Reboot Your Health And Drop Pounds In A Flash With A Super Easy 10-Day Cleanse

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How Plant-Based Foods Reverse Weight Gain

Did you know that Yale published a research stating that fat that’s crept into nonfat cells acts like a fat magnet, which makes it almost impossible for women over 45 to lose weight? Thanks to Dr. Neal Barnard’s 10-day plan which empties those cells, you can lose faster now and in the next months to come! 

Having a diet filled with animal fat will cause muscle and liver cells to be clogged with fat. Because of that, the blood sugar won’t be able to get in the cells to be burned. As a result, you will experience weight gain and low energy. 

Sticking to a plant-based diet will give the body the opportunity to flush built-up fat located in the muscle and liver cells. In the way, the blood sugar will be able to get inside the cells and be burned for energy, higher metabolism and weight loss. 

Neal Barnard, MD, professor at George Washington University School of Medicine and president of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine has the perfect solution for all the women who want that smaller waist without having to feel hungry all the time. 

“You won’t have to starve the weight off. You’ll feel satisfied and full, and you’ll enjoy all the new foods you’re trying.” 

Dr. Barnard is confident of his 10-day plant-based plan that has already been tested on thousands of women and yielded great results. 

In a study previously published by the doctor’s office in the American Journal of Health Promotion, women to consumed unlimited amounts of low-fat-plant-based food which includes pancakes, pasta, lasagna and even dessert – lost about a pound a week, while others lost even more. Women also reported losing as much as 12 pounds in five days! 

This diet plan offers amazing results because plant-based foods flush out the fat stuck in our cells. When our fat-storage cells and filled with fat particles, as they usually are when on a standard American diet, these particles overflow and create additional fat-storage cells and others end up escaping to the bloodstream. 

While scientists were wondering where those escaped particles ended up in, Yale researchers began using a breakthrough technology called the magnetic resonance spectroscopy – which led them to discover that the microscopic fat particles end up in any other cells with extra room – most often in the muscles and liver cells. 

As time passes, these fat particles end up filling muscle and liver cells, which doesn’t leave room for the blood sugar cells needed to produce energy. Because of this, the body slows down, including metabolism. 

Dr. Barnard explains that “a low-fat plant-based diet has very little saturated fat, so the body is able to burn those built-up fat particles. It’s like turning a burner on your stove from medium to high. You convert more food into energy, instead of storing it as fat. You start losing weight.”

“A plant-based diet is not only the easiest and healthiest way to lose weight and keep it off, but all the ‘side effects’ are good ones,. It’s a powerful way to turn conditions such as high cholesterol, high blood pressure, or type 2 diabetes around. It can also help you reverse heart disease, reduce your cancer risk and cut your risk of Alzheimer’s,” added Dr. Barnard. 

Further studies show that committing to a plant-based diet reduces headaches by up to 33%, arthritis pain by 50% and blue moods by 46%. 70 year-old Esther Loveridge, a veteran dieter successfully reversed her prediabetes and avoided a double knee replacement just be having a vegan food lifestyle. 

“I don’t even need glasses anymore. I’m on a natural high all the time. This way of eating helps everything!”” says the great-grandmother, who lost a total of 130 pounds. 

Are you ready to being your transformation? Here are expert tips to make it easier than ever!

Everyday Health

Tasty and Healthy Plant-Based Food Swaps

Going on a plant-based diet increases energy and makes weight loss faster and easier. Even if you don’t commit to the whole plan, making some delicious substitutes will help you slim down. 

Instead of having eggs, why not try tofu? 

4 oz. of tofu has more protein and half the saturated fat as two eggs. With this cooking method, it will have the same texture as eggs. 


Drain 4 oz. of extra-firm tofu (about half the pack), then break it apart with a potato masher. Cook in medium heat with 2 tbsp. nutritional yeast and 2 tsp. turmeric for 7 minutes. 

Instead of ground beef, use beans. 

A cup of black beans has over 15 grams of fiber, which fills you up faster, making you eat less than normal. Here are two ways to eat delicious beans: 

Fill up a warm tortilla with black beans, chopped tomatoes, avocados and other toppings, or make a black bean burger. 

Instead of cheese, how about trying nutritional yeast?

Nutritional yeast looks and tastes just like cheese, but it is fat-free and cholesterol-free. Other than these wonderful benefits, it also contains vitamin B-12 which allows the body to produce more energy. You can sprinkle this on pasta, popcorn, soups and even salads! 


The 10-day Cleanse

By going on a plant-based diet for just 10 days, you will give your body the chance to purge all the fat that’s been built up inside your cells to kickstart slimming. 

“It’s not only the most delicious ‘prescription’ you can imagine, but it’s also easy to follow. Unlike other diets, there’s no calorie counting and no skimpy portions,” declares Dr. Neal Barnard, MD, New York Times bestselling author of 19 books, including Your Body in Balance. There are only two real rules that have to be followed in the doctor’s detox plan: 

[1] Design your meals with plant-based foods such as fruit, vegetables, beans, whole grains, peas and lentils and [2] drink vitamin B-12, which is an important nutrient that is most commonly found in animal products. 

(Dr. Barnard says any supplement with at least 2.4 mcg. of B-12 will do the trick.) 

To begin, simply start by substituting animal food in your diet with plant-based options and follow these strategies to make your meals easy and delicious: 

When shopping for groceries 

If you can’t live without meatballs or chicken fingers, then you should try the products of companies like Morning Star Farms, Sweet Earth and Yves. They create various options that are really available of plant-based proteins, and they’re just as delicious and way healthier than the real thing. In fact, Beyond Meat’s plant-based beef burger replacement is a close resemblance in taste and texture, and has even more protein! 

Plant-based dairy products have also improved throughout the years. You can now discard cow’s milk and yogurt by substituting them with soy, aloud, rice, coconut milk or products. Each of these different types of milk have different flavors and textures, so trying a few before deciding what you like best would be a good strategy. 

Another convenient way to switch your diet is buying ready-to-eat soups. There are brands that have a variety of plant-based options like Amy’s, Imagine Organic and Tabatchnick. Dr. Barnard suggests selecting products that don’t have any more than 3 grams of fat per serving to continue with your slimdown process. 

Whether you are the type to cook from scratch or prefer ready-made meals, Dr. Barnard suggests keeping a supply of frozen meals or soups on hand for busy days. 

“You can still rely on convenience foods for quick and easy meal prep. The plant-based versions cook up just as quickly!”

When you come across days that drive-thru is a necessity, then Dr. Barnard says that “nearly every fast-food chain has plant-based options — including meatless burgers, bean burritos, and baked potatoes.” His drive-thru go-to is: A veggie sandwich on a toasted bun with red wine vinegar dressing from a sub shop.


In the kitchen 

Cutting out fats and oils in the 10-day cleanse is a must. You can reintroduce them eventually, once the built-up fat has been emptied fro your cells. Instead of using oil to sauté vegetables, Dr. Barnard suggests using vegetable broth or wine instead which will deepen the flavor and prevent the food from sticking to the pan. For salad dressing, use nonfat ready-made dressings or make your won by combining different vinegars like balsamic, red wine or apple cider with mustard to create yummy flavors.

How will I get my protein without eating meat?

“There is actually a lot of protein in plants — that’s how cows are able to grow so large,” insists Dr. Barnard. According to USDA nutrient analyses, having a plant-based diet can easily provide the government-recommended 46 grams of protein per day. If you think you’re not getting enough protein from your meals, eat more beans (20 grams per 1⁄2 cup), quinoa (14 grams per 1⁄2 cup), lentils (10 grams per 1⁄2 cup), oats (6 grams per cup) and brown rice (5 grams per cup). Also, another smart solution would be consuming soy-based milk and yogurt, which contains more protein than other plant-based dairy options.

As always, consult your doctor before trying a new healthy lifestyle.