Why Detox, And What is A Detox Process
As you might have heard before, going through a Detox process can and will make you look and feel healthier and younger. The thing is, detox will actually make you heal from the inside out. You will be packing up on natural ant-inflammatory and antioxidants.
This is important because they can and will make your cells healthier and your immune system stronger. A lot of diseases are related to inflammation examples include: allergies, asthma, autoimmune diseases, celiac disease, IBS, GERD, Alzheimer’s and even cancer.
A Detox Process is that in which the three main disposal systems (respiratory, urinary and intestinal) in your body, will get rid of toxins making your body work more efficiently.
There are three keys to this process:
1)What you eat and at what time
2)What you drink
All of these are aimed at making your Metabolism faster, and I’ll cover a bit to every one of them in this report, so your body systems work in a smoother, more effective way, thus allowing for you to use energy better and dispose what it doesn’t actually need, in turn getting you naturally to your ideal weight.
4 Things to Consider For the Perfect Detox
You’re overdo for a cleansing!
A detox works like a system reboot. You can get rid of all of the waste that you’ve accumulated and start over fresh. It may seem like a challenge, and it can be, but the rewards are totally worth the effort.
There are a lot of variables that go into a detox and you want to make sure that you are going through your detox in the healthiest and safest way possible, while still being effective.
That’s why, in the article, I want to go over four things that you should take into consideration when you are revving up for an amazing detox!
- “Cleanse” Doesn’t Mean Starving Yourself
There is a big difference between a detox and a fast. During a detox, you still want to eat, just not the same things that you have been eating. You are still going to need to get all of the same nutrients that you normally get, you just have to start paying attention to where you get them from so you can begin to get them from better sources.
During your detox, you’re going to want to stay away from meat if possible and instead seek out vegetarian protein. If you insist on eating meat, make sure it is organic and doesn’t have antibiotics.
As much as possible, buy organic veggies; you want to cleanse your system of all toxins, including GMOs and the pesticides they use.
- Water Is Key
Water is THE MOST important part of your detox. Now, more than ever, you should be drinking as much water as possible to flush out your system.
At the same time that you are taking in more water, you want to make sure to not over-hydrate yourself, as there are health risks involved with this as well. Check your urine and drink the recommended dose of water to make sure you haven’t overdone it!
- The Detox Isn’t Forever
Make sure to set an exact amount of time that you would like to do your detox for. Remember, a detox isn’t a change in diet, it is a short-term cleanse to clean out your system. Your detox shouldn’t go over 3-7 days.
Picking a day will help you stick to your detox and will motivate you! Check this one out:
- Shop Beforehand
You want to make sure that you have healthy options when you enter into your detox. This is going to require you to plan in advance and shop ahead of time. You want to make sure that all of the foods that you have within reach are the kinds that will help your detox efforts and not detract from them.
Going through a detox will reset your body and make you feel great! If you follow these tips, you’ll make it through your detox and be a healthier, better you!
Five Ways to Naturally Boost Your Metabolism
One great way to reap greater benefits from your detox is by naturally boosting your metabolism and increase body’s ability to make and burn energy. I’ll be covering now some of the three key points for a great Detox.
Here are five simple easy ways for you to speed up your metabolism, without pills and with only a little extra effort.
- Think outside the Treadmill – and off the Scale!
Exercise increases your heart rate and puts the calories you eat into use.
Walk, 15 – 20 minutes after every meal. Start slow and keep your pace up, but be reminded to be able to talk while at it. The point is making you move, not sweating your head off.
Stand more often, for longer spans of time, standing makes your inner body able to move faster and more effectively, Try chatting with your co-workers while standing or try getting a standing desk and alternate standing and sitting times.
Think of it this way, you can burn 143 calories by walking to the copy machine and back, or 129 if you just stand and stretch.
Yes, by getting on a Detox you can and might lose weight. However, muscle is heavier than fat, so it is more important that you keep measures in inches or centimeters than in pounds or kilos.
- Eat Nutritious Foods
A huge part of keeping your body healthy is eating right. Some foods are actually shown to help increase your metabolism. What kinds of foods, you ask?
Organic foods are great for your metabolism, because they are grown without pesticides. (I cannot stress this enough!)
And preservatives and additives are packed with sugar and sodium.
Your thyroid appreciates it when you eat organic, since you are not exposing it to toxic pesticides. While free from toxins, your thyroid runs more smoothly and rewards you by regulating your how your metabolism processes Omega 3, a vitamin often found in fish and nuts, plus it will balance your blood sugar levels and reduce inflammation in your body. Find out more here:
- Laugh More Often
Similar to exercise, laughing increases your heart rate, making your body consume more energy.
Take a quick break to watch a funny video, or spend time telling jokes with a co-worker over lunch. Laughter will not only make you feel good, but it also can help you burn calories. Laughter also increases your body’s oxygen intake so it has more anti-oxidants, plus it will keep your vibes up, and your energy flowing more smoothly!
- Drink Something Tasty
An antioxidant called catechin, which is contained in green tea, helps your body out with fat oxidation. A similar benefit is found in Lemon-Ginger water or tea (put 2 slices of ginger root and the juice of 1/2 a lemon or lime in 1 lt of water)
This means that your body uses the energy instead of converting it to fat—how helpful!
Whether you drink your tea hot or iced, it s body-toning effects will not be far behind. To boost the fat-melting effects, prefer warm drinks, have you ever used cold water to wash greasy dishes? I didn’t think so! It has the same effect!
However, it takes almost 5 cups of tea a day to burn only 100 calories. So go ahead and mix and match, green tea and ginger water.
- Have Breakfast!
Instead of starving yourself until lunchtime, go ahead and eat breakfast. Studies have shown that eating breakfast jumpstarts your metabolism and keeps it running well throughout the day.
Speeding up your metabolism is simple and easy, as well as going on a detox are simple and easy. A rule of thumb to get the right amount of nutrients and in schedule would be to divide your meals by 4 – 6 hours so you can avoid snacking. Every single meal should contain one portion of protein and one of greens or veggies. If your cravings for snacking are hard or if you need a bed-time snack pick a small fruit, like an apple, a pear or a hand full of the berries of your choice!
Whichever you pick, will be great and have an almost immediate impact on your metabolism. Try one or all of these easy ways to boost it and become friends with your body.
The best thing is you don’t have to believe me, give it a try! Keep a journall of what improves.. You’ll love the rewards it brings!
What Type of Nutrition Should I Be Eating?
When it comes to nutrition you will find thousands of different opinions, and many of those opinions have plenty of good ideas that may work well for you. It comes down to your personal preferences, the advice given to you by legitimate medical professionals and nutritionists, and the results that you may have had in the past. Nutrition should consist mostly of high quality whole foods, as much protein from high quality sources as possible, and other sources of natural foods that can help avoid weight gain and maintain a healthy body fat percentage. This becomes more important as we start to get older because their hormone levels start to decline.
Make sure to get plenty of protein in your diet
A lot of us neglect their protein intake and eat too many carbohydrates, and this is never a good thing. Ensure that you are getting enough protein in your diet from high quality organic sources like chicken, turkey, beef, fish and seafood and other sources. Meat is one of the best sources of protein but you do need to be careful about the quality. The more protein that you consume on a regular basis the less likely you are to feel starved throughout the day and feel the need to eat high carb food.
Avoid processed junk and snack foods
You should avoid processed food and junk foods which can cause weight gain at any age. Processed foods are made with chemicals and compounds that can cause metabolic problems, inflammation, and other issues. It’s particularly important if you have been struggling with weight issues to avoid these foods and to focus on mainly eating whole foods which include protein, fruit and vegetables, and other foods that are high in fiber, water and protein and low in carbohydrates. It could also be a good idea to avoid grains.
Avoid carbohydrates, starch and sugar
Other foods that should be avoided include foods that are high in sugar, starch or carbohydrates. This doesn’t just include high fructose corn syrup, but it also includes refined sugar. Starch and sugar are two leading causes of weight gain and can lead to a wide range of metabolic issues. Carbohydrates are generally unhealthy for most of us to eat too much of, with the exception of athletes and other people who exercise in high intensity routines, very frequently and need the energy. People who are struggling with weight gain should avoid grains and carbohydrates and focus mainly on eating as many whole foods as possible.
THE Smoothie Recipe
Here’s the thing; Smoothies can be a great breakfast or snack.
The secret is to get the right amount of ingredients in them so you don’t pack-up weight. The base recipe is:
1 cup Green veggies or 2 tbsp of raw, Steel- cut oatmeal
¼ cup of cranberries or cherries. ½ cup of berries, ½ a piece of any other fruit
2 tbsp of seeds
1 portion of whey protein
For the breakfast smoothie I would add ¼ cup yogurt and then fill with water for blending.
My fave two recopies:
Banana cocoa smoothie
2 tbsp cup oatmeal
1 portion of whey protein – chocolate
2 tbsp of sunflower seeds
¼ Cup yogurt.
Apple peanut butter and Cinnamon
Substitute ½ banana for ½ an apple. Skip the protein powder and yogurt; add the sunflower seed and 2 tbsp of peanut butter. Add a dash or more or cinnamon.
This last smoothie makes a wonderful snack when you’re on the run and will have a late lunch.
Make detoxing fun! It’s totally worth a try, you won’t regret it!