Are you eating the right foods in the right proportions, exercising and you still find it hard to attain your recommended weight? Do you feel tired or experience low energy throughout the day? Do you feel fatigued after meals or experience digestive issues like gas/bloating? Do you have food cravings and have less than 2 bowel movements on an average day? If you answered yes to these questions, then your metabolism has slowed down- Your body’s ability to metabolize fat is clogged and needs revving up!
You can increase your metabolism by eating whole foods as opposed to processed foods. Processed foods have a lot of chemicals (toxins) and we are not able to digest these foreign chemicals so with nowhere else for them to go, they end up getting stuck in our vital organs, and overwhelming our bodies.
The other way is to deal with toxic overload in our bodies. Toxic overload occurs when our bodies have absorbed so many chemicals that our organs like the liver cannot perform the necessary functions to burn fat. So no matter how healthy we eat and how much we exercise, the body is unable to process food, eliminate waste, balance blood sugar and metabolize fats because of the toxins.
The only way to remove these toxins is through cleansing. Unfortunately, “cleanse” has become one of the most popular and abused "word" these days. Many are doing it the wrong way and end up causing more harm than good. On the other hand, there are actually a lot of great benefits to cleansing the right way.
The healthy guideline is to;
1. Cleanse with foods- no pills and no liquids.
2. Say NO to starvation. One of the reasons these cleanses are damaging to our bodies is that they are based on pushing our bodies into "starvation mode," requiring that you do not eat solid foods. The truth is that when you don't give your body food to perform optimally (fuel), it responds by storing fat as a survival mechanism to keep you alive. Not only is this a health danger, but as soon as you have your first bite of something solid, healthy or not, you instantly gain the weight back that you had "lost," if not more! Beats the purpose if you ask me!
A good cleanse programme should dramatically decrease the amount of inflammation inside your body, clear your intestines of unreleased waste and flush toxins from all of your organs. It should embrace whole foods, last no more than 10 days (9 days preferably) and should follow these 3 steps.
STEP 1- Prepare your body
This body preparation step sets you up for success by slowly removing inflammatory and acidic foods e.g. wheat, corn, red meat, dairy, drugs (remember to listen to your body)
STEP 2- The meal plans “cleanse”- Eat delicious whole, toxin-fighting foods 4 times a day that easily cleanse your body of the chemicals. The meal plans should contain all the nutrients including protein and good fat.
Step 3- After the cleanse-Move forward from “the cleanse” with the right fat-burning foods you need to set yourself up for continued well functioning body or weight loss success.
Remember it’s a great idea to regularly clear the toxins from your body, regardless of how healthy you eat, so as to keep your body functioning at its best. Cleanses are recommended ever 3 or 4 times a year. It is important you get these cleanse meal plans from a certified nutritionist or dietitian.
Here is to a functional toxin-free body!
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