Six Weeks To Six Pack Abs: Day 2

Welcome to day two of my “Six Weeks To Six Pack Abs” journey.

 

Yesterday was a brilliant start to my Six Weeks To Six Pack Abs journey, although towards the end of yesterday my detox headache started to kick in. Normally for me this doesn’t happen until day two so it was a nice little surprise.

 

It wasn’t like I wasn’t expecting this to happen as it’s a part of the “Healing Crisis” the body goes through as it flushes out the stored toxins from the fat cells to be taken to the liver and kidneys for elimination.

 

The severity of the headache is largely dependant on how toxic your body is before you start the EAT Smart Diet Solution. In my experience as a Health Coach people who drink lots of caffeinated beverages as well as “sugar” junkies tend to be hit the hardest. This is because the body, especially the brain has got used to having “instant energy” in the form of caffeine and sugar to tap into. However given time the body can adjust and start to tap into our fat stores, after all that is how we have evolved as a species.

During our evolution we wouldn’t have had food available all day every day like we do now and so the body evolved to store any excess carbohydrates that we ate as fat, which in turn would give us energy in times were there wasn’t much food to eat.

Drinking plenty of water with a small pinch of Hymalayan Crytal Salt will help to speed up the process of detoxification. As will adding the juice of fresh lemons and fresh ginger to your water. Lemon is a natural detoxifying agent packed with vitamins. Drinking lemon water regularly will help to cleanse the bowel helping to prevent constipation and diarrhea. It can also dissolve uric acid build up and other poisons in the liver speeding the body’s ability to detoxify itself. This is the reason why I start each day with 2 pints of water and a whole fresh lemon squeezed into it.

 

My training session for day one consisted mainly of compound exercises with dumbbells which felt a little heavier than normal which affect the reps I was shooting for but I have no doubt that my strength will be back to where it normally is very soon.

 

My nutrition for day one was spot on and I haven’t been tempted to drink any cappuccino’s. I even went to the local supermarket café and had some water. The Force is Strong in this Jedi 😉

 

 

Here’s my food for Day One:

Breakfast:

  • 2 pints of water with one whole lemon squeezed into them
  • 3 egg banana omelette. You can check out the banana omelette recipe here ==>> http://eatsmartdietsolution.com/banana-omelette/
Six Pack Abs breakfast day 1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lunch:

Large Avocado Salad

six pack abs lunch day 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dinner:

  • Chicken stirfry with loads of green veg

 

Fluids:

  • 3 litres of water with a small Hymalayan Crystal Salt on top of the 2 pints I had first thing.
  • 3 x lemon & ginger tea
  • 4 x tulsi tea between 2pm and bed

 

(At 78kg I should be drinking 3.4 litres of water per day.)

 

See you tomorrow.

Be AWESOME 🙂

Marc Kent author EAT Smart Diet Solution

 

 

Author: EAT Smart Diet Solution

 

Healing Crisis

The human body is a remarkable thing. It has the ability to heal itself if given the right ingredients. Trouble is when most people get ill they turn to modern medication. However this isn’t as sensible as one might think when you look a little deeper.

Most modern medications don’t actually cure your illness and instead focus on suppressing the symptoms that we experience. This is actually more damaging to the body as the real cause of the illness goes untreated which causes a build up of illness in later life.

If that wasn’t bad enough, most modern medications are down right dangerous. Did you know that most drugs have an acceptable fatality level during trials? Yes, these drugs that are supposed to cure us actually kill us.

As mentioned in the EAT Smart Diet Solution, 10’000 people in the UK and over 106’000 people die each year from adverse drug reactions. Again, these medications are prescribed in the right dose, for the right illness. These are not deaths from overdose. The drug companies keep this information from us and they also try to keep it from our doctors.

However there is another way:

“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food” ? Hippocrates

As I mentioned at the start of this article, the human body has the ability to heal itself if disease hasn’t taken a hold on our bodies. But even then, they’re a numerous stories of people curing themselves of cancer and various chronic diseases by eating wholesome natural foods.

However, prevention is always better than cure, therefore engaging in a healthy lifestyle like the one outlined in the EAT Smart Diet Solution.

By eliminating all foods that the body finds toxic and or causes inflammation and then replacing them with supportive meals eating at regular timings you will provide the body with the nourishment that it needs to live and thrive rather than simply survive.

When you stop putting toxins in, the body will then want to get all the toxins out. During this initial detoxification phase many people feel a little under the weather. This is perfectly normal as the body goes through what has been termed a “Healing Crisis”

The “Healing Crisis” or “Herxheimer Reaction” is caused when the body begins to eliminate all the toxins that had been stored in the body’s fat cells. The more toxic your body is at the beginning of the EAT Smart Diet Solution the more severe the severe your reaction to detoxification.

Often people will feel worse before they get better with symptoms such as headaches, nausea and cold and flu symptoms flaring up for up to 5 days. People who are addicted to caffeine or sugar often suffer the most. This is perfectly normal and will pass. What you have to remember is that these symptoms are all signs that the body is healing itself and in a few days time once your body has processed and eliminated the toxins you’ll feel better then you have in years.

Helping Your Body Through The Healing Crisis:

Once you begin the process of detoxification it is highly recommended that you see it through to the end, this will prevent any of the released toxins finding their way back into your cells.

 

The following tips will help speed you through the process and lesson the burden on the body:

  • Drink plenty of water. Water helps to flush the cells and cleanse the body. Drinking 1 litre for every 50lb of bodyweight will ensure you remain fully hydrated as well as flushing out the toxins from your body.
  • Add the juice of half a lemon to your water. Lemon helps to cleanse the digestive system, which will be working hard to eliminate all the toxins.
  • Take 400mg magnesium citrate daily. Magnesium is vital to the detoxification process and helps to prevent sugar cravings.
  • Take Milk Thistle daily. Milk Thistle is awesome at helping the liver through the detoxification process
  • Exercise is a great way to support the detoxification process.
  • Get plenty of fresh air. Try going for a walk down the beach

Finally, the healing crisis is perfectly normal and is not sign that you are ill. If you stop putting toxins into your body, your body will see it, as a chance to get rid of anything that is has had to store. Look at it as your body healing its self and usually lasts for 1-3 days. Caffeine addicts and sugar addicts tend to suffer the most but you can get through this.

 

Marc Kent

Author: EAT Smart Diet Solution