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Vitamin D: Some experts think that sleep disorders have risen to epidemic levels for one major reason: a widespread vitamin D deficiency, says Dr. Gottfried. That's not exactly ideal, since adequate sleep is critical for your metabolism and actually achieving healthy, natural weight loss. Dr. Gottfried says it's best to aim for 2,000 to 5,000 IUs of vitamin D each day (try using this simple vitamin D dosage calculator to figure out how much you need), as a 12-week weight-loss study found that doing so resulted in lower amounts of fat mass.
What is weight loss tea? Thanks to an explosion of social media advertising, weight loss teas have seen an unprecedented spike in sales, with their entrepreneurial inventors raking in the cash by implementing successful methods of reaching consumers via celebrity endorsements. "Celebrity-powered endorsements on Instagram, YouTube, Facebook and other platforms have catapulted these herbal teas to worldwide audiences. What manufacturers fail to convey in their shinily positive social media posts is that many of the teas—and the associated weight loss—come from drinking senna, a natural laxative," Broadly noted.
The liver. Acting as the body's principal filter, the liver produces a family of proteins called metallothioneins, which are also found in the kidneys. Metallothioneins not only metabolize dietary nutrients like copper and zinc but also neutralize harmful metals like lead, cadmium, and mercury to prepare for their elimination from the body. Liver cells also produce groups of enzymes that regulate the metabolism of drugs and are an important part of the body's defense against harmful chemicals and other toxins.
A laxative — Typically magnesium hydroxide, senna, rhubarb, cascara, etc. Laxatives are the ingredients in detox kits that give you the effect you can see (and feel). However, these ingredients can cause dehydration and electrolyte imbalances if not used carefully. Regular use of stimulant laxatives, like senna and cascara, are ill-advised for most healthy adults due to the risk of dependence and electrolyte depletion. They’re among the most potent laxatives, usually used for short periods to alleviate significant constipation or to clear out your bowels before a medical procedure. With regular use, your bowel can grow accustomed to the effects of laxatives which may result in constipation once you stop using them. It’s a perfect case of the treatment causing the illness: After the detox, you get could conceivably become constipated – just in time for another “detox”.
Typically, skinny teas are composed of one or more of the following ingredients: green tea, mint, fennel, ginger, yerba mate, senna, dandelion and/or milk thistle. There’s nothing novel about these ingredients, and certain cultures have been using them as natural digestive aids for thousands of years, so each of these ingredients have proven themselves to be effective in alternative medicine, which is why they’re so commonly found in these teas. For example, the reason why people who are sick with a stomach flu are advised to take gingerale is the ginger content/flavor (although there isn’t much ginger in it at all). Similarly, Middle Eastern cultures are known for drinking mint tea after a meal, since mint leaves are also a digestive aid. Native South American cultures have been using Yerba Mate for thousands of years as a digestive aid to reduce bloating and/or constipation. All that being said, despite the fact that “skinny” is not synonymous with “healthy”, there is absolutely nothing wrong with drinking “skinny” teas that contain these ingredients. In fact, when I have a queasy stomach, I usually make a potent cocktail of grated fresh ginger, fennel seed, and muddled fresh mint.

Start the day with a bowl of this healthy whole grain. Quinoa contains all nine essential amino acids, making it a complete protein. (Not many cleanses incorporate protein, which can be problematic; if you're not consuming enough amino acids, your body will begin mining them from your muscle tissue. Muscle loss is, unfortunately, one way that detox dieters lose weight.) Quinoa also provides fiber to bulk up stool, and phosphorus to help stimulate bowel movements. The prunes deliver even more fiber, plus sorbitol, a sugar alcohol with a laxative effect.
Here's an interesting thought to keep in mind. If all you do is fast just one day a week, it adds up spectacularly. In seven years, you will have fasted for one entire year. For the average person, that represents 1.5 pounds saved every two weeks—39 lbs in body weight at the end of the seven years! What do you think a year of fasting every seven years would do to optimize your health—let alone slow down any weight gain you might otherwise have experienced?
A body of research out of Pennsylvania State University finds that eating water-rich foods such as zucchini, tomatoes, and cucumbers during meals reduces your overall calorie consumption. Other water-rich foods include soups and salads. You won’t get the same benefits by just drinking your water, though (but you will get other benefits of staying hydrated). Because the body processes hunger and thirst through different mechanisms, it simply doesn’t register a sense of fullness with water (or soda, tea, coffee, or juice). Here are 15 weight loss tips doctors wish you would stop following.
On talk shows and in magazines, I often hear celebrities championing cleanses. But when they say "cleanse" and I say "cleanse," we're usually talking about two very different things. Celebrities use the word to refer to so-called detox diets that promise to help you shed 20 pounds in two weeks. These rapid weight loss regimens can deprive you of crucial nutrients and calories, forcing your body into starvation mode. You do lose weight, but as your metabolism slows, the pounds eventually creep back.
Thank you Dr. Sukala! I really need to learn to read reviews of products BEFORE ordering them online!!! You think I would have learned by now!!! lol In Any event, I decided to try the product. As a matter of fact, I am awaiting my first cup of tea as we speak! I boiled 8 oz. of water, and, as directed, am seeping the tea bag. It has been seeping now for over 10 minutes, and the water is BARELY tinged with color. This concerns me. I am a somewhat healthy, 51-year-old woman. I eat healthy (most of the time), I walk at least once, if not twice a day for approximately 30 minutes (each), and I also exercise and “work-out” for approximately 30-45 minutes a day. Two weeks ago I had to have surgery on my foot, which hindered my from my walk as well as some of the few work-out routines and was only able to exercise my upper body. I am now going on 2 weeks without a walk and without my normal exercise routine and I am most definitely feeling it! When I realized that I could not walk or work-out as usual, is when I decided to order the “Skinny Fit”. I own my own sportsmen-related advertising company, and am leaving for Mexico Bay (upstate New York) tomorrow, July 5, to film one of my charter clients. I am scheduled to get my stitches out of my foot right before I leave. So, I am anxious to start walking and exercising again, however this does me no good now…lol. I CRAVE a lot of energy, so this is why I decided to try “Skinny Fit” and also to try and lost some of this weight that I have gained in the past 2-4 weeks. I, of all people, know that in order to lose weight properly, you must maintain a balanced diet and exercise. I, in no way, expected “Skinny Fit” to help me lose weight without the above forementioned…BUT…I truly was hoping that it would help me out of the bind that I am in at the moment. I only ordered one months’ worth of the product…however, seeing that the tea is not even seeping…AT ALL…I am EXTREMELY weary of the product…but yet trying to keep positive thoughts. AGAIN, I should have read the reviews BEFORE ordering. I will keep my fingers crossed and get back to you!!! Thanks for your research! HAPPY 4th of JULY!! #celebratingmyfreedom #premiersportsmansguide, #OATHINC
Before you go on you should have a simple understanding of the process your body goes through when dropping the pounds. Fat (along with protein and carbohydrates) is stored energy, plain and simple. Calories are the unit that is used to measure the potential energy in said fats, carbs, and proteins. Your body will convert fat to usable energy through a series of chemical processes, and any excess energy (calories) that you don’t need will be stored away. To lose weight, you must expend more energy (or calories) than you take in. When you are using more than you taking in, your body draws on stored fat to convert it to energy, which makes the fat cells shrink. It doesn’t disappear; it simply changes form, like water to steam. While this is the basic process, you also have to take into account genetic and environmental factors. How well the above process takes place does vary from person to person.

Your brain lags behind your stomach by roughly 20 minutes, which ,means that it isn’t the best thing to rely on when it comes to letting your know when you’re full. To avoid over-eating, and thus consuming extra un-needed calories, slow down your eating by putting your fork or spoon down between bites. You might feel a little silly at first, but it can really help when it comes to managing your weight.


I did! :O just bought it around a week ago and so far i’ve only used one sachet HAHA. i don’t know Cassey, i’ve been drinking normal green tea all the while and after trying this “SLIMMING DETOX TEA” or whatever shit, you know what i feel? I FEEL LIKE IT DOESN’T MAKE A DIFFERENCE AT ALL I MIGHT AS WELL JUST DRINK MY NORMAL GREEN TEA CAUSE IT TASTES AND IT FEELS THE SAME. ugh i think i’m gonna go dispose my slimming tea shit and get back to Square 1 – aka drinking MORE water and MORE AND MORE water. jeez. i’m glad i wasn’t too late about all this slimming tea shit. thanks for the heads up, Cassey! love you. < 345
Who doesn’t want to think that a delightful mixture of kale, twigs, tree sap, unicorn tears, and whatever Gwyneth Paltrow is raving about this week can make you pretty? It’s glitter in a bottle. Right? Wrong. For one, most green juices are just sugar water. Suja Juice’s Green Supreme has 42 grams of sugar, no iron or B vitamins, and minimal protein. At $6.99 to $8.99 per bottle, you’re getting …. juice. Similarly, BlueprintCleanse, Juice From The Raw, and JUS by Julie are not magic keys to weight loss and well-being. All are cold-pressed, organic, and sell at astronomically high prices with vague promises of making you less gross.
The least intrusive weight loss methods, and those most often recommended, are adjustments to eating patterns and increased physical activity, generally in the form of exercise. The World Health Organization recommended that people combine a reduction of processed foods high in saturated fats, sugar and salt[11] and caloric content of the diet with an increase in physical activity.[12]
You’ve heard of a self-fulfilling prophecy? If you keep focusing on things you can’t do, like resisting junk food or getting out the door for a daily walk, chances are you won’t do them. Instead (whether you believe it or not) repeat positive thoughts to yourself. “I can lose weight.” “I will get out for my walk today.” “I know I can resist the pastry cart after dinner.” Repeat these phrases and before too long, they will become true for you.

And for all this “detox” talk out there, remember your body has its own built-in filters your, liver, lungs, spleen, and kidneys. But wait, don’t my body’s filters get gunked up with “toxins” and need a good “cleansing?”  Unless you’re eating a steady diet of heavy metals and other known pollutants, probably not.  You can learn more about this here.


Detox teas typically come in a two-pack: One to sip in the morning, another before you go to bed. After skimming the Skinny Tea morning tea label, ingredients like "ashwaganda root, celery leaf, goji berries, and lemon grass" seemed harmless enough. I drank it on an empty stomach. The package suggested sweetening the tea with honey, but I honestly didn't mind the subtle grassy flavor. I was unaware of what exactly I was drinking, but within a few hours, I knew it wasn't good. Abdominal cramping hit HARD, and within two minutes after eating (anything), my stomach began bloating and making embarrassing gurgling sounds. Soon after that, I was running to the bathroom — like SOS situations. After four days of this, I did feel thinner (I had dropped nearly three pounds of pure water weight), but also severely dehydrated from suffering from near-constant diarrhea.

Cancer, a very common and sometimes fatal cause of unexplained (idiopathic) weight loss. About one-third of unintentional weight loss cases are secondary to malignancy. Cancers to suspect in patients with unexplained weight loss include gastrointestinal, prostate, hepatobiliary (hepatocellular carcinoma, pancreatic cancer), ovarian, hematologic or lung malignancies.
A University of Vermont study found that online weight-loss buddies help you keep the weight off. The researchers followed volunteers for 18 months. Those assigned to an Internet-based weight maintenance program sustained their weight loss better than those who met face-to-face in a support group. These are 50 ways you can lose weight without a lick of exercise.
Well I’m simply blown away at your kindness and your response. Thank you so much! should have mentioned that I’ve had my blood work done several times over the past 10 years and have seen several endocrinologists and my test results come back as perfect. Go figure. I have had several doctors look at my food plan and they all agree; the weight gain isn’t my food and that it’s my hormones. So, what is a woman to do? Since I don’t cook for myself anymore…I’ve been looking into a meal delivery service. Do you think a vegetarian or vegan keto, paleo, whole 30 or Eat fat, get thin idea or any other plan might work for me? It’s all so confusing…all the information out there makes my head spin. I’ve contacted a clinical dietician per your suggestion – maybe that’ll help. But when I’ve been told this all due to menopause and my hormones and there’s nothing I can do, it’s all depressing. Also, I have no shame in going to therapy…having done so most of my life. I will look into that as well. Thank you again so much!

Protein Foods: Foods high in protein like whey protein, grass-fed beef, wild-caught fish or free-range chicken require more energy for the body to break down than foods lower in protein. They’re also beneficial for reducing hunger or cravings and maintaining lean muscle mass, especially as you get older and naturally lose some every decade. If your goal is to lose weight, I recommend consuming half your body weight in grams of protein a day. For those seeking to burn fat and build muscle, aim to consume 0.7 to a gram per pound of body weight (for example, if you weigh 150 pounds, you should get 75 to 150 grams per day).


If you are not experiencing regular bowel movements (2-3 bowel movements daily), then fermentation of carbohydrates and putrefaction of proteins (toxemia) found in fecal material occurs. Autointoxication is the result which is best defined as the process in which the body is poisoned through reabsorption its own waste that would normally be excreted. Not eliminating properly or being constipated is like having your city garbage collector go on strike for days on end. What happens? The garbage piles up, rots, putrefies or ferments, begins to smell, and affects the surrounding area in many ways. The same thing happens in our own sewage system.
But do the sellers tell the customers, that if you are a beginner, your body isn’t even capable of metabolising such huge amounts of protein? No. It’s just a waste of money. If your nutrition is balanced, it’s not very likely that you lack protein. But still, every body is different and every one should listen to their body, because it knows right from wrong.
According to a survey of 11,000 people conducted by Thomson Medstat, 75% of obese people believe they eat a healthy diet. Inevitably, upon further prodding and analysis, the truth reluctantly comes out. Their diet is invariably filled with high glycemic foods, unhealthy fats, sugars, low protein, and constant snacking; in other words, the perfect recipe for obesity.
The roles of the other organs are just as important. It’s the liver’s job to filter and excrete waste, hormones, drugs, and other foreign substances.[7] The lungs help remove carbon dioxide (the waste gas resulting from breathing).[8] The large intestine has several important jobs. It absorbs water and remaining nutrients from food. It also converts waste into stool to be expelled from the body through defecation.[9] The kidneys filter the blood and help remove waste from the body through urination.[10]

Before you go on you should have a simple understanding of the process your body goes through when dropping the pounds. Fat (along with protein and carbohydrates) is stored energy, plain and simple. Calories are the unit that is used to measure the potential energy in said fats, carbs, and proteins. Your body will convert fat to usable energy through a series of chemical processes, and any excess energy (calories) that you don’t need will be stored away. To lose weight, you must expend more energy (or calories) than you take in. When you are using more than you taking in, your body draws on stored fat to convert it to energy, which makes the fat cells shrink. It doesn’t disappear; it simply changes form, like water to steam. While this is the basic process, you also have to take into account genetic and environmental factors. How well the above process takes place does vary from person to person.


Alcohol detoxification is a process by which a heavy drinker's system is brought back to normal after being habituated to having alcohol in the body continuously for an extended period of substance abuse. Serious alcohol addiction results in a downregulation of GABA neurotransmitter receptors. Precipitous withdrawal from long-term alcohol addiction without medical management can cause severe health problems and can be fatal. Alcohol detox is not a treatment for alcoholism. After detoxification, other treatments must be undergone to deal with the underlying addiction that caused the alcohol use.

Toxins are any substance that can be poisonous or cause negative health effects. “Toxin” refers to all the metals, chemicals, pollutants, artificial food ingredients, pesticides, and poisons that cause the body harm.[1] “Toxin” is a very broad term and it’s even, unfortunately, become a bit of a buzzword to some. Artificially created chemicals can be toxins, but naturally occurring substances can be toxic, too. Arsenic is a natural toxin. Technically, so is cobra venom (though you’re less likely to find this contaminating your town’s water supply).
The colon remains ground zero for detox advocates. Advertisements may argue that some sort of toxic sludge (sometimes called a mucoid plaque) is accumulating in the colon, making it a breeding ground for parasites, Candida (yeast) and other nastiness. Fortunately, science tells us otherwise: mucoid plaques and toxic sludge simply do not exist. It’s a made-up idea to sell detoxification treatments. Ask any gastroenterologist (who look inside colons for a living) if they’ve ever seen one. There isn’t a single case of mucoid plaque that’s been documented in the medical literature. Not one. The same can be said for rope worms. The do not exist.

My boyfriend asked, "Are you just drinking a laxative?" And then it clicked — that had to be exactly what I was drinking. I went searching for the answer: "One of the main ingredients in the tea (according to the website) is 'Senna Leaf,' which is a known stimulant laxative," says Keri Glassman, MS, RD, founder of The Nutritious Life. "The laxative works in the body by prohibiting the absorption of water in the intestine, therefore increasing water volume in your bowel movements."
So in wrapping up, stay away from the woo pushers and marketers. Get a proper evaluation/consultation with an endocrinologist, dietitian, and maybe a psychologist to help you with reframing some of your thinking. I won’t give you any oversimplistic “here-do-this” sort of advice because I am not familiar with your entire medical history and it would be irresponsible for me to do so. Of course the golden rules like getting out and exercising, eating lots of veggies (which you seem to be doing) are all good advice, but I suspect you might be dealing with some medical issues on the inside where you may need the advice of qualified and experienced medical professionals.
These juice cleanses generally claim to give you more energy, make your skin glow, and help you lose weight by ridding your system of heavy metals, pesticides, and other nefarious yet unnamed toxins … how exactly does apple juice or kale accomplish this, even if it is "cold pressured" or organic? Why couldn’t you do this in (much cheaper and more nutritious) salad form? Could any of these websites point me to the mechanism of action or do they just do this via waving their magic wand of organic-iness?
Advocates for detox typically describe the liver and kidney as acting like filters, where toxins are physically captured and retained. It’s argued that these organs need to be cleaned out periodically, like you’d squeeze out a sponge, or change the air filter in your car. But the reality is that the kidney and liver don’t work this way. The liver performs a series of chemical reactions to convert toxic substances into ones that can be eliminated in bile or urine. The liver is self-cleansing — toxins don’t accumulate in it, and unless you have documented liver disease, it generally functions without any problem. The kidney excretes waste products into the urine — otherwise the substance stays in the blood. Anyone that suggests these organs need a “cleanse” is demonstrating that they don’t understand basic anatomy or physiology.
Losing weight can be tough. Yes, there are a plethora of diets, workout routines, and pills out there that seem like a roadmap to the weight-loss promised land. But at the end of the day, keeping pounds off involves tweaking your lifestyle. Natural weight loss, which involves adopting healthy habits that you can incorporate long-term, can help that number on the scale go down in a safe, effective way.
The practice of natural colon cleansing dates back to ancient Greece. In the U.S., cleansing the colon -- the large intestine -- became popular in the early 1900s. But when the theories behind it lost support, it fell out of favor. Recently, though, colon cleansing -- using, for example, teas, enzymes, or colon irrigation -- has experienced resurgence.
The best part about natural weight loss? The results last. So many women tell us they’ve successfully adapted this new eating style to their lives that they can’t imagine living without it. You can start feeling better about your weight by taking our quick weight loss quiz and take a look through our SHOP to find the natural weight loss support you need.
As products typically using raw fruits or vegetables, smoothies include dietary fiber (e.g. pulp, also skin and seeds) and so are thicker than fruit juice, often with a consistency similar to a milkshake. Smoothies, particularly "green smoothies" that include vegetables, may be marketed to health-conscious people for being healthier than milkshakes.[2][5]
Hi Cassey! I am an 18 year old student in Singapore, and I would be taking the GCE A level exams at the end of this year, which are very very crucial for me as they’re going to determine which university I’ll be going to and my future. I am still working out with your videos on Blogilates, and I would really love to try the PIIT28 program. Can I still buy it next year after my exams are over? I certainly have no time to devote myself to a rigid 28-day program for now as school is very hectic right now. Thank you so much Cassey and be assured that I will support you in whatever you do! (:
I don’t get why people would spend money on tea like that. Just use your money for real tea such as green, oolong, black, etc… I love herbal teas because they taste so yummy and just drinking tea throughout the day is good for you. You get hydration, and for me especially, I don’t feel as hungry. I just don’t understand why people woukd spend money on that stuff when they can buy actual tea at the grocery store.
You’re more likely to eat more—and eat more high-fat, high-calorie foods—when you eat out than when you eat at home. Restaurants today serve such large portions that many have switched to larger plates and tables to accommodate them. You’ll gasp when you see just how bad the unhealthiest restaurant meals in America are. Don’t miss these 9 ways your kitchen setup can help you lose weight.
Our bodies have amazing natural detox abilities. Many of our major organs, most notably our liver, are designed to cleanse us of impurities—evolving over millions of years perfecting these traits. But our systems are not prepared for the onslaught of post-1950 synthetic toxins that we ingest, breathe, and absorb through our skin, on a daily basis. So we need to take special precautions to avoid certain products and we must do all that we can to support our natural detox abilities.

What are the recommended alternatives? Rather than detoxing, anyone trying to get in peak physical health should include things like greens, lean meats and other nutrient-rich foods into their diets. Harvard University School of Public Health's Healthy Eating Plate provides a realistic diet for just about anyone and, when paired with daily exercise and activity, can certainly help weight loss results and other health goals. 

Detoxification, or detox, is the process of removing toxic substances from the body. Diets that claim to achieve a full detox in a matter of days have been around for decades, and several methods exist. While not scientifically proven to remove any toxins from the human body, many people claim feeling more focused and energetic during and after detox diets, most likely because of avoiding processed foods.[1]
Try intermittent fasting. Intermittent fasting (or IF) has gotten trendy over the last few years thanks to mainstream wellness pushes like the Bulletproof Diet. The concept: Stave off food for 12 to 18 hours between dinner and breakfast, as doing so may offer many of the same benefits of a low-calorie diet, like a lower incidence of cardiovascular diseases. Couple it with high-intensity exercise and Dr. Gottfried says you're looking at a winning combo.
Any product or service advertised with the words “detox” or “cleanse” in the name is only truly effective at cleansing your wallet – of cash. Alternative medicine’s ideas of detoxification and cleansing have no basis in reality. There’s no published evidence to suggest that detox treatments, kits or rituals have any effect on our body’s ability to eliminate waste products effectively. They do have the ability to harm however — not only direct effects, like coffee enemas and purgatives, but they also distract and confuse people about how the body actually works and what we need to do to keep it healthy. “Detox” focuses attention on irrelevant issues, giving the impression that you can undo lifestyle decisions with quick fixes. Improved health isn’t found in a box of herbs, a bottle of homeopathy, or a bag of coffee flushed into your rectum. The lifestyle implications of a poor diet, lack of exercise, smoking, lack of sleep, and alcohol or drug use cannot simply be flushed or purged away. Our kidneys and liver don’t need a detox treatment. If anyone suggests a detox or cleanse to you, remember that you’re hearing a marketing pitch for an imaginary condition.

We truly believe that without a juice cleanse being certified organic you shouldn’t do it. When doing our juice cleanse, you can drink more than 15 pounds of produce each day. That is A LOT of fruits and veggies. And if this produce is conventional and non-organic, you are essentially flooding your body with pesticides, possibly even to a toxic level, making for a very ineffective and perhaps even detrimental cleanse.
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