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Are you looking to just reduce scale weight? If so, this gives no consideration to body composition, meaning you can easily drink these diuretic/laxative “teatox” drinks which will dehydrate you and clean out your intestines. But this is NOT fat loss and should not be confused with fat loss. You will easily gain back all the water and fecal weight you lose on these sorts of “teatoxes.”
There’s a key difference between how supplements are regulated versus how medications or other drugs are. Dietary supplements are considered safe until proven unsafe, while the opposite is true of prescription drugs: They’re kept out of the public’s hands until clinical trials show they’re generally effective and also unharmful to the majority of patients taking them. 
Coconut Oil: Thanks to the medium-chain fatty acids it contains, coconut oil (and similar fats, such as ghee) can actually help your body burn fat for fuel and use up more energy during everyday functions like digestion. Healthy fats like coconut oil have also been found to be very satisfying for hunger and may support thyroid health, which is crucial for maintaining a strong metabolism. Swapping out refined vegetable oils for coconut oil in your cooking is a simple way to get more in your diet.
Dr. Sukala, are you familiar with the MTHFR Gene mutations, Lyme disease, EBV, CMV, fungal infections, Candida, parasites and intestinal worms, heavy metal toxins from vaccines and antiperspirants, and just all the environmental toxins? If you are, then you are familiar with the fact that our bodies do not detox or cleanse itself from these things the way that God intended for it to do. Yes I have been tested for everything I mentioned except the parasites and intestinal worms only because it’s a fact that we all have them, yes I have passed many and still are trying desperately to remove all of them. Lyme disease in itself has caused much damage to my body including messed up my hormones, I have extremely low testosterone and progesterone levels, very high levels of estrogen (2000) I told my GYN that I had ZERO sex drive and he outright told me I was too young and I asked him to test my hormones, he said again I was too young and because I was bleeding for over 4 months he wanted to do a hysterectomy, I refused so he put me on a low dose estrogen pill that I never took and I found another Dr who did a complete hormone panel and that was when I found out about the low T and progesterone, high estrogen and also low cortisol that was done by a 24 hour saliva test. So if you personally are not doing an actual study on people by testing them and doing measurements for weight and body size, then how could you possibly give an expert opinion of whether or not it works? I use to have trust in the medical field, I believed in vaccines, I believed in pharmacuticals, not so much anymore. I believe that God gave us plants to heal our bodies with that no man could ever replace with pills.
Made this smoothie today for the first time and it is DELICIOUS! Mine didn’t turn out as light green pretty as yours though – its the color of split pea soup … but I can taste the fruit (especially the orange) through the spinach. Love that is it is healthy and tasty, especially using the spinach. Thanks so much for sharing this great smoothie recipe! Love smoothies!
Thank you Dr. Bill, I was just about to call them and order the trial sample. I’m 54.5 and because of menopause I’ve gained over 50 pounds. I gained 40 pounds in 4 months at the age of 42. Then when I was 50, I saw a horomone acpunturist ..she put me on a tea to regulate my hormones, in 9 monts I lost 30 pounds…then as I got further into menopause, the tea stopped working. I went back a year later to the same dr, tried the tea again for 2 months and didn’t lose one ounce. 2 weeks ago the scale said I gain 5 pounds in 3 days! Seriously! I am a vegetarian, eat pretty healthy, require a lot of protein, have cut out bread greatly and my food hasn’t changed greatly in 30 years. Menopause has ruined my life…and I’m the only person I know that has gained so much weight. I’m miserable and looking for a meal, diet, food service delivery plan to help me get this weight off. I’ve tried bio-identicals with no luck and yet at this point I’m about to look into HCG, that’s how desperate I am. Any suggestions?
Some popular beliefs attached to weight loss have been shown to either have less effect on weight loss as commonly believed or are actively unhealthy. According to Harvard Health, the idea of metabolism being the "key to weight" is "part truth and part myth" as while metabolism does affect weight loss, external forces such as diet and exercise have an equal effect.[44] They also commented that the idea of changing one's rate of metabolism is under debate.[44] Diet plans in fitness magazines are also often believed to be effective, but may actually be harmful by limiting the daily intake of important calories and nutrients which can be detrimental depending on the person and are even capable of driving individuals away from weight loss.[45]

In the 1970’s and ‘80’s, saturated fats got shoved into the spotlight as the main cause for obesity. Coconut oil, being a saturated fat, was tossed along with the rest of them. The healthier alternative that we created? Trans-fat. One could say that backfired a wee bit eh? Coconut oil isn’t just any old saturated fat though; it contains unique fats called medium chain triglycerides that help you use energy (aka calories) more efficiently. MCT’s are indeed a saturated fat, but they are not the same as many of the other saturated fats we hear about-those fats are long chain triglycerides. Why does the length matter? Its chemical makeup is what determines how our body processes it and breaks it down. MCT’s are not broken down in the intestines, and therefore do not get stored away immediately as fat. Instead, they absorbed intact and sent right to the liver, where they are used as energy. Now sitting around eating coconut oil isn’t going to make you lose weight, but using it as a replacement fat can be a good choice. In addition to that, just plain coconut oil is an incredible appetite suppressant (it’s almost scary, actually.) Tack on that it can raise energy levels and you are more likely to get out, move around, and exercise.
Great article. I think it’s really important to choose a detox that involves food. The problem with liquid-only detoxing is that it damages your metabolism. So when you start eating normally again, you are much more likely to gain the weight you lost. To anyone who’s trying to lose weight, there’s a great program called the 3 week diet. I’m unable to post a link but you can find the 3 week plan if you google search the following with quotation marks: “19 pounds 3 weeks”
Instead of filling the smoothie with just fruit, I added nutrient rich avocados and spinach. Yes, yes, yes. I put avocados and spinach into my smoothie and I promise you will love it. OK, well, you’ll love it if you can stand green things. If you can’t do green things (like some of my brothers), I recommend adding in a handful of red berries to change the color to pink. Then I feel confident in saying, you too will love it.
Hi Bonnie! That is a great question. I love to eat so the smoothie doesn’t satisfy me but for a few hours and then I am hungry again. I drink it first thing in the morning when my body needs the most replenishment after being in a fasting state while sleeping. I will usually eat a small, healthy breakfast within an hour or two of drinking the smoothie. It may satisfy others much longer because it is full of whole foods and not just juice. I make it ahead of time and keep it in my refrigerator. Be prepared for the solids to rise to the top so it will need to be stirred vigorously the next morning. Hope that helps! 🙂 – Melissa
I used to be slim in my high school days, but since college I have been gaining weight, so much so, that I now look bad, and everyone around is commenting on my weight. I did try some weight loss programs but honestly could not stick to any for too long, none of them showed results anyway, and my problem is not solved a bit. Please, please can anyone suggest me a good way to lose weight? Thanks in advance.
This looks so good, Liz!! By the way, I was re-reading your 35 facts about yourself. I realized that I started following your blog after your appearance on the Today Show in January 2013. Soooo, I am celebrating 4 years of great recipes and looking at pictures of your cute boys!! (You and your husband are cute too, of course!!????). Happy anniversary!!????????????????????☕️????
Great post! There’s no quick solution to weight loss. It’s hard work and a lot of self-love. If you want to incorporate natural teas into your everyday, definitely do! But avoid these terrible “fit” tea fads. If you’re feeling bloated and want some tea to help break things up, try an herbal mint or an oolong or a green tea. You can go pick them up at your local grocery store! If you need to pack in a few extra antioxidants into your diet, drink some white or green tea. Need help relaxing? Chamomile is your best friend. Extra energy? Black, mate, and matcha are your best friend! I guess what I’m trying to say is that tea is already a wonderful, natural thing that’s great to have in your everyday. Don’t jeopardize your body with these fake, supplemental “teas”.
Treat your skin right: Practice smart skincare by dry-brushing skin with a soft brush before your bath or shower. The gentle exfoliation boosts circulation and promotes new cell growth too. Adding Epsom salt to your bath can also help you cleanse inside and out, since your skin will absorb its minerals like magnesium, which can get things moving in the colon. Ah...
Muscles are calorie-guzzling tissues and help keep metabolism high, which is why protein and exercise are so important for achieving one’s optimal weight. Additionally, fats, along with protein and fiber, are slow-burning nutrients, meaning they are digested slowly and keep your appetite satisfied. These nutrients are also essential in the body for countless metabolic processes. Below are some suggestions to help you “undiet.”
One of the first reactions of someone struggling to lose weight is to drastically cut calories. It seems a little backwards, but this weight loss method backfires. In order to survive what it perceives to be a famine, the body will turn down metabolism in a protective mechanism to hold onto any nutrition it gets. In fact, within hours of restricting calories, the body will slow down and remain slow until the restriction is lifted. The resulting slowdown of calorie burning results in the familiar post-diet rebound weight gain. Moreover, after the trauma of dieting, the body adds extra pounds to protect against what it perceives as the danger of future famines or diets.1 The bottom line, if you want to gain weight – diet!
As long as you have been exercising previously, it is totally ok to workout while cleansing, but just listen to your body! You know when it is telling you to slow down and what it can handle. It may be best to not exercise on the first day of the cleanse and wait and see how your body is going to handle it and what your energy levels will be like. If you can’t make it through a workout, it’s ok! Cleansing is a great time for rest and reflection for every aspect of your body, so enjoy the time letting your body have a break.

Nutrient deficiencies can result in a number of imbalances, including increased appetite and slowed metabolism, both of which contribute to fat storage. Keep in mind, although a quality diet is essential for fat loss, a well planned supplement program can have a tremendous impact. A good quality multivitamin and mineral is a must for insurance against basic nutrient deficiencies. In addition, a number of nutrients have been shown to be specifically useful for weight loss.
Fiber: Increasing dietary fiber can help promote weight loss. The best fiber supplements for weight loss are psyllium, guar gum, glucomannan, and pectin, because they are rich in water-soluble fibers. When consumed with water before meals, these fibers bind to water in the stomach to form a gelatinous mass, which increases a sense of satiety and prevents one from overeating. Fiber can also help enhance blood sugar control, decrease insulin levels, and reduce the number of calories absorbed by the body.6 Be sure to drink adequate amounts of water and start out with a dosage between 1 and 2 grams before meals and at bedtime and gradually increase the dosage to 5 grams with each meal. 7
In fact, according to the National Institutes of Health, Senna (the laxative herb used in many fit teas) has INSUFFICIENT evidence for weight loss! But it can cause stomach troubles, cramps and diarrhea. It makes you go to bathroom, so obviously you’ll lose that kind of weight. AND if you’re using it for more then 2 weeks (which most tea plans do), it can cause unusual bowel functions, and changes in electrolyte balance that can lead to HEART PROBLEMS, muscle weakness, and liver damage!
Fortunately, green smoothie recipes have improved by leaps and bounds since stepping into the health limelight. And while you can buy a slurp-worthy spinach smoothie, making your own is so much better (and cheaper). You can experiment with flavors, make adjustments if the taste of the greens is too potent (or not potent enough), and control the amount of sugar, protein, and anything else you’d like to monitor more closely.
Note: There was once a time when certain large companies began to add so much sugar to their yogurt the amounts surpassed those found in sugary breakfast cereal, like Lucky Charms. People were gobbling it up and wondering how it could be so tasty and good for you, when really the image and wholesomeness of yogurt was simply being abused. Read the nutrition label first.

Wow!! Thank you so much! :) This was very helpful and answered a lot of my unanswered questions. I was looking at your snapchat story and saw your comment on checking out this blog. So of course, I quickly checked it out myself, since I was curious on the wonders of these “fitness teas”. Anyways, thanks for all this info! You conveyed it in such a entertaining, yet education manner I just read all of this in a breeze! Mind you, I usually avoid reading since I hate it so much… but this was something I enjoyed a lot. xxx thanks Cassey! xxx
I agree with Emily, you lost all credibility with me the second you mentioned your own products or sponsored products. If you’re going to review something review it without bias or agenda and find REAL facts from places that actually hold credentials to back your opinion up. Only an idiot would read this and go “Hey, she really knows what she’s talking about and I wanna buy her stuff”. From what I see, the entire blog is your opinion, you read some crap online and gave your opinion, where are the actual facts? Looking at your sources and coming from the fitness and nutrition industry, I sure as hell am not taking my facts from places like Shape magazine, Cosmo or Teen Vogue. Come on! Get some REAL facts not some lame article written by some half-ass writer for a stupid magazine that rarely has no business writing it in the 1st place! Good to know you are getting kick-backs for all your sponsor ads and lying to people every bit as much as every celebrity or pretty girl endorsing ALL these products including yours.
Milk Thistle: Liver health is critical when talking about weight issues. This organ is the main “filter” for the toxins that the body absorbs from food, air, and water. With the overly toxic world of today, toxic overload is common. Toxic conditions in the body may cause a buildup of fat. As mentioned in the book Weight Loss, The Definitive Guide by Burton Goldburg, “Most people do not associate weight gain with exposure to toxic substances, but the truth is that the poisons that accumulate in our bodies can cause biochemical imbalances and damage organ systems, leading to a host of degenerative diseases. However, well before these diseases take hold, our bodies will often begin to accumulate fat in response to the increased toxic burden.” Milk thistle extract may protect the cells of the liver by blocking the entrance of harmful toxins and helping remove these toxins from the liver cells.14 15In addition, be sure to eliminate any controllable toxic exposures, such as cleaning supplies, beauty products, dry cleaned clothes as well as water and food choices.
Muscles are calorie-guzzling tissues and help keep metabolism high, which is why protein and exercise are so important for achieving one’s optimal weight. Additionally, fats, along with protein and fiber, are slow-burning nutrients, meaning they are digested slowly and keep your appetite satisfied. These nutrients are also essential in the body for countless metabolic processes. Below are some suggestions to help you “undiet.”

Once every two years I do a gallbladder cleans/detox. People call me crazy but the true crazy is what I pass, large and small light green stones. If you have gallbladder issues or a bad gallbladder runs in your family, try this 2 day detox that worked for me and others in my family. The details: For two days drink nothing but a gallon or two, depending on your size and hunger needs, of organic apple juice. On the second night drink a 1/2 cup of organic olive oil mixed with 1/4 cup of lemon juice. On the 3rd or 4th day you will pass every gal stone in your body! At 19 I passed over 20 stones! Note this can cause discomfort (stomach ack, maybe sleeplessness for the 2nd night), your body is working to rid itself of these harmful stones. The juice softens the stones and the oil helps lube and pass them. Not selling anything just informing. Don’t be far from a bathroom on day 3 and 4, the need to go will hit you quickly!

I also use more vegetables in my smoothies, than fruit. I feel it’s a great way to get most of your vegetables done with first thing in the morning and then you have more fun healthy carb/protein options for the rest of the day. My favorite is is AVOCADO, CUCUMBER (peeled if not organic), GREEN APPLE, CELERY, KALE, LEMON JUICE, AGAVE SYRUP, COCONUT JUICE and ICE. It is creamy and so filling. The green apples really shine through and make it a slightly sweet, tart, savory blend.
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