The United States is all about instant gratification. While healthy weight loss is an ongoing process that can take several weeks or months to completely achieve, there are still a few quick fixes that can help you lose up to 10 lbs in as little as one week.
Everyone can identify when they are living a destructive lifestyle, but very few have the willpower to transform their lifestyle upon this recognition. What it takes to empower the change is a heavy dose of information. Step 1 of losing weight and feeling better involves dropping a bad habit, but it is a lot easier to drop when you know just how degenerate this habit is.
Drop The Pop
- Replacing soda with water can help you lose up to 10 lbs in one week.
When soda is ingested, your body is assaulted with mercury-containing high-fructose corn syrup in addition to a conglomeration of pesticides and processed sugars. High-fructose corn syrup has also been reported to contain genetically modified ingredients, which are damaging to your very genetic code and has been linked to sterility.
Your body recognizes these substances as a threat, and attempts to control them the only way it knows how. The mercury from the mercury-laden HFCS is stored in the organ tissues of your vital organs, and the excessive sugar creates an insulin spike within the body.
This increase in insulin triggers fat gain, and prolonged insulin peaks will put you at a higher risk for many diseases as well as cancer. Many sodas also contain caffeine, a diuretic that leads to dehydration and an eventual dependence.
Besides this initial fat gain, toxin buildups as a result of soda consumption will begin to buildup in your body. When your body is burdened with toxins, it cannot perform at its peak. When these toxins are eliminated, and your body is subsequently less stressed, then it can function at a much higher capacity. This is why many choose to do cleanses, and experience weight loss on such a program.
Diet Soda is Even Worse
You may be thinking that since you drink diet soda you are exempt from the negative health effects. Unfortunately, diet soda is even worse than regular soda. Diet soda usually contains aspartame, an artificial sweetener associated with brain tumors and kidney problems. This sweeteners are even worse than processed sugars, and should be avoided at all costs.
Aspartame also goes under other names such as Taste No. 5, in order to re-label the unhealthy ingredient and act as if it is a new natural sweetener. Many prefer the natural sweetener Stevia, as it has been shown to be much safer.
Replacing Soda With Water and Losing Fat
Drinking water instead of soda for a full week can help you lose incredible amounts of weight. Depending on your soda intake (and water intake), you can lose up to 15 pounds. If you are obese you can especially expect to lose a shocking amount of weight. You should slowly adapt your body to the water intake, starting out with replacing all soda with a high-quality water source. Tap water is full of deadly contaminants such as lead, arsenic, and even cocaine.
When you first start drinking more water, you will most likely have to go to the bathroom very soon after drinking. This is a good thing, as it means that your body no longer has to store “emergency” water reserves, as it is being adequately hydrated.
You will no longer be dehydrated from drinking sodas, and you will begin your journey to optimal health the right way. Make this change today, and visit Shatter Limits for more methods to optimize your body’s potential.
Mike is the co-founder, editor, and researcher behind Natural Society. Studying the work of top natural health activists, and writing special reports for top 10 alternative health websites, Mike has written hundreds of articles and pages on how to obtain optimum wellness through natural health.