Detox in 7 days: a detoux diet can help you shed up to 10 pounds and leave you feeling good and healthy. Check out this article on how how you can lose weight in a weeks time if you follow a well planned detox diet. You want to lose weight. You are trying all ways possible to lose but somehow you are not being able to do it. Well, there is a simple solution for this. Simplify your diet just for a week. Eat only wholesome foods and give your body a break from sugar, refined flour, and caffeine. Believe it or not, your body will lose up to 10 pounds of excess water weight and your energy soars. Overall you improve your digestion, and decrease your risk of disease. This process is known as detoxing and it can also improve your eating habits, besides losing your weight.
|Detox Diet Plan|
Follow the step-by-step instructions given below . Don't follow this plan if you have a chronic disease like cancer or heart disease or are pregnant or nursing. The plan is also not recommended for children or teens.
Your Detox Diet Plan
- Select the week when you start your detox diet. Start on a Friday so that if you face some minor side effects like headaches, you have the weekends to recover.
- Shop for the foods you'll need before you begin.
- The day you begin the plan, start a diary. Each day carefully record any changes in the way you feel, physically and emotionally.
What to Eat
- You'll eat only vegetables, fruits, and whole grains, consuming 800 to 1,400 calories a day. You'll also drink just water and non-caffeinated herb tea. Choose organic foods when possible.
- Sit down for each meal and eat slowly, chewing every bite thoroughly. Chewing helps you feel full on fewer calories. Eating slowly helps you feel satisfied with less.
Use a loofah
During your showers or baths this week, gently scrub your skin with a wet loofah, a natural sponge available at drugstores and natural food stores. A loofah helps your detox by stimulating circulation and it also removes dead cells and other waste that collects on your skin.
Use a Neti Pot
If you feel congested during your detox week, rinse your nose and sinuses with saltwater with the help of a neti pot. This is a teapot like device found in medical stores. Follow the instructions and use the pot up to three times daily.
Sit in a Sauna or Steam Room
If you have access to a sauna or steam room, use it for two half-an-hour sessions for the week. This will help your body sweat out waste. If you don't have access to a sauna, stand in a hot, steamy shower for 5 to 10 minutes at least twice this week.
Take a break from news and relax
It is also necessary to take a break from news so as to limit toxic thoughts, which can undermine your health. You can observe a news fast for three to seven days this week. Make an effort to avoid news or other emotionally disturbing information from the Internet, magazines, movies, newspapers, the radio, or television. Use the free time to relax and enjoy activities like listening to music or reading a book.
How to Deal with Symptoms
You will feel less bloated and much more energetic after the completion of your detox week. But it is also normal for some of you to suffer from symptoms in the beginning like as headaches, fatigue, hunger, irritability, and nausea. But it will subside in the later part. If you face any of these symptoms, here is how to cope.
Maintain petite portions
At every meal, put one-third less food on your plate. And eat slowly.
If you exercised during the detoxifying week, there is nothing like it. Yoga before breakfast, walking a few sets of stairs at lunch, or taking your dog for an after-dinner stroll are all helpful.
You repeat this process two to four times a year to support your healthy habits.
Source: Article excerpts taken from findarticles.com. Judy Bass is a writer in Stoughton, Mass., is a frequent contributor to Natural Health.