2 responses to “Exercising the Calories Away”

  1. Felicia

    Hey Loretta! I totally understand what it’s like to live with someone who isn’t as mindful about the food he consumes as you are. It makes for interesting conversations at times.

    Like you I would be happy to shed about 20 pounds, but at this age I’ve found it isn’t quite so easy to do. Like you I don’t believe in diets. My dietary evolution got me to a place where I just eat real food. In other words, there are no nutrition labels on the foods I eat so calorie counting is out.

    What has perplexed me for the past 3 or 4 yeas is that although I eat organic real food I just couldn’t seem to drop a pound. I’m pretty active, but I don’t go to a gym or do much formal exercise. Just for grins I purchased a Fitbit and found that on a normal day my steps exceeded the daily recommendation of 10,000 steps a day so after a couple of weeks I stopped using it.

    A few months ago I started to do some research and found that as we age our livers don’t work as well as they did when we were young. Not that the liver is broken or anything like that, it’s just filled with accumulated toxins which prevents it from processing things efficiently. After learning this I created my own “Grandma’s Liver Detox” tea. I gathered a bunch of herbs that I had around the house and blended them together and started drinking several cups of the tea daily.

    Here’s what I’ve found after about a month of drinking the tea and not changing anything else in my diet or daily routine. Get this…I’ve so far lost 8 pounds. This tells me that our struggles for maintaining weight or trying to lose those 10 or 20 pounds might be related to our overburdened liver.

    The first few days of drinking the tea lead to some detox symptoms, but for me they only lasted a day or two. After that it was smooth sailing.

    Loretta, you don’t have to publish the next few sentences because I don’t want you or your readers to think I’m commenting here just to get curious looks to my blog, but I have more details on the tea and its ingredients on my health blog (adoseofhealth.com). As you know, sometimes the aging memory isn’t as good as it used to be so I tend to write things I want to remember on blogs. It’s the one place where I’ll be able to find it for future reference and maybe help someone else along the way.

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