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WEIGHT LOSS: What does Dr. Sebi Recommend

Dr. Sebi himself did not directly make any claims regarding losing weight on the alkaline diet, but adherents and followers of the diet have shown proof of successful weight loss on the diet.

The diet is focused more on healing from disease, and obesity which is one major underlying factor for the disease is usually the first port of effect. Shedding weight is often the first sign of healing and recovery.

Dr. Sebi’s diet comprises special natural supplements and a list of approved foods that cleanses toxins and mucus from the body, then nourishes the body with the essential minerals needed for proper electrical activity needed to maintain an ALKALINE environment.

Dr. Sebi believed that disease is a sign of mucus buildup and too much acid in the body. He believed that eating meals high in acid causes only ONE disease.

What does Dr. Sebi say about losing weight?

Dr. Sebi’s alkaline diet has the benefits of a diet being high in fiber, and whole foods, while eliminating, meat products, dairy, and processed foods as well as alcohol, nicotine use and caffeine.

If followed correctly, the Dr. Sebi alkaline diet CAN lead to weight loss. The high fiber content improves the gut flora, regulates blood sugar levels, and stops food cravings.

Additionally, most foods, besides nuts, oils, and seeds, approved by Dr.Sebi are natural low-calorie foods, and calorie deficit is the first step in effectively losing weight.

What does the Alkaline Diet promise?

The main purpose of the alkaline diet is to balance the body’s pH levels, and heal and recover from disease. According to the pH scale, acidic products are below 7, 7 is neutral, and above 7 is alkaline.

Additionally, some people may be able to maintain healthy body weight by eating the foods that are part of this diet.

Therefore, an alkaline diet brings numerous health benefits, from preventing diseases to promoting healthy body weight and vitality, which finally leads to increased energy levels and better quality of life.

Specifically, the alkaline diet promises the following:

  1. Preventing cancer

From the 2010 European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition; It was discovered that a Mediterranean-style diet, vitamin C, vitamin A, and fiber consumption might lower the chance of developing cancer. This complies with the rules of the plant-based, alkaline diet. Significant evidence from a 2010 study reveals that eating more fruits, vegetables, and whole grains while cutting back on meat consumption may help prevent cancer.

2. Raising growth hormone levels

Increasing growth hormone levels may improve memory and cognition, lower cardiovascular risk factors, promote a healthy composition, and increase the quality of life. An alkaline diet may naturally raise levels of growth hormone since a highly acidic environment inhibits the proper functioning of these hormones.

3. Improving kidney health

Diets high in vegetables and fruits have a low net acid load, which results in good metabolic effect in people with chronic kidney disease (CKD), according to research published in the Iranian Journal of Kidney Diseases.

An alkaline diet brings numerous health benefits, from preventing diseases to promoting healthy body weight and vitality, which finally leads to increased energy levels and better quality of life.

What foods does Dr. Sebi recommend for WEIGHT LOSS?

The following foods are approved for Dr. Sebi’s diet:

Vegetables:

Chayote or Mexican squash cucumber, dandelion greens, kale, lettuce (all but iceberg), mushrooms (all but shitake), olives, onions, squash, and zucchini.

Related: Dr. Sebi’s Vegetables List

Fruits:

The majority of fruits, excluding canned and hybrid kinds, are permitted. Apples (Granny Smith and Red delicious not recommended), bananas (the smallest one or the burro/midsize/original banana), berries (all varieties, no cranberries), elderberries (in any form), cantaloupe, cherries, currants, dates, figs, grapes (seeded), limes (key limes, with seeds), mango, melons (watermelon, seeded), orange (Seville or sour preferred), papaya, peach, pears, plums, prickly pear (cactus fruit), prunes, raisins (seeded).

Nuts and Seeds:

Brazil nuts, raw walnuts, sesame seeds, tahini (sesame butter), and hemp seeds.

Related: Dr. Sebi Nuts, Seeds And Oils List

Alkaline Grains are permitted, including amaranth, Kamut, quinoa, rye, spelt, wild rice, and tef.

Related: DR. SEBI GRAINS LIST

Natural teas:

burdock, chamomile, elderberry, fennel, ginger, and raspberry.

All natural cold-pressed oils made from plants are acceptable.

Related: Dr. Sebi Nuts, Seeds And Oils List

Dr. Sebi additionally employed herbs to cleanse the blood and detoxify the liver cells, such as burdock root, sarsaparilla, and dandelion.

Since processed foods including animal-based products, honey, sugar, maple syrup, ready to eat foods are not approved, the diet improves health while at the same time helping in the reduction of weight.

Dr. Sebi’s main weight-loss recommendation is to follow his Nutritional guide. He also emphasizes the increased consumption of fruits and vegetables and offers recipes for detoxifying smoothies for weight loss.