Six steps to prep for a cleanse

If you’re concerned about your weight and being in great shape, you’ve probably heard about cleansing diets – you may have even tried one or two at some point. A number of celebrities have touted some of these diets that often focus more on short term results that can be nearly impossible to maintain over a period of time.

Harsh diets like the Master Cleanse or Lemonade Diet are lacking in important nutrients that your body needs in order to perform day-to-day tasks, which means exercise is practically out of the question. Strenuous or even moderate physical activity is too much of a challenge while following such a diet.

Colon cleansing can even be harmful and comes with unwanted side effects such as nausea, bloating, cramps, vomiting, or even more seriously – dehydration, infection and bowel perforation. On top of all these dangers, a starvation “cleanse” is likely to slow your body’s metabolism causing you to gain more weight in the future.

Despite all this, there is a safe and effective way to cleanse and help kick start your weight loss efforts so that you can achieve the body you want quicker, without damaging your chances of being able to maintain a fit, trim body for life.

Follow these guidelines to prep your body for a detox

Get rid of junk foods. Your first step should be to cleanse your cabinets, and your fridge, of any junk foods like chips, cookies and other processed snacks. It’s much easier to cleanse and detox your body if you aren’t staring at a cabinet full of brightly colored packages filled with empty nutrition.

Focus on eating whole foods. Give your metabolism a boost by focusing on simple, whole foods from the earth like fresh fruits and veggies, lean proteins, and foods that contain healthy fats such as coconut oil; raw, unsalted nuts and seeds.

Cut out alcohol. Alcohol is like liquid sugar to the body. It can negatively affect anxiety levels, depression, quality of sleep, the skin, weight, your immune system and more. It’s also one of those things that’s easy to over consume, and taking a break can help you take notice of how it’s really affecting your body – and for many people it can be the added boost needed to lose stubborn pounds.

Eliminate white sugar. The more you take in empty calories like these, the more your body starts to crave them. Sugar-filled foods can leave you feeling hungrier too, encouraging you to eat more than you should. Eliminating them can help detox your system and release excess water weight too.

Stock up on herbal teas. Sipping herbal teas can help you resist the urge to snack on unhealthy foods and also help keep you hydrated. As ginger root is naturally cleansing, just adding boiling water over a few slices of fresh ginger root can help detox the body without harmful effects.

Drink lots of water. Water is essential for health and weight loss. Be sure to drink at least eight 8-ounce glasses of water each day as it helps to get rid of toxins and can make you feel more energized too. It’s also a natural appetite suppressant. If you don’t care for the taste of plain water, add a squeeze of lemon for flavor.

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