Why is it important to detox – cleanse before starting a diet or implementing a new eating plan?
When you eat foods that are high in carbohydrates, such as breads, pasta, potatoes, corn and rice, the carbohydrate’s change into blood sugar then converted into blood fat by the liver. The fat in the blood is then stored away in your fat cells. If you consume a lot of starch and sugar on a regular basis, your insulin levels will remain high. If insulin levels remain high, your fat is then LOCKED into your fat cells. This makes it difficult to lose weight and very easy to gain.
Helps turn around bad eating habits; your stomach will reduce to normal size
Energy levels rise physically, psychologically, and sexually
You start feeling like a different person & your attitude on life improves!
Digestion usually improves right away
Cleanses your digestive track of waste – fermenting bacteria
Clears excess mucous and congestion from the body
Enhances mental clarity
Less dependent on sugar, caffeine, nicotine, alcohol or drugs
Strengthens your immune system
For the past several years I’ve been in a pattern of stress eating, which always includes things that are not the best choices for staying healthy…chips, sweets, carbs…you name it.
After an extended period of this bad behavior which makes me feel out of control and horrible about myself…not to mention several pounds heavier, I give myself a reboot.
The Master Cleanse is the reboot that I’ve had the best success with for cleaning out my digestive system and nixing the addictions to sugar and carbohydrates. https://themastercleanse.org/
I remember the first time I did a 3 day master cleanse, I was amazed at how quickly the cravings for caffeine, sugar and salty/crunchy foods went away…once I got over the initial hunger pangs of the first day. In fact, on the 4th day when I was finished with my cleanse and made my typical morning fare of Starbuck’s I couldn’t drink it…it tasted terrible! Sadly, the smell of my husbands coffee in the morning eventually wore me down and the addiction to morning coffee won, I have, however, kept drinking it to mornings for the most part.
You’ll want to do this particular cleanse on the weekend or at a time when you have a few days to be home. It’s definitely a commitment, mentally and physically, but it’s so worth it. You really do start feeling like a different person, one that is in control of their eating habits!
For a gentle daily/weekly cleanse I use the Isagenix Cleanse for Life http://www.stayingyoung4life.com which doesn’t require time at home and many trips to the bathroom. 🙂
Cheers to living well!