Purifying your body is not a short-cut or easy way to lose weight, rather it is the first step on your weight loss journey.
With my clients I always start any weight loss program or retreat I run with a short detoxification to restore the body to better functioning.
Many of my clients are having trouble sleeping (caffeine addiction), many are coughing with bad lungs (smoking) and all of them are overweight and have some kind of food addiction.
Burn calories more efficiently and increase energy levels by first restoring your organs and body to proper function. As well as potentially detox heavy metals and other substances from your body.
It has taken years for your body to accumulate these damaging foreign substances. They permeate your every cell. But you can safely lose weight with detox techniques that are quite simple.
Drinking more water permits all of your body’s systems to operate more efficiently and promotes elimination of toxins.
Drink a minimum of 6 to 8 glasses per day. Always have a glass or bottle of water nearby. Sipping water all day is a good habit to develop because it helps to purify your body.
Massage will reduce stress and flush your muscles of toxins. And massage is an enjoyable non-food reward. Try different therapists and venues until you find one that you are comfortable with.
Saunas have been used for centuries by many cultures to cleanse the body, release stress and promote relaxation. A sauna increases metabolism and pulse rate, promotes flexibility of the blood vessels, and increases blood flow to the extremities. Many experience a sense of psychological calm and contentment as well as physical rejuvenation.
If you are ready to try a new exercise regime, yoga will induce overall health, stress relief, and body purification. There are many forms of yoga. Most YMCA’s have multiple classes that are inexpensive and convenient. Read more about the Benefits of Yoga.
Substances to Eliminate
There are certain things we choose to put into our bodies that have no restorative value and will sabotage weight loss and overall health. The most obvious is tobacco. If you are still smoking, make quitting a high priority.
Carbonated drinks should be curtailed and preferably eliminated from your diet. Substitute organic fruit juice or water. Anything containing artificial sweeteners such as aspartame is not helping you detox. In the Diet section we cover natural sweeteners that are beneficial and will satisfy any sweet tooth.
A couple of words about caffeine and coffee. Caffeine in moderation is not problematic. Coffee has anti-oxidant properties.
However, coffee takes a back seat to tea, especially green tea, so if you can switch, your body purification and overall health will benefit.
Finally, as discussed under Diet , eliminate processed foods as much as possible, we recommend unprocessed vegan foods for weight loss. This does not mean you can never have another slice of pizza. There are healthy, organic versions of pizza that are delicious! As you explore health food stores your eyes will be opened to a new universe of food options. See Vegan Products Nat Recommends.
How to Adopt a Vegan Diet
Detox naturally with the benefits of a plant based diet. A vegan diet can be a healthy and easy way for some people to maintain a sustainable lifestyle. However many are not sure how to get started with a plant based diet.
You may want to try The Vegan Diet Cleanse Plan that can show you exactly what you need, how to prepare it, what to eat for snacks, and even how to dine out. It’s a vegan eating plan that you can help you lose weight from home and make lifestyle changes for long term health and wellbeing.