3 Ways to Detox and Feel Great

When you think detox it's about your health, not your waist, but yes, your waistline too plays a part in your health condition.

Detox, short for detoxification, as the name implies, is about cleaning your organism.

So how do you clean out the toxins from your body? Just pick one of the three ways we suggest. It’s easy, as long as you are motivated.

When you start your detox plan, make sure that it’s just a jump start into a healthier you. Yes, when you detoxify, it will benefit your weight-loss process too. Detox will make your digestive system more efficient. Getting rid of toxins and waste in your body will strengthen your immune system. It will also rejuvenate your body. So start your way to new, more radiant you.

1. Fasting Detox

Let’s start with the most radical one – fasting.

It’s one of the most effective ways of cleansing the body of toxins. Although there are benefits of this practice, it should be used with caution.

Maybe you are worried if you can’t resist your urge to eat. If you are motivated, you can. The question is how healthy it is to abstain from eating. You can’t help your body partially. All parts of organism need to work together in coordination. If long fasting weakens your immune system, you are not doing yourself a favor.

If you don’t eat at all or you eat too little, for a longer time, your metabolism will slow down. Once you start eating again (and eventually you have to, if you want to live) it’s easier to put pounds.

So how long can you detox using fasting before it becomes harmful? The safe way of fasting has one simple rule – one day rule. If you decide to do it, make sure you don’t fast for more than 24 hours. Make sure you prevent dehydration. Drink water, plenty of water. This rule applies for fasting and non-fasting days.

Moon diet is a variant of fasting detox. At the beginning of each new Moon phase, you should refrain from eating for 24 hours. Drink as much water as you can. Tea is also allowed. Not sweetened, of course. Even sweeteners are not recommended. They may be with zero calories, but they will send the certain signals to your body that will mess up the process of dieting.

2. Liquid Detox

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This is one easier way to detox. It promotes health by giving you plenty of nutrients while cleaning your body.

You need to stay away from eating solid food. Apart from all the fresh juices from fruit and vegetables, you can eat (or drink) soups, minestrones, and milk and yogurt smoothies.

For the best results, use only raw vegetables, fruit juice, and water. The recommended period for the liquid detox is up to three days.

3. Juice Detox

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Juices, rich in vitamins and antioxidants, cleanse the toxins that build up in the liver, making it more efficient when flushing out excess fats from the body (whey too is used for that purpose).

Juice detox may sound like the extreme version of the liquid diet, but that’s not the case.

The only thing you need to do is start your day with a glass of juice. You can choose any natural, fresh squeezed juice (with no sugar added) of your preference. Just try to stay away from grapefruit while you detox, especially if you take any prescribed drugs. Grapefruit juice contains a component that can modify their effect. You can add some flaxseed, rich in omega-3 fatty acids, to your juice.

But now the best part – you can actually eat throughout the day! You should have a low-calorie diet that contains healthy and nutritious food. You should avoid fatty foods, coffee, and excessive carbs.

This way to detox can last up to three weeks. Then gradually start adding calories, but try to keep your healthy eating habits.

It’s not very reasonable to expect to clean in two days all the junk you’ve been consuming for years.

Detox should be a way to change your eating habits. Don’t look at it as a quick fix method. Make a healthy lifestyle your long-term goal.

You won’t see results overnight, but if you take it slow, you will progress steadily, and you will see benefits, both physically and mentally.


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