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Weight Loss Cleanse in 6 Steps

Jun 4, 2008
A weight loss cleanse can be easier to follow than a diet which can be time consuming. In addition, cleansing will help you clear built up toxins that can be stored in fatty areas and when done right, may help you reset your metabolism. As you cleanse, you can find out what foods make you feel tired and sick and what foods keep your energy up.

Following a weight loss cleanse can be easy when you keep things simple. Don't waste time counting calories or analyzing sodium grams. By incorporating some simple steps you will no longer have to live by labels. You can also learn how eating healthy will give you the energy and metabolism needed to keep the weight off once and for all.

Step 1 - Stop eating junk food. Everyone knows what they are; sodas, chips, french fries, fat foods (oops, I mean fast foods), ice cream and so on. These highly processed junk foods not only add weight, but they can stop your body from losing any weight! Junk foods are loaded with chemicals such as preservatives that can get stored in fatty tissues causing you to look fatter. On top of this, they can interfere with your thyroid function.

Step 2 - Try to avoid all processed foods. These are foods that are pre-made or packaged with the intent of saving time in the kitchen. A reality check might prove that this does not have to be true. In fact, you can chop vegetables for about 4 days worth of salad and keep it in your refrigerator. When you're ready to eat, simple grab a handful. This is quicker than opening and heating a can of soup. If you do eat packaged foods, buy it at your local health food store. These can be healthier if they use organic ingredients and less chemicals for processing. Check the label - the less ingredients it has, the healthier the food is - which is important for a weight loss cleanse.

Step 3 - Be sure most of your food is fresh and whole. Eat mainly vegetables and fruits. After that eat natural proteins such as chicken or fish and then 1/2 serving of grains such as wild rice. Arrange your plate to have 1/2 to 3/4 of it filled with veggies. These foods do no have labels because they are natural and in their whole form. If you use cooking sauces, use only a small amount and try to use organic when possible. Drink herbal teas and plenty of fresh water.

Step 4 - Take a fiber supplement such as psyllium or crushed flax seeds twice a day. This will help absorb toxins from the intestinal tract and add more bulk to help your body eliminate waste. In addition, taking fiber about 10-15 minutes before a meal can help you feel full sooner.

Step 5 - During your weight loss cleanse, supplement your nutrition by adding whole food supplements to your daily regimen. This should include a whole food vitamin so you are sure to get all your vitamins and minerals. Using a product that is made from "whole foods" as opposed to the synthetic version will ensure your body uses most of the nutrients without causing toxic side-effects. Also take EFA's or Essential Fatty Acids. This supplement supplies oils that your body needs to keep joints mobile, skin and hair healthy, balance your hormones, are necessary for proper brain function for healthy moods - and they help you lose weight!

Step 6 - Exercise daily using a circuit training method. Circuit training is said to burn more fat and can help make your exercise routing more effective. Exercise raises your metabolism, stimulates circulation, elevates mood and can help your lymph clear toxins including excess waste (or weight).

Try circuit training at home by alternating aerobic type exercise with resistance exercise. You can do this without special equipment, if you choose. Put on some music to help set the tone and choose resistance exercise you want to do which may include push-ups, squats and lunges. Choose four to six exercises with a goal of performing three sets of each. Do a set of resistance exercise (say 12 squats) followed by one minute of aerobic exercise. You can jump rope, use an exercise bike if you have one, or even use a rebounder. Follow this by another set of resistance and then another minute of aerobics. Continue this way until you exercise for a total of 30-40 minutes.

Make a list of these six steps and put them where you will see them each day. Stay away from restaurants for now. Try collecting recipes to help you stay away from fast foods. There are many free ones on the net. Help yourself with a weight loss cleanse so you are ready for summer with a healthier body and mind.
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