Phase 1: Body Detox Diet
Medications of all kinds have side effects on the glands, especially the liver. Psychiatric drugs deplete hormones and also make it hard to lose weight. Hormone-replacement hormones and birth control pills both contain estrogen, which is a fattening hormone. Prednisone is an anti-inflammatory steroid (adrenal hormone), which is also fattening. Insulin is a fat-making hormone. Anticholesterol and blood pressure medications have side effects on the liver as well. Diuretics deplete minerals, which can affect the adrenal glands. Antibiotics kill your friendly bacteria, putting stress on your liver because of stress on digestion. These chemicals and others can be big barriers to losing weight.
Everyone should start with the Detox phase, regardless of specific body type.
This Phase 1 eating plan will quickly get your body into fat burning mode. It is known that eating only protein and fat puts someone in ketosis (fat burning). Purchase some ketone strips at the drugstore and check it out for yourself.
All six fat-burning hormones do their work through the liver. In fact, 80 percent of your thyroid function occurs through the liver.
Here's how the plan works:
You will be on this detox phase for at least 14 days. The first 3 days might be a bit rough for certain people, as the body is switching from running on sugar fuel to running on fat fuel. But, surprisingly, most people actually feel very good on this part of the program.
Your body's receptors for sugar have to be readjusted; after this program you'll find you will need less sugar, which will result in fewer cravings for sweets. Also, coming off caffeine can create some tiredness; this typically lasts for 1 to 2 days. The 4th day will be easier, and so on. Your energy usually starts to improve as your sleep becomes deeper. You'll find you are not as hungry, but do not skip meals. Other benefits noted are weight loss, inches lost, reduced aches and pains, improvement in skin and nails, and some people experience an increased sex drive. As the liver improves, fat can be made more available for energy.
On the 14th day of the program – depending on your results – you will either continue with the Detox Phase for a longer period of time or start adding some animal protein with each meal as you transition into the body type diets. In other words, you won't automatically switch to the next diet at the end of the 14 days. In fact, if you are doing well and losing weight, are not craving protein or getting fatigued, you can stay on the Detox Phase for as long as you can before going to the next step.
However, some people will need to add a small quantity of animal protein throughout the two weeks of the Detox Phase.
A quick way to tell if you need more protein is by cravings for protein, dizziness, fatigue, lightheadedness, lethargy or feeling extra cold. If you experience any of these symptoms, even during the first two to three days, simply add 10 grams of protein (fish or eggs) per day – not per meal – and continue to add more protein until the symptoms resolve.
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