Lost Four Pounds in Three Days


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That shows you how badly I needed this cleansing!

The goal is to get my body’s attention, to clean out the sludge accumulated over the winter and turn up my metabolism.

I started a cleansing “elixir” and protein regiment on Monday, and as of today, I’ve lost four pounds. Don’t think that is all fat. Most of it is fluid, but that is also important. I want to flush out stagnant fluid and drink in a fresh, clean flow of energy.

To recap, my only intake is my magic “elixir” of leeks, leafy greens cooked in water and two to three ounces of lean protein (fish, eggs or chicken) four times a day. I am also drinking 100 ounces of water with fresh lemon juice and cayenne each day. I originally said I was going to do this for five days, but changed my mind. I’m having such great results, I’m going for seven days, then I’ll reassess. Bathing suit season is coming up after all.

The elixir is basically leeks, onions and leafy greens, but you can use this as an opportunity to clean out that vegetable drawer. The goal thought is still leafy greens and leeks for the cleansing effect. The recipe is flexible, but a basic guide is on my recipe page. Since you don’t salt the elixir when it’s made, add a little sea salt and a little coconut oil or extra virgin olive oil when you serve it. But try the coconut oil. ┬áIt adds a fabulous flavor, and has a satiating effect.

The protein is to maintain and promote muscle. The more muscle you have, the more fat you burn. Also, your body needs protein for energy, brain function and to stimulate metabolism. For convenience, I have been eating wild, canned salmon with the juice of one lemon. One can will take care of two meals. Tuna also works. Chicken breasts cooked in a little extra virgin olive oil or coconut oil is also great. Just make sure that you weigh it. It’s easy to eat too much. Same with fresh fish, which is my preference. And remember, don’t season with salt until you are ready to eat the protein, and be sparing with it. Fresh or dried herbs are great for seasoning, and add a wonderful dimension of flavor.

The 100 ounces of water with fresh lemon juice and cayenne pepper is also cleansing and stimulating. The lemon juice is a natural diuretic, and the cayenne pepper stimulates metabolism. And the volume alone promotes “flushing.”

These three things combined with daily exercise will get me back on the right track for a healthy, active lifestyle, which is our ultimate goal.

I already feel lighter, brighter and more energetic. I call that a natural high!

I’ll get back with you after my seven days and let you know my results. If I can do it, you can do it! It’s time!

Who know, you might like the way you feel!

Until next time . . . Eat on Purpose!

Happy Living!

Christia Sale

admin posted at 2010-4-8 Category: Cleansing, Energetic lifestyle, Magic elixir, Metabolism

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