Over the years, toxins will accumulate in your body and cause symptoms such as body aches, insomnia, inability to concentrate, depression, and fatigue.
Experts say it’s a good idea to do a body cleanse in order to eliminate these toxins that have an effect on your overall health.
There are a variety of methods that you can use to detox lasting from 1 day to one month. No matter what you choose, you must be committed to the process and you must prepare yourself for it.
Following are some tips on how to prepare yourself for your body detox.
Take Time to Learn as Much as You Can
By learning about the different processes, you can find the one that will work best for you as well as get you mentally prepared for what you can expect. Following are some things that you need to consider:
- What are the side effects? As the toxins are eliminated from your tissues, they are then released into your bloodstream, which can cause a variety of side effects such as body odor, mood swings, bad breath, headaches, body aches, insomnia, constipation, diarrhea, and flu-like symptoms. You must prepare yourself for these symptoms and persevere through it.
- What are the various types of cleanses? There’s no one right way to cleanse your body- but all of the plans do center on changing your eating habits. You may want to do a fasting cleanse, a special detox/cleanse diet, or a combo. Make sure that you choose a method that you will be able to stick to.
- What is the length of the cleanse? You can choose for the cleanse to last as long as you like. Depending on what you choose, you will notice a change in the way you feel in as little as 2 to 3 days.
Pay Attention to How You are Feeling Before the Cleanse
Get a journal and make sure you take some notes on how you’re feeling before you begin your cleanse. Make sure that you include your physical symptoms and your mental perceptions. You are going to want to go back and reflect on them during and after the cleanse.
Stock Your Kitchen
Go shopping and make sure that you only stock your kitchen with the things you’ll be using during your cleanse. In addition, make sure that you get rid of or hide the foods that are not part of the menu while on your cleanse. If you choose a cleanse that includes supplements, make sure that you have everything you need before you get started.
Begin to Change Eating Habits
Before you get started on the cleanse, it’s a good idea to go ahead and get started with making changes to your diet. You should decrease the amount of fatty, processed foods you are consuming and increase your consumption of fresh fruits and veggies.
In addition, make sure that you start drinking a glass of water every 2-3 hours and decrease the amount of caffeine, alcohol, and refined sugar you are consuming.
The sooner you get your body adjusted to the changes in lifestyle required by the cleanse, the more comfortable you will be as the process goes on.
If you pay any attention to the world around you, then you are aware that smoking is bad for you. When you smoke- especially if you’re a heavy smoker- you are introducing a variety of toxins into your system. This will do more harm and your cleanse won’t be nearly as effective as it would be otherwise.
Make Sure to Get Adequate Rest
As you progress through your cleanse, your body is going to be undergoing lots of mental, emotional, and physical changes. These changes are likely to cause some disturbances in your sleep schedule.
Be sure that you get adequate rest before you get started on your cleanse so that it won’t be quite as difficult.
Toxins come into our bodies in a variety of ways- from the environment to the foods that we eat. Every now and then, especially if you want to lose weight, a cleanse is a great idea.
However, you can’t just get started on a cleanse program cold turkey. You need to take the time to prepare yourself mentally, physically, and emotionally for the changes that your body will be going through. The more prepared you are, the easier the cleanse will go and the more effective it is likely to be.