Creating a Healthy Body

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We go out of our way to put garbage in our bodies.  We eat things that our bodies can’t use like preservatives and chemical dyes. We wash our clothes and clean our homes with substances that are full of toxic chemicals that seep into our skin and food. We even breathe in toxic chemicals in our offices, in our homes, and outside if we are city dwellers (just think of all those chemical room sprays we use). To top it off, we apply chemicals to our skin and seem surprised when we feel sick later. Those chemicals can’t be used by our bodies so they are hoarded… stored away. These stores cause just one thing: ILLNESS.

In order to create a Non-Sick lifestyle, you have to begin by cleaning up your current reality. In other words, it’s time to detoxify.

Where to begin?

You can start with what you put in your body voluntarily… food!

Eliminate alcohol, coffee, cigarettes, refined sugars and saturated fats, all of which act as toxins in the body and are obstacles to your healing process.  Where possible, go organic and above all, READ LABELS.  If you can’t pronounce an ingredient and don’t know what it is, then you shouldn’t eat or drink it.

Be aware of what goes into your body involuntarily!

Look at your cleaners.  These are just as dangerous to your health as toxic foods since chemicals can seep through your skin.  An easy rule of thumb: if it’s chemical based, it’s not good for your body.  Avoid things that contain ethylene-based glycol, terpenes, hypochlorite or sodium hypochlorite, butyl cellosolve, and crystalline silica. All of these are known carcinogens and have been shown to cause cancers and breathing illnesses.

Be aware of your hygiene items as well.  Many of them contain the chemicals listed above.  Go for natural alternatives instead. You’ll get the added bonus of saving a TON of money.

Once you’ve cleaned up your personal “environment”, add in these three toxic cleansing activities.

1. Adequate sleep! Sleep is when the body does most of it’s self-cleansing.  Get enough sleep to allow your body to perform a full cleanse cycle.  That means a minimum of 6 hours a night if you are an adult.

2. DRINK a minimum of 80 oz of water a day! The body flushes toxins better when there’s a solvent involved.  Water not only aids in cleansing the body but it keeps your body hydrated, helps eliminate cravings (for those toxic substances), and decreases your hunger. Trying to use coffee, tea, juices, or soda as a solvent, just won’t  work. Water is the only thing the body recognizes as a solvent for cleansing and besides, all soda and many coffees, teas, and juices contain chemicals you shouldn’t be putting in your body.

3. Exercise properly! There are specific exercises that promote detoxifying and they are great for increasing mental health,overall flexibility, and enhanced mood. Make use of them to help the body cleanse itself of residual toxins.

You’ll find that cleaning up your “personal environment” will give you more energy, improve your health, and will actually save you money.  A win/win, don’t you think?

 

 

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About leisatwatkins

In May 2011, I hit an all time low in my life and an all time high in my weight. I was 199 pounds and the idea of hitting 200 scared me. I had tried every known diet, HCG, Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig, Atkins, the grapefruit diet. I'd even tried Phen-phen when I was younger and Dexatrim before that. While I'd lose a little weight, I would always gain it back and then more. I knew the yo-yo dieting was not healthy for my body and it was definitely wreaking havoc on my mental wellness. I didn't know what to do and I was looking into taking drastic surgical measures to lose weight. That's when a friend of mine told me his story about losing over 200 pounds without pills, surgery, or starving himself. Not only did he lose the weight, but he kept it off. What did I have to lose? I asked him to share the secret with me. Now, only six short months later, I weigh 140 lbs and am working on losing 5 more. That will put me back to my weight that I was in HS, college, and before I had children. And I've done it with my friend's help as my Health Coach, without starving or even exercising, although I love to walk everyday. I haven't felt hungry at all in this process. How many "diets" can say that? I feel fantastic! I've felt great since the first week on this program. Let me be very clear about this. This is NOT a diet. This is not something you do for a little while, lose the weight, then go back to your old eating habits. This program is a life changing plan to help you eat healthier, make food choices that are tailored to your body, and bring you to a state of optimal physical health. If like me, you are tired of diets that don't work, then let me show you a life style plan that does.

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