You’ve heard about cleansing and about going through one, however, you are hesitant to try one. The reasons are varied, yet it all comes back to one thing – you don’t know what to expect. Not knowing what to expect with anything is enough to stop someone in their tracks and prevent them from trying something new. Misconceptions prevail about what a cleanse actually is. People may think it means popping a bunch of supplements and drinking nothing but shakes for a week to ten days. Still others think it will leave them starving and miserable. Seriously, who wants to sign up for something that will only make them miserable for a week or two? No one. So, to set the record straight, this post will share with you the truth. That is, what to expect when you cleanse, or detoxify, your body when you use a reputable program.
First, to answer the question regarding supplements. Yes, there are certain supplements to take, but they serve several purposes:
- To support healthy organ function, specifically kidney, liver and gallbladder.
- To promote healthy digestive function.
- Supporting the body as it rids itself of toxins.
- Assisting with healthy elimination.
- Aiding with whole food nutrition.
Supplementation plays a supporting role throughout the cleanse. The primary source of nutrition comes from REAL food. Yes, food that you can purchase at your local supermarket. Food like fresh fruit and vegetables, chicken, eggs, turkey, salmon, lentils, and quinoa. The key, however, is how you prepare your food, when you eat, and moving your body. Just like using a map to get to your destination, a reputable cleansing program should provide you with a map. A useful tool to guide you through every day, to minimize confusion, and offer clarity.
But, will you be HUNGRY during a cleanse? No. You will GET hungry, signalling that it’s time to nourish your body, however, you will NOT be hungry throughout your cleanse. Again, a reputable program will provide a map, telling you when to eat, why types of food you can eat, and how much. You are essentially retraining your body to eat healthy foods and portion sizes. Before the cleanse, you trained your body to crave certain foods, to eat more than you probably should. Cleansing cleans out all the junk from the unhealthy foods you at, resets your body’s systems, and primes you for a healthier lifestyle. All the while helping you to do things like lose weight, get better sleep, promote great skin, and simply feel better!