Weight Loss Success Step #6: Cleanse Your Body

by emily on February 1, 2013

This next step in our healthy weight loss series may surprise you…

There is no denying it: we live in a toxic world. Even organic foods and body care product ingredients are exposed to some level of toxicity form the air and water – which get into our bodies when we eat or use them. The human body is a wonderful machine and can eliminate a good many toxins that get into it. But it was designed to handle naturally-occurring toxins, like the alkaloids found in some vegetables or the traces of cyanide found in some fruits.

Even there, your body can only effectively deal with a certain amount of toxins. Over the past few decades, however, people have introduced synthetic toxins that your body has no idea what to do with. If your body can handle some of these toxins, it can handle the overload that it is being exposed to every day.

Dozens of toxins enter your body and, if you never do anything about it, never leave. The EPA does not want people tested for toxin levels, for fear that they would panic or get depressed.

The good news is, you can do something about it, should do something about it, if you are serious about being healthy – including getting leaner. Why? When the liver either has too many toxins to sort out, or does not know what to do with a particular toxin, your body creates fat cells in which to store them.

Now, I’m not saying that toxicity is the main reason for your overweight condition. What you eat, or have eaten, plays a much bigger role! But I am saying that being toxic can make losing weight more difficult.

Regularly cleansing your body, on the other hand, facilitates weight loss while optimizing your health.

So, what does a cleanse look like? If you go to the supplement aisle of a health food store, you will see several different brands of “cleanses” consisting of herbal capsule. Most of them don’t work. Most dried herbal supplements on the market have gone rancid, and whatever potency they had is gone by the time you buy it. In addition, a true cleanse will require a brief fasting period of one or two days. This gives your digestive system a chance to really clean out.

What’s more, when you refrain from eating for one or two days, growth hormone production EXPLODES. And you know what that means: greater fat loss! But don’t worry, you don’t have to feel desperately hungry on the kind of fast I’m talking about. There is a way to do a cleanse fast that helps keep your energy up and avoids the harsh symptoms of going on a water-only fast.

It’s called the Master Cleanse, which is essentially a healthy lemonade. The ingredients are two tablespoons each juice from an organic lemon and raw honey or Grade B maple syrup, 1/10 tsp. cayenne pepper, and ten ounces of water. You drink six or so such glasses, plus more plain filtered water, throughout the day. You can read more about it here. But DO NOT DO IT FOR MORE THAN TWO DAYS, or you will slow down your metabolism big time.

Including a regular cleanse as part of your lifestyle will do wonders for both your weight and overall health, and the Master Cleanse is one of the most affordable cleanses you will find. Remember to download your FREE copy of the “Happy Weight” program for your step-by-step blueprint to a healthy weight and lean body!

Stay happy and healthy,


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