When we think of detoxifying we typically think starvation, strange food, juicing and colonics. Is it all really worth it? The good news is you don’t have to put yourself through all of this pain and suffering in order to detox your body. There are new methods now that can reboot your metabolism and jumpstart your health in a short amount of time.
Thousands of people suffer from the effects of eating the wrong foods-processed, factory made, containing massive amounts of flour and sugar. In fact the average person consumes 152 pounds of sugar and 146 pounds of flour a year! A detox from sugar, and all the things that turn to sugar, is all you need to relieve you from various symptoms.
5 Reasons to Detox
1. You don’t feel like yourself
When you wake up in the morning do you feel rested, refreshed and vibrant? If you are experiencing symptoms like brain fog, muscle and joint aches, fatigue, allergies, headaches, irritable bowel-a detox can help you!
2. You’re having trouble losing weight and keeping it off
We have always assumed that the key to weight loss is just watching your calories, and working out more, but is that really working for you? Sugar and flour calories are much different than regular calories. They can trigger addiction and cause you to overeat. These calories can also spike insulin and inflammation, which causes you to store belly fat and does not allow you to feel full. This will alter any attempt to lose weight.
3. You may be suffering from food addiction (Yes, it’s a real thing!)
Studies have shown that sugar is eight times more addictive than cocaine. Using willpower is not going to be enough to kick the sugar habits. You must use science to wean yourself from the addictive properties of sugar, flour and over-processed food.
4. You’ve never detoxed
Majority of Americans have never taken the time to fill our bodies with nothing but clean, delicious, whole food. Even if you think that you may be healthy, you may not realize that your normal state is not optimal. Consider it more as a tune up, besides no harm can be done in cleaning your system.
5. A staycation does a body good
It cannot be stressed enough how important is to live in a way that supports your health. We all stray from these ideals- not enough sleep, over stressed, no time for exercise, eating bad food. Reset your life by removing the obvious toxins, no caffeine, alcohol, sugar, flour, processed foods or drugs. Practice self-nurturing: sleep 7-8 hours a night, focus on deep breathing, exercise at least 30 minutes a day and most importantly love yourself!