It’s Time To really Clean Up!
All the relatives are gone, the leftovers are boring and you have maxed out on candy and desserts, it’s time to STOP and refresh your body.
When your mind is drained, your body aches and your energy levels are close to zero, its time for a body detox.
Imagine yourself having clearer skin, sharper mind, energy revitalized, stronger immune system and feeling healthy inside out – – these are the things that you can enjoy by undergoing a detoxification program.
Detoxification basically means blood cleansing through eliminating impurities from the blood in the liver, through kidneys, lungs, intestines, lymph and skin.
Taking your first step:
First, you have to reduce all toxins in your body. Try to cut down on the following: cigarettes, alcohol, coffee, eating foods with saturated fats and refined sugars (cola and ketchup contains a lot) – these acts as toxins in your body and as a hindrance to your healing and weight loss.
The use of household cleaners that are chemical-based and personal health care products such as shampoos, toothpaste, deodorants and cleansers should be reduced as well. These chemicals are inside us; we never really fully eliminate them unless going to a process of detoxification.
There are many ways to detox the body. Itís up to you to choose which suits your lifestyle and preference.
Extreme for most of us:
Drinking only fresh fruits and vegetables such as carrot, spinach, celery, cabbage, apple, pineapple and cranberry (avoid citrus fruits). An effective way of discharging toxins, it also provides loads of nutrients as well as enzymes to lessen the intensity of the cleansing process to an easy stage.
Fast weight loss is the main benefit from juice fasting. A person could lose 5-10 pounds on a 7 day juice fast. By juice fasting with medical supervision, a person gains self-confidence and feels light and clean. It’s pure cleansing.
Duration of juice fasting is usually 1-3 days. Doctor’s guidance and careful assessment is required for longer fasting.
Only water is consumed during a water fast. It can be 8 hours or longer with medical supervision. Water lets the digestive tract and organs to rest completely, allowing all of your energy to self-repair and strengthen damaged organs. It also eliminates toxin build-ups.
Water fasting not only eliminates obstruction and aids in self-healing, it is also a revitalizing and motivating to make a fresh start.
Gentler way to detox the body:
Here are gentler and safer ways to detox your body that you can try out or incorporate different methods as part your routine.
1. Change Your Diet
Stop eating sugar. Give away the leftover holiday treats. Do not save them for later. You don’t need them later either.
Whole grains, fresh fruits and vegetables instead of packaged and fast foods that are high on fats and sugar can become part of your daily lifestyle in maintaining good health.
Adding more water to your diet is crucial for losing weight, hydrating the skin and keeping the digestion system healthy. Your body is over 70 percent water. Be sure to daily give it what it needs most.
The sauna is widely used by many cultures as a regular part of detox. It is a great method of removing chemicals buildups in fat cells. Saunas are usually combined with diet, exercise and nutritional supplements.
3. Skin Brushing
Again, with the combination of diet, exercise and nutritional supplements, skin brushing is also a gentle way of detoxing. It removes old skin cells, stimulates the lymph system and draws out toxins through the skin. A dry skin brush made of soft vegetable bristles should be used.
Before taking a shower, lightly brush your feet in circular motion towards the chest area for a minute or two.
4. Stretching & Breathing
Through breathing exercise, the bloodstream thoroughly oxygenates thus giving energy and improves the body’s physical process. Different positions lightly massage the internal organs and stimulate them to slowly discharge toxins.
These cleansing methods are just a guide to what detoxing can do to improve your health. Mainly become aware of all levels of toxins including mental and relationships.
Be kind to your self this week. Clear out all the junk. Protect your health and protect Yourself!
PS. Check out the New Thin Thighs Program website for additional ways to detox your body and remove cellulite from your thighs and butt.