Contrary to popular belief, excess weight has nothing to do with fat! The major cause of weight gain and/or an inability to lose weight is due to moderate/high levels of acid found within the body. Therefore most popular nutritional options and diets are in fact extremely unhealthy.
Allow me to explain.
When we consume food, a chemical reaction occurs to break down and digest those foods. This reaction determines whether the food we consume is acidic (unhealthy) or alkaline (healthy).
The human body is alkaline by design yet acidic by function. The acidic functionality of our lifestyle and diet sees our body unable to cope with this foreign functioning and is a major cause of weight gain and obesity.
Occasionally, foods that are acidic outside the body become alkaline upon consumption. Good examples are lemon and lime. Both products are highly acidic outside the body however when consumed they actually have an alkaline effect. Generally speaking though, the higher the acid level of the food, the higher the amount of acid produced by the body.
A high acid level within the human body does not only come from the food and drink we consume. It can also be accumulated through stress and environmental factors (pollution), exercise, recreational drugs and cigarettes.
Acid produced by the body is just as toxic and dangerous as the acid you place into your swimming pool. Acid, and excessive acidity levels in our body is extremely dangerous and must be treated with caution at all times to minimise the ill-effects on both our short and long term health.
The human body protects itself from this acid, by having a fat cell absorb this damaging substance. The fat cell effectively places a protective barrier around the acid to protect vital organs and arteries. Unfortunately though, this leads to an accumulation of fat cells, oversized fat cells, an inability to lose weight or problem fat storing areas on our body. It also leads to fatigue, lethargy, skin conditions and disease.
Next week we will explore this is greater detail.