Detox and cleanse your body for health and weight loss

If you seem to have more than an inch to pinch on your waist no matter what you eat or whether you focus on intervals or weight training, the problem may not be your stomach but another organ.

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Detox and cleanse your body for health and weight loss, Learn the trick to finally lose that stubborn fat and boost your energy to boot

You probably don’t give much thought to your liver (except maybe when you contemplate that third vodka soda), but its health is key to your overall health and weight. Your liver is the ultimate multitasker: It acts as a filter to remove toxins (like medications and alcohol) and nutrient byproducts such as ammonia from the blood; it aids in digestion by producing bile to help break down fat and absorb fat- and water-soluble vitamins and minerals; and it plays a part in regulating glucose, blood pressure, blood sugar, insulin, estrogen, testosterone, immunity, and blood cholesterol production and removal. And you thought you had a long to-do list!

Because of all of this activity, your liver may be in need of a little TLC. When it’s overworked, toxic residues can build up, causing inflammation that is associated with obesity. A stressed out liver can also cause fat to build up, especially around the belly. Added together, this can mean that no matter how much you restrict calories, weight loss is near impossible unless you detox your liver.

Before you jump to start a crazy cleanse, check if you have other symptoms of liver problems, such as fatigue, insomnia, brain fog, rashes or acne, digestive troubles (constipation, acid reflux, indigestion, bloating), high cholesterol, and blood sugar and insulin imbalances, which can lead to low energy, cravings, and excessive thirst and urination.

If you think your liver may be amiss, ask your doctor for a liver function test, aspartate aminotransferase (AST) test, or alanine aminotransferase (ALT) test, or request CAT or MRI scan to get a picture of your liver.

Once you have the results, you can make the following lifestyle changes to help remedy and even reverse the problem.

1. If you smoke, stop.

2. Use medications only when necessary, as even taking a Tylenol can have severe consequences on the liver.

3. Do not drink alcohol.

4. Eat and drink clean. Skip foods and beverages that contain high-fructose corn syrup, hydrogenated oils, additives, hormones, preservatives, or artificial colors, and eat free-range or organic whenever possible. Your liver has to work harder to filter all this gunk.

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5. Consume cruciferous vegetables such as Brussels sprouts, broccoli, cauliflower, kale, collards, and cabbage. These contain sulphur compounds called glucosinolates that bind and eliminate toxins.

6. Ditch the salt, which can contribute to fluid retention and further strain the liver, and flavor foods with garlic, rosemary, dandelion, or chicory, which appear to support liver function.

7. Exercise the same way you take your prescription medicine: consistently and every day. Aim for at least a half hour, though more can be better, and be sure you’re doing intervals, which will help melt fat. A review published in the Journal of Hepatology found that a combination of diet and exercise was best to reduce body weight and therefore improve liver health.

(source: shape)

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Flush the Fat Away With These 5 Cleanse & Detox Solutions

Flush the Fat Away With These 5 Cleanse & Detox Solutions

Detoxing and cleansing is one of the best ways you can do just that. All of our detox and cleanse recipes are made with whole foods and not just liquids. It’s the best way to give your body a nutritious boost while it flushes away fat and toxins.

Flush the Fat Away With These 5 Cleanse & Detox Solutions

1. Lemon Ginger Detox Drink
The ginger in this drink helps kick-start metabolism while the lemon naturally detoxifies and helps to release toxins from the body.

Ingredients :
    1 12-ounce glass water, at room temperature
    Juice of 1/2 lemon
    1/2 inch knob of ginger root

Directions :
Add the lemon juice to the glass of water. Finely grate the ginger by using a zester, add to the glass of water. This drink is a perfect way to start your day!

Lemon Ginger Detox Drink

2. Super Detox Green Smoothie
There’s no need to fear the green. Readers who have tried this fruit and veggie smoothie have been pleasantly surprised by the taste, and they love that it’s packed with all kinds of nutrients.

Read: Weight Loss with Green Smoothies

Ingredients :
    2 celery stalks, chopped
    1 small cucumber, chopped
    2 kale leaves
    1 handful spinach
    Handful of fresh parsley or cilantro
    1 lemon peeled
    1 apple, seeded, cored and chopped 

Directions :
If using a juicer: Add all the above ingredients to a juicer and juice.

If using a blender: Add all the above ingredients to a blender along with 1 cup chilled water. Add ice if desired. Blend until smooth.

Super Detox Green Smoothie

3. Cleanse and Detox Smoothie
This is another great cleansing smoothie that includes veggies, fruits, cinnamon and flax seeds.

Ingredients :
    Recommend organic apple, kale and celery be used for this recipe.
    1 organic apple with peeling, cored (Wash away harmful toxins in the body)
    Juice of 1 lemon (This citrus fruit helps boosts the digestive tract)
    1 cup kale (Chlorophyll kick starts the digestive tract by ridding the body of pesticides and environmental toxins)
    1 stalk or rib of celery...depending where you live. (Thought to be a great blood cleanser)
    1/3 cup flat leaf parsley or cilantro (Thought to help rid the body of mercury and other harmful minerals)
    1 tablespoon ground flax seeds or chia seeds (Great source of Omega-3's and ridding the body of
    harmful toxins)
    1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    1 1/4 cups chilled water 

Directions :
If using a juicer: Add all the ingredients and enjoy!

If using a blender: Add all the above ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth. Pour over ice. This recipe makes one serving.
Cleanse and Detox Smoothie

4. Flush the Fat Away Vegetable Soup Recipe
This soup does a body all kinds of good since it flushes away fat and toxins and helps restore acid-alkaline and sodium-potassium balance.

Ingredients :
    1 medium sweet potato, peeled and cut into 1" cubes
    3 carrots, peeled and sliced
    1 stalk celery, diced
    1 small yellow onion, diced
    1 clove garlic, minced
    Pinch of Kosher or sea salt, more or less to taste
    1/2 teaspoon black pepper
    1/8 teaspoon allspice
    1 teaspoon paprika
    1 bay leaf
    2 (15 ounce) cans navy beans, drained and rinsed (optional, black beans)
    4 cups vegetable broth, low-sodium
    1 (14.5 oz.) can diced tomatoes (no salt added), *this is an optional ingredient
    4 cups baby spinach, loosely packed
    1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil, optional, for serving (1/2 teaspoon per serving)

Directions :
Add all ingredients, except spinach and olive oil, to the slow cooker. Cover and cook on low 6 to 8 hours, or until the vegetables are tender. Add spinach, stir and continue cooking just until wilted, approximately 5 minutes. Serve and enjoy! 

Tip: If you prefer a thicker soup, after 5 hours of cooking, simply remove 1 cup of soup, along with ingredients, mash ingredients with a fork, return to the slow cooker, stir and continue cooking 1 to 3 hours. When serving, drizzle a little (optional) olive oil over each bowl of soup.

Note: Olive oil helps the body absorb nutrients more efficiently and supports a healthy digestive system.

Stovetop Method: Follow the same instructions above for prep, cover, and simmer until veggies are tender, approximately 2 hour. Stir every 15 minutes to prevent sticking. Add spinach at the end of cooking time, remove from heat, cover and allow spinach to wilt before serving.

Flush the Fat Away Vegetable Soup Recipe

5. Cleanse and Detox Superfood Salad
This salad will have you feeling great. Combine 4 cups baby spinach, 1 cup fresh blueberries, 2 carrots (sliced), 12 raw almonds sliced, 2 dates (diced). Drizzle with 2 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil and 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice.

Ingredients :
    5 cups baby spinach
    1 cup fresh blueberries
    2 carrots, thinly sliced
    12 raw almonds, sliced
    2 dates (pitted and diced)
    2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
    1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice

Directions :
In a large bowl toss together all of the ingredients. Whisk together oil and lemon juice in a small bowl. Pour dressing over salad and toss to combine.

Cleanse and Detox Superfood Salad

" Synthia: I tried your 3 day cleanse and detox just last month. It worked great. Jump started my weightloss journey by losing 2 lbs in the 3 days. Only lost 1 lb after that, but am very clear that I will do your cleanse and detox again in the future from time to time. Yes, I got a vicious headache on day 2 that lasted till the day after the cleanse, but I felt a lot better from doing it. Besides, I like green smoothies so that was not a problem for me. Still have to lose 42 lbs (till my goal) and also started on exercise again. Hope I can do it. I gave myself a lot of time (my goal is to lose 1 lb a week, which I am now 2 lbs behind on, but I'm not giving up on that yet. I'm in my 40's, so it's a very different road now than it was 10 years ago, but I am determined. "

OZ 3 Day Detox Cleanse

That's right folks, this self-proclaimed carboholic and sweet-tooth queen made it through the Dr. Oz 3-day detox! I ran across it on my Pinterest feed and decided then and there that I was going to try it. Not because I was looking to lose weight, but rather because I just felt...ick.

After over-indulging during the holidays (I gained back 8 pounds, y'all) I needed to jump start my system. I truly felt like I needed to cleanse my body and rid it of all the processed junk I loaded up on.

I've seen those lemon juice, honey and cayenne pepper detox plans. And I have heard of a few others that last 7-10 days. So why the Dr. Oz detox?

It's pretty simple really. I wanted to set a realistic goal. I figured 3 days was do-able, and with nutrient-packed ingredients like spinach, raspberries and almond butter it was much more appealing than a nutrient-starved plan like the honey/lemon/pepper drink. Plus, there is a different shake for breakfast, lunch and dinner so you don't feel like you are forcing down the same thing meal after meal.

Read: The 8 best weight loss tips

OZ 3 Day Detox Cleanse

Q. Was it hard?
A. Surprisingly, even for a diet drop out like myself, I found this quite easy. Perhaps it was the short timeline, or maybe it was that the drinks were actually tasty. Either way, I found this plan pretty simple.

Q. Was it difficult to find the ingredients? 
A. I have slowly been trying to be more conscious about my grocery habits, focusing on purchasing more from the "outer aisles" and less from the "middle aisles" (the process stuff). With that said I've never been one of those holistic naturopaths so I have only ventured down those 2 aisles with the cage-free, animal by-product free, health-nut products as a cut-through from the back of the store to the front. That is until I had to buy the stuff for this detox. I tried to look as natural as possible (pun intended) as I shopped for Coconut Oil and Flax Seed. And, I actually found it quite fun to explore all these health-related products. Did you know my local grocery store has a machine where you can grind your own almond or peanut butter? How cool!

But anyway, I was able to find everything at my regular old local HEB grocery store. If you live in an area where your regular grocer may not be as robust as this, I am sure everything can be purchased at a health food store or "natural" grocery chain like Sprouts or Whole Foods.

Q. How much was it?
A. I'll be honest, it wasn't cheap. I saved my receipt to add up what I purchased for the detox and the grand total was $92.43. I'll break it out for you below so you can see exactly what is needed. By the way, I buy organic for most of my the very least, the ones on this list. Oh, and I already had a few things like the green tea and the epsom you'll want to add a few more bucks to this...

  • Kale - {two containers @ 2.97ea} - $5.94
  • Spinach - {1 container} - $3.98
  • Bananas - {3 lbs} - $1.57
  • Raspberries - {three 6oz containers @ 3.98ea} - $11.94
  • Mango - {I purchased a bag of frozen chunks as I thought it would be easier} - $1.95
  • Cucumbers - {3 small} - $1.86
  • Coconut Oil - {Nature's Way, 16oz} - $9.99 on sale!
  • Ground Flax Seed - {16 oz} - $3.49
  • Almond Butter - {16 oz} - $8.47
  • Stevia - {I bought the little need 1 tsp/day which ended being 9 total packets} - $2.52
  • Coconut Water - {Zico, two liters @ 3.99ea} - $7.98 (only needed 1 liter!)
  • Almond Milk - {Blue Diamond, Unsweetened Vanilla, 1 qt} - $2.00
  • Cayenne Pepper {smallest spice shaker} - $1.99
  • Blueberries - {2 pints @ 3.77ea} - $7.54
  • Limes - {2ct} - $.40
  • Granny Smith apples - {4ct} - $1.77
  • Pineapple chunks - {I bought the pre-cut chunks from the produce dept, 20 oz} - $4.68
  • Lavender Oil - {for the baths} - $6.39
  • Probiotic Water - {I drank this in place of taking a multi-vitamin and probiotic pill} - $4.49
  • Celery - $1.20
GRAND TOTAL = $92.43...Yowzers...

But when you think of it as the cost of all meals and snacks that you'll consume for 3 whole days, it doesn't seem too far fetched. That'd be $30/day or $10/meal.

Q. Were they easy to make?
A. Yes! I splurged a bit and bought a $30 Oster My Blend personal blender which ended up being the perfect complement to this detox. It blended even the large chunks (that I was afraid my ancient blender would not) and did it all in a to-go type container that you simply flip over, unscrew the blender blade and screw on a sipper top. It was worth every penny!

Q. Were you hungry throughout the day?
A. I can honestly say I was not. Like, at all. The shakes were completely satisfying and kept me going until it was time for my next one. I doubted those who said the same when I read reviews online prior to starting. But it was true!

Q. How did they taste?
A. Surprisingly, I liked all of them. The breakfast one was definitely the best. And the lunch a close 2nd even though most of the reviews I read said it was horrible and hard to choke down. I did not find that to be the case. The dinner one was the shall I say it...interesting in flavor. But even so, it was not bad. I was pleasantly surprised.

Q. How did they make you feel?
A. After day 1 I felt great. I had energy, I was still gung-ho. Day 2 was a little more difficult, I'll admit. I so badly wanted to just chew something. So I'd pop a piece of gum and be good. I did cheat a little that afternoon with a nibble of my son's nutri-grain bar (like, the smallest nibble ever), but then I felt extremely guilty and just plain disappointed in myself so it was easy to get back on track. Oh yeah, and I ate some broccoli that night, but it is a green veggie so I let that slide. By day 3, like any test of will-power, I was just ready for it to be over with. However I always woke up looking forward to the breakfast shake so that helped a little. After it was all said and done I seriously felt SO good. My mind seemed clear, my belly pooch seemed flatter and I just felt refreshed.

Q. Did it "clean you out"?
A. Not like I was expecting. If you are wondering if I spent hours on the john throughout the detox, I didn't. And when I did it was due to the fact that I was peeing more than usual. So, I guess that's how the "toxins" were making their way out of my system.

Q. Did you lose weight?
A. That was by far the biggest perk. I lost 5 pounds by the end of day 3! And, I'm happy to say that even going back to a "regular" diet (albeit one on the lighter side), I've kept it off!

Q. What was the biggest challenge?
A. While I expected it to be giving up food in its "regular" form, it was actually the time it took to prep the shakes. As a stay-at-home mom with 3 kids, I was pulled away from the kitchen every now and then. Uninterrupted it would only probably take 5-10 minutes. However sometimes it took me 20-25.

Q. Would you do it again?
A. Absolutely! My goal is to do it once/month. And the best part is that some of the higher priced items like the almond butter, coconut oil and lavender do not have to be purchased again for a while - there is enough left over. In fact, I have incorporated the breakfast and lunch shakes in to my everyday diet, replacing one meal a day since I've been back from Chicago.

(Source: moreskeesplease)




Most people are determined to lose weight and make healthier choices in the upcoming days. I feel that making just plain good food choices is the best thing for long term overall health. But I don’t mind using real food ingredients to help my body along. There are a variety of ingredients that are excellent for improving gut health. Used individually they aid the body greatly in many ways. Used together they create a power house shot to help set your body straight!



  • 1 Tbsp raw apple cider vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice (about 1-2 wedges)
  • 1 Tbsp raw honey
  • ¼ tsp ginger
  • Dash cayenne pepper (seriously just a dash!)


  • Mix ingredients in a glass or small jar and add about an ounce of warm water. Drink all at once before eating in the morning.

Read: How to detox in 3 days


Drinking in the morning will allow you to absorb the nutrients quickly and get your digestive system moving.

I find that the flavors of these ingredients are a little hard to swallow, which is why I like to take it all at once. Warm water will also make it easier to drink and will help melt the honey a little so it mixes in well. However, if you are a sipper and can handle the flavors better than me, fill your glass and enjoy!

You could also triple or increase the recipe to make a batch that lasts a few days. Prepping it ahead makes it readily available and helps you to be sure to drink it consistently. Make sure and store it in the refrigerator if you make a large batch. The ACV and fresh lemon need to be refrigerated.

If you’re intimidated by the thought of drinking apple cider vinegar with a dash of cayenne, don’t be scared! Try it for a week and see how you feel. You may be surprised at the improvement to your health, just by this one simple elixir since these ingredients have more health benefits than just digestive. You may find that you have clearer, brighter skin, a stronger immune system and even more energy!

If you really want to jump start your system on a detox, take this before every meal for a few weeks. Then cut back to just before breakfast.

For longer-term, daily routine, keep it up in the mornings. Personally, I find that very doable for my season of life.

There’s nothing better than just feeling well, and making an apple cider vinegar detox elixir is a great small step to take for better health!

(Source: dontwastethecrumbs)

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3 juice recipes that detox your liver and flush fat

3 Simple Liver-Detoxing Drinks That Flush Toxins From Your Liver and Eliminate Belly Fat

3 juice recipes that detox your liver and flush fat

The Colorful Detox Drink

The Colorful Detox Drink


    1 Bell Pepper
    3 Carrots
    1 Medium Cucumber
    Half a Lemon
    1 Apple

Simply juice all of the ingredients and drink fast, before the antioxidants get destroyed! This detox drink contains large amounts of vitamin c, vitamin a, a nice amount of minerals, vital for a healthy skin & powerful fat and toxin-flushing antioxidants, contained in the apple and lemon. It does taste a bit strange, but is definitely not unpleasant. Drinking a glass or two a day is extremely effective for cleansing your liver, improving your skin complexion and generally improving your health & energy levels.

The Green Tea Citrus Drink

The Green Tea Citrus Drink

Another juice that has amazing detox power!


    Half a cup of green tea, cooled down
    The Juice of Half a Lemon
    1 Banana Blended In

This is a bit more difficult to prepare, as it requires juicing, blending AND tea brewing! But it’s worth it – the EGCG in green tea acts together with the lemon juice to rapidly detoxify your body. EGCG is absorbed much, much better in an acidic environment and when combined with minerals (the potassium from the banana). Another huge benefits is that the juice tastes very nice – you can almost get addicted to it.

The Golden Liver-Flushing Drink

The Golden Liver-Flushing Drink


    Half a teaspoon of turmeric
    A bit of ginger
    The Juice of half a lemon
    Half a cup of water

This juice not only flushes toxins from your liver, but it also prevents gallstones and cleans your bowels. It also settles down your stomach after a big meal. Turmeric is a very effective liver-detoxifying agent and is used as a hangover remedy in some countries. Again, combining it with lemon juice makes it even more effective. Unfortunately, this drink doesn’t taste that well. You can definitely improve it’s taste by adding a banana, but don’t add too much, as the sugar from the banana will slow down the cleansing action of the turmeric.

(Source: healthshortcut)

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10 Benefits Of Lemon Detox Water

There were so many reasons to drink lemon water, and most of what I’ve found says for best benefits, you need to drink it warm, which I do. I find it soothing and relaxing. It’s totally easy to work this into my morning routine. I make my butter coffee (story for another day) and drink my lemon water while I’m doing it. Lemon water is best when you drink it warm, first thing in the morning.

Top 10 Benefits Of Lemon Detox Water

10 Benefits Of Lemon Detox Water

1- Combats Stress – Vitamin C helps the body clear out stress hormones. Well alright!

2- Immune Boost – Lemons are rich in vitamin in vitamin C and potassium, which keep the body running on all cylinders and help the immune system and heart.

3- Weight Loss – Lemons contain pectin. This is a fiber that helps reduce cravings. It is a zero calorie drink that you can use to replace high calorie soft drinks and juices. It’s easier for me to say no to that second soda of the day because I just drink a lemon water. (Read: 5 Simple Steps to Lose 20 Pounds)

4- Clear Skin – Vitamin C is a key factor for clean healthy skin. It flushes toxins out of the blood so they do not accumulate in pores and hydrates skin cells. Antioxidants in lemons, including vitamin C, protect against free radical and solar damage too. Score!

5- Diuretic – Lemon water is a mild diuretic that can help cleanse your urinary tract and kidneys. This can improve blood pressure as well.

6- Improves Digestive Health – The citric acid in lemons helps to simulate stomach juices and ease digestion, flushing out built-up toxins along the way.

7- Freshens Breath – Guess what, the essential oils in lemons help clean and freshen your mouth! I am told it’s best to brush your teeth before you drink lemon water and avoid brushing for a while after to protect your teeth enamel, since acid can weaken it.

8- Balances PH – The alkaline in lemons help balance the PH levels in the body.

9- Promotes Healing – Vitamin C has anti-inflammatory properties which are essential for good health and recovery from stress or injury.

10- Respiratory Health – It’s really soothing when you have coughs, colds or flu’s.

For more detox ideas, check out How to detox in 3 days.

8 Ways To Detox Your Body

8 Ways To Detox Your Body

When the season changes from summer to fall our body transitions from a faster metabolism to a slower one in order to save energy to get though the long winter. A fall detox is special because you want to cleanse the toxins that slow down your body and make it vulnerable to sickness while speeding up your metabolism for the winter months to avoid any winter weight gain. There are 8 simple ways to detox for fall, and you can repeat this detox at any point during the winter months to boost immunity and metabolism.

See Also: 5 Simple Steps to Lose 20 Pounds

8 Ways To Detox Your Body

Greens: Eating greens like kale, broccoli, cabbage and cucumbers is like absorbing sunshine; it keeps your body happy all winter long when sunshine is scarce. Eating green also helps to regulate your body’s systems, removes toxins from the body, and boots immunity.

Sweet vegetables: Pumpkin, sweet potatoes, carrots and beets are all great choices for a fall detox. These seasonal vegetables cut the cravings for chocolate and sweets that we feel in the winter. Add them to your menu to avoid cravings altogether! The beta-carotene and vitamin A also boost immunity and protect your skin and eyes from damage.

Whole Grains: To really kick your detox into high gear, stick to grains in their whole form and avoid all flours and foods that are separated, like wheat germ or bran. When you eat grains in their whole form like barley, oats, wheat berries, quinoa, or millet, they work like sponges in the body. The soluble fiber absorbs cholesterol and the releasing toxins to remove them from the body.

Water: The winter is very drying on the skin, which is our biggest organ. To protect your skin and to wash out all of the releasing toxins, it is vital to drink 2-3 liters of water a day. This includes decaffeinated, unsweetened teas or flavored water without sugar.

Movement: Sweat is the best way to warm up the body to increase metabolism as well as excrete all the junk you are detoxing. 30-60 minutes of sweat-inducing exercise is best. This can be a killer Pilates class or a heart busting cardio routine. Mix it up and have fun! As long as you are sweating, you are detoxifying your body. In the winter, begin your yoga or Pilates routine in sweat pants and a sweater until your body warms up, then strip off the layers while you complete the workout.

Sugar: Avoid sugar and artificial sweeteners while detoxing. These are one of the greatest forms of toxins you are exposed to every day. Stick to 2 tablespoons total of agave nectar or Stevia during your detox.

Dairy: When the weather cools down, reduce your dairy intake to one cup a day at most to avoid excess mucus, and try to buy organic when possible to avoid the antibiotics. During the detox, avoid dairy and use almond milk instead.

Oils: Stick to olive oil during the detox to lubricate your body. The Omega-3 fat enhances your body’s fat burning abilities.

(Source: skinnymom)





The varieties available have radically expanded from whey into beef and egg on one end of the spectrum, and a garden’s worth of plants on other: pea, hemp and rice just to name a few. First, know this: Plant protein is more slimming than milk-derived proteins. Next, different varieties have qualities that make them the best choices depending on your lifestyle needs. We’ve broken down a few of them here.

Jay Robb Enterprises Egg White Protein
Whey tends to be the first word when it comes to protein supplementation. Trouble is, it can cause belly bloat. For a better option that’ll help you bulk up only in desirable areas, try egg-white protein, which is naturally low-carb and no-fat. This option has 25 grams of protein and 115 calories per serving.

**1 scoop:
Calories: 115
Fat: 0 G
Saturated Fat: 0 G
Carbs: 1 G
Sugar: 0 G
Protein: 24 G

Garden of Life Raw Meal
This organic protein blend is derived from belly-blasting brown rice, quinoa and beans, plus tea and cinnamon extract. With 34 grams of protein and 10 grams of fiber per two-scoop serving with a reasonable 310 calories, having one of these for lunch before a workout will keep you feeling full and energized while preserving muscle.

**1 scoop:
Calories: 155
Fat: 2.5 G
Saturated Fat: 1 G
Carbs: 15 G
Sugar: 3 G
Protein: 17 G


Alive! Ultra Shake Pea Protein
Protein powders are no substitute for eating well, but this one can offer an occasional hand with nutrition. Pea protein is rich in amino acids and is easy to digest. This variety by Alive! contains a substantial 15 grams of protein per scoop, plus a multivitamin’s worth of nutrients.

**1 scoop:
Calories: 120
Saturated Fat: 0 G
Carbs: 15 G
Sugar: 9 G
Protein: 15 G


Nutiva Organic Hemp Protein
Stifle the Woody Harrelson jokes: Hemp protein is derived from the less-fun parts of the hemp plant, offering a substantial amount of fiber (here, 8 grams) that’s easy to digest. With 15 grams of protein per scoop, this organic option is an ideal mix-in for oatmeal or smoothies (or brownies, if that’s your thing); the fiber will make you feel fuller longer, and it contains eight essential amino acids to build muscle.

**3 Tbsp:
Calories: 90
Fat: 3 G
Saturated Fat: 0 G
Carbs: 9 G
Sugar: 1 G
Protein: 15 G


Sunwarrior Warrior Blend Raw Vegan Protein
With 19 grams of protein and 100 calories per serving, this organic protein is derived from peas, cranberry and hemp, with no sugars, gluten or artificial sweeteners to cause a metabolism-confusing midday crash. But it’s tasty enough to take on its own. If you down some pre-workout, the branched-chain amino acids can give your gym session a boost.

**1 scoop:
Calories: 100
Fat: 2 G
Saturated Fat: 0 G
Carbs: 2 G
Sugar: 0 G
Protein: 19 G

Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard Casein
If you don’t suffer belly bloat from milk-derived protein, pick casein before whey—the former digests more slowly (it’s the same principle as low-glycemic-index ‘slow carbs’) and stays in the system longer to nourish muscles. This makes it a good option if you need a nighttime snack on workout days: It’ll help kickstart recovery and build fat-burning muscle. This option has 23 grams of protein and only one gram of fat per serving.

**1 scoop:
Calories: 120
Fat: 1 G
Saturated Fat: 0.5 G
Carbs: 4 G
Sugar: 1 G
Protein: 23 G

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How protein is your secret weight-loss weapon

Eat more to lose weight? Sounds like a dream doesn’t it?

Well it isn’t – as long as it’s chomping shed loads of the right thing. And that thing is protein.
According to Shona Wilkinson, Head Nutritionist at, protein is a vital ingredient you should eat more of to aid weight loss.

Read: That a high protein diet is good for losing weight

“Protein provides amino acids, each of them having a very specific role. They are needed to keep your metabolism up, to boost your energy levels and to produce the ‘happy hormone’ that can stop you craving comfort foods,” she commented.

Need more proof? Find out how protein really helps the body, which protein-packed foods you should stock up on and more…

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protein is your secret weight-loss

Protein-rich foods can help you to lose weight on many levels.
“Firstly, they will make you feel fuller after eating. Proteins are digested more slowly than carbs, and stay in the stomach for longer,” says Shona.

“It can also help you to digest carbohydrates when eaten together as a meal. That means that you will not only have your energy released more even during the day but also it will stop you from having sugar cravings.”

Also, protein can help to maintain or improve your muscle mass and growth.

“This simply means having more toned silhouette and also maintaining a healthy metabolism - muscle burns more energy than fat!,” Shona adds.

“Unless you’re lifting heavy weights for several hours a day, you won’t turn into a female Arnold Schwarzenegger –promise!

Which foods are good sources of protein and how much do you actually need?

Shona suggests that the richest sources of protein are lean meat, fish and eggs, followed by cheese and yoghurt.

Other diet plant foods you can also include in your diet plant foods, nuts and seeds, beans, chickpeas and lentils, although they contain less protein than animal foods. 

She explains: “On average, a woman needs 1g of protein per kilo body weight per day. This means that a woman weighing 60kg needs at least 60g of protein, which is equivalent to two chicken breasts, four eggs or three cups of cooked lentils.

“If you eat meat or fish and other animal foods once or twice a day, you’re probably getting enough but if you’re vegetarian or vegan then you’ll need to keep an eye on how much protein you’re getting.”

What’s the best way to get my protein?

For a healthy weight and shape, it is not only how much but when you eat your protein.

“To help control your appetite and balance your energy levels, it is best to have protein-rich foods with every meal and snack. This generally means having about 15 to 20g of protein each time.

“If you are struggling with including protein in your diet try to add chickpeas or lentils to your soup, pumping seeds to yoghurt or spreading almond butter on your toast instead of jam,” she adds.

Protein powders – yes or no?

Shona suggests that protein powders are a good way to get your source of protein.

“There are plenty of options available nowadays, although whey is the most popular with sports people, you can also find plant-based protein powders such as rice, pea, soya and hemp proteins. They can be added to smoothies, shakes, juices (always choose vegetable juices rather than fruit, to cut the sugar), and some can even be added to savoury meals such as soups or stews.

“Some protein powders are especially formulated for supporting body shape and tone. As well as protein, they can contain ingredients such as green tea, cinnamon, guarana, caffeine that may help with metabolism and weight loss.”
(source: bt)


Garden of Life Raw Meal

This organic protein blend is derived from belly-blasting brown rice, quinoa and beans, plus tea and cinnamon extract. With 34 grams of protein and 10 grams of fiber per two-scoop serving with a reasonable 310 calories, having one of these for lunch before a workout will keep you feeling full and energized while preserving muscle.

** 1 scoop :
Calories: 155
Fat: 2.5 G
Saturated Fat: 1 G
Carbs: 15 G
Sugar: 3 G
Protein: 17 G

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Why bootcamp could help with weight loss

You can adopt new habits without distractions and by the end you’ll have dropped up to 12lb and feel rejuvenated.

Read: Lose Your Belly In 14 Days With 14 Ways

If that’s not convincing enough, here are five benefits of bootcamp :

Why bootcamp could help with weight loss

1. It's easy
With a bootcamp or weight-loss camp, all the willpower and worry is taken away immediately. You won’t have to decide to avoid drinking alcohol on Thursdays – or convince yourself to have quinoa for lunch even though you want pasta – because everything is provided, so you eat nutritionally-balanced meals because there’s no other choice.
You avoid alcohol and caffeine because it’s not available, and get up at dawn because it’s expected. It’s like being at a very luxurious boarding school – you just do as you’re told.

2. You'll find your limits
If you’re not sure what you’re capable of, bootcamp will help you discover it. Whether you find you’re a yoga convert, amaze yourself by running 5k uphill or reveal a newfound passion for cycling, at bootcamp you have the opportunity to invest in all manner of sporting activities and push yourself to the limit.

3. You'll tone up
With up to seven hours of exercise a day, you’ll be fitter than ever before after a week. Not only will you drop several pounds, you’ll also tone up long-forgotten muscles and improve your stamina, physique and strength by the end of your trip.
You might ache afterwards – but it’s a fantastic primer for making fitness a more regular part of your normal life.

4. You'll learn good habits
When you’re busy, it’s easy to let good nutrition slide as your gym membership gathers fluff. Bootcamp will give you a kick-start, and remind you how much better you feel when you eat well and exercise regularly.
It may also introduce you to new forms of exercise that you enjoy more than your usual routine, and the focus on fitness will give you a much better idea of what your body’s able to do.

5. You'll be proud of yourself
At first, it may seem like hell to coax your sluggish body into action. But by the end of the week, you’ll want to stay longer. In fact, you’ll be positively evangelical. Plus, chances are, you’ll have a few new mates, too. Nothing brings people together like hard work and caffeine withdrawal.

(source: telegraph)

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