Monday, May 13, 2013

Drink This; Lose weight

Detox , weight loss, and blood  sugar  balancer  drink
Make it in your kitchen

How many chemicals are you exposed to in a day? Toxins and chemicals are everywhere. We are exposed to them from pollution,  the food we eat, the air we breathe, in our cosmetics, cleaning supplies,  in our water, etc. etc
If we don't do something to  help remove the toxins from our bodies, they can be stored in our system and potentially make us unhealthy. 

In addition, toxins can slow down weight loss. Do I have your attention now.?

The following information is from   

 Therese Patterson  of Edible Nature Organic Foods wrote and article 

In her article, She wrote and I quote:  

 "The body retains fats as a way to protect the vital organs in the body from the toxins that we ingest (and create through stress). Body fat accumulation, especially around the mid section, is a visible sign of toxic build up and a good indication that the liver is not functioning as efficiently as it should.

If toxins build up faster than they can be eliminated, in an attempt to protect your organs, your body will actually make body fat for the specific purpose of storing toxins as far away from vital organs as possible. This fat is particularly stubborn fat that is very difficult to lose unless you decrease the toxic load and you do something to help your body detoxify.

So when we detoxify and cleanse the body of toxins, we give the body a chance to repair and strengthen itself - and when the toxins disappear, guess what happens to the protective layer of fat...yes, that disappears too!" 

I have always known that eating greens like kale, collards, romaine, etc. helps you detoxify some of the fats, chemicals, and toxins we are exposed to.

What about the drink??

Recently, I found a video on You tube that taught about a detox and weight loss drink that you can make in your kitchen. ( It also helps to balance blood sugar levels as well)
 I was very impressed with the information and the author , Dr. Josh Axe. 

I decided to try his detox and weight loss drink. 

Surprisingly, it tastes good to me, takes only minutes to make, and is made from things I keep in my kitchen. 
I just started drinking it two days ago, so I will report back in 30 days.

Here are some of the ingredients in what Dr. Axe calls his " Secret Formula"

  • Apple Cider Vinegar- full of enzymes, helps balanace ph and blood sugar
  • Lemon Juice- high in Vit C ; helps alkalize the body ( which is essential to fighting disease) 
  • Cinnamon- #1 Antioxidant, helps balance blood sugar levels
  • The formula is in the video

Enjoying my weight  loss detox drink

Listen to the video and learn  why these simple ingredients can help you cleanse, rejuvenate, balance blood sugar and lose weight! It's inexpensive, tastes good , and can be made very quickly.
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DisclaimerI am not endorsing this video, nor do I benefit in any way monetarily from it. I just found it interesting and  think it is worth sharing. This is for educational purposes only. Always consult your doctor before making any changes in your diet.

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  1. I canNOT hack apple cider vinegar, ha ha! I've tried and just cannot do a tablespoon. Maybe I'll try with a teaspoon or two and work my way up. Thank you so much for sharing, I thought the video was really informative and interesting!

    1. Evelyn,
      I totally felt the same way as you. I have tried it before and could not swallow it .
      Somehow with the lemon, cinnamon, and stevia- It tasted fine.. thanks for your comment.

  2. Great post....I've pinned it and now I'll watch the video. Thanks.

  3. Thanks for sharing this!
    How much water do you add to it? He didn't mention that in the video.

  4. Susan,
    I've been using a large mason jar which is about 24 ounces of water

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  6. I guess I'm a strange bird...I love apple cider vinegar! (Of course, I used to drink dill pickle juice from the jar as a child) ACV is supposed to be good for so many things, I started drinking it (a T. with water and sometimes honey) b/c it is supposed to prevent kidney stones...never want to go through that again!

  7. I'm always very skeptical of detox drinks and the claims they make. I'm excited to hear how your 30 days on this detox drink works out! I found you on Thank Your Body Thursday. My post is Choc Chip Cookie Dough Brownies. Check it out here:

  8. I have always wanted to try a good detox drink. not sure how well I will handle the apple cider vinegar, but maybe I will give it a go.

    1. Start with a small amount and build. Add your stevia to help with the taste

  9. Sounds great and similar to one that I use.
    this one adds the cider vinegar so that is a must try

  10. Replies
    1. This is a drink. Kind of like a cinnamon lemonade. Watch the video for how to make it.

  11. Interesting. I've read about a lot of detox drinks and the apple cider vinegar is in all of them. Thanks for the info!

  12. My BIL is a diabetic and swears by the apple-cider vinegar. I pass on your detox drink to him.

    Hope you have a lovely weekend.

  13. I have been drinking this for months now and haven't lost a pound.
    I do drink it because it is healthy and I really, really like it, although I went through a stage where I felt sick after drinking it, so I stopped for a while, but now I am back to it, and everything is fine.

    It is not a miracle drink, that's for sure. If you want to loose weight you should be more active and switch to a better diet. This drink might boost the process of loosing weight but it will not cause it on its own!

    1. Thanks for the comment. I've only been on it a week so I'll let you know my feedback later on

  14. I am intrigued. I am also looking forward to your report! May give this a try! I appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,

  15. Very interesting! I haven't tried ACV straight up yet, but have friends who do and believe in the benefits! I think its time I try! Thanks for linking up at our Gluten Free Fridays party! I have tweeted and pinned your entry to our Gluten Free Fridays board on Pinterest! :)

    Can't wait to see what you are bringing to the party this week! We have another GREAT giveaway!

    Cindy from

  16. I already drink lemon juice and apple cider vinegar (raw and organic). When I am exposed to many germs and such I add 5000 BTU cayenne powder 1/8 tsp or higher. I will try to add cinnamon. I love cinnamon. :)

  17. Can't wait to hear your results!! I'm gonna try it, and thanks for sharing the video!!!!

  18. Okay that is interesting... my question is, how does it TASTE?

  19. Jo-Lynne ,.
    Good question! Apple Cider Vinegar can be sour despite how fabulous it is for your body.
    Start slowly with the apple cider vinegar and definitely use the stevia.. then I actually like it!

  20. This looks like a really good drink. I think this is worth a try. I just overcame my mood swings because of 5-htp. I just wanted to continue losing weight.

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  25. I drink lemon juice in warm water daily. Now I am taking ACV with honey and a little water. It will be interesting to see if combining them will assist with some weight I want to lose for the holiday season.

    1. I find it helps especially if you also watch what you it. It allows you to be a little more indulgent

  26. Unless it is wine or rice vinegar, I can't drink it either. It always reminds me of a trash can small in its flavor lol. I started out with smaller doses of the ACV and worked my way up to a tolerance. It was pretty bad at first.

    Takes time.

  27. I'll have to give this a try. I've always struggled with weight loss and this may help with that and my diabetes too.

  28. I'm not seeing a video


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