Waste = Weight
You retain weight when your body holds onto metabolic waste, fluid, and toxins. Your body retains fat to protect itself from fat-soluble toxins. Until you let the toxins go, your body will not release the fat. You want to help you body get the existing toxins out, while reducing the amount of environmental toxins that you put into your body.
Some toxins also affect or endocrine system, our hormonal balance, our thyroid function, and our metabolism.
The human body is very intelligent. Many organs perform the function of detoxification and elimination. The first step is just simply to put less “junk” and toxic substances into your body, so that your detox organs can free up bandwidth to deal with toxins that have been accumulating in your body.
Here are 3 tips to help you reduce your toxic load:
Buy organic produce as much as possible – learn about the dirty dozen list. www.ewg.org/foodnews/summary
Reduce and work toward eliminating processed and packaged food from you life.
You can also facilitate your body’s elimination process, reduce fluid retention, and aid your body’s natural detoxification process by eating cleansing foods such as berries and leafy greens.