Many people are asking whether detoxing is a healthy practice. We live in a world where many people eat for the sheer pleasure of it rather than good health. Therefore, due to immense amounts of toxic waste, detoxing can cause you to have much discomfort. The magic of detoxing is in the way we approach the practice.
Body Fat is Being Stored
Because of our careless eating habits, the body uses fat cells to trap and bind the toxins in our body, thereby storing fat. So,of course, the less healthy our diet, the more weight we gain, and as a result, we become sick in the process.
Detoxing and the Magic it Brings
Generally, the more aggressive your detox is, the worse the symptoms will be. However, they’ll subside and disappear within 3 to 5 days.
Once that happens, you’ll experience mental clarity and suddenly feel like you have more energy than you ever had before. Your body will be ‘cleaner’ from within and healthier.Going through this ‘sickly’ phase is par for the course when you’re detoxing. If you go about it the slow and steady way by following a raw food diet or a juice diet, your symptoms will be less severe, but it will take a longer time to detox.
Choose the Best Method for You
If you choose a method like water fasting or a lemonade diet for 5 to 7 days, your symptoms will be worse. The body will lose a lot of water as it flushes out the excess salt that’s lingering in your system too.
However, when you go through a detox, depending on what type of detox it is, you may only be drinking water or detox teas and consuming no food. When this happens, after 24 to 48 hours, your body will go into ketosis and start burning fat for fuel.
So, the toxins in your fat stores will be released as they are flushed out by the body. This is what causes the symptoms which are often associated with detoxing.
Symptoms You May Experience
You may experience headaches, lethargy, flu-like symptoms, nausea, dizziness, mood swings, irritability, weakness, brain fog and so on.
The body is cleaning itself and getting rid of the toxins that has been building up inside for a long time.
So, while you may be not be in tip top shape for a few days, it’s actually an intense cleaning that is making you miserable. You are now experiencing toxic side effects of poor diet. Addictions to sugar or caffeine may also cause you to experience withdrawal symptoms in the process.
If you’re using natural methods to detox, you will soon realize the benefits of detoxing and it’s important that you know it’s the toxins built up in your body from poor dietary habits that’s causing you to feel sick before you feel better. I’m sure that if you follow through, you will experience the magic of detoxing in a big way.