I've been using our treadmill somewhat reluctantly just incase some of you decided to peep over my wall and check on me and I must admit it does make me feel better infact ,somewhat smug .
I'm officially a member of the health aware group!
Anyway this whole health and weight loss thing got me thinking about detoxing and I must admit that on reading through a number of articles I was extremely concerned with how drastic they were and became convinced that anything so dramatic could NOT be good or healthy.
Finally I found a detox programme recommended by a Dr Alan Weiss and it made a whole lot of sense to me. Here it is.By the way it is a good way to become healthy and if you need to loose weight you will.Actually if you don't need to you still will.Just monitor yourself and your weight!
Leading up to the cleanse
Identify what will be your most difficult things to give up (usually caffeine or sugar), and have a slow weaning-off period.
Be mindful of why you're cleansing and do it with a friend if possible for moral support when the going gets tough.( I believe when the going gets tough the tough need a friend)
Know that it will get worse before it gets better. People often feel sick during the first few days of a cleanse because they are withdrawing from chemicals and the release of toxins can cause skin breakouts and other unpleasantness. (Don't give up yet)
During the cleanse
Remove foods from your diet that increase inflammation: alcohol, caffeine, sugar, processed food, artificial ingredients, corn, soy, gluten (wheat, bran, rye), nightshades (eggplant, bell peppers), eggs, dairy, cheese.(I'm thinking how I will survive no yougerts and cheese- I practically live on and looooove those things)
Mantain a balanced diet consisting of organic fruits and vegetables, wild fish, quinoa, brown rice and healthy fats such as avocado, canola, coconut and pure olive oils. Drink a lot of water.
Take DR BAUMANN supplements to aid your digestive and detox systems.(My recommendation)
Fast for 12 hours between dinner and breakfast.
Don't stop taking any prescription drugs, but avoid taking over-the-counter medications.
Exercise moderately, get massages, do saunas and scrub your skin with a loofah.(Now that I can do)
Coming out of the cleanse
Add foods back into your diet slowly so you can gauge how your body reacts. You could discover a food allergy or that certain foods don't sit well.
Take an inventory of what has changed in your health. Now you know what ailments could be related to your diet.
If you lost 10 pounds during your cleanse, the only way to keep them off is to make healthy diet choices.
Plan to do the cleanse every six months, or at least once a year.
I'll keep you posted.This evening will have my last glass of wine, cheese ,yougert ,cereal.
WISH ME THE BEST OF BRITISH(I just like that saying)