Lose weight with a semi-annual cleanse
Over time, a great way to lose weight and improve your overall health is to do a ‘cleanse’ once or (preferably) twice a year. Here’s the idea: Over time, especially for those of us who don’t always eat healthy foods, toxins from food, as well as from the modern world, build up in your body. As time passes, they can compromise your health. For example, many people feel that serious illnesses like cancer are the result of a slow build-up of toxins in their body. Additionally, these toxins prevent your body from metabolizing food efficiently, so they can hamper your weight loss efforts.
For many of us, it is not realistic to completely avoid the accumulation of toxins. They are found in many of the foods we eat, and if you drink coffee or alcohol, smoke, or live in a place where there is a lot of air pollution, you will definitely have a build-up of toxins in your body despite your efforts to avoid it. them. Doing a cleaning gives you a chance to reset the clock, so to speak. You can get rid of the toxin buildup in your body and start over. You may find that your overall health is better, and then you lose weight faster. Doing a cleanse can also boost your weight loss.
By the way, this is not a new idea; Traditionally, most societies have performed cleansing in one form or another since humans existed. When we were hunters and gatherers, there were periods of natural scarcity (usually in the winter or early spring) when food was scarce. During this time, people had to subsist on very little, usually the new spring greens that were just beginning to sprout. Later, fasting became part of most major religions. A fast is a type of cleansing; you usually eat some very specific foods or nothing at all for a period of time. This cleanses your system naturally.
Today, people who want to fast or cleanse have several options at their disposal. On the one hand, you must decide when you will do the cleaning. Cleaning in early spring seems natural to start the season and get rid of all the toxins that may have accumulated during a winter indoors. People also tend to eat more “comfort foods” in the winter, and these foods tend to be heavier. Some people want to add a second annual cleaning, and the natural time for that seems to be in the fall.
You can clean with products you have at home or from the supermarket, or you can buy a commercial kit that includes an eating plan and various herbal preparations. A popular cleanse involves fasting for about three days and subsisting on a drink made of hot water, lemon juice, cayenne pepper, and maple syrup. The combination of these ingredients purifies the blood and prevents you from feeling hungry during cleansing. That is, you may feel hungry, but drinking unlimited amounts of the beverage can keep your blood sugar level fairly balanced.
Another option is to try a fruit and fruit juice cleanse, eating only fruit and fruit juices for a period of between three days and a week. The fiber in the fruit helps cleanse your system, while also providing some nourishment so you don’t feel too hungry or dizzy. Of course, in the end you will feel hungry and quite tired of the fruit. On the other hand, some people say that after the third day of cleansing or fasting, you stop feeling so hungry even if you have eaten little or nothing.
There are many cleansing kits available at health food stores or natural pharmacies. These usually allow you to eat, but only certain foods. Additionally, you take a variety of herbal and vitamin supplements to help your body rid itself of toxins. These kits tend to work very well and allow you to get a good clean without giving up on food entirely.