It was popularised by celebs like Kate Hudson < she’s in Bride Wars and How To Lose A Guy in 10 Days (I have great taste, I know. Mrs Fruci is in charge. Not me...Blame shifted)
The diet is based on the “miracle” idea that certain foods, like meat, sugar and wheat, make your body too acidic, causing diseases like cancer, muscle loss, back pain, bone loss etc.
Well anyway, Robert Young (the creator of the diet) now faces 3 years in prison. Apparently, he charged $77,000 for his miracle treatment that would make your body more alkaline
One women battling breast cancer paid $77,000 for a treatment predominantly based on sodium bicarbonate <<< Yes, the same sodium bicarbonate on special off in Waitrose for 86p
Now, yes, certain foods can be “acidic”. Certain foods can cause inflammation (especially if you have an allergy or an intolerance)
But guess what?
You don’t just eat acid. You don't just eat food. You eat meals, right? You combine foods. Meats, veggies, potatoes, rice, bread, fruit, pasta, milk, eggs etc…To make them tasty. To save time so all of your family eat together, are nourished and full of energy to be happy and productive with your days and have a restful night’s sleep
And guess what happens when you have a balanced meal? You create a NEUTRAL pH
But what’s even more annoying about what these “diet gurus” are telling you is that their “miracle” ideas are based on complete nonsense. Even if you do ONLY eat “acidic” foods, your kidneys work that bit harder and your pH levels stay pretty much the same.
^^^ It’s a bit like say ‘don’t run too fast as you’ll make your lungs work harder’
Now, don’t get me wrong, telling someone to eat more “alkaline” foods could help you get slim and lose weight. After all, it basically says eat more veggies . But to say that certain foods are causing x, y and z diseases. To make you fear “bad” foods. Develop anxiety around social events through becoming scared of “acidic” foods?
It's NOT healthy and is actually pretty stressful..on top of your work, life, domestic admin, emails, endless work meetings about work meetings, kids etc...Which in turn, might just make you gain weight and lose sleep. Because we know that it’s not actually the diet itself that dictates whether you fit back into your favourite clothes and tone up...
But rather…whether it fits your lifestyle and you can stick to it, right? Is it draining your willpower so much that you binge at the weekend and offset all of your hard work leaving you at the old:
“Diet starts Monday” stage every week?
And it’s exactly why I promise just ONE thing in my Fat Loss Mastery Body Transformation programme
To make things super simple for you (Not easy), giving you unconditional permission and flexibility to eat any food you like (as long as you want it and can tolerate it), including carbs, prosecco, rockey roads, cheese...but also veggies, meats, fish, fruit, dairy, beans...I could go on...
So you can stop stressing about what to eat and when to eat, priorities what actually MATTERS, and spend more time stressing about which Christmas dress you're going to be wearing this year (yes, I said Christmas...)
^^^ as a member on Fat Loss Mastery Body Transformation Programme recently spoke about
Matt 'myth dispeller' Fruci
Helping Busy Ladies Think Differently And Get Their Bodies Back For Good
PS. Tomorrow, I'm going to debunk the alkaline diet completely....
PPS. If you're as fed as me with all these fad diets, my Fat Loss Mastery Body Transformation Programme may be for you:
Apply here: https://frucifit.com/october-trial/