Depleted soil conditions and refining give us nutritionally bankrupt foods which fill us without nourishing us. This leads to constant hunger at the cellular level.
It is not the lack of will power, but undiagnosed food allergies that make you crave processed foods high in sugar, flour, yeast or fat. Such foods force the body to protect itself from symptoms such as fatigue and digestive upsets by releasing narcotic-like chemicals called opioids. You get addicted to this feeling and unknowingly seek out foods that make you euphoric. To protect from these invading food allergens, your fat cells bloat and act as buffers between the ‘toxic’ chemicals and your organs. No amount of dieting will get rid of that stored fat!
Solution: Identify food allergies and get rid of some common culprits such as white flour, white sugar, dairy products, soy products and wheat/gluten.
Eating processed foods clogs the liver, slowing it down, making it hard for it to perform vital digestive and energy-balancing functions.
Solution: Cleanse, detoxify and flush the liver. One simple way is to go on a vegetable juice “fast” for three to five days. Good vegetables to juice are: carrots, cabbage, broccoli, spinach, green beans, cucumbers, etc. (See a naturopath for more elaborate ways to cleanse the liver).
By including “superfoods” in your diet, breaking the opioid cycle and maintaining a clean liver, your health will improve dramatically and the weight will come off effortlessly! Remember, weight loss should be a pleasant side-effect of getting healthy... and not a goal in itself.