Dieting and detoxing are very different. Yet, initially, both produce the same results in terms of lost weight and inches. As a result, many people look no further than the latest diet trend – Adkins, Weight Watchers, South Beach, Jenny Craig, or Slim Fast, for example. Buy into the program, lose weight and feel great! The ads are so convincing that we can actually see ourselves in that bikini or with six-pack abs. Simply believing the product’s claim to lose weight is not enough. There still exists a truth about the real effects of dieting on our body and why most fail.
New body fat is created when there is an over-abundance of fatty acids within us. Our body is simple decides that it must store the excess in a place (i.e. hips, stomach, butt) in case it is needed later. However, let’s begin with why we need fat in the first place. Fat plays a significant role in our daily lives by providing energy for everything that takes place inside of us. It also is needed for physical activity, providing us warmth, protects our vital organs, producing heat, and filtering out toxins.
Fat cells are lost with dieting and there’s no denying that. However, the toxins that are present in the fat cells are released into the body as weight is lost creating an increase in toxic density. Eventually, enough toxins are present in the body that the body begins producing fat cells to remove them. This is commonly referred to the rebound effect, where weight is gained back once the diet is over.
Detoxing, or cleansing, takes a different approach to weight loss. This process flushes the toxins out of the body as the fat is lost, rather than having it remain in the body as it is with dieting. Removing the toxins helps to create leaner muscles and fat still melts away.
Look at the effect of detoxing as you would a clogged drain. Before a cleanse, your body’s fat cells have been accumulating. How much fat? Well, that depends on what you have been eating and your level of exercise. If you are carrying an extra 20 or 30 pounds, then you know that your body has been storing the access fat. In this case, your body with the extra 20 or 30 pounds is that clogged drain. It might still be working, just the water is draining a lot slower. When you put your body through a cleanse, you are essentially unclogging that drain. By allowing the drain to work as it should, there is no back-up.
With a cleanse, the clog (toxins) are slowly flushed out. As more and more toxins leave the body the “clog” becomes less and less. As a result, the body is able to re-calibrate itself and work more efficiently. Hence the leaner muscles and no more rebounding with the weight returning.
De-clog that drain. Re-calibrate your body and lose weight at the same time.