I have been getting a string of emails about the appropriateness and/or the necessity of detoxing. Let me just start off by saying there is absolutely nothing wrong with detoxing. There is however, something wrong with NEEDING to detox. What does that mean? Detoxing by most of our standards is a purge of the impurities in our bodies. That is our attempt at recovery, wellness, and internal restoration. The problem is the need for detoxing signals that our nutrition is off balance in the first place. The nutrients that we have in our food, if we are eating well give us all of the "detoxing" agents that we will ever need to cleanse our internal organs and for proper functioning of our "systems". With that being the case. It would be a much better fix to look at long-term changes for your diet rather than sporadic attempts at undoing the ills of daily bad eating habits. Wouldn't you agree? Furthermore, Do you really think a week's detox is going to correct 12 months of bad eating? Ummm, probably not. Sure you'll get your 5-7 pound artificial weight drop, but it''ll be back sooner than you think.
I was recently asked to conduct research on generational weight loss/weight gain and discovered some pretty amazing things. Did you know that detoxing is a relatively "new" phenomenon in the world of dieting? By new I mean last 20-30 years. I bring that up to point out that society has more dieting plans than ever before yet our society is more overweight than it has ever been. So I asked myself what's different from then and now. Some things I noted from my review was the presence of more processed foods, people are less likely to have their own garden, more fast food restaurants, less home cooked meals, the presence of short-term dieting programs, more quick fix diets and the list goes on.
Some suggestions you may want to think about:
1. Think about ways to abandon processed foods in your diet
2. Learn about natural detoxification that you can insert in your daily routine
3. Identify items in your diet that have no nutritional benefits and get rid of them
4. Consult with a nutrition coach to understand the various things you can do to Naturally Detoxify.
Dr. Tontaleya Moore Eating4results.com
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