Weight Loss Detox
Detox, short for detoxification, is the removal of potentially toxic substances from the body. Before you embark on a healthy diet plan to lose weight, we recommend that you first undergo a weight loss detox program to cleanse toxins from your body. However, if you have any doubts, always consult your doctor or health coach first before embarking on any detox program.
Some factors to be aware of in body detoxifying:
1. Have enough rest.
During the detox period which can be for one or two days, give your body plenty of rest. If you do, your body will be able to recoup its energy. Cut out every non-critical activity and allow your body to rebuild as necessary to function at its optimum again after the detoxifying.
Try to refrain from exercising during this period so you can conserve energy.
2. Drink lots of pure, distilled water.
Pure water is the next important remedy to aid body detoxifying. As far as possible, drink only distilled water during this period as most of what we drink only adds toxins to our body.
3. Eat lightly.
Eating, which forces the body to digest food. requires a lot of energy. So, eat lightly, and if you are not hungry, listen to your body and don’t eat! Eat only fresh fruits and vegetables during your weight loss detox, as they require little or no digestion.
If you are sleeping or lying down, you are giving your body that much needed mental and physical rest. Drinking lots of water and eating only fresh fruit and vegetables will give you a physiological rest as well.
After this simple detox program, you will be re-energized and real hunger and desire for activity will return.
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