How an Acid Diet Makes You Fat
How an Acid Diet Makes You Fat
By Yuri Elkaim
When your body notices that the blood has become to acidic and there are no longer any alkaline reserves, it quickly makes the decision to alleviate this dangerous situation. One of the first things your body does to alkalize the blood is remove acid from within the blood stream, storing it in your fat cells.
So, if you're hoping to lose weight, then this is critical to understand. You can exercise all you like and will your way to a leaner body, but if you do nothing to alkalize your body, your attempts will be in vain. Think about it - the human body is very intelligent. As you become more and more acidic your body starts to set up defense mechanisms to keep the damaging acid from entering the vital organs. It is known that acid gets stored in fat cells. After all, if the acid does come into contact with an organ it has a chance to eat holes in the tissue. Fat cells and cellulite deposits begin packing up the acid and try to keep it a safe distance from your organs. The fat may be saving your vital organs from damage.
So, if your body is acidic, then it requires more fat to be able to store all the acid. Not until you start reducing the acidity in your blood will your body begin to realize that it no longer needs as much fat. Makes sense - less acid means less fat is needed to store it! Many people have found that a return to a healthy inner biological terrain helps them to lose excess fat.
Along with refined foods, sugars, and animals products, stress is a big producer of acid. Consider the example of a woman who is obsessed with losing weight. It's all she thinks about. Do you think that might create some unneeded stress? Unfortunately, this scenario is far too common among women living in the Western world. An unattainable media and fashion portrayal of the "perfect" body has skewed the way many people see their body. The result is that more and more people (not just women) are stressing about how their body should look. This type of worry or obsession creates greater amounts of acidity within the body and essentially works against their mission of losing weight. So, their weight goes nowhere and they don't know why!
3 things you can do immediately to reduce the acidity in your body include:
- eating a more vegetarian diet
- adding more greens into your diet
- starting your day with a glass of lemon water
Copyright 2007 Yuri Elkaim, BPHE, CK, RHN
Yuri Elkaim is a registered holistic nutritionist, highly acclaimed personal trainer, certified kinesiologist, former professional soccer player, speaker, and owner of Total Wellness Consulting. He is also the author of the revolutionary Eating for Eating � a guide to healthy eating that has awaken the world to the power of natural living foods. It includes 120 recipes, a 12-week meal plan, and more great nutritional tools for living the best life ever! For more information on Eating for Energy please visit http://www.EatingforEnergy.ca