Kelly Ripa said her smoking-hot bikini body at age 44 is due to the Alkaline Diet, which experts say can help you lose up to 14 pounds in 7 days.
Ripa recently did the AlkaMind cleanse created by her chiropractor and nutritionist, Dr. Daryl Gioffre.
Kelly, who has suffered repeated injuries such as stress fractures and pulled muscles, swears the alkaline diet got rid of her chronic pain.
“It has changed my life,” Ripa said on “Live With Kelly and Michael.” “I swear, I think it’s responsible for me not being in pain.”
Other benefits of the Alkaline Diet are rapid weight loss and radiant skin. Dr. Gioffre said the difference between his AlkaMind cleanse and other cleanses is you can enjoy rapid weight loss without calorie restriction or starvation.
“Everyone thinks you’re going to be starving all the week,” Daryl told E! “And you have to drink this green, nasty bug juice, or you’re going to be in the bathroom all week, and you’re going to be miserable.”
On the Alkaline Diet, people sometimes eat even more than they usually do. The theory behind the Alkaline Diet is that eating a diet high in alkaline-producing foods will minimize acid buildup in our bodies (which fuels inflammation, aging and weight gain).
When you ingest too many acidic foods, your pH levels get disrupted, causing weight gain and disease, said Dr. Stephan Domenig, author of The Alkaline Cure.
The alkaline diet can transform your body and mind so you can embrace total health and well-being, said Marta Tuchowska, author of How to Lose Massive Weight with the Alkaline Diet.
Kelly Ripa, who’s superfit and lean, was able to eat a lot of delicious, nutrient-dense food on her alkaline diet. “You’re not hungry. You eat,” said Ripa. “I actually eat much more on this cleanse than I do in my actual life.”
Dr. Gioffre said his regimen involves avoiding acidic foods like meat, coffee and dairy and replacing them with pro-alkaline foods like kale, spinach, nuts, seeds, avocados and whole grains like quinoa.
Gioffre’s clients have experienced rapid weight loss of 5 to 14 pounds in 7 days using his gourmet alkaline cleanse recipes:
Mint Morning Blast Smoothie (serves 2)
1 big handful spinach
1 banana (ideally frozen)
5 strawberries (ideally frozen)
10-12 mint leaves
1 tbsp. raw almond butter
1 cup coconut milk (or almond milk)
Blend high in blender.
Blend high in blender.