A very popular method to weight loss is doing a cleanse or detox. Many times this includes laxatives, diuretics, juices, or supplements that promise gut health, liver support, and of course WEIGHT LOSS.
Do they work?
How do Detox and Cleanses Work?
Many of these detox and cleanses do target the right people. People who have abused their guts, colons, livers and bodies to a point that it does need help.
Many of these products focus on “cleaning and removing toxins”, and for the most part, actually remove a lot of bad stuff.
The problem is that many of these products are glorified laxatives, diuretics, and short term band-aids to try to fix major issues. They don’t work as long term solutions.
These products may actually make you lose weight, but for 99% of individuals, the weight will come right back. What gives? Our guts, colon, liver, and body needs long term fixes. These products may remove waste, but it will also have a negative impact on good gut bacteria and can hurt the lining of multiple organs.
How Do I Fix my Body?
Your body is a complex organism. Here are a few tips to improve and “cleanse” your body, not just today, but for the rest of your life.
1. Water: water is an incredible substance that we just don’t drink enough of. Water increases metabolism, decreases hunger, helps our kidneys and liver filter bad stuff, reduces bloat and more! Shoot for 100+ ounces a day.
2. Fiber: Fiber is a carbohydrate that provides almost no calories. Fiber helps us digest food better, helps us promote healthy bacteria, and helps us get rid of waste. Shoot for 25-30 grams a day.
3. Opti-Greens 50 and Opti-Reds 50: these products by 1st Phorm help create a healthy an overall healthy body by focusing on gut health, good bacteria, digestive enzymes, antioxidants, free radical regulation, blood and heart health, bloating, and irregularity. They will make weight loss easier and water weight will be limited. Go to 1stphorm.com/nutritiontrain for free shipping!
4. Limiting soda: the liver can only handle so much fructose a day. Too much fructose will actually tax the liver and cause triglycerides to be released. Fatty Liver is becoming more prevalent, even for those who don’t consume alcohol.
If you suffer from Fatty Liver, have a history of using many painkillers, history of use with AAS, or feel like your liver needs some help, I suggest the product “Liver Detox” by 1st Phorm. This is a supplement you shouldn’t have to take more than once if you create healthy habits. 1stphorm.com/nutritiontrain
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Dustin Holston-Nutritionist/Personal Trainer
Dustin is not a doctor. Please see your doctor before starting any diet or fitness program.