“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.