Tips for weightloss, the Acid Alkaline Diet, a little diet you may not of heard of.
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Will an acid alkaline diet help you lose weight? Many people believe that the answer is yes. Today, I want to talk about some of the theories about the connection between the alkaline diet and weight loss.

According to some experts on the acid alkaline diet, notably Dr. Robert O. Young, being overweight is actually a defense mechanism against excessive acid production. Their theory is that eating the typical western diet leads to the build-up of acidity in the body. If the body is unable to detoxify these acids, it reacts by storing fat as a way of buffering the harmful effects of the excess acid. When the body's pH is restored to a healthy balance, this theory suggests, the body will naturally shed the extra fat. Although mainstream medicine tends to dismiss this explanation, there is no question that Dr. Young's books feature many success stories of people who lost weight while on an alkaline diet.

However, this is the only explanation for why an acid alkaline diet can lead to weight loss. Another reason is that the alkaline diet tends to be lower in calories than the standard American diet. People gain weight when they consume more calories than they expend through exercise and basic metabolic activities like digestion and respiration. This means that if you want to lose weight, you either need to exercise more or eat less. Unfortunately, downsizing your portion sizes can leave you feeling hungry and dissatisfied. Is there any solution to this dilemma? The answer is yes. By eating foods that are lower in calories per ounce, it is actually possible to eat more food while consuming fewer calories. As luck would have it, many foods that are high in calories are also acidifying. Therefore, an acid alkaline diet is likely to lead to a reduction in your total caloric intake.

Another thing to consider is that many junk foods encourage compulsive eating. People joke about not being able to stop eating potato chips, but some experts say that many of us are truly addicted to these foods. These compulsively eatable foods are things like candies, chips, cookies, and fast food--all of which are also acidifying. Have you ever seen someone unable to stop himself from polishing off a salad? No, me neither. By minimizing junk foods in the diet, we can make it less likely that we will eat when we aren't hungry.

Don't worry--you can still enjoy your food on the acid alkaline diet. But because the foods you will be eating are natural and unadulterated, it is easier to stop eating them when you are full. In conclusion, there are several reasons to believe that the acid alkaline diet can help you lose weight and keep it off.