When you are trying to lose weight, it is easy to go directly for a diet with fewer calories or to step up your exercise plan. But what are you missing?
Recent studies have revealed just how important it is to get your pH balance right if you want to lose weight. When your pH leans towards acidic, it is nearly impossible for the cells to burn fat, which can make even the best weight loss efforts worthless.
Why does my body become acidic?
The pH level tends to tip to the acidic side when there is too much sugar in your blood stream, usually due to your diet. If you eat too many refined carbohydrates such as white bread, white rice, sugary soft drinks, fruit juice, sweets, and pastries, your blood sugar levels are constantly higher than they should be. This causes the body’s pH to be classed as acidic.
What should my pH level be?
A normal blood pH is between 7.35 and 7.45, which is a little more alkaline than pure water.
Any food that you eat or drink can cause your pH to go towards either acidic or alkaline.
How does this happen?
The body tries its best to keep your pH balanced by excreting excess acid via urine. However, if you constantly eat food that causes acid to form in the body, this process cannot remove it all from the body. Any acid that cannot be excreted from the body gets stored in the body’s fat cells, so that it cannot harm the body. When this happens, acid waste disables enzyme reactions, changes the process of metabolism and stops weight loss.
How do I prevent this from happening?
The best way to do this is through your diet. Your daily diet should not consist of more than 35% of foods that are acid-forming, and not less than 65% of alkaline foods. This will not only help to ensure that your body stays alkaline and healthy, but it can also help you with your weight loss efforts.
You should eat less refined carbs, meat, and grains… but more veggies, fruits, and nuts.