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How to flush fat out of your body

7th April 2006

There's something lurking in the depths of my wardrobe that's too terrifying to think about...

It scares the family, shocks strangers, and even frightens fish...

And in a couple of weeks, it's about to be unleashed on an unsuspecting holiday resort in Morocco...

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Blame the body, not the swimming trunks
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I'm taking Lara and the kids to Marrakech for a few days over Easter.

As well as arguing with the cab drivers and avoiding the odd sheep's eyeball in our soup, I'm hoping for a bit of sun, swimming, and R&R.

But I know there's one sentence I'll be repeating time and time again...

'What's wrong with my yellow and mauve Bermuda shorts?'

After all, I thought women were meant to love flowers but inexplicably Lara doesn't like the bold flower print.

'They make you look like a large flower stall' she argues.

Which is rubbish.

It's the body inside them that makes them look large, not the shorts themselves.

Still, with the summer season about to (hopefully) be upon us, I guess this is as good a time as any to start losing a bit of weight.

After all, that just makes all those holiday ice creams more guiltfree.

So what to do?

As you know, I'm not a gym person. I think you can get as much out of a brisk 30minute walk as you can out of a gym membership and save yourself a few hundred pounds into the bargain.

Plus, with the Vince Graham 7 Minute A Day Body Sculpting Programme I mentioned last week, you can start to trim your body down to the shape and size you want.

(If you haven't had a look, Body Sculpting )

In the meantime, here's a perfect way to turn your body into a fatburning furnace, and start shedding weight healthily, naturally and cheaply!

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Stuff your face and flush fat out of your body!
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There are various foods which speed up your metabolism and get fat moving out of your system:

Apples and berries: These two fruits are rich in pectin, a chemical which actually limits the amount of fat your cells can absorb. It also helps to absorb waters from all the other foods you it, then 'turns the hose' onto your fat storing cells and flushes fatty deposits out of your system.
- Citrus fruits: try and add citrus fruits to your meals, and if you fancy a snack, go for an orange. The vitamin C helps to dilute your fat stores, reducing its clinginess and making it easier for your body to clear it out.

- Soy beans - try eating soy beans at least three times a week. The lecithin (there's a clue in the name) forms a shield around your cells so that fat can't wriggle in and plump them up.

Once you've protected your cells from the fatty onslaught, here's what you can take to get fat moving out of your body:

- Asparagus - this vegetable contains asparagines; an alkaloid that stimulates the kidneys and improves circulation. It also contains a chemical that breaks up oxalic acid - a type of natural glue that makes fat stick to you.

- Horseradish. Maybe my subconscious has included this as an excuse to have a roast this Sunday, but horseradish has powerful fat dissolving properties that helps loosen fat and clean out your body.

And here's one that I thought was next to useless for ages:

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The vegetable with red pants and a blue cape
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- Lettuce. So, you thought there was no point to lettuce eh? Well, for years I did. But lettuce is the Clark Kent of the vegetable world.

It may seem weak and nerdy, but it contains high levels of iron and magnesium - two substances that give your liver a real boost.

Plus, they are both excellent diuretics, and wash away fatty cells like nobody's business. Truly the superman of the vegetable kingdom.

- Apple cider vinegar. This is great, because just a few splashes over your salad can have an enormous beneficial effect.

Apples are already rich in pectin and malic acid - two chemicals that like nothing better than burning away fat.

But because the apples have been fermented to make the vinegar, it contains additional acids which go round your cells picking up fatty deposits and flushing them out of your body.

And if that wasn't good enough, I've found something even better:

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The miracle combination that shrinks your waistline!
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I while ago I told you about a new breakthrough supplement that could be one of the greatest weight-loss substances yet discovered.

It's called HGV - a combination of honey, garlic and vinegar that seems to work miracles when it comes to stripping the body of fat.

On their own, these three foods are hugely beneficial...

But together they seem unbeatable.

A bit like the A-Team of the food world.

If you've not tried this supplement yet, really... you should.

For more details, take a look here: hgv

And while we're on the subject of honey...

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Take this poison to beat arthritis pain
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If you've ever been stung by a bee, you'll know it's not a nice experience.

But research suggests that there's actually a benefit to being stung.

It's not the sting itself that's useful - it's the venom that's released, which contains a huge number of enzymes, peptides, amines, sugars, lipids and amino acids...

But the wow factor ingredient... the one thing that makes bee venom truly special, is a substance called melittin, which just happens to be one of the most powerful anti-inflammatories around.

Don't worry, I'm not suggesting you throw yourself onto a hive of bees and call them names until you rile them just to get stung.

Because you can benefit from the healing properties of bee venom without the pain, by taking an oral mixture of bee venom and manuka honey that makes it taste that little bit nicer.

I've found one supplement called Nectar Ease which should do the trick... but as ever make sure you consult your doctor before you try this or any other remedy.

For example, Nectar Ease should NOT be taken if you suffer from cardiovascular disease, or if you're pregnant.

So ALWAYS get the green light from your doctor.

That's it from me. I'm off to dig out my Bermudas from the wardrobe.

If you see a faint glow in the sky tonight, it means I've found them.

Take care, enjoy life, and I'll be back with you soon.

Yours as ever,


Ray Collins
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