If you’ve yet to reach your summer weight loss goals, it’s not too late. There are multiple ways you can safely and naturally shed an extra few pounds before summertime is over.

Of course, if you have long-term weight loss goals, this can definitely benefit you as well. I’m assuming that you already know what foods that you should be staying away from during your weight loss journey and that you are partaking in light to moderate physical activities.

So let’s get into 5 things you can implement into your weight loss regimen to help speed things along naturally.

Undergo a full body herbal detox

Hopefully, you know that the fat you retain is nothing but a bunch of toxins waiting to be released. Your body has stored those toxins into fat cells because you have over-consumed them, and overloaded your kidneys and liver. To help your organs out, you need to flush your entire system.

You can do this with a full-body herbal detox, which should focus on your blood cells as well (yes, they carry gunk too!) You want to avoid colon cleanses because that is only one-track minded. Your colon isn’t the only thing that needs to be detoxified.

Switch to an alkaline-based diet

When you eat alkaline foods, your body’s pH level rises, so that it too becomes alkaline. By doing this, your immune system boosts and the overall health of your organs and cells raise to new heights, allowing them to function as they should.

Not only will you have more energy, but you’ll be cleansing your body as well. Alkaline foods tend to have antioxidants, which can help with detoxing and weight loss.

If you’re not familiar with the alkaline diet, it’s pretty much a vegan diet that consists of electric fruits and veggies (non-hybridized).

So not all things that come from the earth are alkaline, which means they acidify the body and cause all sorts of health problems (even weight gain), such as corn, yams and sweet potatoes.

Eat more waterbased foods

Fruit and veggies that are water-based can help to flush out toxins and fat from your body as well. You’ll want to add fruits like seeded melons, pears, peaches, plums and apples.

Stay away from the starchier fruits like bananas, since they can pack on weight (unless you are doing cardio, which can easily burn this off before that happens). As for veggies, you want to eat leafy greens and romaine lettuce, zucchini and cherry or plum tomatoes.

Drink lots of alkaline water

Staying hydrated is key when you’re trying to lose weight, but there’s nothing like natural alkaline water. You can find bottles of these at most local stores, but can be purchased on Amazon if anything.

Make sure the bottles say that the water source is natural, such as from a particular river. Also, if it says electrolytes added, then put it back on the shelf and find another.

Alkaline water, just like alkaline food, will raise your pH level and will help to cleanse your body. It removes toxins from your blood, as well as your organs.

The more you drink alkaline water that is high in pH, the more you will use the bathroom. It’s normal to have bowel movements 2-3 times daily when you eat and drink alkaline substances. A lot of people have found that drinking alkaline water alone helps them to lose lots of weight.

Add fat burning foods and herbs to your diet

There are certain foods and herbs that you can add to your meals and smoothies that can further help you to lose weight quicker.

Avocados is one that is known to attack belly fat. It’s also great for workouts, since it can help with energy. You can add avocados to your veggie smoothies or to a salad or other meal.

I like to blend it into a paste and add it to my veggie pita wraps. Olive oil, avocado oil and flax meal can also be used in your food to help you to shed excess weight.

As for herbs, I find that green papaya powder, cinnamon and cambogia to be great options for your smoothies. The fruit powders should only be added to fruit smoothies, so that it won’t cause fermentation.

Seaweed smoothies are great because they help to eliminate unhealthy fat from your body. For further detoxing, you can include spirulina as well.

My go-to seaweeds are bladderwrack and Irish moss because together, they give you 92 of the 102 minerals that the body requires.

Losing weight doesn’t have to be a difficult task. With these tips, you’ll lose pounds faster than you ever have. Working out, alkaline foods and water, mixed with detoxifying and fat burning herbs will give you a holistic approach to your weight loss journey. So give it a try and let us know how it works for you!

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