It’s something that people don’t like to talk about when it comes to weight loss, but what goes in must…..come out. There is no way around it. Everything that you put into your body is going to do one of three things:
- It is going to be used for nutrients
- It is going to be stored as fat
- It is going to be discarded as waste
Obviously #1 and #3 are the goals when you are looking to lose weight. You want to make sure that everything you put into your body is going to serve some type of healthy purpose and you want to be sure that anything that doesn’t serve a healthy purpose is easy for your body to discard.
Your Waste Matters
Even though it is a bit uncomfortable to talk about, in order for you to lose weight it is crucial that you understand your waste. It isn’t glamorous but it is necessary. Even when we eliminate regularly, most of us are still not eliminating enough. The result is that undigested foods sit in your intestines for extended periods of time.
To get a better picture of this, imagine taking a newly ripe banana and removing the peel. Now imagine that you leave the banana on your counter for few days. Before long it will start to show signs that it is ‘past its prime’ and it will even start to smell.
Many times we don’t realize it but our bodies are the same way. When we eat something that our body is not able to easily digest, we wreak havoc on the speed of our digestion, our energy levels, and eventually our health.
Whether you need to lose 10 pounds or 110 pounds, there are a few tricks that can help you on your way.
Drink Some Water, Then Drink Some More
So many times we take the power of water for granted. After all, it is hard to believe that one of the best ways to lose weight is free…especially with the weight loss industry being a trillion dollar industry.
But water is critical if you are looking to lose weight. The benefits of water go well beyond simple hydration, water is essential for so many things in our bodies.
- Keeping your breath smelling good
- Helping to flush out toxins (for example, people who undergo certain cancer treatments are encouraged to drink large amounts of water)
- Helping to keep your skin clear
And when you are talking about losing weight and eliminating waste, water has even more amazing benefits:
- Keeps waste soft and encourages the movement of the digestive system
- Helps to reduce water weight
- Replenishes your hydration after a workout
- Helps you to feel full
Whether you are looking to flush your system or just keep things moving, water is the best thing that you can do for yourself.
Sweat it Out
A big part of losing weight is getting rid of everything that has been clogging your system so it only makes sense that you want to keep your largest organ as healthy as it can be.
So many times when people talk about flushing the system they think about the
digestive system. But the pores of the skin are also able to do an amazing job helping us to get rid of the junk that is clogging our system.
You know that wonderful ‘tired but energized’ feeling that you get after a sweaty workout? The reason is because you just allowed your body to flush itself. When we sweat we are literally taking things that are trapped in our system and forcing them out through our pores. The result is that the body gets a boost of ‘deep cleaning’ while working out in the process.
Be Friends With Fiber
If you are looking to lose weight, it is essential that you make fiber a regular part of your diet. Fiber does two very important things for weight loss. First it helps you to eliminate waste regularly while keeping the bowels healthy. As you know this is a critical step for weight loss success.
But fiber does something else too, something that is not talked about nearly enough. Fiber helps to regulate your blood sugar. This means that fiber helps to keep you feeling full for longer periods of time. For best results you should aim to eat fiber at every meal.
If you are looking to clean out your system and find true health in the fastest way possible, make it a point to drink lots of water, sweat, and eat fiber every day.