It can be really frustrating. We exercise regulary, follow a healthy diet… but the scale just refuses to budge.
According to fitness, diet and nutrition expert Thomas DeLauer there could be another reason why you’re not losing weight however hard you’re trying…
You’re body isn’t absorbing nutrients!
The main culprits are all the processed, genetically modified and other crazy foods that we’re putting into our bodies, says DeLauer. They are making it so that we’re no longer able to absorb our nutrients well.
The number one reason for this is the inflammation these foods cause in our body.
This leads to a slower metabolism, making it harder to lose weight and causing you to feel weary and making it difficult to find the energy to get you through the day.
Now, there are plenty of cleanses, juice fasts, detox diets and pills out there that promise to cleanse your body and naturally start absorbing more nutrients.
However, there are a couple of important reasons you don’t want to juice fast, says DeLauer…
- Juice fasting is way too low on calories.
- You’re missing out on important nutrients.
- You’re missing out on fiber
- Last but not least… you’re going to lose precious lean muscle.
Now, whether you’re man or woman, this muscle tissue is what is keeping your metabolism going. You don’t want to lose it at any cost.
As for pills. We all know they usually don’t work in the long run. The only reason we often buy into them is their promise of being a ‘quick fix’.
DeLauer recommends a different approach. One that is more sustainable…
The right way to reactivate your digestive system
DeLauer states that, in order to absorb your nutrients, you need to be nourishing your body with ‘real foods’… whole, natural foods. You should also be eating certain foods at a certain time to help expedite the removal of toxins from the body.
This will kick-start your digestive system into doing its job and actually absorb nutrients instead of just passing them through your body.
What you don’t want to happen, says DeLauer, is to go into starvation mode. If you stop absorbing your nutrients for any reason then your metabolism is going to start to slow down.
This is going to make it hard to lose weight, send your energy levels plummeting, make your joints hurt, cause inflammation and make it hard to maintain lean muscle.
The trick is to help expedite the removal of toxins from the body so you start absorbing your nutrients
From 280lbs to 185lbs
And DeLauer knows what he’s talking about. He used to be 280 pounds. He was working a corporate healthcare job. This meant sitting at a desk a lot.
“Honestly I thought I was eating pretty well, but I wasn’t choosing the right foods at the right time. I just gained more and more weight” says DeLauer.
Eventually he met someone who taught him about inflammation, how certain foods can have different effects on the body and expediting the removal of toxins. This intrigued him and he ended up becoming an expert in it over the next few years.
He learned that the answer to his weight problem wasn’t juice fasting or taking a special pill. It was eating eating real and eating specific foods at certain times.
Applying what he had learned, he went from being 280lbs to 185lbs and appearing on the covers of some of the largest health and fitness magazines in the world.
Once you start absorbing your nutrients your metabolism picks up. You start losing weight more easily, feel more energetic, inflammation starts to disappear and you actually start looking and feeling younger.
Another great benefit is that you start getting less and less cravings for unhealthy junk foods. This makes it so much easier to maintain healthy eating habits.
7 days to a new you
After his own success, DeLauer turned his knowledge into a program that other people could use to achieve similar results.
It teaches exactly which foods to eat at what time in order to cleanse your body and start absorbing nutrients. The result is a faster metabolism, easier weight loss and increased energy.
DeLauer’s program consists of a seven day natural health cleanse. No gimmicks, no juice fasts and no ‘magic’ pill… just eating the right, natural foods at the right times. And these are not expensive ‘super’ foods either. Just food you can get an ordinary supermarket or health food store.
Many people have had great success with DeLauer’s program, some claiming to have lost up to 14 pounds by the start of day 5.
Seven days is all you need enhance your body’s nutrient absorption, jump-start your metabolism and start burning off that additional weight, says DeLauer. Anybody can do it.
If you’re interested in the program, which DeLauer calls ‘The Organic Health Protocol’ you can learn more about it here.
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