Hey guys, here I am with another important topic when it comes to fitness and weight loss – Detox. Well, it basically means to rid your body of all the toxins which are built up due to various reasons including food, polluted air, polluted water. The presence of these toxins in the body is pretty much unavoidable due to the unhealthy environment such as excess pollution, fruits, and vegetables loaded with chemicals, etc.
Excess of toxins and unwanted bacteria in our body can lead to many health problems like weight gain, insulin imbalance, infections and so on. So it’s very important that we detox our bodies every once in a while even if we are not able to go for an all vegan diet forever (which is literally impossible for most of us). The following tips are here to help you with that.
Don’t follow any plan blindly
There are many detox plans that you would find on the internet including short term, long term, lifelong with various diet plans, etc. But it’s very important that we think twice before following any such plan and consider all the factors before choosing a diet that sits us. Because as I always emphasize – Everybody, every lifestyle, every mind is different and whereas one thing might work for someone, it might not work for you or might even work against you. And this can’t be true when we talk about detox.
There are some diet plans which might make you sick. For example one of the short term detox diets suggests one to go on an all lemonade with maple syrup diet for a few days. But for someone working out an hour a day, it would be anything but healthy to follow such a diet. On the other hand for someone who is trying to get over the food hangover from Christmas without much physical exercise, this diet might actually help. For a diabetic, however, this diet might be life-threatening.
What are the options?
As I mentioned above, there are various diet plans to detox your body. The most popular ones are the short term ones which span from a couple of days to a week. These include going on an all liquid diet (lemonade with maple syrup), smoothie diet, fruit diet, raw diet, etc. The foods which are usually avoided in such a diet are milk products, meat, processed foods, and carbs. The idea is to make your digestive system do as little work as possible so that it can clean itself up and excrete all the unnecessary toxins.
The other long terms diets obviously include proper meals, where the emphasis is on raw food including organic vegetables and fruits and less dairy and meat products. Some people also believe that going vegan helps keep your body permanently free of toxins. But again, what would work better for you is something that only you can decide. By the way, I highly recommend to everyone brand new weight loss program “Flat Belly Overnight“. If you want to get rid of body fat as fast as possible, Andrew Raposo’s system works really good.
Choose the products wisely
Every diet that you would find will have certain food items that might or might not be readily available at your place. Every country has its own range of fruits and vegetables which again vary with every season. So we need to make sure that we are making using the local products which are available at reasonable prices with good quality instead of expensive imported stuff.
So if a diet lists blueberries as the antioxidants that you should eat daily, but it’s not available at the local farmers’ market, then it much wiser to substitute it with a fruit or vegetable that is available and offers you the same benefit eg. raisins, plums, oranges, grapes, cherries, and the list goes on. So always keep in mind that there are always more options available than the ones listed in your preferred diet plan. The local products are always gonna be more organic, readily available with good quality and affordable price.
Supplement your detox
A detox diet is always better supplemented by other ways of detoxing, especially if you are going for the short term ones. These methods include enema, deworming, etc. They help in the procedure of removing the toxins and make the work easier for your body.
Watch your health -The first thing to do if you have any medical condition is to consult your doctor before starting any diet or fitness plan. That goes for your detox plan too. So if you suffer from any condition like hypertension, diabetes, heart problems, it’s always a must to consult the doctor and follow his advice above any online source.
Also make a note of the common side effects that you might experience at the beginning like headaches, diarrhea, etc. and be prepared to deal with them accordingly. Just follow the above tips and rid your body of all those harmful toxins and make way for a better you. Remember to repeat the process every month or every two months depending on your normal diet. Stay fit, stay happy.