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A Healthier You with Kate Leinweber: Improve Metabolism and Lose Weight (August 2011)

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This segment will educate on ways to improve metabolism with the goal of losing weight.

1. Avoid congesting foods like dairy, excess refined grains (white foods), and a high meat based diet. Lightening the load on digestion allows the body to clean up areas that have stored excess over time.

2. Increase vegetable based foods in the diet.

3. Start day with lemon in water to boost digestion, then slowly wake up the digestive system by waiting 30 minutes, have a mug of homemade vegetable broth or juice, 30 minutes, then piece of fruit, 30 minutes, then a simple breakfast of oatmeal or granola, or smoothie.

4. Coconut oil is thermogenic which means it increases the metabolism of each cell of the body. Add it to smoothies, spread on toast, and use in cooking. You can also make a coconul oil tea by adding some to warm water 30 minutes before each meal. Coconut oil is high in lauric acid which boost the immune system and also will allow help with portion control by triggering you to feel full faster during a meal

5. Avoid eating 2 hours before going to bed. This allows your body to rest and repair the body and clear out anything it doesn’t need.

6. Of course this is complimented by a regular physical exercise routine like Yoga!

Kate Leinweber


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kateleinweber, posted on January 15, 2013

@arron Moderation and Quality are the two keys. When eating high quality foods they are usually flavourful and rich so you wont eat as much to feel satisfied.

arron, posted on January 14, 2013

in ayurveda it is recommended to take warm milk with ghee and spices at the end of the day. i feel like this does a similar thing, theraputically to the coconut oil and tea? love the suggestion about having an apple and cheese, one of my favorite snacks, but i always feel guilty about eating cheese. i suppose moderation is key.

yfermin, posted on January 4, 2013

tips 1, 3, and 5 are particularly appealing. tomorrow morning i will try to use tip #3.

Cigana, posted on July 12, 2012

very informative! Thank you so much.

kateleinweber, posted on September 14, 2011

Snacking is the best way to get food into you during a busy day. Even with long work hours short breaks are required to maintain focus and to work efficiently. Take advantage of those 5 minute breaks and try some of these snacks:

apple with cheese
fruit with nuts
veggie sticks with hummus
Rice crackers and guacamole

Eating a little something every 2 hours can help balance blood sugars and avoid any energy crashes.

Thanks so much for your question!


macaborgeaud, posted on September 12, 2011

Hi, I have a question, I'm that kind of people that don't eat to much during the day, like I take breakfast at 9.30 is milk with cereal (cornflake) and I put some natural fruit and, then the lunch at 2 or late, is vegetable or sometime wraps or tacos or that kind of food, then the dinner at 6.30 and is almost the same for dinner but always I eat vegetables for the night and I do exercices like pilates or yoga in the night for one hour... I know that is not good and I need helpt in that, but my problem is that I work from 10.30 to 6.30 and I don't have too much time for eat... help me please

kateleinweber, posted on August 23, 2011

Hi SacredSunlight!
Thanks so much for your discussion. You have brought up some interesting points. It is true that our digestive capacity (Stomach & Pancreas) is highest in the hours of the morning from 7-11am. The western world is a very stressful place and requires a lot of energy. The best results I get in my body and in my practice are from eating whole foods throughout the day. Fasting and/or cleansing once a year is a way to move the Ama or toxins from the body. It is also important to remember that the organs in our body are primarily detoxing organs. If they are supported to function optimally they will remove toxins from the body on a regular basis. When working with specific doshas and imbalances the recommendations will change. A general recommendation is that Coconut oil increases energy and metabolism, if the body is giving signs of heaviness of other kaphic qualities that is an indication that too much has been consumed. By listening to the bodies signals, a state of equilibrium can be reached without referring to a set of rules. Please let me know if you have any other quesitons or discussions.


sacredsunlight, posted on August 20, 2011

These are interesting tips! Some of them are quite contrary to the Ayurvedic philosophy pertaining to a reducing diet, however. For instance, Ayurveda says that all meals should be eaten at once, not spread out over time, since the stages of digestion are progressive and thus metabolism is most effective when all food goes through the individual stages at once. In Ayurveda, it is said that eating food over time like you suggest can cause Ama, or toxins in the body. Also, coconut is a heavy, oily food and in Ayurveda when the intention is to reduce Kapha in the body, heavy, oily foods should be avoided or significantly reduced. I am not trying to be contrary, as I think your expertise is very informed, I am only bringing this up for discussion's sake. Blessings!

kateleinweber, posted on August 18, 2011

Hi Patricia,
Thanks for your question! Of course you can mix it in with your tea. Ideally when using coconut oil therapeutically it would be under the supervision of a practitioner. Make sure to stay in tune with your body and listen to the messages it is sending! If you feel any discomfort discontinue use.


Pato_2, posted on August 18, 2011

Hi Kate !
I really love drink green tea ..can I mix it with coconut oil '?
thanks for yours tips!

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