Detoxing the body can supposedly make you lose weight, cleanse your body of toxic substances and help you clear your mind.
So what are juice cleanses? Well, for the most hardcore weight-loss pursuers, they are normally a five-to-seven day subsistence on blended fruits or vegetables. It sounds intimidating, but these supposed “fad diets” – when done correctly – can help people end unhealthy, overpowering eating habits.
Of course, for those just looking to incorporate a healthier amount of fruit or vegetables into their diet, they can take the slightly easier road of substituting one meal for a natural shake. The higher intake of vegetables and fruits helps to curb unhealthy hunger pangs and raises your daily vitamin dose.
Seasonal detoxes can also help shift unwanted pounds and reprogram the body to feel an appropriate amount of hunger at the correct times. For example, during the autumn months detoxers might use in-season vegetables to bolster their cleanse.
Whilst this all sounds amazing, detoxes are a fairly serious undertaking and should really be completed with expert guidance. Specialists advise the following for those looking to start a juice cleanse:
For best results, the body should be allowed to expel toxins from the body naturally – exercise can often lead detoxers feeling weak with side effects of nausea and dizziness.
Choosing the right cleanse for you and your particular needs and tastes. Find something that works for you, not what worked for an A-lister idol or a friend that tried it that one time.
Detoxes should be used as an introduction to a healthier lifestyle. The short, focused nature of juice cleanses are designed to trigger the body’s natural desire to maintain a healthy weight, as well as realigning the body with its natural hunger periods.
Though the rapid weight loss and cleaner, healthier sensation after a juice cleanse feels amazing, it should not be used as a way of “purging”. Binge eating between detoxes is highly dangerous for the body.
Using a prescribed juice cleanse routine or formula can help keep willpower at a high. Using a support network of fellow detoxifying people can also help.
Eating “clean” after a detox is one way of maintaining the amazing effects of a purifying cleanse. The term “eating clean” means leaving out processed foods and unnatural products from your diet.
The cleanse doesn’t have to be boring. You can try juices, smoothies, soups and stews to make the days’ meals more varied.
Hopefully this advice will help those who are seriously considering cleanses, and intrigue those who have never thought about it!