Doing a detox is one of the best ways to give your body a kickstart and start working towards a new, healthier you. If you’re one of those people jumps from one faddy diet to the next, then detoxing is definitely an option you should consider – to not only change your perception of wellness, but also treat your body with the respect it deserves. It’s also important to have your nutrition on track in order to get optimal and ongoing results from many of our treatments such as Coolsculpting.
What Is A Detox And How Do I Know I Need One?
Detoxification is the body’s natural cleansing process to neutralize, transform, or eradicate unwanted toxins, but sometimes it doesn’t function quite as well as it should. There are a number of signs that may appear if your internal cleansing systems have stopped working optimally and a buildup of waste has occurred. These signs include:
- General malaise
- Sugar cravings
- Muscular pain
- Weight gain
- Hair loss/thinning
- Skin problems
- Unstable mood/emotional problems
What Does A Detox Involve?
The major detoxification organ in your body is your liver. It filters out any bacteria and toxins in your blood and converts them into substances which can be eliminated by your kidneys. Doing a detox supports and enhances this process to help your body to get rid of as many toxins are possible.
A healthy and well-monitored detox will improve how your body absorbs nutrients and also boost your immune system. The aim is to restore internal balance in your body so that you look and feel better. There are a number of ways to detox and help the body to get rid of waste products; herbal pills, herbal teas, massage, colon cleansing, and vitamin supplements, are a few of the numerous ways to help your body to eliminate waste. But it’s important that you look at this as a short-term dietary change and not a long-term plan as it’s very restrictive.
Green tea is a great detox fix for purifying the body as it contains strong antioxidants to help the body to get rid of waste. There are also a number of herbs that help with internal cleansing, and a range of vegetables and plants such as asparagus and even nettles! Your local health food store is a good place to find these products, just let them know that you’re looking for a detox product to help your body eliminate waste.
How Do I Get Started?
Getting started will feel a bit daunting at first, so it’s important to prepare yourself mentally to stay away from daily toxins such as sugar, alcohol, nicotine, and caffeine. Here are a few extra tips to help you kick things off:
- Eat three meals a day with two snacks which include whole foods and micronutrients
- Cut out sugar, white flour, and coffee
- Drink at least 8 glasses of water a day (filtered)
- Exercise for 1 hour 3 times a week to increase your metabolism
- Set a reminder on your phone to take your supplements daily and without fail
- Stick with the plan even when physical reactions to the detox kick in, such as headaches and muscle pain
- Be more mindful and use this technique as needed
Are You Ready To Embrace A Healthier, Happier You?
Here at Lipstick Empire, Edmonton, we want to support you through the detox process to ensure that you get optimal results. Our pampering massages and beauty treatments are often just what you need when you’re mid-detox, and we’re happy to oblige! Once your nutrition has improved, you’ll be a much better candidate for our popular laser body sculpting treatments too! Call us on today on 1 (587) 523-5477 for a chat about how we can help you.