If you’re like me, after seeing all the scary detox diets out there, you’re probably wondering if there’s a way to naturally cleanse your body yourself without going on an all-liquid diet or cutting out meat and dairy products completely from your diet.
Every time I see one of the new fad detox diets, I just cringe because the idea of not eating any solid food for 10 days goes against everything I ever learned in my nutrition classes (and from my doctor).
The fact is your body knows how to detox itself… naturally.
You don’t need to fast or go on a liquid diet to lose weight or get rid of the toxins in your body.
Instead, you can simply change your lifestyle a little bit to include a number of good new habits that will enhance your body’s natural ability to detox itself!
A natural detox is much more effective… and much safer.
Here are 6 simple things you can do to naturally self detox and feel good from the inside out:
You’ve heard it before and you’ll probably hear it again, but drinking plenty of water each day is really important. If you wait until you’re thirsty to drink some water, then you’re probably already slightly dehydrated.
Getting into the habit of drinking an 8-ounce glass of water at least every 2 hours helps your body detox itself. Water helps the fiber you eat bulk up and then push through your colon — taking toxins with it while being eliminated as waste.
Water also helps your body sweat better — and you release toxins that way too!
Here are 5 things you can drink when you’re tired of drinking water.
When you exercise regularly, you sweat — which helps your body eliminate toxins.
Of course, exercise also has a multitude of other benefits — such as weight loss and fat burning.
Ultimately, exercise helps to get rid of the toxins that are in your fat cells while increasing endorphins that help you to feel happy.
Here are 10 ways to squeeze in a workout when you don’t have time.
Adding adequate fiber and water to your diet are 2 of the most beneficial things you can do for your body when you’re trying to self detox.
Together, water and fiber push toxins through your colon and out of your body.
Try to eat whole foods (including raw fruits & vegetables) as often as possible.
Processed foods and fast foods are full of fats, sugar, salt, additives, and preservatives. Those things act as poisonous toxins inside your body! Plus, they make you gain excess weight that you don’t need.
See the real differences between whole foods vs. processed foods.
That may sound like a lot to give up, but it’s really not.
Here are 50 foods that are super healthy and good for your body.
Plus, Epsom salts have magnesium sulfate, which is beneficial when absorbed through the skin. When we’re stressed we lose magnesium, and this is one great way to replace it!
Here’s how & why detox baths work, plus when to use different detox bath recipes.
The fact is detox diets really aren’t necessary when you want to cleanse your body from the inside out. That’s because your body already has the tools it needs to detox itself!
By following the 6 steps above, you will be able to speed up the process of detoxifying your body naturally.
In the end, a healthy self detox is much more effective than a fad detox diet.
Here’s a video showing how to incorporate yoga into your natural detox:
Here’s a great recipe for Healthy Green Juice:
Toss each item into a juicer. Discard the solids. Enjoy!
Here’s a very popular quick cleanse to support your detox.
In addition to the links I’ve included above, here are some other resources to help you cleanse your body internally with a natural self detox:
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