Weight Loss and Detoxification

by : Brad Hodges

The first thing that comes to mind when people think of weight loss is being hungry and miserable. Over the past ten years we have seen one fad diet after another claiming to help you shed those extra pounds within days. Unfortunately those diets are all doomed to failure simply because they do not promote healthy weight loss.

One well known low carbohydrate diet claims you can healthily lose ten pounds per week while another carbohydrate rich diet claims the same. Both diet plans promote drinking lots of fluids and maintaining a daily exercise regimen.

Exercise alone can help you shed the pounds and inches before swimsuit season, but don't overlook the importance of a well-balanced diet and full-body detoxification. One of the most important steps to detoxifying your body is a simple colon cleansing. Cleansing the colon of toxins can help flush out that bloated, fat feeling as well as help enhance your weight loss goals.

There are several options for a healthy colon cleanse and full body detoxification. Simply the addition of water, fruits and vegetables to your diet goes a long way in promoting a healthy lifestyle. Steamed or raw vegetables are a great source of vitamins and minerals as well as fiber to help cleanse the colon. Adding green, leafy vegetables to your diet will also increase your fiber intake, helping cleanse your colon and digestive tract very effectively. Cutting back on red meats and dairy products is also advised, as these foods congest the digestive tract.

Fruit and vegetable juices are also very good 'snack' fillers for when you need a quick little pick-me-up. Avoid that afternoon candy bar and soda, both are very high in fats and carbohydrates that will only help reverse your weight loss goals. The addition of eight to ten glasses of water per day will help flush your body of unwanted toxins and fat.

To many people, adding eight to ten glasses of water to their diet per day is a bit overwhelming. One way to remember to drink your water is to drink two to three glasses before every meal. This will also help you achieve a feeling of being full more quickly; thus aiding to your weight loss.

There is also a very wide variety of herbs that help aid in the cleansing of the digestive tract and colon. Herbs such as phylum are often found in over-the-counter laxatives. Phylum adds the fiber that your body needs to help it become regular and help flush out toxins that may hinder weight loss.

Detoxification and colon cleansing is a very important part of weight loss. Just changing one's eating habits can drastically improve your overall health. Studies have shown that the poor eating habits we all fall prey to cause our colon to store mass amounts of unhealthy toxins. In fact, the human colon can hold more than thirty-five pounds of toxins and feces.

The addition of rice, nuts, seeds, fish, beans and other protein-rich foods can help cleanse the colon of most of these unwanted toxins and pounds. Simply detoxifying your body by eating more healthily and drinking lots of water is an excellent way to jump-start any diet and exercise program. It's also probably the easiest thing you can change about yourself.