How To Detox For Weight Loss

There are many contributing factors to a person gaining weight and putting on unwanted body fat. Likewise, there are also numerous ways in which to shed those extra pounds. Usually a combination of methods is the quickest and most effective way to trim down. Detoxing the body can help with weight loss, and here’s how.

 

What Is A Detox?

Vegetables WEBDetoxing isn’t a full-on fast, depriving our body of food and much-needed nutrients, starving ourselves with a stomach constantly nagging to be filled. It’s more about altering our eating habits for a period of time – perhaps only a week to 10 days – so the body has a chance to flush toxins and impurities from our system. Think organic, fresh foods over processed foods full of additives. Think of drinking fresh juice and water instead of sugary soft drinks and alcohol. It’s not about fasting: It’s all about replacing something not so good with something much healthier. Everything else in life needs regular cleaning and servicing. Why should the insides of our bodies be any different?

 

Why We Need To Detox

Our diets generally are way too high in processed flour and sugar, two major things that will lead to weight gain. Not only that, too much simple sugars will make our insulin levels go up and down like a rollercoaster, giving us highs and lows and generally leaving us feeling like crap at the end of the day. The same goes for flour products, which the body turns into sugars. The more highly-processed the flour product, the easier it is to turn into simple sugars and be stored on the body as fat cells.

Not only are flours and sugars the culprits, but we consume all manner of chemicals, additives, preservatives and impurities with virtually every bit of processed food that we eat. It’s the same with much of what we drink. The body needs a chance to flush this stuff out and get rid of the build-up. It’s kind of like regularly changing the oil in your car. Get rid of the dirty old contaminated oil and replace it with nice clean oil. The car then runs better and the engine lasts longer. Well, the same goes for our bodies.

 

The LiverLiver

The liver is a vital organ that plays a role in digestion, metabolism, our immune system and the storage and dispersion of nutrients throughout our bodies. If our liver isn’t functioning to its optimum capacity, cells of the body can be starved of energy. Without delving into the complexities of how the liver works, it’s basically a storage house for sugars and vitamins and other nutrients, releasing them into the bloodstream as the body requires them. If the liver gets clogged up with too much fat, sugars and chemicals, it can’t perform this function anywhere near as effectively, causing us to feel rundown, lethargic and unmotivated. An under-performing liver can also restrict the body’s ability to burn energy, and when that happens weight gain can occur.

 

Detox To Lose Weight

If your liver is overrun with inputs of fat and sugar and loads of carbohydrates it won’t be able to process all this, which will lead to ugly fat deposits being placed all over your body. In order to lose weight and trim off fat, having a fit and healthy liver operating at 100% capacity will make the weight loss process that much easier.

Obviously diet and exercise help with this process, but diet isn’t all about cutting back on calories, it’s more about the type of calories we consume. A diet high in sugar and carbohydrates will make it much harder to trim off those excess pounds no matter how much exercise we do.

Spend a week to two weeks eating lots of fresh fruit and vegetables, lean meat like chicken and fish, or beef with the fat removed. Drink loads of fresh water, freshly-squeezed juices and blended vegetables juices. Stay away from the sugary drinks and alcohol. Keep clear of junk food and takeaway meals. Stay away from highly-processed, floury foods. Avoid those night time snacks of crisps and chocolate. Just eat good, clean, wholesome, organic food for a few weeks and give your liver a chance to flush itself out, removing toxins and fat deposits from this most vital organ.

In order to help with weight loss, first clean the liver by eating well and the exercise will take care of the rest.

There are some products on the market that will also help with the detoxification process. You can check one out here.

Click here to read a good book on detoxing the liver.

 

 

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10 Comments

  1. netpnetp
    November 5, 2015    

    Hi there,
    Thanks for this – I’ve been thinking about detoxing recently because I’ve felt quite run down. Feel I’ve indulged more than I should on junk, (and wine!) recently and want to give my body a boost. I didn’t think of taking a supplement to support the detox – but the liver support and detox supplements look good – I see it includes milk thistle too, which a friend was talking to me about taking recently. Thanks for all the info, I will take it on board!

    • November 5, 2015    

      Milk thistle is supposed to be one of the best detox substances found in nature. Basically if you keep the liver healthy you’ll keep your whole body healthy. The liver is your filter for your blood. Like any filter on a piece of machinery, it clogs up over time and needs a clean. Well, it’s the same with the human liver. Good idea to detox regularly.

  2. EhabEhab
    November 5, 2015    

    Hello there,

    Great post, i am always on diet mood because i am trying to be fit all the time, i am going to gym around 5 days a week sometimes i eat a lot because i need to build muscles & sometimes i am on cutting mode to burn fats, very informative article i agree that sugar & flour one of the main reasons for weight gain plus the fast food which i hate it, anyways thanks for sharing this informative post.

    Ehab

    • November 5, 2015    

      Thanks for reading Ehab. Yeah, definitely cut way back on flour and sugar products if you want to keep the fat off and have some lean muscle mass. The liver is what stores fat on the body if it itself gets fatty, so it’s a good idea to detox once in a while.

  3. AnanomyxAnanomyx
    November 5, 2015    

    I was not fully aware what a detox entailed. For the longest time I thought it meant just depriving the body of food, but now I see it has to do with getting rid of toxins that are harmful to the body. This is really good information and will make sure to pass it along. Thank You.

    • November 5, 2015    

      Glad you found it helpful. Thanks for reading.

  4. JohnJohn
    December 5, 2015    

    Hey Darren,
    Thanks for writing this article pertaining to detoxing the body. Not only do you give great reasons for detoxing the body but also the proper way of going about doing it. The benefit s of a thorough detox from time to time is well worth putting the fast food and other unhealthy living choices on the back burner for a while. I also enjoyed reading about the livers roles in the many aspects of our bodies and health.
    John

    • December 5, 2015    

      Hi John. Thanks for reading. Yeah we don’t often think about detoxing enough. We clean everything else in life, from the stuff around us, in our homes, our cars and the outside of our bodies, but we rarely seem to think about cleaning our insides.

  5. lifebeginswithyourhealthlifebeginswithyourhealth
    August 23, 2016    

    You hear a lot about detoxing to lose weight and be healthier, people know what is causing their weight gain yet they keep eating those foods.

    I believe grains are unhealthy for us today, if you eat any eat them in moderation for the lowest damage to your body.

    Detoxing is a good idea, how many people do you think ever detox today?

    • August 23, 2016    

      I think way more people detox today than ever. It was something no one knew about or use to think about in the past. I don’t think grains and associated foods are unhealthy, I just think people eat way too much of them.

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