If you’re still caught in the trap of “yo-yo” results with repetitive weight lost and regain, then you ought to detox your body. A detox is an essential first step to lose weight and to finally keep the pounds off for good!
For someone with a high level of toxicity, it can lead to repetitive weight gain, extreme levels of inflammation and leads to several health problems. Inflammatory markers not only slows your metabolism, but they also de-regulate your appetite, causes mood swings and constant cravings for sugar.
Why You Need to Detox Your Body
By flushing your toxic load with the 5 day fat flush detox plan, you put yourself in a much better place for long term and permanent weight loss success. Here are the top reasons why a detox is a good for you:
- A detox can help clean up indigestion problems that contribute to weight loss failures
- A detox can help you restore your blood sugar balance to avoid weight regain and uncontrollable cravings
- A detox can help you balance your hormones to let go of stress and negative emotions that lead to weight gain
- A detox will help you reset your taste bud to enjoy the taste of healthy food again so you will never have to diet again
As you embark on this journey, it’s really important to get started with these 10 tips to successfully detox your body.
1. Take Responsibility and Get “Mind” Ready
You are the one responsible for your health and happiness, and you are the only one that can make that happen. Believe in yourself, take responsibility and focus on the end goal of a real lasting transformation.
Your objective for this 5 day detox is the stepping stone of your journey to clean out the “bad” and bring in the “good”. Think about what this is going to do for you and your body. Think about having radiant skin, feeling amazing, losing weight and having more energy to excel in your life.
The mind is everything. What you think, you become.
2. Stock Up!
Make sure you have enough fresh foods that’s readily stocked up for the entire 5 days. Fill up your fridge and pantry with plenty of fruits and vegetables you can enjoy and get rid of all foods you want to avoid.
3. Plan and Prepare Your Meals in Advance
It pays to sit down and plan your meal for the entire 5 days or at least one day in advance. Not only will you avoid stress by knowing what’s for breakfast/lunch/dinner, but you’ll have the satisfaction of knowing your meals will be tasty and healthy.
For preparation, you can save time by prepping your fruits and vegetables beforehand. Wash, peel, slice and refrigerate everything that you intend to eat for the day early in the morning.
4. Eat Enough
The number one mistake that people make when they go on a detox is that they don’t eat enough. As a result they feel tired, lethargic and spacey. Don’t fall into the trap of counting calories and wanting to go on a calorie deficit to lose weight. That’s a complete myth and will only de-regulate your hormones and sugar levels, which leads to weight gain in the long term.
Focus on cleaning out the “bad” and bringing in the “good”. Eat unlimited amounts of fruits and vegetables until you are full and satisfied. By doing so, you will have enough energy to get through the day and you’re actually fueling your body with lots of goodness and nutrients.
5. Drink Lots of Water
Clean water is one of the best thing you can put into your body. It helps to regulate your body temperature and remove waste from your body through urination, bowel movements and perspiration.
Drink at least 8 glasses of water per day, which is equivalent to about 2 liters. Get a good quality water bottle and label them yourself with a marker with time-oriented goals. This way you can actually see your water drinking goal and you’ll know whether you need to play catch up or if you’re ahead of the game.
6. Practice Mindful Eating
Be conscious of everything you put into your body. Treat your body like a temple by offering it with only the finest ingredients.
When eating, turn off your environment and come into a place of stillness with just you and your food. Smell the fragrance of your food. Appreciate each and every bite. Taste each and every bite.
By practicing mindful eating, you enjoy your food more with gratitude and stop when you are full. You’ll also relax and won’t eat out of anxiety.
7. Share Your Journey and Be Accountable
Find a community whom you can share this journey with. Join a page like Mindful Eating Life or post daily photos and updates on your own social media profiles such as facebook, twitter Instagram.
You can also consider finding an accountable buddy to kick off this 5 day detox with you.
You’re not in this alone and when you have an accountable person or community, you will feel like you have a support team around you all the time. It’s much more fun to have friends with common interests!
8. Meditate and Spend Time In Nature
Meditate or at least spend 5-10 minutes a day being quiet and turning inward. Close your eyes and practice mindful breathing. As you inhale, breathe in peace, calm and nourishment. As you exhale, visualize flushing the toxins and waste that no longer serves you.
Think about the healing your body is going through.
9. Get Rest, Sleep, You Need Recovery Time!
If you’ve done a certain number of poor eating habits to your body, keep in mind that it’s going to take patience and time to heal your body. You might feel sleepy earlier than your normal hours during this 5 day detox as your body undergoes a cleaning process internally.
Listen to your body, get the rest you need and sleep to recover in time.
10. Be Gentle With Yourself! Love Yourself!
Most importantly, be grateful and love yourself. Honor and treat your body with respect for what it has done for you and for what it will continue to do for you.
Smile and be kind 🙂