Ring in the New Year with a Weight Loss and Detoxification Program
After the last few months of holiday festivities, overindulgence in the form of food, alcohol, and stress can be at the forefront of our minds. With the New Year upon us, many people vow to change their lives and lose weight, drink less, and meditate more. One avenue that most people do not consider after a period of overindulgence is detoxification to rid the body from the chemicals and impurities that accumulated over the holiday season.
Detoxification is defined as the metabolic process by which toxins are changed into less toxic or more readily excretable substances. It can be compared to the “junk drawer” that most people have in their home. Over time, more items collect in the junk drawer until it cannot even be opened anymore. Your body collects junk in the same way with the food you eat, the water you drink, and the air you breathe. This junk consists of pesticides, pollutants, preservatives, heavy metals, chemicals and caffeine.
The liver, kidneys, gastrointestinal system, and lymphatic system are all in charge of the handling and excreting of toxins from the body. If these organs are overburdened, they can become inefficient just like a clogged air filter might. Signs of toxicity include weight gain, fatigue, poor digestion, difficulty sleeping, food cravings, mental fog, dark circles under the eyes, moodiness, and low libido, just to name a few.
Many detoxification programs exist. Here are a few key steps to follow when choosing the right program for you:
- Always check with a licensed healthcare professional before you begin a detoxification program because people with certain diseases like diabetes, need to be monitored especially well while detoxifying.
- Make sure that the program is made from food and is free of preservatives, chemicals, and artificial sweeteners and ingredients.
- It is usually better to perform a detoxification program that is gentler on your body, so choose one that lasts for more than a day or two.
- Buddy up…When you complete a detoxification program with a friend or family member it helps to stay focused and the results are usually more significant.
After the completion of a detoxification program, most people experience increased energy, improved health, weight reduction, improved digestion, clearer thinking, and removal of food addictions. With all of these improvements the New Year can definitely begin the start of a New You!
Did you know that Dr Stephanie has created her own online detox program? Her comprehensive step by step system will walk you through a 28 Day Hormone Reset Detox – Want to find out if it’s right for you? Check out the program link here.