It’s impossible to thumb through a magazine these days and not notice the abundance of ads for weight loss supplements. The science behind many of these is now based on detoxification principles. This is great news! Thank goodness the diet industry (and their marketing execs!) have learned that in order to actually lose weight and keep off the pounds, one must uproot the core of the problem. And that is– drum roll, please… TOXICITY! Detox diets for weight loss are popular today for one reason. They work!
The reason CNV Detox diets for weight loss work is because the world we live in, with all of it’s modern advances, is swimming in a sea of toxins. Each day we hear another news report that a new substance has been released into our food or air supply that creates a hazard to our health. The results of this might not be strikingly obvious, but no one is immune to this unfortunate situation which causes more ill health and disease than we would like to admit. Sadly, we are ingesting toxins faster and at a greater rate than ever from contamination in our water, food, and air supply. This is the direct cause of many ailments, from general malaise to more severe issues like diabetes and cancer. But while detox dieting has the ability to nip these health issues in the bud, most people considering a detox diet are just seeking weight loss.
Those who chose to detox in order to lose pounds quickly notice that the detoxification benefits far exceed their expectations and reach beyond quickly losing some extra pounds. Since detox diets eradicate the core issue that is at the center of ALL disease, losing weight simply becomes a nice side benefit– the icing on the cake. It’s for that simple reason that in my opinion, the best way to lose weight is through detoxification.
I would like to state that this information is simply my opinion, however, it is formed from my years of experience coaching clients through various detox diets and also many more years of self-experimentation. My success and failure with both give me a unique perspective to know what does and doesn’t work, and why. Because it seems that there is as many detox diets available as there are toxins in our environment, my intention for this article is to demystify some of the more common techniques used so you can find the best detox diet for you.
The most basic place to begin is with a one-day detox diet. To get the most out of your experience, you will want to prepare for this several days in advance by weaning yourself off of caffeine, sugar, and other refined foods. By preparing in this way your official one-day detox day will go smoother and be more enjoyable. During the day of your official detox, you may try drinking nothing but fresh juices as you would during a juice fast or you can stick to whole fruits and vegetables. Many people chose to fast one day per week regularly. It doesn’t seem like much at the time, but it adds up. One day a week adds up to 52 days each year! Think of how much good that will do your body.
Next, if you’ve successfully completed a one-day detox diet, you will want to go for a full week. Performing a 7-day detox diet will rejuvenate you more powerfully than a one-day detox diet. Beginners will want to eat raw or gently steamed vegetables and fruits while others will want to try fasting for the duration of the cleanse. What is of utmost importance is listening to your body and responding with care. Some hunger is usually experienced for the first few days in a 7-day detox diet, but that hunger should pass once your body enters into “cleanse mode” and you’ll notice increased energy and lightness!