This week I am writing about Detoxing your body for a better YOU! In case you missed one of the first three parts of this series, I wrote about Exercise, Eating Healthy and Sleep and Stress Management. I started a Candida Yeast Overgrowth detox in August 2010 and as a result ending up losing a total of 35 pounds. This year I am repeating the cleanse and so far I have lost an additional 6 pounds. By cleansing your body from toxins you are able to kick start your weight loss.
We all have toxins that we need to eliminate. If you are smoking I urge you to stop. However, it is best to not go cold turkey. You should instead wean yourself off. I encourage you to talk to your Dr. if you are serious about stopping. Statistics show that you double your chances of success if you have a plan that includes a combination of methods, such as nicotine replacement therapy, self-help materials and a support system. There are several resources available including 800-QUIT-NOW or visit smokefree.gov. My brother-in-law quit two years ago by using a prescription drug and I am so proud of him for his success!
We take in so many toxins with our environment, through what we consume and more! I really feel that it is good for everyone to do a detox plan by fasting once a season. I would suggest asking your Dr. what they feel is safe way to detox. It is often suggested to do a liquid fast as a part of your detox. During the 36 days that I cleansed I eliminated all refined carbohydrates, sugars and dairy from my diet. I did a five day liquid fast and later a 3 day liquid fast during the cycle. After I finished the initial 36 days I repeated the plan again, fasting for an additional 3 days. By doing so my body was able to go into a "fat burning mode" and I felt great!
Disclaimer: I am not a health care professional and I am not providing medical advise. Always consult with a medical professional before you change your diet or implement a weight loss strategy.
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