What keeps weight on? How can I help my body “let go” of extra weight?
Toxins are stored in the body’s cells, increasing it’s elimination load. When you ask your body to let go of its fat stores it has a lot of processing to do. As you increase your metabolic rate through exercise the muscles eliminate more waste plus the glycogen breakdown process of the liver combine to increase the total load. This is why the body needs extra support. Extra rest, water, simple wholefoods rich in vitamins and minerals, are vital, or a drop in energy and mood will accompany your diet efforts and sabotage your chances of long-term healthy weight loss.
BE LITE for Cellulite used during the day will help mood swings and we suggest BE Calm massaged on at night for complete rest. Beer, wine and alcohol are especially unhelpful to weight loss, as ethyl alcohol, in these beverages, cannot be used directly by the body as a source of energy. The alcohol consumed goes to the liver and is converted directly into fat and carbohydrates. Diet drinks touted by the mainstay diet companies actually increase weight as they contain non-nutritive substances that are actually toxic to the cells that are working so hard to eliminate and break down fat stores. A US study monitored the weight and soft-drink-drinking habits of more than 600 normal-weight patients aged 25-64. Researchers following up patients eight years later discovered that participants were 65 % more likely to be overweight if they consumed one diet soft drink a day compared to if they drank none. Two or more low or no-calorie soft drinks raised the odds of becoming overweight even higher. Drinking diet soda gave a greater chance of becoming overweight than participants who drank regular soft drink. The study concluded “Therefore, with diet soft drinks and sugar-sweetened beverages linked to weight gain and obesity, many people are left wondering, “What is safe to drink?” The answer is, of course, water.” Artificial sweeteners have been found to actually, stimulate your appetite, increase carbohydrate cravings and stimulate fat storage and weight gain. (American Cancer Society 1986 – Roberts.) Apart from a massive number of serious health risks associated with sweeteners, they are also another toxic load on the elimination system. Diet foods often don’t contain beneficial fibre, fluid, and live vitamins and minerals which are the body’s best friend.
BE LITE for Cellulite & BE LITE Intensive Firming & Toning Lotion are a great way to support the body’s elimination. BE LITE is a natural diuretic, it helps at a cell level to drain away the by-products of glycogen breakdown and metabolic waste, through the filtering of blood by the kidneys. We advise that you may need to urinate a little more frequently after application. Each oil in this special blend provides its own specific benefits and combined with massage helps reduce fluid retention, assist with blood circulation as well as stimulate digestion and improving general well-being. Cypress & Juniper oils have a stimulant action on the lymphatic system responsible for draining fluid from the body. Frankincense oil is astringent and together with Ginger oil assists in the maintaining peripheral circulation. Geranium, Lemon, Lime & Lavender oils help cleanse the skin area. Orange oil stimulates lymph fluids, which helps reduce swollen tissue and Sage oil is a tonic for the digestion. It relieves the pain and inflammation associated with insect bites and stings while helping fluid retention and symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome.