Detox Before Retox
Detoxing is a popular method of losing weight and staying fit. Though this, it is important to choose the correct types of detox for your lifestyle and body, to avoid dehydration.
Before starting a detox program, you should prepare your body for the undergoing changes you’re about to make to your diet and exercise plan.
The elimination stages involves cutting out all cigarettes, alcohols, refined sugars, and processed foods. If you have more time to detox before you retox or simple want to make some healthy choices, start this process by slowly cutting out all of the above.
Exercise is important! Choose a fitness program that is suitable for you, as sweating is key to eliminating toxins and will also boost your metabolism, as well as reducing stress.
Throughout your detox you can cleanse your body daily by eating plenty of fiber (brown rice, fresh fruit, and vegetables), drinking lots of water, sweating in a sauna, as well as scrubbing your skin to remove toxins through your pores, but most importantly — exercising!
Fruit & Veg Detox
Before starting a cleanse, identify the fruits and vegetables that will benefit your body the most. With the fruit and beg detox you can choose to eat these, as well as protein, or the fruit and veg juicing plan. This plan lasts about 10 days and consists of drinking freshly blended fruit and veg. Since you will be drinking juice as opposed to eating solid foods, you may feel hungrier. To help combat this, keep drinking these juices every 2-3 hours. Some benefits of this detox include increased energy, combating fatigue, and removing excess waste from the colon.
Much like the juice detox, the smoothie cleanse involves blending fruits and veg. You also have the option to snack on crunchy fruits and vegetables, such as apples, carrots, celery, and cucumbers. You can also enjoy hard-boiled eggs, unsalted nuts, and unsweetened peanut butter for extra protein.
In this type of detox, ideally lasting 10 days, you avoid any types of packaged foods. This includes sugary drinks. If you tend to get sugar cravings, go for fruit as this contains natural sugar.