At the beginning of the year there are many people thinking about becoming more healthy. Sometimes the first thing they think of is to do a detox to get themselves on the right track.
Then after detox they change their eating and exercise habits and start the journey.
Regular detoxing helps strengthen immune system functioning and fights off infection. Toxins affect the body’s natural ability to burn fat, leading to weight gain. …Detoxing rids the body of toxins stored in fat cells and increases metabolism.
Tumeric this bright-yellow spice to be a potent liver detoxifier and anti-inflammatory, not to mention an antibacterial, antiviral and anticancer agent.
There are a lot of people who do a detox many times in a month and some people have never detoxed. I am not really sure your body builds up toxins, the liver and the kidneys job is to clear the body of toxins. However today we have so many toxins in the environment and in all the food that our organs are overloaded and therefore need some help to function. Read more about liver function from the National Liver Foundation.
The liver breaks down the fats in the body to give us energy and also plays a central role in all metabolic processes in the body.
When you stop eating your body will think it is starving and therefore want to store fat, so if you are detoxing to lose weight it could have the opposite effect. Our digestive system is a very intricate system and does a great job of keeping us together.
My view of a detox is to stop eating high sugar products, caffeine products, dairy, and wheat, alcohol, and meat. Eliminating these from your diet will give your system time to readjust itself naturally. Just my view.
Some other detox methods
There are many people who will detox and make themselves very sick. They take it too far.
Knowing your body as I say in all my posts is the most important thing. I know friends that detox on a regular basis and they are happy and healthy. I also know people that have detoxed and landed up in the hospital with dehydration and a lot more unhealthy symptoms.
Balance and Common Sense
A good balance of leafy vegetables and fruits in your diet daily which after a detox is quit smoking, give up coffee and increase your time spent exercising.I know after I have done a detox I do not want to drink alcohol or eat chocolate as I feel so good.
Most people will make a New Years Resolution to start a detox and a more healthy lifestyle. Some other people decide it is a great idea just before summer. Whenever you decide to get healthier your goal should be to feel good and love yourself. Being motivated by an event is temporary and after the event, you have nothing to keep you motivated to stay healthy. Therefore make your goal to be healthy and strong which is a life long goal and not temporary.
Short term health goals do not keep you motivated for you to make true healthy lifestyle change. Staying motivated and achieving your goals are key to your success. Having small goals to start with will help as you can achieve them more easily and then stay motivated to reach your end goal.
I wish you every success in your health goals.