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More to Dieting Than Diet

Mar 22, 2008
Traditionally, when someone says they're going to 'go on a diet,' they mean they're going to change their eating habits. They may be changing their eating habits in an effort to lose weight, improve their overall health or just feel better about themselves. Whatever the reasons, the action are the same. Changes made to their daily food intake have some type of impact on their physical appearance.

To effectively lose weight and keep it off, a person must change much more than their daily diet. A proper weight loss program will implement changes to your daily food and drink intake as well as an exercise program. The simple addition of fruits, vegetables and water to your daily diet will help improve your overall health. Fruits and vegetables not only add vitamins and minerals necessary for a healthy body; they also add the required fiber to help cleanse and detoxify your digestive tract.

Before you begin any weight loss or exercise routine, you should consult your physician to ensure you are not taking any unnecessary health risks. Your doctor can even recommend a diet and exercise program suited to your specific needs. It is also very important that you do not fall for fad diets or crash diets. Tricking your body into fast weight loss is not healthy and never doctor recommended.

If you have tried several diets and still can't seem to get rid of those extra, pesky pounds, you may benefit from a colon cleanse. The colon can hold up to 35 pounds of unwanted waste and toxins. These extra pounds of waste products could be all that stands between you and your goal weight. There are many options for a healthy colon cleanse, from dietary to herbal remedies.

A dietary colon cleanse generally consists of the addition of fiber rich foods. For example, increase your daily fiber intake to 25-30 grams. Foods like whole grains, long-grain rice, fruits and green leafy vegetables are very high in fiber. Drinking eight to ten glasses of water per day will also help keep bowel movements normal and flush unwanted toxins from your body. Maintaining a well balanced diet is the key to maintaining a healthy body and weight.

Herbs are a very good way to mildly cleanse the colon. Herbal colon cleansing may consist of a variety of herbs including aloe, ginger and senna to stimulate bowel movements. Bitter plant herbs like barberry and fennel help cleanse the liver by promoting the flow of bile. Herbs like garlic and fennel also help cleanse the colon by killing harmful bacteria. Colon cleansing herbs often come in the form of kits from most health stores.

These are only two examples of healthy, natural colon cleansing techniques. Discuss other options with your physician to ensure you make the right decision for your body. What ever colon cleansing option you choose, be sure to drink plenty of non-carbonated water. Drinking sufficient amounts of water is essential for weight loss and in maintaining a healthy colon.
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