Hello Moms; So, yesterday morning, i had my outfit to church ironed, did everything i was supposed to do in the house, had my bath, did my make-up, put on my beautiful dress (feeling cool) and called my sister to help me zip up my dress…… Thinking it was just the usual sucking in the tummy and zip: I was waiting, only for my sister to say; “sis, this dress is not your size ooh! the zip can’t go up”. What??? “please zip this thing i’m running late.” She tried again and my zip tore!!! Then it hit me…… “I’ve added plenty weight!!! My sister just started laughing and asked. if I’m just finding out? *Mtschewww, bad girl*, I felt somewhat sad and I started asking all the questions about shedding weight, I already know I’m not supposed to believe in the fads of slimming pills. In my quest, i discovered, the importance of detoxing whiles trying to loose weight, so I’m sharing some of my findings.
- The greatest importance of detoxing is that it helps the body to rid itself of any excess waste it’s been storing. Most detox programs are designed to stimulate the body to purge itself, helping the liver do its thing as well as the kidneys and colon. Cleansing the colon is an important part of the detoxing process because those toxins need to exit the body, and a backed up colon can cause them to be reintroduced into the body, rather than exiting as planned. Sticking with fruits and vegetables even after the detox program is completed is a good way to keep things moving.
- Detoxing allows for energy when we exercise . Reason being that; while detoxing you’re stopping the influx of the things that caused you to need a detox in the first place. By cutting out the sugar, caffeine, trans fat, saturated fat, and replacing them with fresh fruits and vegetables, you’ll be getting a natural energy boost, one that comes without a resultant crash. It’s vital to stay well hydrated while on any detox program, and that can also be a source of increased energy.
- A detox diet would make you to lose weight in the short term, and in the process help you realize you can actually live without some junk we love sooo much (Ooh coke ooo), thereby establishing better eating habits in the long term and ridding ourselves of unhealthy habits. Many times it is the drastic reduction in calories and rapid weight loss that is focused on, especially in the media. But these short-term results won’t last if you don’t make it a point to replace bad foods with good, and use your new-found energy to exercise more and be more active overall.
Well even though not everyone believes in detox, it doesn’t hurt to try since we are using basically water, fruits and vegetables. I’ll be sharing 5 detox water recipe in my next post.