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Stressed Out With Belly Fat Pt. 2: Too Much Pressure And Not Enough Elimination

Jun 18, 2008
Can a pill reduce stress and "stubborn" belly fat? The "diet" and weight-loss industry has preyed on our lack of knowledge about health, fitness, and nutrition for too long. Since much of the truth has been exposed about the fat-free fad, the low-carb fad, and the food pyramid misrepresentation in the Standard American Diet (SAD), the "diet" and weight-loss industry has revamped its approach by jumping on the "stress factor" bandwagon.

Using a pill as the answer to stress, may just be more pressure for your body to contend with? The answer to this question may shock you and save your life. As we discovered in the article Stressed out with Belly Fat Pt. 1: The Truth about Body Fat, the symptoms of stress, low self-esteem, and depression are results of chemical imbalances that often manifests as excess weight. In a vicious cycle, excess weight gain and food addiction contribute to most physical, emotional and spiritual maladies.

For many people who are not health conscious, their body's pH level is about 5.1 to 6.0, stress maximizes. The stress is caused and multiplied by the amount of pressure placed on the body in its attempt to eliminate metabolic waste. The pressure you feel is mentally and emotionally is actually physical pressure stemming from metabolic waste trapped in the body. Ultimately, we feel stressed out because our bodies are stressed out.

For example, have you ever tried to sleep in a junky room with papers piled up on the floor, clothes, and leftover food every where? There is foul odor and nothing is in order. There's hardly any room on the bed for you to sleep. And just when you get things cleaned out a little bit, more clothes are thrown on the bed, more leftover food, and the odor gets more and more unbearable. How well rested do you think you would be in this environment? How stressed do you think you would be?

Accordingly, the same thing happens in the human body. When your body has a highly acidic environment, the body feels the pressure. It needs to alkalize the body so it starts by searching the blood for minerals. If there are no minerals in the food, then the body robs it from your bones. Finally, the body is able to eliminate some of the metabolic waste. But, oh no, you just drank a diet soda, ate a pile of fries, and greasy double cheese burger. Now just when the body had a little bit of the metabolic waste eliminated, you bring in non-nutritional substances that the body can't even use to restore itself from all the work it has done to eliminate some of the previous metabolic waste. As result, you feel that lack of energy so suddenly you crave a pack of Oreos.

These are the daily battles and pressure we force our bodies to endure. The answer to this pressure and elimination problem is not a pill. What we truly need is found right in nature. And what might that be? The answer is a pH balance diet of raw fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, and grains. By increasing our raw food intake daily and avoiding process foods and meats, we can melt away body fat and enjoy a stress-free lifestyle.
About the Author
Carmellita M. Brown, a Wellness Coach and Visionary Spiritual Teacher, teaches how you can trim stubborn belly fat by adding more raw foods to your diet in the world-class online training course Lose Weight on the Raw Food Diet and Become a Wellness Coach
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