Detoxification of the body helps with many things including digestive issues, weakness, bloating, nausea, mood swings as well as skin issues and digestion. However there is definitely a right and wrong way of doing it. The wrong way would be through being sucked into the clever marketing schemes that major companies and brand put out in the media. Special detox drinks or juice detoxes and than there is the right way of doing a detox for the body. That way is of course by still counting or logging your macronutrient intake daily as well as increasing water intake and adequate exercise/movement to help move the toxins around the body and than the extra water to help flush out the toxins and help the body rid of them.
The benefits of detoxing the body is to help cleanse the body but more importantly the liver which is our most important organ when it comes to weight loss. The reason behind detoxing is to help increase energy levels, reduce inflammation and promote healthy skin cells. This is also a good time to reset the body and your food choices. By eating a cleaner and leaner diet through better food choices we boost the bodies natural pathways of detoxification through the liver, sweat and urine. Our body clocks are reset and renewed which also helps with results in and out of the gym. Through this process out digestive system is rested and bodily functions are back on track due to the break from breaking down processed foods.
A healthy and good quality detox is a great way to help control food cravings, as will power just doesn’t seem to cut it. Cravings can come from a hormonal imbalance and as we all know this can heavily impact on binge eating. So to rewire our body and really kick cravings to the kerb a detox will come in good use. Food cravings come from and addiction to something either sweet, sour or spicy and these three flavours are normally processed foods or takeaway. So its fair to say that people crave bad food rather than healthy food due to an addiction they have once they consume their “craved” food. Because the sugar or the preservatives in the food is what brings on an addiction which is than turned into a craving. This is where we have come “un-stuck” so to speak, modern day foods create a surge of dopamine to be released into the brain which is than released into the bloodstream making a “feel-good” reaction. So we need to rewire the brain and the body to crave less bad food and increase our intake of more quality based foods that set our bodies up for success rather than failure.
In conclusion, embarking on a good quality detox plan can have massive health benefits. Increased energy, reduced cravings and lowered stress levels are just some of the many ways you will leave your detox plan or challange feeling better. And remember, the mark of a truly successful detox is that you are set on the path of positive and long term change.