Phase 1: Detox
Medications of all kinds have side effects on the glands, especially the liver. Diuretics deplete minerals, which can affect the adrenal glands. Antibiotics kill your friendly bacteria, putting stress on your liver because of stress on digestion. Hormone-replacement hormones, birth control pills, Prednisone, etc, these chemicals and others can be big barriers to losing weight.
The liver is the main organ that is supposed to eliminate these toxic chemicals. It does this in two phases. In the first phase the liver tries to neutralize toxins that have built up in your body. In the second phase it will try to convert these neutralized toxins into less harmful particles, which can be eliminated through the urine and bowel. Your own excess hormones are also either deactivated or recycled within your liver.
This Phase 1 eating plan will quickly get your body into fat burning mode. It is known that eating only protein and fat puts someone in ketosis (fat burning). Purchase some ketone strips at the drugstore and check it out for yourself.
All six fat-burning hormones do their work through the liver. In fact, 80 percent of your thyroid function occurs through the liver.
The bulk of the foods should be raw nutrient-dense, high-fiber vegetables, minus sugars, refined foods, refined fats (trans fats), and starchy foods like potatoes ...more
Eat as many cruciferous vegetables as possible because of their great ability to improve the liver. The liver is the central hub for all fat-burning hormones.
You can eat the vegetables listed below in unlimited quantities. Other vegetables not listed are also okay ...more
You can include a small amount (6 oz per day) of low-fat cottage cheese or plain low-fat yogurt within this plan; a little butter is okay too. Every other day you could also eat some low-fat cheese (no more than 3 oz per day), and a small quantity of feta cheese can be sprinkled on your salad as well ...more
Fruits should mostly be eaten at night, with the exception of apples, which can be eaten anytime and in as much quantity as you desire. The reason for eating fruits in the later part of the day has to do with how fast they break down and turn into sugar ...more
Since fat readily satisfies hunger and this program is low in fat, in order to avoid hunger you need to compensate by eating more food more frequently. The most important action is to eat enough food to keep your calories up, as low calories will add stress and more weight gain ...more
You'll need to eat an ample amount of raw nuts and seeds between meals to prevent hunger. Raw almonds and walnuts are best. Hummus (chickpeas) is another possibility ...more
This Detox Phase can be done every other month to keep the liver in top shape. Some people continue the Detox Phase for months until they start craving protein, at which point they introduce an adequate amount to turn off the craving ...more
At the end of the two-week detox phase, you should notice that your cravings are gone, your bowel movements should be improved, your energy should be up, and you should be losing weight and/or inches. Just about everyone will experience improved energy, better sleep, fewer cravings, and improvements in hair, nails, skin and sex drive because of the liver's enhanced ability to utilize hormones. ...more
At the end of 14 days, you have to make a decision whether to stay on this program longer or start adding some protein. If the liver has been in bad shape, it will take some time to bring it back. Don't expect the liver to regenerate in two weeks; this is just the beginning. Some people do the Detox Phase every two months. Some people stay on it an additional one to three weeks and others continue for several months, while some are ready to come off it after 14 days, as they are craving a steak. Your body will let you know when it needs more protein. ...more
The 7 Principles of Fat Burning
Having the correct plan for your body type is a much easier and faster and healthier way to keeping the weight off. In The 7 Principles of Fat Burning we not only tell you what to do but we change the way you look at calories, hormones and fat burning so you CAN finally succeed. ...read more