By Donna Gates, as seen on:

I find it interesting that there is always such a fascination with how famous people lose weight – whether in relation to preparing for a movie role or losing baby weight and regaining a sexy pre-baby body.

Lately I’ve been asked a lot about Matthew McConaughey’s drastic weight loss to prepare for the movie Dallas Buyers Club. The method used in this scenario was severe calorie restriction.

I believe there is a healthier way to lose the weight with the following steps:

  1. Avoid sugar
  2. Avoid gluten
  3. Food combine properly
  4. Reduce protein intake
  5. Do not eat late at night
  6. Eat smaller meals more often
  7. Release stored toxins with colonics
  8. Eat fermented foods with every meal
  9. Eat healthy fats including coconut oil

Losing weight too quickly can have associated health risks as well as a higher probability of regaining the weight. When people severely restrict calorie intake, they have to be very aware of the signs associated with nutritional deficiencies, such as a loss of electrolytes, gallstones, and dehydration.

A lot of chemicals, pollutants and toxins like DDT and PCBs are forced into the bloodstream. These toxins are stored in fat cells throughout of the body and as they are rapidly released into the bloodstream the liver has a hard time processing them.

This detox alone could cause extreme fatigue, dizziness, depression, irritability, headaches, and constipation. Men have to beware of low testosterone and women must beware of hormone imbalances that could lead to lost menstruation and thyroid disorders.

Another issue with extreme weight loss is premature aging and a loss of brain function.

Slow and steady is the way the body would prefer to lose weight and increases the probability of the keeping weight off.

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