Cleansing for Weight Loss

By Tami Charbonnet

“To cleanse or not to cleanse” is an increasingly trendy question asked by women searching for the ultimate key to weight loss and increased energy.  The answer: cleanse!

However, be aware that ridding your body of toxins such as caffeine, alcohol, nicotine, processed food and animal products is only a baby step toward long-term weight loss.  In order to lose weight and keep it off permanently, you must decide to change your overall lifestyle – permanently.

Both before and during your cleanse, implement serious long-term goals.  Make a list.  Start a journal.  What is your focus? Are you determined?  Why do you want to lose weight?  What is your plan when inevitable temptations arise?

Following strict dietary restrictions of a cleanse may help you lose weight.  However, adding back restricted toxins may lead to metabolic confusion and extreme frustration as you quickly return to your pre-cleansing weight.

Cleansing is a motivating experience, and it is a healthy way to detoxify your body.  But, before you cleanse for weight loss, be sure to make a plan or schedule an appointment with a registered dietitian.

Top 5 detoxifying items for daily cleansing

1. White tea the ultimate fat blocker

2. Collard greens fight high cholesterol

3. Wild salmon aids in healthy blood flow and rich in anti-inflammatory omega-3

4. Citrus rich in antioxidants that help flush out toxins

5.  Almonds rich in vitamin E, which is linked to a decreased risk of liver cancer

The best detoxifying cleanses to jump-start weight loss:

Candice Kumai’s Clean, Green, Healthy and Lean for Life: htwww.candicekumai.com

On Juice™ Vitally Healthy: onjuice.com

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