Weight Loss

Weight loss is a big industry in the United States and the straightforward advice to eat less and exercise more does not work for many people.

What you eat can be as important as how much you eat. Nutritional deficiencies signal the body that it needs to continue eating, even if we have taken in too many calories. Eating a diet high in fat, sugar, or mucus-causing foods can inhibit the body's natural metabolic processes and cause it to store toxins and fats rather than eliminate them. Sugars and processed starches also feed unhealthy intestinal bacteria and fungi, which can cause further food cravings.

Beneficial Foods

Asparagus A high nutrient, low calorie food.
Avocado A nutritious, satisfying alternative to unhealthy, high calorie fat sources.
Buckwheat Buckwheat makes the body feel full faster than more common grains, causing one to eat less. Buckwheat also acts as an appetite suppressant.
Coconut Oil Regulates the thyroid and increases metabolism, leading to weight loss.
Cucumbers High water content, low in calories, and filling for their size.
Endive Contains the amino acids tyrosine and phenylalanine, which help fight food cravings.
Grapefruit Drink fresh grapefruit juice or eat fresh grapefruit. Cooked, canned, or otherwise processed grapefruit will not fight cellulite. For quick results, fast on grapefruit for 3 days.
Hot Peppers The capsaicin in hot peppers increase metabolic activity, and helps the body to burn calories and fat.
Nettles Very mineral-rich and therefore satisfy hunger. Increase metabolism. Help burn fat.

Beneficial Nutrients

Calcium Helps regulate metabolism and makes it easier to maintain a healthy weight. Calcium deficiency signals the body that it is "starving."
Iodine Helps prevent excess fat storage. Helps the body efficiently burn calories.
Omega-3 Fatty Acids Reduces risk of obesity. Helps regulate food intake, body weight, and metabolism.
Vitamin B3/Niacin Helps the body process fats.