Detox

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Detox: What And Why

In the section of Mind-Body, I have pointed out the importance of –negative– emotions in any process of weight loss since they can indeed ruin your hormonal balance and, therefore, prevent you from losing weight easily and permanently. In this section, you will also learn how important it is for your body to get rid of the huge range of toxic elements which we are exposed to daily. If your cells are accumulating large quantities of toxins, you are very likely to fail in any attempt to shed all those extra pounds; no matter what you do or how hard you try, it will seem as if your body was working against you. Therefore, detoxifying your body naturally, is crucial. Let me explain to you why in more detail.

Toxicity And Weight Gain: An Intimate Relationship

Toxic Chemicals

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Exhaust pipe and cigarette smoke, fumes of household cleaning products, pesticides, herbicides, plasticizers (in your coffee cup, for example), the chemicals present in personal care products, soft drinks, medications… Our body has to deal with a wide array of dangerous and harmful elements on a daily basis. These substances have the ability to interfere with the proper functioning of the endocrine system which controls many bodily functions such as our metabolism. Metabolism is the process of converting foods into energy for the body to function properly and maintain life. Then, do you guess what happen when your metabolism is messed up with poisonous substances? Yes, it slows down, making even more difficult for you to lose weight in spite of eating healthy and doing exercise. See the importance of a good detox for your body? Dr. Mark Hyman states that not only can toxins lower your metabolic rate, thyroid hormone levels and fat burning, but they can also interfere with the body’s appetite control systems (Hyman, 2009). Research shows that your body slows down its metabolism “and lower overall body temperature in an attempt to protect itself from the toxins” (O’Dowd, 2009). Stuffing your fat cells with toxins is your body’s self-defence strategy to get the poison out of your circulation so as to protect vital organs. Thus, although our body is indeed protecting itself from the attack of external agents, we cannot help but feeling frustrated as it means that our weight loss will stop or that we will start even gaining weight.

In This Section You Will Find…

Now that you know a bit more about how noxious substances and toxicity are working against you as far as the process of weight loss is concerned, I’m sure you understand the importance of detoxifying the body. In this section I provide you with information about the best ways to cleanse your system and give a boost to your health and to your weight loss. Just read through them and choose the one that suits you better :-)

Don’t forget that I love answering your questions and reading your comments, leave yours!

See you around 😉

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References:

Hyman, M. (2009). The UltraSimple Diet: Kick-Start Your Metabolism and Safely Lose Up to 10 Pounds in 7 Days: Gallery Books.

O’Dowd, J. J. V. D. (2009). The Art of Losing It! : Brian Bellinkoff.

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