bs in 4 days! just by heal­ing hid­den food al­ler­gies!

dis­cover which foods block your body’s abil­ity to lose weight—

Woman's World - - Natural Health -

much do you stand to lose? Here’s how to fi nd out . . .

Quick-start guide ● What you eat

Recitas has you start with a base menu of foods that she’s found rarely cause re­ac­tions (in­clud­ing ap­ples, veg­gie soup and bas­mati rice; see meal plan for full de­tails). Af­ter that, you’ll test one new food at a time. On a given day you might add a cup of berries or four ounces of salmon. In the hours that fol­low, watch for signs of an al­lergy, sen­si­tiv­ity or in­flam­ma­tion— such as an itchy mouth or skin, flush­ing cheeks, headache, tummy ache or weight gain. “Most peo­ple lose a steady half pound a day af­ter re­mov­ing com­mon in­flam­ma­tory foods, so if you gain even .1 pound, that’s sig­nif­i­cant,” says Recitas. See signs of a re­ac­tion? Then skip that food for the time be­ing; oth­er­wise, en­joy it freely.

● No calo­ries to count!

Al­low your­self three meals and one snack daily, choos­ing foods you like from the base menu and con­tin­u­ously adding va­ri­ety with foods you test and aren’t sen­si­tive to. Sim­ply eat un­til you’re pleas­antly full. “You’ll con­sume about 2,000 calo­ries daily,” Recitas says, “but lose much faster than on a low- cal diet full of in­flam­ma­tory foods!”

● How sooth­ing slims

When you eat foods that in­flame cells, your body re­tains fluid to buf­fer ir­ri­tated ar­eas. Skip in­flam­ma­tory foods and you lose wa­ter weight quickly, says Recitas. Plus, chronic in­flam­ma­tion can dis­rupt your thy­roid gland—and re­liev­ing in­flam­ma­tion sets your thy­roid free, al­low­ing me­tab­o­lism to soar. In­flam­ma­tion is also proven to spike hunger hor­mones and belly-fat­ten­ing stress hor­mones. “As you re­move re­ac­tive foods, ev­ery­thing about weight loss nat­u­rally be­comes eas­ier,” she prom­ises.

● Real-world wow

For years, New York City’s Rachel Lavin, 45, tried diet af­ter diet with poor re­sults. But af­ter meet­ing with Recitas and cut­ting foods like pro­tein pow­der and egg­plant, she went “from a size 12 to a size 4!” We also spoke to South Carolina’s Jaci Stephens, 27, who was fre­quently ill and kept gain­ing un­til a pal sug­gested The Me­tab­o­lism Plan. Skip­ping corn and switch­ing from reg­u­lar cheese to goat cheese helped her shed 30 pounds in 45 days and 60 pounds in all. Now in the midst of a healthy preg­nancy, Jaci says: “Just by re­mov­ing a few prob­lem foods, I no longer strug­gle with my weight!”

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