The Link Between Toxins and Weight Gain: What You Need to Know

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People who have trouble with their weight often blame themselves for not having enough discipline or willpower. Environmental health experts, on the other hand, say that chemicals in common household items like pesticides, plastics, cosmetics, and cleaning products can build up in our bodies and reach toxic levels that weaken our natural defenses and weight-control systems. Because fat cells are the safest place for our bodies to store these foreign substances, they tend to build up there. The body will hold on to more fat if it has a lot of toxins and chemicals in it. In some cases, the body will even make more fat cells to store these harmful substances.

When harmful substances like organophosphates get into the body, they can mess up the body’s systems that help control weight, making it harder to lose weight in the future. Synthetic chemicals are often used in the meat industry to make animals fatter by making it harder for them to use their own fat stores. These chemicals can also make people gain weight. When animals are given low amounts of organophosphates, they tend to gain weight even when they eat less. Due to their high toxicity, these chemicals can no longer be used to make meat grow faster. However, they are still used as pesticides. Organophosphates are also used to make rubber, rubber additives for gasoline, and lubricating oil. This is just one example of a toxin in our environment that can mess up our systems that help us keep track of our weight.

The juices in the diet plan for losing weight on the weekends are full of antioxidants. These antioxidants help the body get rid of toxins and turn on the mode for weight loss instead of weight gain.

Detoxing the body and making the body’s detoxification system work better are important for maintaining a healthy weight and a healthy metabolism. In my books, Juicing, Fasting, and Detoxing for Life and The Juice Lady’s Guide to Juicing for Health, I describe a full detoxification program that will help you clean out your colon, liver, gallbladder, and kidneys.

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