Would you agree that bathing, washing your hair, and brushing your teeth routinely are all a part of maintaining a healthy body? All of these things are important to keep your outside healthy.
The same needs to be said for taking care of your body from the inside, yet very few people see it as a necessary practice. There are many people who don’t know what a ‘detox’ is, much less the importance of a detox – especially for losing weight. So let’s take a moment to consider the things that keep the body functioning from day to day that are often ignored.
Eating healthy and exercising is great, but not cleaning the toxins and junk from your body will hinder you from reaching optimal body composition. Detoxing provides your body with a number of benefits: it helps support a stronger immune system; it helps keep your digestive system on track and regular; it can increase energy levels; and so much more that, in general, helps you feel better both physically and mentally.
Now, a detox isn’t easy – a weight loss detox means a lot of planning and a whole lot of discipline, since you’ll be going without some of those things you love the most for a couple of days: sugars, snacks, even modern food staples like carbohydrates are ineffective during a detox.
A great seven-day detox system incorporates a lot of raw fruits and vegetables to help “clean” your taste buds, liver, and GI tract. Some lean protein can be added (about three ounces daily of tuna, salmon, chicken, turkey, or tofu is fine) to help fight the hunger. Also, drinking lots of water throughout the day is crucial in helping flush the toxins out of your body.