Many people start out a weight loss regimen and feel frustration when they do not see results right away. In order to learn about fast and healthy weight loss, you must first understand how your body works, most importantly the liver. You may be suffering lower weight loss potential because of damage already done and you have to take a few steps to understand the root of the problem and how to properly restore your liver function.
What does your liver actually do?
The liver removes toxins from the body that we eat or drink. It does this through a variety of functions through the skin, kidneys, colon, lungs, or the lymph system. When you eat or drink bad foods, you will eventually consume more than the liver can remove and your system gets clogged. These toxins will make the liver less able to function and the toxins can make your body sick. A few symptoms and illnesses associated with decreased liver function are:
- High blood pressure
- High cholesterol
- Brownish spots on the skin, also called “liver spots”
- Acne, eczema, and other skin disorders
- Weight gain, sluggishness, chronic fatigue
- Increased cancer risk due to toxins
- Heart disease
The liver processes the fats we eat and sends it to the colon. Not eating enough fiber which bonds to this fat in the colon can cause the colon to send this fat to the liver to be reprocessed. The liver then stores this fat in the body, especially in the midsection which causes the “pot belly” effect. Trans-fatty acids are especially dangerous as the liver does not even attempt to process these and simply attempts to send them out.
How can you reverse the damage?
In order to achieve fast and healthy weight loss, you must now restore the liver to healthy working order. This can be done but it takes a few things that you must do. The first thing you must do is to stop eating the bad, processed, fatty foods that caused the problem in the first place. You can then begin to eat quality foods that the liver wants to process and make fuel for the body. These foods include all of the quality vegetables and fruits as they contain antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, and especially fiber which will help the liver remove excess fat and toxins from the body.
If you cannot get enough fruits and veggies through the diet, a quality vegetable juice drink will help. It is best to ingest these foods in their natural state but a good juice regimen is a decent substitute. Quality lean proteins such as fish, eggs, and poultry are also good for the liver as they contain far less fat than their red meat counterparts. Brown rice makes a great substitute for the bad carbohydrates found in processed foods.
You can also create a great liver detox formula using a formula of the juice of one lemon, one teaspoon each of aloe vera and chlorophyll, and 8 ounces of water. The lemon juice helps the liver produce bile which helps the body remove harmful fat. Chlorophyll detoxifies the colon which allows more fat to pass through and aloe vera and lemon juice both help stimulate healthy colon function. This easy to make concoction is one of the best liver detox drinks you can make and it’s also by far the cheapest. Many other liver detox formulas are sold on the market for almost 10-20 times as much as this simple homemade formula.
How will this help achieve weight loss goals?
As you begin to learn about fast and healthy weight loss, you learn just how your renewed healthy liver detoxifies the body and keeps you healthy through the removal of fat from the body. Here are just a few of the effects on the body from a renewed, healthy liver.
- Healthier looking skin which glows and looks fresh without makeup or other additives.
- Renewed strength and energy which will motivate you towards more exercise and other activities.
- Better health as you enjoy the benefits of eating healthier. Good foods taste good and give the body much needed nutrients without the need for sodium and other additives.
- Weight loss through not only better ability to exercise and eat properly but through the fat removal effects of a healthy liver.
In order to achieve fast and healthy weight loss, you must understand how your body functions and processes the foods you eat. Now that you fully understand how the foods we eat undermine our body and weight loss goals, you can begin a pathway to good health and excellent weight loss. You will not only look better but you will also feel better too. Best of all, it doesn’t require any pills or tricks to achieve as all you need to do is eat and drink healthy, exercise, and get good sleep to achieve total body health and weight loss.
Mike Sanfacon N.D.
Mike Sanfacon is a health and weight loss expert, helping you learn about fast healthy weight loss – and helping you understand how to lose weight fast and healthy – so you can live the life you want and no longer be stuck wondering, “What can I do to lose weight fast and healthy?” Let the healthy weight loss tips on this site help you reach your goals! (And share this site with others you know who need help reaching weight loss goals as well!)