How To Lose Weight By Supporting Your Liver
Are you ready to discover how to lose weight by supporting your liver health?
Do you know that there is a huge connection between liver health and weight loss?
In this article, I explain the correlation between the health of your liver and why you may not be losing weight. I will share some of my favorite tips on how to support your liver so that you can begin to start losing weight naturally and sustainably. Are you ready to learn how to lose weight while supporting your liver? Let’s dive in!
Your metabolism is not just calories in versus calories out.
There’s so much more to your metabolism than just the calories you burn. It’s the orchestra of your liver, thyroid, GI tract, adrenal glands, and blood sugar regulation. Your metabolism is a mixture of your genetics, environment, nutrition habits, sleep quality, stress management, and physical activity level.
Your metabolism is your very own biochemistry.
We are all exposed to different things, and our body processes things differently. What works for one person may not work for you.
Through a complex system, your metabolism converts food into fuel and regulates how efficiently you burn that fuel. If one little thing is off in your system, it can throw your entire metabolism off-kilter. There are underlying factors that need to be addressed to make sure your metabolism is maintaining balance.
Learn My Top 5-Tips For Natural Weight Loss
Throughout the next few blog posts, I’ll share my professional insight on the 5-main factors that may inhibit your body’s ability to lose weight.
#1 Liver Health
Your liver is your largest internal organ, and it’s also the heaviest (about 3 pounds). After you learn about your liver, you might want to tell your loved ones, “I love you with all of my liver!”
Your liver carries out hundreds of essential tasks for your body.
Your liver works with your gallbladder, pancreas, and intestines to digest, absorb, and process the delicious food that you eat… and ahem – the alcohol you drink. Your liver builds protein required for blood clotting, adjusts cholesterol levels, produces bile that helps with absorbing fat, and stores sugar and vitamin D, K, A, B12, folic acid, and iron.
Weight Loss and Liver Health
The most important function of your liver as it pertains to weight loss is that it filters the blood coming in through the digestive tract. This means that what you’re eating, drinking, putting on your skin (body-care products, soaps, detergents, etc), breathing in (paints, fumes, etc) – Your liver works to break it down and detoxify it all.
Do you know that about 60% of what you put on your skin is absorbed in your bloodstream? Think about all the artificial ingredients, food colors, dyes, processed foods, and all the junk in our food system and environment these days. We are bombarded!
Your liver processes everything and the burden can become too much to bear.
That’s right! Your liver can become sluggish and bogged down. It can be a challenge for it to perform all of its essential functions. Since your liver is a large component of your metabolism, a sluggish liver can cause joint problems, skin issues, GI problems, lower immunity, fatigue, hormone imbalances, and weight management issues.
The GOOD NEWS – There are ways that you can support your liver health:
- Eat natural and organic food, mostly vegetables
- Avoid processed foods. Fooducate is my favorite app for identifying ingredients in food labels.
- Limit caffeine and hard alcohol
- Avoid or limit over-the-counter drugs
- Drink 1/2 of your body weight in pure water daily – herbal tea counts
- Consume anti-inflammatory foods and herbs – ginger and turmeric are my favorites
- Use natural products. I love the EWG Skin Deep Database to determine if a product is clean.
- SEASONAL CLEANSE – I’ve created a series of seasonal cleanses that are the perfect reset for your liver health. For each season different organs are supported. It’s a whole-food based and anti-inflammatory cleanse. The seasonal cleanse program includes menu plans, recipes, and educational resources.
Weight loss is so much more than calories in versus calories out. If you’re ready to start losing weight naturally and sustainably you will want to address the state of your liver. In this article, I’ve showcased clean eating diet and lifestyle tips that will help you to enhance the health of your liver and boost weight loss.
What are you planning on changing in your daily life to support your liver health? Tell us in the comments below.
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