Going on a ‘detox’ became a popular thing in the last few years, associated with drinking detox teas, only eating vegetables, juicing, fasting – you name it ‘detox’ covers it. A lot of these methods are more myth than miracles, but what is the truth about detoxing and how can it help you lose weight?
Firstly, it’s important to say that your body has amazing natural detoxification processes. The liver is one of the most powerful organs in the detoxification process. The liver regulates blood composition, processes nutrients and filters out toxins. It plays an important role in transforming substances like ammonia, metabolic waste, drugs and chemicals so they can be excreted.
Our kidneys are small but hard working – they are responsible for constantly filtering our blood and producing urine. This process helps to keep our blood composition stable and electrolyte levels balanced.
These natural processes detoxify your body from toxins. However, if you have recently been eating a lot of junk or processed foods, have been drinking alcohol more frequently perhaps around the holidays or maybe you are just not feeling your best – you may want to assist your body’s natural detoxification processes. These types of foods and beverages produce high levels of inflammation in your body as it struggles to eliminate the chemicals that have been consumed.
Inflammation is the root cause of so many health problems. Everything from acne to unexplained weight gain to cancer. If you notice that you feel slightly ‘puffy’ and are struggling to understand why, you probably have inflammation in your body that needs to decrease before your body starts to lose any excess fat.
When you help to detoxify your body, you are allowing it to work at full efficiency rather than expending energy on the taxing process of detoxifying a ton of processed foods and/or alcohol. If you reduce or eliminate the consumption of these foods and follow a prescribed detox program you are going to maximize the weight loss you are aiming for. Find a detox program that aids and feeds the liver’s detoxification pathways, while providing nutrients to optimally repair both the body and the gut.
The health and fitness industry has convinced us that losing weight is a matter of calories in versus calories out. But that is only a fraction of the truth. The truth is that the food you eat has a number of micronutrients, macronutrients, chemicals and more. When you consume something, your body begins the process of breaking down and processing these elements. It’s better to eat 150 calories of nuts than 100 calories of candy, why? Firstly because sugar leads to sugar addiction and overconsumption. Secondly, the sugar spikes insulin levels and triggers inflammation and acidity, which will prevent weight loss.
Go for a detox program that will aid your body in its natural processes. Avoid insane calorie restrictions in the name of ‘detoxes’, these are hard to stick to and often result in a metabolism downregulation and binges. Go for natural ingredients like activated charcoal, micronised zeolite and chlorella to help detoxify and absorb nutrients effectively. Go for Nutrifii Restoriix, to speed up weight loss and have you feeling amazing.