person detoxes, the fat cells (where your body isolates nasty substances) can shrink. There could be many unpleasant side effects to detoxing, such as headaches, nausea, muscle cramps, feeling irritable, fatigue, dizziness, and rashes. Rapid detox dumps such a heavy toxic load on your bloodstream all at once it's no wonder you feel miserable.
I've tried several detoxes, and I must tell you that fad gimmicks don't often work in the long run. If your intention is to simply cleanse the body and not lose weight, you could be successful—but if you intend to drop weight fast and keep it off, you'll be sorely disappointed that most, if not all, of the weight lost will come back the second you return to normal food habits.
How to Naturally Detox
Rather than going on a crazy detox diet, consider helping your body detox naturally by making smart food and beverage choices. Every single day, the body detoxes naturally through the liver, kidneys, intestines, lungs, and skin. Here are my go-to tips:
Eat organic fruits and vegetables, healthy fats, lean proteins, and unprocessed foods to help the body be more efficient
Sweat through exercise to facilitate the detox process
Drink at least 64 ounces (8 cups) of water a day
Eliminate or reduce beverages like soda (both regular and diet) and alcohol
Reduce caffeine consumption, which can cause dehydration and lead to water retention
Add a wedge of lemon or lime to your water
Have a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar a day to improve digestion and promote alkalinity
Eat enough fiber (28g/day for women and 35g/day for men)
Add more dark, leafy greens to your diet such as kale, Swiss chard, and spinach
Drink herbal teas, such as decaf green tea
Reduce sodium, which can cause water retention and bloating
How do you know you've been successful at naturally detoxing? You'll have more energy, you'll sleep better, your stomach won't be as bloated, and you'll crave healthier foods rather than junk food. As a bonus, your skin will be clearer and brighter, your hair will be silkier, and you'll feel better overall. When you start to follow a healthier lifestyle, you'll find that when you do fall off the bandwagon and have some sweets, junk food, or too much alcohol, you'll feel it. Listen to your body. It will tell you what it needs—and what it doesn't! Reduce Moisture Loss by 88% (The leading cause of Jet Lag) Block 99.997% of Airborne Pathogens (Viruses & Bacteria that cause Illness) Block Allergens, Pollen & Contaminants to 0.1 microns
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