoms: dry skin, brittle nails, constipation, irregular or heavy menstrual periods (if you are male, you probably won't develop this one), feeling tired and weak, cold skin, coarse, retaining water or thinning hair. Any, or

but there is a specific condition causing this that also affects the thyroid).++When you think you may have hypothyroidism. that should diminish fairly quickly. But the hormone levels can return to normal when you get well. you are going to feel much better. The only problem at this point is that it is often tricky to get the right amount into your system. You will often bounce back and forth between feeling weak and tired and feeling jittery. there is a slight chance that you could develop hypothyroidism as a result of the lack of iodine. your body cannot make the hormone. you should see your medical doctor to get a blood test. iodine deficiency and some medications.++If you always buy salt with no iodine. There is one condition called Euthyroid Sick Syndrome that will cause low Thyroid Hormone levels when you are sick. Remember.++Assuming that you have guessed right. Without iodine.++You have an increased chance of getting this condition if you have a swelling in the front of your neck called a goiter. . diabetes. One thing that most doctors won't tell you is that you need to be otherwise feeling pretty good during the test. patches of light skin (not always. have more energy and be back on track with your weight control. So.all of these can occur. your doctor will prescribe a thyroid hormone supplement that will get you feeling better.++The good news is that once your thyroid is in control. iodine is part of the thyroid hormone molecule. it is better to get the levels checked when you get well in order to have an accurate test. Some women develop this as a complication of pregnancy. But with your doctors help.

The rest of the huge low-fat or non-fat group are not a .++The added stress to your kidneys is not healthy at all and. Another problem is the lack of nutrients that are usually brought in by carbohydrate foods. feelings of nausea and dizziness. Like any other diet that tells you to cut this or that food from your daily meals. The cornerstone of any diet is supplying the body with all the calories. such as meat.++The key to making weight loss permanent is more Exercise and to avoid eating food that makes you fat without nourishing your body. but it's not just fat that goes away. potatoes and fruits). And if you are really keen on dieting.+Fact: This is yet another common myth among the weight loss crowd. Before engaging in a long-term diet.++Myth: Low-fat or no fat food is always a good choice. When boredom and frustration set in. while allowing the user to eat bacon and cheese that raise cholesterol levels.++The bottom line is that high protein/low carb diets result in fast weight loss in some users. with a very small part taken from foods containing a lot of carbs (bread. quitting time is never far off. which makes it easy for the user to get bored or frustrated.++Myth: Permanent weight loss can be achieved with fad diets. fad diets are not healthy for you. you would do well to discuss it with your physician. proteins and minerals it needs. Fad diets fail to deliver on the promise of permanent weight loss because people will always crave the forbidden foods and will always end up breaking the rules and ditching the diet.Chapter 3: Common Myths From The Weight Loss Crowd Myth: You"ll be OK with a high protein/low carb diet+Fact: This type of diet aims to secure most of the daily required amount of calories from protein foods. People also lose some of their lean muscle mass and a lot of water as the kidneys work harder to rid the body of excess waste from protein and fat. headaches.+Fact: The only low fat foods that are also low in calories are fruits. The biggest problem with this diet is that many common and popular foods are forbidden. diets that cut out foods without regard for the needs of your body cannot be healthy for you. pasta. because it will help you lose weight without hurting your system. try a balanced diet first. Our extensive studies confirmed the importance of exercising and of a wellbalanced diet. in the long run. will lead to dehydration. dairy products and eggs.

outside maybe of filling your stomach. Still. can bring you a lot of trouble in the future.++Since plants tend to have a lower concentration of nutrients than meat. So make sure you check the list of ingredients on packages whenever you decide to buy low-fat.+Fact: I know this is a hard pill to swallow. They do contain big levels of fat. It does not taste exactly the same as true milk.++Myth: Dairy products cause heart problems and make you fat. but no food plan will work for you unless you take charge of your eating and make sure that everything that goes past your lips is the right kind of food. The key here is to be absolutely sure that the vegetarian diet will give your body all the nutrients and calories it needs. you will have to eat more food than before to make up for this difference. These products may have added sugar. although a large group of people from France refuse to die despite the large quantities of cheese and wine they consume. drink soy or rice milk. calcium and zinc. It is absolutely essential for children and can be in no way overlooked by adults. but true vegetarians can't touch those.+Fact: Well. then choose low-fat or non-fat brands. If you are lactoseintolerant.++If you don't want to gain weight from dairy products.++Dairy products are the main source of calcium that keeps your bones strong and healthy. at least eat butter. vitamin D.safe choice if you are dieting. starch or flour to make them taste better. These substances are taken mostly from dairy products and eggs in a regular diet. Dairy products also contain vitamin D. There are enough of those around. thanks to modern medicine everybody knows that eating a lot of dairy products is a surefire path to high blood pressure and stroke. which means extra calories that do not belong into your diet. Margarine is an over-processed fat that is not particularly good for you.++Butter and margarine are the only dairy products you should worry about. Butter may be a bit fatter. iron.++Myth: Switching to vegetarian food will help you lose weight and stay healthy. but it's still good and nutritious. which is crucial to maintaining the normal levels of calcium and phosphorus in your bloodstream. if you can't do without them. Not to mention that a strictly vegetarian diet will not get you enough vitamin B12. You"ll have to rely on the few and uncommon vegetables that can provide these substances. but it . Eating heaps of foods that do nothing for you from the nutritional point of view.

definitely is the healthier of these two. .

While this may work for some in the short term. There is nothing wrong or sinful about enjoying food. They embark on a dietary regimen that is nearly impossible to maintain and believe that all is lost the moment they stray from the strict guidelines of their diet. Fill up on servings of fruits and vegetables but allow yourself to enjoy the occasional indulgence for the sake of sanity. The problem lies when you enjoy only the . frustration. One thing that we often forget is the importance of moderation. Hopefully by learning about these mistakes you can learn to avoid them in your own weight loss pursuits. These are the dieters that scour the pantry and the refrigerator removing anything that could be seen as a potential source of temptation. Perhaps the single largest mistake that dieters make is adopting an all or nothing attitude. The important thing when it comes to dieting is the goal. Another great mistake when it comes to dieting is selecting a diet plan where you eat the same thing every day. There are many ways in which this can be done that do not require starving yourself or punishing yourself in the process. why on earth would you want to live forever? Seriously. If you never allow yourself to enjoy a taste of chocolate. it sets them up for failure. do not forget to enjoy food for the sake of dieting. and ill will towards the entire dieting process. Your goal is to shed pounds. Other common mistakes include depriving yourself of everything you enjoy. Select a diet or new nutrition plan that allows you to enjoy a wide variety of foods rather than one that limits you to the same meal or meal selection day in and day out. Despite our human need for structure and routine we tend to enjoy changing our lunch routine on occasion. While there are many real profound mistakes that go along with the territory there are a few that seem to have far more profound and lasting implications than others.Chapter 4: The Greatest Dieting Mistakes When it comes to dieting there are many mistakes that are made on a near daily basis.

Even those who have achieved monumental dieting success have met with failure on the road. Your goals may get side tracked but you can set new goals. You should also avoid the mistake of not setting goals. We all have setbacks along the way. While you do not want to set goals that are impossible to achieve you should also avoid the opposite end of the spectrum. Learn to overcome those mistakes and move on from them. Those who set aggressive goals that are achievable will see the greatest degree of success. You may have had a bad day or even a bad week when it comes to your dietary goals and plans. Let your failures teach you as much as your successes and you should be well on your way to the healthier person that you know is hiding inside. The end result however. Whether you want to get rid of 10 pounds or 210 pounds the only way to achieve that goal and make it last is by dedicating yourself to the process of becoming a healthier person. A healthy person has healthy eating habits and doesn't starve him or herself. which involves having no goals at all. Making those goals public and asking for support is another thing that will help you achieve greater success. Learn to enjoy food in moderation and you should be well on your to the success you seek. Nor does a healthy person binge on things that aren't healthy. . The final mistake when it comes to dieting that is made all too often is giving up. Do not let this defeat your desires to become a healthier you.wrong sorts of foods. This is one reason the Weight Watchers program has enjoyed the phenomenal success is has. for those who stick with the plan is a healthier body and that is something that is worth fighting for.

It may be difficult to not add extra calories to these foods but with a strong will power it can be done. which is measured in calories. strawberries. butter or other calorie-laden flavor enhancers. There are more and you can learn about them from a medical doctor's very popular book. But those on high-fat diets could not effectively lose weight even if they ate skimpy portions. This causes the weight loss effect to be lost. turnips and zucchini.++Experts have discovered that certain foods can actually help you to lose weight without the stress of dieting or exercise. this can lead to an overall reducing effect on the body. lettuce. asparagus. nor does it have an anti-calorie or a negative calorie. radishes. without limiting how much they ate. oranges. cranberries. The overall effect is a net loss of energy. pineapple.++A negative calorie food can be defined as a food that results in a slimming effect for the body. Neal Barnard explains the effects these foods have on the body. papaya. grapefruit. raspberries. In other words a carrot (without anything else) will cause your body to use an increased amount of energy when digesting it and other foods. onion. A quote from Dr. Foods that Cause You to Lose Weight. carrots. green beans. lemon mango." Dr. sour cream. It should be understood that "negative calorie" doesn't mean that the food has zero calories in it. Barnard is referring to the published results of an experiment conducted at Cornell University and published in the May 1991 edition of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. ++In his book. Barnard's book reveals some startling facts. lost weight steadily. cauliflower. cucumbers. tangerines. The down side is that many of us have a tendency to dress these foods up with cheese. by expending more calories than you consume.Chapter 5: Can Eating Certain Foods Help You To Lose Weight? The best way to lose weight is by consuming fewer calories than you expend or conversely. Dr.++Here is a partial list of negative calorie foods: apples. cabbage (green). garden cress. "They found that those who ate foods that were very low in fat and high in carbohydrates. hot Chile peppers. endives.++A book reviewer posted on a . This is partly from the amount of energy it takes to digest the carrot or other negative calorie food and partly from the elevation in metabolism that these foods naturally create. spinach. beets. garlic.

something happens that means they cannot keep to the diet one time. seven days or even a couple of weeks. Always consult your doctor before undergoing any drastic changes in your diet. Chapter 6: 3 Bad Diet Mistakes To Avoid At All Cost Even though there is so much information available about weight loss.website how he lost 30 lbs. Do you really want to lose weight permanently. fats. as fast as possible. they will search the kitchen for anything that does not fit the plan and throw it in the garbage. They go to the store and buy all the things that went into the garbage last week and proceed to gain back all the weight that they lost. Understanding these errors can help you develop the attitude that will lead to permanent weight loss for you. but big mistakes that lead to failure to lose the weight that you want to lose. They are planning to be the perfect dieter. Immediately the whole thing is ruined in their eyes and the diet is over. It is important to exercise caution when dieting because there are certain things that your body needs to remain healthy including proteins. 1. We are not talking here about little slipups where you ate a slice of pie that was not on the plan. If you are this kind of dieter you need to ask yourself some tough questions. utilizing the information from Dr Barnard's book. the same diet mistakes are being made over and over every day. minerals and other nutrients that are necessary for the body to function at its optimum level. Before beginning. You cannot remain optimally healthy by eating the negative calorie foods alone. or just lose a few pounds so that you can enjoy putting them back on again? The way forward is to make small changes to what you eat so that you have a slow but steady weight loss. The All Or Nothing Attitude All or nothing dieters will often pick out a complicated diet that is almost impossible for them to maintain. inevitably. for one day. . Then. vitamins. three days. and so they will be.

The most important point in dieting as in so many other things is to move on. If you have been making these mistakes. Yes. You may have a great diet plan and be very successful in losing weight. Goal Failure Setting achievable goals is vital in any weight loss plan. Remember that eating normally includes eating more some days and less others. A more useful goal would be to lose two pounds per week for the first five weeks and then one pound per week after that. It is better to include a little of everything in your diet and learn to enjoy it in small quantities.2. You do not allow yourself the foods that you enjoy most while you are on your way to your target weight. The only way to achieve your goal permanently is to make a commitment to become a healthier person. even chocolate! 3. The Attitude of Sacrifice Another common mistake is to view your diet as a period of sacrifice. but if you track your progress on a graph you will see that ups and downs are natural and do not stop you progressing steadily toward your major goal. unless you are only very slightly overweight it is probably too distant to be useful. but what happens when you reach your goal? You have not learnt to eat 'bad foods' in moderation so as soon as you start. you are likely to go out of control. do not worry. Some weeks you will lose more and some less. Goals should be clear. . some weeks you may even gain. While you probably do have an ideal weight in your mind. realistic and set out in writing. Learn from your failures as well as your success and do not use a mistake as an excuse for giving up. Learn to enjoy food in moderation and you have every chance of avoiding these bad diet mistakes.

Chapter 9: How To Lose 30 Pounds In 30 Days Many of us are trying to learn how to lose 30 pounds in 30 days. These results alone will motivate you to exercise more and eat the right foods. Much of this weight will not creep back on. The bad news is that you will not lose 30 pounds of fat. Many of us hate to wait. The good news is that you can lose 30 pounds in 30 days. Starting off quick is a great approach to weight loss because you can see the light at the end of the tunnel. You may start the strict program with the full realization that you are not going to lose 30 pounds of fat. If I know that I have to commit myself to a strict program for just one month to drop the weight I am more likely to try the program. When you know how to lose 30 pounds in 30 days you really have an advantage because you see results very quickly. You will lose some muscle mass and you will lose a lot of retained water on the how to lose 30 pounds in 30 days programs. It is physically impossible to do so. It will pile up like a ton of bricks if you abruptly quit and go back to your old . During these years of dieting I found that it is quite possible to learn how to lose 30 pounds in 30 days and you can still keep it off. The long term diets that suggest that you should only lose one pound per week are sheer torture for someone who is significantly overweight. This includes Atkins way back when the program first hit the mainstream in the 1970's. While this may seem a little exciting and a little disheartening all at once I'm not at all convinced that you should completely shuck the how to lose 30 pounds in 30 days search. There is some good news and some bad news for individuals on this particular search. I have been on several weight reduction programs throughout my life. I may be considered a professional dieter.

. However. You will see the pounds drop off and you will see yourself getting smaller.ways. once you learn how to lose 30 pounds in 30 days you can begin your program revved up and fully motivated. After the initial two weeks you can adopt a sensible weight loss diet and exercise plan. If you runs into a stumbling block down the line you can always adopt some of the more radical approaches in the how to lose 30 pounds in 30 days programs. This is a great starting point that should be followed for the first two weeks of your weight reduction program.

However. Set Goals Having goals is one of the most important things you can do when working to loose weight. Water hydrates the body first and foremost but water is also an important way of tricking your body into believing it is full. Drink Plenty of Water I know I’ve mentioned this a few times already. Try to make sure that your goals are aggressive but can be achieved. Each item makes the claim that it can help you drop those unwanted pounds quickly and easily. If you are frustrated early in the dieting process by unrealistic goals you are much more likely to give up. As an added bonus drinking plenty of water will have your skin looking radiant and beautiful as well. contain empty calories that you can ill afford when dieting. From shakes the diet industry has evolved to include everything from candy bars and pudding to pills and patches. Other drinks do not work nearly as well as water in this endeavor and many drinks. challenges are always going to inspire us to .Chapter 10: Healthy Dieting Tips When it comes to dieting you will find all kinds of crazy and faddish diets on the market today. Another great thing about drinking a lot of water while dieting is that it helps your skin retain its elasticity so you can avoid some of the 'loose skin' look that often accompanies massive weight loss. but there really isn't enough that can be said about the importance of drinking water in an effort to reach your fitness goals. In addition to the many diets there seems to be every kind of diet aid you can imagine. even fruit juices. If you would like a few tips that should make your weight loss goals a little easier to achieve then perhaps the following tips will help you out. Well I can tell you for a fact there is very little easy for must of us about dropping a few pounds.

the more likely you are to shed those unwanted pounds and meet your weight loss goals. If you can find a 'weight loss partner' in order to have a little friendly competition for the weight loss totals for a week or a month then you are going to be far more likely to accomplish your goals than if you keep them quietly to yourself. playing hop scotch with your little ones. Be sure that on those days when will power is non-existent that you do not derail your diet efforts all together by giving up. Eat More Did you read that twice? Yes. The simple truth is that you are not going to lose weight unless you use more calories than you consume. eat more healthy foods that are high in fiber. dancing. Some great activities that actually burn calories include the following: gardening. The most important thing you can do when . and playing tennis. Move! While this seems a little too simply stated for most. if not the absolute best way to burn calories.achieve greater things in life. playing volleyball. when successful can help restore self image and selfesteem in people who are otherwise beautiful people inside and out. golf. Even cleaning house requires movement and energy and if you dance around a little to some good music in the process you might burn a few extra calories. The more activities you enjoy that burn calories. The steps above are not the only things that are involved in the dieting process but they can help you reach your weight loss goals particularly when combined with a diet plan that you feel confident you can follow. Eat more vegetables and fruits-fill up on these foods that are good for you and you will not be inclined to binge on calorie laden junk food. I mention these activities because you can trick yourself into believing that you aren't really exercising while burning calories. jumping rope. getting up and moving is one of. Dieting. walking.

Some people may recommend eating less to lose weight. more easily attainable goals for yourself. eating is a necessity if one wishes to lower their own weight. Without food and the calories they supply. These will keep you self motivated and more likely to obtaining your overall goal of a happier and healthier life.dieting is to go back to dieting once you've strayed. In order to lose weight you must make a commitment. There are many different ways to lose weight. your body has no energy to burn and in turn will turn your existing muscle into fat. Do not misconstrue this for the idea that you can never indulge during your diet. a "cheat" meal here and there will go a long way to keeping you happy. a commitment that must not be broken if you desire results. but in most cases. but just be sure that you have set reasonable limits for yourself that you are ready to commit to. . some more unhealthy than others. Weight loss is a tough result to obtain regardless of weight or level of physical fitness. but the ones that work are most times the most complicated to pull off. To be successful in achieving your goal of weight loss: set multiple. smaller. If you are on a strict diet. and in some cases eating less is a key component of losing weight.

This includes chocolate. 3. Plan at least one lunch and dinner every week without meat or cheese. or low fat yogurt. half the usual amount of mayonnaise or sauce on your salad. fish. fresh and healthy food including snacks. From 2% reduce . nuts and red meat occasionally but not every day. muffins and potatoes. Build those meals around whole grains. and half the oil in the frypan every time. toast. This means using half as much butter or spread on your bread. You will find that being more aware of what you are eating helps you to plan healthy meals and snacks. reduce to 2% fat. 2. desserts. cookies. Reduce the fat content in your milk products. ice cream. etc. Keep a note of everything that you eat and drink. Just write down what it was that you had and the approximate quantity. vegetables and beans to increase fiber and reduce fat. cake. pastries. fill up on vegetables and keep your taste buds happy with fruit. Limit treats containing sugar to three times per week. 5. This is a balanced and flexible plan that you can use for as long as you want. 6. Halve your intake of all pure or added fats. 1. 4. last 10 pounds or give your weight loss program a boost when it seems to have stuttered to a halt. Have eggs. Just pay attention to what you eat and be sure to have good tasting. No need to make sacrifices! Just follow these simple guidelines to lose your first 10 pounds.Chapter 14: 15 Great Ways To Lose Weight Fast Want to lose weight fast? It's easy to say goodbye to 10 pounds of unwanted fat with these easy diet tips. beans. If you are currently drinking whole milk. You do not need to estimate calories. Include a lower fat source of protein at most meals: chicken. cottage cheese.

Choose fruit that is in season. Choose food that you can chew. Plan your meals and snacks ahead of time. probably because we are much less aware of what we are eating. If you just grab something when you are feeling hungry. The body is slow to register when you are full and it is easy to eat too much if you are racing through your meals. juices. Avoid diet soda . have more. .to 1%. Have at least two servings of fruit every day. Use whole grains wherever possible. 9. The fiber will give you a fuller feeling and also help your digestion. and the act of chewing will make you feel more satisfied too. milky drinks or alcohol. When you buy yogurt. Always switch off the TV when you eat. When you eat. Grated carrot makes a great snack. 11. If you are getting hungry.make a list of what you need and stick to it. also check that it does not contain sugar. Studies have proved that we eat larger portions in front of the TV. Hot water with a slice of lemon can be very refreshing in the morning. That includes snacks as well as meals. 7. You will find that a grated carrot is much more filling than a whole carrot. This can be for dessert or snacks. Plan your shopping too . Eat slowly. If you have soup. 8.the sweet taste only encourages you to crave sugar. Strange but true. This means eating fruit instead of drinking juice. Include at least two servings of vegetables at lunch and dinner. 14. Choose lower fat cheese and yogurt. you will probably choose high calorie food. Again this will increase your fiber intake. Drink water instead of sodas. make sure it is chunky. 12. only eat if you want to lose weight fast. 13. 15. 10.

you will want to continue reading on. you will want to completely eliminate junk food from your diet. . With that in mind. even if it is only for a short period of time. For fast weight loss. In conjunction with reducing your food intake. also commonly referred to as rapid weight loss. For instance. One of the many ways that you can go about achieving a fat weight loss or rapid weight loss is by reducing the foods that you eat. If you are interested in losing weight. it typically takes most individuals at least a week or two to notice an improvement in their appearance with the use of exercise.Chapter 13: Fast Weight Loss Tips Are you interested in losing weight? If you are. Once you resume eating again. This means that if you want a snack. the more overweight you are. Exercise is another way that you can go about achieving fast weight loss. as quickly as possible. you may not notice a significant weight loss right away. are you in a hurry to do so? While it is advised that you do not rely heavily on fast weight loss. you should grab an apple or an orange instead of a chocolate bar or a bag of chips. almost automatically. With candy and other sweets being high in calories. It is also important to mention that starving yourself is dangerous to your health. often quickly. you may see a significant decrease in your calorie consumption by eliminating them from your diet. The thing about using exercise to achieve fast weight loss is that it is a little bit tricky. there are many individuals who do. the sooner you may see a decrease in your weight. it is important that you only reduce your consumption a little bit. even if it is for two or three days. you will likely gain all of your weight back. With exercise. When reducing your food consumption. That is something that you do not want to do. Unfortunately. many individuals who want to achieve fast weight loss think that they need to stop eating altogether. it is advised that you reduce the amount of sweets or junk food that you eat.

instead of those in pill formats. If you aren't usually physically active. Some cleanses have a strict diet that you must follow. as it helps to limit your calorie intake. A weight loss cleanse or a colon cleanse should help remove those toxins from your body. it is important that you read all directions given to you. with the use of exercise. your body absorbs less calories. These cleanses are commonly referred to as colon cleanses or weight loss cleanses. it can also be dangerous to you and your health.In keeping with exercise to lose weight. you may want to examine liquid cleanses. to help you achieve a fast weight loss. When you burn off calories. even if it is only a small weight loss. This is what makes it possible for you to lose weight. from your body. Cleanses work by removing toxins and extra weight. Should you decide to try a colon cleanse or a weight loss cleanse. actually waste. This should significantly reduce your risk of injuries. you may want to refrain from doing so. Although your first though may be to start exercising as much as possible. right away. it is best to start out slow. For the fastest weight loss. . as they often produce the quickest results. As a reminder. Another one of the many ways that you may be able to achieve fasts weight loss or rapid weight loss is with the use of a cleanse. While it is more that possible for you to achieve your fast weight loss goal. exercise is important to losing weight. It has been said that most individuals have at least seven or eight pounds of waste stored in their bodies. The above mentioned fast weight loss tips may help you achieve fast weight loss. it is important to proceed with caution.

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possibly just like you.Chapter 15: Colon Cleanses To Lose Weight: Do They Really Work? Are you looking to lose weight? If you are. even though some of them may. When it comes to using colon cleanses to lose weight. For instance. When using a colon cleanse. If you buy a colon cleanse that asks to you restrict your diet. When you use a colon cleanse. like fruits and vegetables. A large number of individuals have successfully used colon cleanses. The colon cleanses in pill format may request that you only eat and drink certain products. This diet restriction is what makes it possible for you to lose weight. you are advised to do so. diet pills are not the only weight loss product that you may want to look into. With that in mind. there are many individuals. also commonly referred to as weight loss cleanses. The colon cleanse will work to push toxins out from your colon and sometimes even your intestines. there are colon cleanses that advertise that they are not guaranteed to help you lose weight. When many of us think of weight loss product. you may have used the internet to research weight loss products. it is important that you follow all of the instructions given to you. These types of colon cleanses are also commonly referred to as weight loss cleanses. there are some colon cleanses that require that you do not eat anything for one or two days. While diet pills may be able to help you achieve your weight loss goals. it is important to remember that there may be a variance. you are essentially detoxifying. Before understanding how colon cleanses may help you lose weight. but it can also help you lose . to lose weight and you may want to think about doing the same. as well as allow the colon cleanse to properly work. diet pill are often the first thing that comes to mind. who wonder how the whole process works. These types of colon cleanses are often ones that are in liquid format. This is not only ideal to promote a healthy wellbeing. There are some colon cleanses that advertise that they are designed to help you lose weight. your body.

Since it is more than possible for you to lose weight with a colon cleanse. like one that works in three to seven days. There are some individuals who use colon cleanses to quickly lose weight before a special event like a wedding or a vacation. you may be able to find them available for sale in traditional department stores. Before buying a colon cleanse. it is important that you proceed with caution. When using a colon cleanse.weight. While you do not have to keep up with your restricted diet. This is why many individuals are able to lose weight with a colon cleanse. you are advised to reduce your junk food intake and start a daily or at least a weekly exercise program. both on and offline. fitness stores. It has been said that the average person has anywhere from four to eight pounds of stored waste in their body. you may want to search for product reviews online or speak with a healthcare professional. that extra waste will be expelled from your body. This typically happens if you were asked to restrict your diet when using a colon cleanse. When looking to buy a colon cleanse. If you do not change the way that you eat or add exercise to your daily activities. While you may be able to achieve rapid weight loss with a colon cleanse. and health stores. If you are able to use a rapid colon cleanse. you may be interested in giving one a try. This will help to ensure that you if you do buy a colon cleanse that your money is well spent. you may see your weight add back on it as little as a few weeks or a few days. . you may notice a rapid weight loss.

but a decrease in your inches. Or vice versa. thighs and calves. You might actually gain a little weight because you are building muscle to replace your fat. Remember that you are reforming the composition of your body and this process will take some time. However. It is normal to go through periods where you body is readjusting. which is denser and heavier. You never know where you may be losing inches. Stalls may occur more frequently if you are 5 to 10 pounds away from being at your goal weight. This occurs from time to time. On some weeks it may not seem like you are losing any at all on the scale. hips. waist. Before you start your program. These stall periods are not a reason to quit or to give up. But a quick look at your measurements will prove otherwise. you are not alone. Your body will be smaller and leaner. There may be periods of 3 to 4 weeks where you have a stall in weight loss. The result will be an increase on the scale. but a loss in inches. It's important to take your measurements before you start your weight loss plan. A plateau means that you have gone an extended period of time without losing weight or inches. Using both methods to track your fat loss is the best assurance for an accurate measure of your progress. so it's important to have these comprehensive measurements to refer to. measure your chest. They are natural parts of the weight loss process. but you may weigh the same. you first must make sure that you have actually reached a plateau point. Check your measurements once a week. By following a low-carb.Chapter 16: Overcoming Plateaus On The Atkins Diet If you are experiencing a stall or plateau in your Atkins weight loss efforts. just like your weight. high- . On the Atkins diet you are replacing fat with muscle. in addition to your weight. upper arms. and you can track your overall progress.

your weight loss will stall. Don't try to count calories or restrict your calorie intake. Your muscle-to-fat ratio is higher than ever before. it goes into starvation mode and will hold onto fat cells. more frequent meals. Add a new exercise into the mix. eat freely from the acceptable foods. you can try a few different methods to get yourself out of the rut. you are on a carbohydrate-restricted diet. If you've gone four weeks with no change in weight or measurements and you are nowhere near your goal weight. Check your daily water intake. There are some other possible causes of stalls and plateaus on the road to weight loss. Also. you"ll have to increase the duration or the intensity in order to keep challenging your body. When you are dehydrated. your body will retain water and that can mimic a plateau. Increasing your exercise level can help get you through a plateau as well. When your body gets too few calories. make sure your carbohydrate level is in check. Make sure not to let yourself go hungry and eat smaller. As your muscles get used to working out at a certain level. Never go more than 5 hours without eating something (except overnight of course). Water will also help flush ketones from your system and make more room for new fat burning ketones. not a calorie-restricted diet. so your body might be resisting losing anymore fat. Look for hidden carbohydrates in packaged foods. Undereating can also be a cause for weight loss plateaus. Remember. It may be time to rethink your goal weight.protein way of eating you have created a lot more muscle in your body. or try increasing weight in resistance training. If you are eating too many carbohydrate grams per day. Perhaps your body is trying to tell you something and its time to start maintaining your weight loss rather than trying to lose more. Make sure to have some protein with every meal and snack. Trying one of these methods will most likely get your weight loss . First. dressings and sauces to make sure they aren't the culprits in your plateau.

back on track. . but they do not have to last. Remember that occasional stalls are normal.

The standard American diet has many foods that are considered acidic. The proponents of the pH Miracle diet say that all of these acidic foods actually disrupt the body's use of alkaline minerals. This is the real crux of the importance of the pH diet. our diet should be comprised of mostly alkaline foods. Protein Power and Sugarbusters. which make people prone to chronic diseases. The pH Miracle diet is the focus of a lot of new interest. The theory is that since the human body runs at this pH. the last six to seven years have been focused on lowcarbohydrate diets like Atkins. low carbohydrate diets of the past few years. such as animal protein. It points out that the acidic foods actually rob your body of essential minerals. The nutrition and health community has come to realize that what a person puts into their body has a profound effect on their overall health. vegetables.Chapter 17: Ph Miracle Diet Basics The pH Miracle diet is the newest phenomenon to strike the dieting world. Many holistic doctors and nutritionists see it as a more balanced approach to nutrition that takes the body's true needs into account. Basically. magnesium and calcium. has a totally different approach to nutrition. they look for something new to try. the human body has a pH that is slightly alkaline. the South Beach Diet. the pH diet takes this a step further. caffeine and packaged foods. Health experts have noticed that popular diets seem to go in waves. Although the mainstream medical community has emphasized a balanced diet including fresh fruits. potassium. As people become frustrated with each type of diet. sugar. All of these foods disrupt the pH balance of the body and cause a whole host of problems. meats and dairy products. after its creator Robert Young. The pH miracle diet is so appealing to people because it is a complete 180-degree turn from the high-protein. Those who follow the pH miracle diet are avoiding foods that can be disastrous to their health. These minerals include sodium. While the 90s were marked by the low-fat diet craze. The pH Miracle diet. also called the alkaline diet or the Young Diet. .

lemon and lime. Most vegetables have alkalizing effects. If you"re worried about protein. quinoa and spelt are favored for their alkalizing benefits. The ph Miracle diet principles are currently being studies at John Hopkins's university and by Dr. the principles behind the diet are based on holistic medicine and Chinese medicine. whether or not they follow the specifications of this particular diet. Fruits are limited to coconut. grapefruit. tofu and certain nuts and seeds. In fact. oats and rice are acidic and harmful. One of the most surprising omissions is the absence of wheat products. Generally. They disregard the acid/alkaline balance theory. all meats and dairy are omitted on the pH Miracle diet. Those that have tried the pH miracle diet say that they feel massive effects on their health within the first few weeks. except for mushrooms. goat milk is slightly alkaline. However. There is also protein provided from vegetarian options like beans. The alkaline grains of buckwheat. Soon the critics may have to re-evaluate their stance on the diet's scientific basis. Neil Solomon of the United Nations. Lowering the intake of processed foods and eating more vegetables is good health advice for everyone. . this has been one of the major criticisms of the pH miracle diet. Opponents say that if people are already eating fresh foods and drinking plenty of water. Another important thing to consider is that there has been no scientific testing of the theories behind the pH miracle diet. which have been around for centuries. The FDA recommends wholewheat products for better health. many conventional medical doctors see no benefit to the program.Many of the foods that we eat commonly are considered no-nos on the pH miracle diet. Also. grains like wheat. Yet according the pH diet. then the diet will have no effect. millet.

35 and 7. mushrooms. By determining what foods have an alkalizing effect on the body. bananas. which runs on the alkaline side. figs.Chapter 18: Getting More Alkaline Into Your Diet The pH miracle diet is a revolutionary new way to look at how you eat. watercress. the pH level of human blood is between 7. green peas. setting the pH levels in the bloodstream to the optimum level. peppers. peas. peaches. avocados. Vegetables that are alkalizing are: alfalfa. lettuce. kale. we can incorporate them into our diet in larger amounts. grapefruit. cabbage. sea veggies. limes. On average. beet greens. mustard greens. green beans. coconut. By neutralizing the acidity in the bloodstream. chard greens. This task can be daunting for many because foods that most people love to indulge themselves on are considered high in acidity. levels 7 and above are considered alkaline. honeydew. kohlrabi. and wild greens. celery. cucumber. sprouts. The goal in adding more alkaline into your diet is to identify good sources of alkaline. carrot. beets. berries. tomatoes. The goal with this diet is to match the ph level of the bloodstream. . blackberries. grapes. nightshade veggies. Alkalizing foods have a tonic effect on the body. cherries. nectarines. sweet potatoes. rutabaga. spinach. eggplant. Creating a comprehensive list of alkaline producing foods will help you make the most of the pH miracle diet. collard greens. cauliflower. muskmelons. alkaline foods act as a "breath of fresh air" to the system regenerating and restoring damaged cells. garlic. barley grass. the bloodstream carries these "acid bombs" throughout the system wreaking havoc in their wake. Fruits that have an alkalizing effect are: apples. Vegetables and fruits are the easiest ways to get more alkaline into your diet. onions. broccoli. dates. Diets high in acidic foods cause the body to break down prematurely. pumpkin. oranges. parsnips. lemons. apricots. The essentials of the diet are to keep the ph balance of food intake at 80% alkaline with 20% acidity. pears. currants. radishes.45. dandelions. cantaloupe. wheat grass.

stevia. Paying attention to which minerals have alkalizing effects can add the proper balance to your blood pH. green juices. curry. tofu. chestnuts. and all herbs. quite the contrary.pineapple. chili pepper. and whey protein powder. You can add these alkalizing additions to your culinary efforts to bring your PH levels into balance. Remember the goal of the pH miracle diet is to have the alkaline intake higher than your acidic intake. This does not mean that you can't enjoy the foods that are higher in acidity. and mineral water. Alkalizing condiments are: cinnamon. Protein can be a problem when attempting to add more alkaline into your diet. tamari. soured dairy products. All protein derived from animals is acidic. Implementing them is the next step which takes planning and commitment. tomatoes. fresh fruit juice. sodium. strawberries. tangerines. millet. tempeh. probiotic cultures. rhubarb. molasses. Proteins that are alkaline are: almonds. lecithin granules. alkaline antioxidant water. Keeping your pH level between 7 and 8 is the target for good health. raisins. Minerals are essential to optimum health. and magnesium. Other ways to add alkaline to your diet are: apple cider vinegar. mustard. sea salt. It is possible to add protein to your diet that will have an alkalizing effect in your bloodstream. After adding these healing foods to your diet you can test your body's pH levels with a saliva strip test available at most health food stores. raspberries. There are other incidentals that can make adding alkaline to your diet even easier. tropical fruits. Minerals that have an alkalizing effect on the body are: cesium. ginger. calcium. potassium. Food is nothing without the spices. the balance of your diet should be geared toward . herbs and sweeteners that give it that extra bit of character. bee pollen. and watermelon. Knowing which foods and supplements that add alkaline to your pH levels is just the beginning. miso. veggie juices.

alkaline producing foods. By maintaining a proper pH balance you can ensure that your body is performing at its optimum level. .

The human body is slightly alkaline and therefore it is better for your health to eat a diet composed of alkalizing foods. Alkaline foods make blood. fatigue and depressed immunity that can lead to more serious conditions. Acidic foods are acid forming in the human body. science can make some generalizations about the effects of acids and alkaline in the human digestion system. . The word "basic" comes from the Greek word "basis" which means foundation. Whenever these bases interact with acids. Acid and alkaline are chemical opposites. So an external treatment does not change a food from acid to alkaline. In the chemist's lab. These conditions are determined at the foundation of the cells that the foods are made up of. poor concentration. there is a struggle between them and salt is the result. or foundation. Foods are acid or alkaline at their base. The pH miracle diet relies on lists of foods that are acidic (to be avoided) and alkalizing (to be emphasized). "Basic" relates to the properties of acidity and alkalinity.Chapter 19: Acid And Alkaline Foods In The Ph Miracle Diet The main concept behind the pH miracle diet is to maintain a balance of pH in the foods that you eat. However. including weight gain. The alkalizing foods are better for your health and help to balance the pH of your body. lymph and saliva more alkaline and cause a higher pH number. When you eat too many acidic foods. in our bodies. alkaline and pH are common terms. your system becomes unbalanced and it can cause a whole host of problems. these interactions are very simple and straightforward. They make blood. lymph and saliva more acid and cause a lower pH number. However. many people do not understand exactly what they mean and what they have to do with nutrition and health. the interaction becomes more complex because of the scale at which acids and bases meet. While acid.

alkaline foods have a wide variety of benefits to your health. At a pH of slightly above 7. cancer cells become dormant. cancer cells die and healthy cells live. the "normal" range for saliva pH is between 7. The free radical oxidation that occurs when you eat acidic foods makes you age faster. Perhaps the most important differences between acid and alkaline foods are their relationship to cancer. but acid prevents oxygen from reaching tissues where it is needed. Most people. . Further hurting the function of the intestine is the fact that a high level of acidity inhibits the ability for intestinal walls to absorb nutrients. When oxygen enters an acidic solution it combines with hydrogen ions can form water.Just for reference. The sole oxygen atom is free to go to the next cell and bring the benefits of oxygen to all of the tissue in the body. Vitamins and minerals are not absorbed as readily. which puts the digestive system off balance. the two hydroxyl ions combine with the solution to create one water molecule and one oxygen atom. On the other hand. tired and their bodies are starving for balance. Alkaline foods promote deeper and more restful sleep. Cancerous tissues are acidic. headaches and the flu. Studies show that at pH 8. You literally slow down because your body cannot produce the same physical results as before. are too acidic and have a pH that is much lower. Friendly bacteria in the small intestine die.4. Oxygen helps to neutralize the acid. Eating them improves your muscle output. The vast majority of bodily systems cannot run at full capacity. They also have antioxidant effects in the body. and health tissues are alkaline. When oxygen enters an alkaline solution.5. however. Cells become stressed with the toxins that build up and cannot remove them. Alkaline foods promote abundant physical energy. more youthful skin and relieve suffering from colds. Under the influence of acidic foods the muscles fatigue easily. There is a reduction of parasites and yeast overgrowth with the use of alkaline foods. They are burned out. They increase assimilation at the cellular level and allow cells to operate in the manner that they should.3 and 7.4.

The alkaline food list is a selection of choices that will benefit your health when you start incorporating them into your body. . in addition to cancer prevention.Alkalizing the diet has many benefits.

slightly alkaline. The pH miracle diet will help balance your body and increase your energy. handling. When acid is introduced into the bloodstream it eats away at the negative charge that surrounds each red blood cell and causes all sorts of problems. Think of the bloodstream as a superhighway with stops all over the body. Your body is a finely tuned machine. These red blood cells each have a negative charge on them. The best fuel for your body is a custom mix. more alkaline than acid. Red blood cells are the commuting traffic riding along the bloodstream in a hurry to get to work. In short. and this keeps them from getting into fender benders and collisions in the bloodstream. In fact your bloodstream goes to great lengths to maintain a pH level of 7. the parts need to be kept running by fuel. The pH level scale runs from 1 to 14 with 1 serving as 'very acidic" 7 being "neutral" and 14 being 'very alkaline". How can you avoid this? The answer is quite simple and it starts with what you put in your stomach. Like other types of machinery. and overall performance and this is directly linked to the quality of fuel you put in the tank.45. What difference does this make? It all starts in the bloodstream. which eventually saps the energy away and makes you tired and sluggish. If you've ever been stuck in freeway traffic you know how frustrating this is. they cluster together and can cause gridlock and bottlenecks in the bloodstream. Why is this important? Among many reasons why your body strives for this balance starts with your energy level. This stress on the body causes a domino effect. Have you ever put low quality fuel into your car after running it on premium fuel? There is a difference in acceleration. Red blood cells are created by . When the negative charge is stripped away from the red blood cells. Acid is the culprit in the bloodstream traffic jam. the traffic in the bloodstream isn't flowing as smoothly and it causes everything to slow down.Chapter 20: Ph And Energy Levels Did you know that your blood has a pH level? pH is the measurement of how acid or alkaline something is.35 to 7.

When the stomach works on digesting food. Your body eliminates this waste through your urine and sweat. Making changes to your diet is a huge step in reversing this breakdown of your body while boosting your energy level. Eventually the build up is so great that the cells deteriorate and cause energy depletion and leaves the body open to disease. What does your body do with all of the acidic waste it can't get rid off? The answer is quite shocking. By controlling the amounts of alkaline food you ingest you are giving your body a fighting chance. By limiting your intake of acidic foods and increasing your intake of alkaline food with the pH miracle diet you can increase your stamina. it leaves behind natural acidic waste. How can you avoid this slow death? A higher energy level helps to fend off opportunistic diseases and ensures strong cellular regeneration.the food that you eat. The old adage "you are what you eat" is absolutely true. and the overall performance of your body machine. A lot of energy is expelled keeping the waste from doing detrimental damage to your body. tipping the balance in the favor of good health. it stores it in your body! The cells in your body are mostly alkaline and this acid waste starts to attack and destroy these cells. endurance. The more alkaline your food choices are the less of this waste will be accumulated in your body. . but there comes a point when the waste build up is too great to eliminate. but this fight can only go on for so long. Find books and lists that outline which foods are alkaline and which ones are acidic. The choices you make in what you eat will greatly determine how much of this acidic waste gets stored in your body.

they cluster together and can cause gridlock and bottlenecks in the bloodstream. How can you avoid this? The answer is quite simple and it starts with what you put in your stomach. When the negative charge is stripped away from the red blood cells. the traffic in the bloodstream isn't flowing as smoothly and it causes everything to slow down. Have you ever put low quality fuel into your car after running it on premium fuel? There is a difference in acceleration. In short. Think of the bloodstream as a superhighway with stops all over the body. and overall performance and this is directly linked to the quality of fuel you put in the tank. Red blood cells are created by .Chapter 21: Measuring Your Ph For The Ph Miracle Diet Did you know that your blood has a pH level? pH is the measurement of how acid or alkaline something is. In fact your bloodstream goes to great lengths to maintain a pH level of 7.35 to 7. This stress on the body causes a domino effect. The pH miracle diet will help balance your body and increase your energy. which eventually saps the energy away and makes you tired and sluggish. more alkaline than acid. The best fuel for your body is a custom mix. and this keeps them from getting into fender benders and collisions in the bloodstream. These red blood cells each have a negative charge on them. Your body is a finely tuned machine. Acid is the culprit in the bloodstream traffic jam. Why is this important? Among many reasons why your body strives for this balance starts with your energy level. The pH level scale runs from 1 to 14 with 1 serving as 'very acidic" 7 being "neutral" and 14 being 'very alkaline". Like other types of machinery.45. If you've ever been stuck in freeway traffic you know how frustrating this is. What difference does this make? It all starts in the bloodstream. slightly alkaline. When acid is introduced into the bloodstream it eats away at the negative charge that surrounds each red blood cell and causes all sorts of problems. handling. Red blood cells are the commuting traffic riding along the bloodstream in a hurry to get to work. the parts need to be kept running by fuel.

but there comes a point when the waste build up is too great to eliminate. The choices you make in what you eat will greatly determine how much of acidic waste gets stored in your body. tipping the balance in the favor of good health. The old adage "you are what you eat" is absolutely true. How can you avoid this slow death? A higher energy level helps to fend off opportunistic diseases and ensures strong cellular regeneration. What does your body do with all of the acidic waste it can't get rid off? The answer is quite shocking. but this fight can only go on for so long. By controlling the amounts of alkaline food you ingest you are giving your body a fighting chance. Making changes to your diet is a huge step in reversing this breakdown of your body while boosting your energy level. When the stomach works on digesting food. By limiting your intake of acidic foods and increasing your intake of alkaline food with the pH miracle diet you can increase your stamina. it stores it in your body! The cells in your body are mostly alkaline and this acid waste starts to attack and destroy these cells. Eventually the build up is so great that the cells deteriorate and cause energy depletion and leaves the body open to disease. . endurance. A lot of energy is expelled keeping the waste from doing detrimental damage to your body. Your body eliminates this waste through your urine and sweat. and the overall performance of your body machine. Find books and lists that outline which foods are alkaline and which ones are acidic.the food that you eat. it leaves behind natural acidic waste. The more alkaline your food choices are the less of this waste will be accumulated in your body.

The pH miracle diet approach offers people a simple and basic understanding of why their bodies are out of balance. Make sure to read the label of ingredients carefully. This will get your body pH back into balance and allow your cells to function as they were meant to. . Green drinks are made from grasses. most contain a few common ingredients. These will help your body become more alkaline and they have the vitamins. The key problem in health and excess weight is the presence of too much acid in the diet. organs and tissues. Most come in powder form and each day you mix a few spoonfuls with water. Since there are so many brands to choose from the choice might be overwhelming. minerals and amino acids that your body needs to repair itself. That acid builds up and causes problems in the functioning of your cells. Although all green drinks are different. The main thing to look for in a green drink is the presence of alkaline vegetable ingredients. What are green drinks and how are they beneficial to those following the pH diet? Green drinks are a simple and easy way for people to get more nutrition and alkalinity into their diet.Chapter 22: Green Drinks And The Ph Miracle Diet If you've been learning about the benefits of the pH miracle diet you've probably run across the phrase "green drinks" before. The solution is to eat an alkalizing diet that has a calming effect on the system. You can simply and easily infuse your body with alkaline foods by using green drinks one to three times per day. sprouted grains and other green vegetables. Over time. There are many different green drinks available on the market. In fact. a quick search of reviews on Robert Young's book "The pH Miracle Diet" shows that many people who use the program also use green drinks to boost the level of alkaline in their diets. They are available at local health foods stores or on the Internet. the acidity builds up in your body and makes a negative environment for your cells.

They are also a good source of iron and calcium. Some are available in capsules and should be taken with plenty of water. If you are the type of person who cannot get moving without your morning cup of coffee. Calcium. Finally. give green drinks a try for a week and feel the difference. help with weight loss and add protein to the diet. Many people report feeling instant increases in energy and a reduction in cravings for sugar and caffeine. Research your options and then select a green drink brand that looks good to you and fits the alkalizing criteria. When you first begin taking green drinks. Make sure the green drink contains no algae. Another thing to look for in your green drink is notification that the ingredients are organically grown. A. Some have lists of dozens of ingredients. Green drinks help with instantly alkalizing your body. Potassium and Magnesium. Most green drinks are taken mixed with water up to four times daily. . You can feel the effects of the pH miracle diet instantly when you use green drinks.Kamut grass can decrease cholesterol levels. Green drinks also help the immune system and can reduce the amounts of yeasts and toxins in the body. Iron. check the label carefully for non-nutrient ingredients and fillers. Alfalfa sprouts can help redistribute your body weight after you lose weight. Broccoli is a strong anti-cancer food and it also helps boost the immune system and improve digestion. Kale contains vitamin C. it is recommended that you take half a dose for one week in order to get your body used to the effects. mushroom or probiotics as these are acidifying ingredients. These are just a few of the powerful ingredients contained in green drinks. They neutralize the excess acids that are in your system. Dandelion greens help with weight loss and cholesterol levels. The directions for taking green drinks depend on the manufacturer. Green drinks are an instant way to alkalize your body and improve your health.

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hiding in various forms. These stored fat cells play a host to acidic waste that in turn degrade the structure of red blood cells in the bloodstream. Sugar is in everything. As sugar levels go up in the body. the higher in simple sugars a food is. and high fructose corn syrups are active ingredient in all processed food and condiments. When insulin levels drop. One of the main factors in the fight against acidic pH levels is sugar. Put quite simply.Chapter 23: Sugar And The Ph Miracle Diet The pH diet stresses a balanced approach to eating. the more likely it will promote fat storage in the body. These highly refined sweeteners leave a bitter taste in the mouths of those who are starting out on the pH diet due to their universal acceptance as a "necessary evil" With sugar's radical effect on insulin levels. dextrose. they compete with one another when they enter cells. Lower white blood cell counts equal a suppressed immune system that isn't strong enough to protect the body. Sugar is devoid of vitamins and minerals and upon absorption . The average American consumes 2 to 3 pounds of sugar each week. This alarming number is attributed to the wide popularity of sugar as an additive. the body has no fighting chance against the damage. Sugar also fights for control of the cellular development in the body with Vitamin C. Without the phagocytizing effects of Vitamn C on cellular structures they are unable to fend off the attacks of viruses and bacteria. If there is a higher concentration of sugar in the bloodstream which will allow more sugar into thirsty cells leaving little to no room for Vitamin C. By limiting the intake of acidic foods and increasing the intake of alkaline foods one can achieve optimum health. Insulin also inhibits the body's ability to fight off weight gain and elevated triglyceride levels. Sugar is an epidemic in our modern world. From a structural standpoint. Sucrose. so do the release of growth hormone. These growth hormones depress the immune system that leaves the body open to a host of diseases and maladies. that translates to over 135 pounds of sugar per person per year. Vitamin C and Simple Sugar are quite similar.

. supplements. Simple sugars have also been attributed to gallstones. A more acidic PH is produced by this buildup of lactic acid in the cancerous cells. mood disorders. and beverages you can decrease the risk of disease in the body. This lactic acid produced by fermenting glucose is transported into the liver. as well as how carbohydrates can be broken down into simple sugars in the bloodstream.steals vital micro-nutrients to help it metabolize into the system. The connection between sugars and unhealthy acidic levels in the bloodstream is clearly drawn through the connection of glucose (sugar) and cancerous cells. A deficit is created when these micro-nutrients are not replaced. By arming yourself with information you can improve the quality of your life. is it any wonder that sugar is also one of the most acidic things you can put into your body. This is commonly referred to as diabetes. Simple sugars are quite simply a poison to the body that will eventually deteriorate the quality of cellular development and suppress the immune system to the point of failure. one can decrease the dependence on simple sugars and avoid bad health. By replacing simple sugars with more complex ones or alkaline-based sweeteners such as Stevia. Become educated on how the body metabolizes simple sugars. heart disease and even asthma. By balancing the diet with an 80% alkaline and 20% acid induction of foods. With all of the negative effects that sugars have been clinically linked to. Cancer is the most dangerous result of heavy sugar dependence. The ability of sugar to raise insulin levels artificially eventually leaves the pancreas dysfunctional and the body dependent on sugar. Look carefully at ingredient labels and be aware of the many names that simple sugars hide behind. This deficiency causes fat cells and cholesterol to not be metabolized thus leading to high blood pressure and obesity. the highly acidic nature of cancerous tumors is testament to this. Cancerous cells thrive on lactic acid.

However. even on strict versions of the pH miracle diet a balance between acid and alkaline is recommended. you may just want to remove the high acid treats that you find irresistible. you"ll need to start a list of items. Remember. Either way. whether you do a "kitchen purge" or just remove a few items from your shelves. So when you make your menu and your grocery lists. whole grain pasta. but occasionally people find it easier to get specialty items at health foods stores or natural food chains like Whole Foods and Trader Joe's. When you shop from a planned menu and the recipes that go with those meal choices. Shopping for the pH miracle diet can be done at any grocery store. you can still easily purchase the items you need at a standard grocery store. milk. eggs. Depending on how committed you are the program you may begin with clearing out your pantry and your refrigerator of all highly acidic foods. you have a few tasks ahead of you. This is a good approach if you have a lot of money to spend and just want to fill your kitchen with these foods. However.Chapter 24: Shopping Tips For The Ph Miracle Diet If you've read about the pH miracle diet and you've decided to give it a try. Foods that are slightly and moderately acidic include bananas. Some people like to work from the alkaline food lists in the book. In fact. you"ll only buy what you need. There are many others and you can consult different resources on the levels of acidity in foods. many of the foods on the alkaline list are fresh vegetables. You"ll want to make sure that you actually need them before you buy them so you won't risk wasting money. dried beans. nuts and wheat bread. your diet doesn't have to be 100% alkaline. Additionally. You don't want to walk into the grocery store blind and try to remember what you need to buy. Strive to have balance . If you live with others who won't be on the diet with you. you"ll need to go grocery shopping. a better and more organized approach is to first make out a menu list for the following week. Before you make your shopping trip. if you live in an area where there is no access to these types of stores. keep that in mind. when you first start.

. Generally. the real importance is that you buy the vegetables and use them in your cooking. Produce.in your daily diet of 70% alkaline to 30% acid. The canning process has negative effects on the alkaline state of these foods. There is also a lot of sodium in canned fruits and vegetables. you"ll notice that you will be staying along the outer rim of the grocery store. If you think about it. The outer edges consist of the produce section. It's best to purchase balance of alkaline and acid foods as you get used to this way of living and eating. Strive for mostly alkaline to begin with. is going to be the primary focus on your pH miracle diet shopping trip. look for frozen. If you have to use conventionally grown produce or frozen produce that is better than using no produce at all. the foods along the walls are fresher and more natural than the foods within the aisles. Buy organic produce if you have the means to. and then you can move further up the alkaline spectrum and eliminate more acidic foods. especially vegetables. you will end up rebounding back to you acidic ways of eating. When you arrive at the grocery store. with your list in hand. all of the foods in the center of the store are processed and packaged. However. If you go cold turkey on your favorite foods and believe that you have to be super strict in order to be healthy. the dairy section and the deli and/or meat counter. If you cannot buy fresh. Many stores that do not carry organic fresh produce will have organic frozen produce. The only word of caution is to avoid canned fruits and vegetables.

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