Diets are Dead, Detox Works
There are a few reasons why diets don’t offer a permanent solution to weight loss. The most obvious one is that diets don’t reflect the way people will continue to eat the rest of their lives. It’s just not reasonable. Once the diet is over, people revert to their previous eating habits and any progress made during the diet period is usually lost. Diets also slow your metabolism because your body has to adjust to a lower calorie intake,they cause cravings, and also invoke fear. No one wants to give up theirfavorite foods.
Diets take time, energy, and willpower to carry out, while going the detox route can offer long-lasting weight-loss without the deprivation and starvation usually associated with dieting.
Detoxing works by initially ridding your body of impacted waste, toxins, and fecal matter that clog up the digestive system. Colon hydrotherapy, or colon cleansing programs are a popular way to achieve this. Weight gain is often caused by the body’s inability to digest and eliminate properly. In fact, the average person is carrying between 5-20 pounds of excess waste in the colon. If you are overweight, then the number can be even higher. Colonics work to remove this extra waste, thereby enabling your digestive tract to absorb nutrients, remove toxins, and eliminate the way it was intended to. Obviously the colon cannot do it’s job when there are years of waste accumulated inside causing all sorts of health problems.
What causes this toxic build-up? Many nutritional health experts agree that the abundance of refined and processed foods that make up the Standard American Diet (SAD) create a toxic environment for digestion. Cooked and processed foods are much harder to digest than raw, whole foods in their natural state. Additionally, the chemical additives and artificial flavors added to many foods contribute to internal toxicity and get stored in the body.
Detoxing is not about cutting calories or giving up your favorite foods. While it’s a good idea to be aware of these things if your goal is weight loss, it is also important to eat more of “the good stuff.” What is the good stuff? Foods that are in their raw, unprocessed, organic and natural state. These include vegetables, fruits, nuts, seeds, and whole or sprouted grains. Eating raw also means you get to enjoy raw cookies, pies, and other yummy treats. Most health food stores carry all the basic ingredients you need to follow a raw food lifestyle and there are several “cookbooks” and resources on the market that can help you get started.
When you opt for detox, the pounds will melt away and you won’t be starving. It’s as simple as choosing the right foods and avoiding the ones that are toxic and hard to digest. Radiance Health Solutions can help you create a detox program that will work for your lifestyle and health goals. Visit them at www.radiancehealthsolutions.com.