How Toxicity Affects Your Metabolism & Why You Need to Detoxify to Jumpstart Weight Loss
Toxins are all around us, and that toxicity can get in the way of weight loss. In today's podcast episode, JJ explains how a high toxic burden can damage your metabolism and why detoxification is key to shedding stubborn body fat. Listen as JJ explains what obesogens are and how they can wreak havoc on your gut microbiome and contribute to insulin resistance, as well as why juice cleanses can actually do more harm than good. JJ also shares her top tips on how to detox safely and naturally, so you can ensure you’re as healthy as possible. Plus, get JJ’s free Toxicity Quiz so you can figure out what steps you should take to support your detoxification pathways and jumpstart lasting fat loss!
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Main Points From Today’s Episode
1. We store toxins in our fat cells. As you lose weight, these toxins called “obesogens” are released into your bloodstream.
2. Obesogens can wreak havoc on your gut microbiome, contribute to insulin resistance, and impact your hunger hormones. It’s key to cleanse your body of toxins before starting any weight loss program.
3. A higher toxin burden is associated with a lower metabolic rate. Incorporating Green Smoothie Cleanse into your routine and including soluble and insoluble fiber in your diet can help support your detoxification pathways.
[1:38] How obesogens can impair weight loss
[2:06] Listener’s review on iTunes
[3:29] The one thing you must do before losing weight
[4:34] Participants who lost weight on The Biggest Loser and gained it back had a slower resting metabolic rate than before.
[5:32] We store toxins in our fat cells.
[7:22] Our bodies weren’t designed to deal with the amount and types of toxins in today’s modern world.
[8:21] As you lose weight, obesogens are released into your bloodstream.
[9:45] Obesogens have been shown to contribute to insulin resistance.
[10:30] Obesogens can alter your gut microbiome.
[10:54] A higher toxic burden is associated with a lower metabolic rate.
[13:15] The effect that yo-yo dieting can have on your metabolism
[13:41] How obesogens can impact your hunger hormones and increase inflammation
[16:01] Before starting any weight loss program, it’s important to detox.
[16:20] Green Smoothie Cleanse is a great way to support your detoxification pathways.
[18:10] It’s key to drink plenty of water while you detox.
[18:34] You want to be sure you’re getting both soluble and insoluble fiber in your diet.
[19:29] Why you should eat by the rainbow, including deep green leafies and sulfur-rich vegetables
[20:45] The reason that juice cleanses do more harm than good
[21:02] Protein is essential to escorting toxins from your body.
[23:09] Sweating helps your body excrete toxins.
[23:31] How dry brushing can help with detoxification
[24:10] Taking a bath with Epsom salts helps remove toxins from your body.
[25:28] Starting your day with the right breakfast sets the metabolic tone for the day. Try JJ’s All-In-One Protein Shake!
[26:40] Listener’s question: How often should I do a cleanse?
[27:10] Ideally, you should do a focused cleanse every quarter.
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