Chew on a slice of ginger 30 minutes before eating. This will stimulate the digestive
fluids in the body so that when we eat they are ready to break the food down. Also drink 2
glasses of warm water (or warm herbal tea) before eating. This cleans your system.
Plus it also fills your stomach so you don't have to eat much to feel you are "full."
Also, for the next 2 weeks, let us all quit taking any type of refined sugar. No
cookies, no sweet cereals, etc. You can take low-fat plain yogurt, but not fruit
yogurt (it has added sugar). Sugar adds empty calories and is the number one buster
of our diet.
To summarize, the action items for next 2 weeks:
1. Abstain from all sugar
2. Follow ginger routine given above.
3. Drink 10 cups of warm water (preferably herbal tea) every day.
4. Chew on a slice of ginger 30 minutes before eating. Drink 2 cups of warm water
(herbal tea) before eating.
5. Eat only wholesome food - no junk food.
Let me know how you all feel after starting this routine. Guaranteed to work if you
follow it faithfully.
Comments from Louise, a DietBuddy Member
I read this post with great interest and I thought I would
offer another idea to the members ... I have been drinking ginger
tea for years and I think it's been quite helpful with my digestion
and metabolism. I simply cut off a slice of fresh ginger root and
fill my cup with hot water and drink it for tea. It has a subtle
taste and fragrance and is quite pleasant.
Another idea that I use for de-stressing and cleansing toxins from
my body is to take a bath with a 1/4 cup of ginger and 1/4 cup of
baking soda and to soak for 15 minutes. It's very vitalizing and
relaxing at the same time! It also has the added appeal of leaving
you smelling a bit like a cake afterwards but a quick shower will
lessen the impact of the ginger scent if you don't care for it.