6 Step Weight Loss Cleanse

By: Cindy Papp

A weight loss cleanse is more effective than a strict diet that can utilize much of your time and energy. At the same time, cleansing helps clear built up toxins from your body which may be stored in and around fat cells and it can help reset your metabolism. While cleansing, you can learn what foods make you feel sick and tired and what foods give you more energy.

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 - Quit all junk food. We all know what they are; chips, sodas, fat food (I mean fast food), candies and so on. Junk foods not only add weight, but eating them can literally stop your body from losing weight! They may also contain chemicals such as preservatives or dyes that can be stored in fatty areas of the body causing you to hold on to weight and they can even interfere with thyroid function.

Step 2 - Eat as few processed foods as possible. This means foods that are packaged and/or pre-made designed to save time. Do a reality check and see if it really does save you time. For example, you can chop some lettuce and veggies to throw a salad together in about the same time it takes to open and heat a can of soup. If you really do want the packaged food, look for the equivalent at a health food store. Check the ingredients - the less your food has, the better. More ingredients means more processing. A weight loss cleanse should help your body eliminate harmful ingredients.

Step 3 - Make the bulk of your meals fresh and whole. Eat mostly fruits and veggies. After that eat protein the size of your palm and 1/2 a serving of grains such as wild rice. Put the food on your plate and make sure 1/2 to 3/4 of the plate is filled with vegetables. None of these foods will have labels because they are whole, natural foods. If you use sauces to cook with, keep them to a minimum and try to find organic if possible. Drink only water and herbal teas.

Step 4 - Take fiber supplements twice a day such as psyllium or crushed flax seeds. Fiber supplements add bulk to help your body remove excess waste. They also absorb toxins from the intestinal tract. Also, taking your fiber 10-15 minutes before meals may help you feel fuller, 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 - Incorporate daily exercise utilizing the circuit training effect. Circuit training burns more fat and calories and breaks up your routine to make exercise more effective. Exercise raises metabolism, boosts your mood, stimulates circulation and can help your body clear excess waste and weight.

Circuit train at home by using resistance exercise alternating with aerobic exercise. You don't even need to buy special equipment if you don't want to. First, put on music to help you get pumped up. Then choose about six resistance exercise like push-ups, lunges, or jump squats. Keep a goal of doing three sets for each exercise of 9-15 reps each. Start by doing one set of resistance exercise followed by one minute of cardio such as running in place, exercise bike if you have one, jumping jacks or rebounding. Then do another set of resistance followed by another set of cardio (aerobics) and so on until you have done 30-40 minutes of exercise.

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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