For people like me who are into losing that excess weight in our body, we’ve tried so many things but end up failing. It’s hard to find a solution for this but don’t fret, I’ve found a solution that can help both you and me lose weight effectively! It’s called DETOXING. I know you’re asking: "How to Detox your body to lose weight?".
In this article, we’ll feature all the ways to detoxify your body and the many reasons/benefits why you should try this.
Detoxification is a way of cleaning the blood in your body. All the unnecessary toxins in your body will be removed which allows your blood to be cleaned and refreshed. When we exercise, we may eliminate some of this impurities in our body but detoxification’s role is to eliminate all or what’s left of it. That’s just one of the many reasons to use this method/s:
A detox program can help the body's natural cleansing process by:
- Resting the organs through fasting
- Stimulating the liver to drive toxins from the body
- Promoting elimination through the intestines, kidneys and skin
- Improving circulation of the blood; and
- Refueling the body with healthy nutrients.
With all these benefits, I bet you’re pretty excited to try this method. But before doing so, you must first understand which method of detoxifying is good for you. All are bodies adjust to detoxifying differently. You have to know which type of detoxifying method is compatible with your body. Here are the different ways and you’re open to try which is good for you:
1- Take 1 detoxifying shake a day
A meal each day is important as it contributes to the energy you gain per meal. Try replacing 1 of your meals with this smoothie. It’s not that harmful as it will be like you are eating your regular meal but what you take into your body are all natural! No need to worry about the components as they all contain the necessary vitamins you need to get through the day.
You can get the recipe for this smoothie. Preferably, this smoothie/shake is taken in the evening so you won’t worry about getting hungry hours after taking this. This is my most recommended method as I tried this and it is what worked most effective for me.
What I would recommend on making your detox shake is using the Matcha Green Tea Shake by Matcha Organics if you want to start your cleansing the natural way.
Its main objective in your body is to increase the metabolism rate and burn all the unused calories in your body. Aside from the fat burning qualities, its amino acid can help combat stress and anxiety. It can help those people who come to gym stressed from work and give the boost that they need.
2- The Water Therapy
Water naturally is the primary detoxification tool for your body. It can flush out the toxins in your body if the method is correct. Normally, you would think that the water you take is enough to get you through the day. Your water intake needs to increase in order for the detoxification to be effective.
People would think that 8 glasses of water is enough, actually that is the minimum. It needs to increase to around 12 glasses a day. You can do a gradual increase for your body to adjust and decrease the feeling of being bloated.
There are also times wherein its best to drink water. It’s most favorable to drink before and after your meals. Another time is when you wake up to regulate your body for the day and before you go to sleep to prevent heart attacks.
3- Implement a healthy lifestyle and have a strict diet.
It’s a simple logic: “If you don’t want the bad stuff, then don’t take it in the first place”. The reason why most people have a hard time losing weight is because they never study what they eat. It’s hard to go on a diet when the food you eat are full of carbs instead of the healthy stuff and vitamins you really need.
Fat in your body is formed when the food you take is not burned completely. This is why a strict diet is important and is a good way to detoxify. It just doesn’t cleanse your body. I myself can attest that people who did this did not just have a healthy body, their outlook and mood towards their body also changed. In other words, it’s both a medical and psychological game changer.
4- Taking Laxatives
Laxatives are medicines taken after meals. They are usually in pills or in tea bags. What you get rid of when taking this one is the water. Its main effect is in removing of toxins by making your bowel movements much easier.
This is a perfect method for those who are experiencing constipation, which then would mean that the toxins in your body are retained. The undigested food which your body cannot burn are eventually removed from your body through laxatives.
You should take precaution with this method as not all bodies can take on the effect of laxatives and might experience abnormalities with your bowel movement. My advice on this one is to consult a doctor before taking laxatives so you would know if your body can adjust to the effects.
If you are looking for a laxative, try using MiraLAX Laxative poweder. This product is for the people who are experiencing constipation and unclean colons. It will activate the water components in your body to hydrate your whole body and soften your stool.
Don’t fret as this product does not produce any sudden urges so you can control freely your bowel movement. Remember to drink a lot of water with this product to help in easing constipation.
If you want to know how to find the best laxatives for weight loss, see this post
Will Detox Benefit you in Bodybuilding?
YES! Especially if you are doing the natural detoxification methods I mentioned. Detox is part of healthy lifestyle and each method can help you gain that. If partnered with daily exercise, you can lose your weight easily as you both lose the fat through exercise and lose the excess bad toxins through detox.
The gains you have can show more because your weight will lessen and all the more the muscles will show. Bodybuilding.com shows on how you can plan your daily detoxification. You can use these guide as a reference for your daily detoxification needs.
All these detox methods are effective yet simple. I did not mention the extreme methods as they are for those who used these simple methods but nothing took effect. Each one can be done for you to know which method is comfortable with your body. Here are some points to remember with detoxifying:
- It is not a shortcut into losing weight
- Lots of discipline is required
- Keeping a healthy diet is a must
- Always follow the steps in detoxifying as doing it overboard can cause health problems
- Remember to partner detoxifying with daily exercise.
Do you have any other questions? Feel free to comment below and I will try my best to address each one. I hope you enjoyed my article and it has helped you be informed about detoxification and its benefits, especially to bodybuilders.
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I’m Gregory Brown, chief editor at ConstructMuscles.com
I spend half of my time in this blog while the other half on being physical fitness trainer. Believing in the great benefits of bodybuilding and fitness to the body, I’ve been motivated to become a fitness enthusiast. It also was what gave me the self-confidence and assurance within myself both physically and psychologically.