Yay!! I’ve lost 25.6 pounds total so far with 54.4 pounds to go to reach my goal! My BMI has dropped from 36.9 to 33.1 and my goal is 24.9.
Natural Weight Loss
Cooking Utensils and Salt
Although raw foods have many advantages over cooked ones, nourishing soups and a variety of other dishes can be made healthfully.
One of the ways to ensure wholesome cooked food is the careful selection of cookware.
When preparing foods, use only glass, stainless steel, or iron pots and pans.
Don’t use aluminum cookware or utensils.
Foods cooked or stored in aluminum produce a substance that neutralizes your digestive juices, leading to acidosis and ulcers.
Worse, the aluminum in your cookware can leach from the pot into your food.
When your food is eaten, the aluminum is absorbed by your body, where it accumulates in your brain and nervous system tissues.
Excessive amounts of these aluminum deposits have been implicated in Alzheimer’s disease.
Other cookware to be avoided includes all pots and pans with nonstick coatings.
Too often, the metals and other substances in the pots’ finish flakes or leaches into your food.
Ultimately, these chemicals end up in your body.
Limit Your Use of Salt
Although some sodium is necessary for survival, not enough sodium is a rare problem.
Symptoms of salt deficiency include lightheadedness and muscle fatigue.
We need at least 1,000-1,500 mg of sodium a day to stay healthy.
This is enough to accomplish all the vital functions sodium performs in your body – helping maintain normal fluid levels, healthy muscle function, and proper acidity (pH) of your blood.
Too much sodium can cause fluid to be retained in your tissues, which can lead to hypertension (high blood pressure) and can aggravate many forms of kidney disease and premenstrual syndrome (PMS).
One of the best ways to limit the sodium in your diet is to limit your consumption of processed and fast foods, which often contain way too much sodium.
Cooking at home is a perfect opportunity to control your salt intake.
Last, if you can see it, avoid it – for example, in salty snacks like pretzels and potato chips.
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