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Friday, April 27, 2012


Traditional cleansing diets are done to rid your system of toxins and bring it into homeostasis. They also contain a spiritual aspect.  The result you’re after is not weight loss—though it will likely occur—but for your body to be running more efficiently.  Weight loss is not the target goal in a cleanse or detox, it is to rid your body of the crap you've put into it!  When you cleanse, you're cleansing the liver.  It collects a lot of junk when you decide to eat it.  Clean it out once in a while.

Does it matter what cleanse you use to clean it out?  Maybe, maybe not.  Some have better results than others.  Some have more of a cleansing effect than others.  Some rave about weight loss.  Let me remind you again, a cleanse is done to remove the toxins from your body, not for weight loss, although you may experience it.  Do your research.  Some cleanses can actually harm your internal organs.

Shakeology 3-Day Cleanse
This should make you feel lighter and more energetic, even though you’re doing an exercise program.  This is great because you can do it on your rest week of your workouts, not during your strength training workouts!  Here's what you do:
3 shakes a day with fruit, you can add the fruit to your shake or eat it, you're choice.
Salad for supper.

Take it a step up an maximize your detox and really cleanse your body with BeachBody Ultimate Reset

This Site has tons of Cleanse Reviews!  It doesn't include Shakeology or Ultimate Reset though. 

Probably one of the hardest, but must effective cleanses and it's been around forever. It's also referred to as the Master Cleanse or Maple Syrup Diet.  No solid foods are allowed.

A single serving of the drink consists of:
  • 2 tablespoons fresh-squeezed lemon juice.
  • 2 tablespoons grade-B organic maple syrup.
  • 1/10 teaspoon cayenne pepper.
  • 10 ounces filtered water.

The plan calls for you to drink 6 or more servings daily of the lemonade drink. The only other options are a "salt water flush" of 2 teaspoons salt mixed in a quart of water in the morning, and an herbal laxative tea at night, if needed.

During the fast, you can expect to feel hungry, and may experience headaches, fatigue, dizziness, sluggishness, diarrhea, nausea, or constipation.

After following this fast for 4-14 days, dieters are urged to slowly ease back into solid food, starting with foods like vegetable soup, followed by fruits and vegetables.

You won't find me not eating for 2 weeks!  But, studies suggest a serving of this in the morning and throughout the day can be extremely helpful in aiding in digestion.  Could that be enough to cleanse you?  Maybe. My thought is, why not keep some mixed up in the fridge and give it a try with clean eating and exercise.

After the Cleanse:
Eat clean and fresh so you can avoid the stuff you just flushed out.   Eat foods without MSG, hydrogenated oils and processed sugar and sugar substitutes.  Like sweet stuff? Use honey, molasses stevia or sugar in the raw.  MSG is found in a LOT of pre-packaged foods.  My family stears clear of MGS because it's bad for asthma, but it's bad in a whole lot of other ways too!  And, as far as hydrogenated oils, your body doesn't need them!  Your body needs essential fatty acids like those found in nuts and fish.  My rule, don't try and substitute crap for the real thing.  Everything I've read suggests doing a cleanse at least quarterly.

Food Facts is an awesome site with recipes.  It's great for people with food allergies and intolerances and there's a lot of information there.  Find out what's really in your food and educate yourself on your nutrition.  You don't need me to go on and on about this site.....so, check it out!

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