Truth About Detoxing and Cleansing – 4 Biggest Myths Debunked
Thanks to so many conflicting opinions out there, detoxing has earned a reputation for being unhealthy and even unsafe. When you hear the word “detox,” do you immediately think of all-liquid diets, expensive supplements and short-term deprivation for short-term gains?
The truth is, a detox or cleanse doesn’t have to involve any of the above—and if you do it in a healthy, supportive manner, like my Fall Jumpstart program, you can achieve lasting results in weight loss, energy gain and full-body health.
The following are four myths you may have heard about detoxing. Understandably, these myths may cause you to be hesitant to try this type of a program.
Keep reading to find out the truth behind these myths and why detoxing might be just what your body is craving.
Myth # 1: You won’t enjoy anything you’re eating while on a detox or cleanse.
While you might have to eliminate certain foods that you enjoy for a short period of time, detoxing isn’t all about eating lettuce with a drizzle of olive oil. There are many delicious recipes that can be prepared using healthy ingredients that taste amazing, while nourishing your body and flushing out toxins.
The best part is, many of them don’t involve any fancy ingredients and can be prepared even by a cooking novice. In fact, Jumpstart participants discover new foods and recipes that they absolutely love that have become staples in their diets long after the program ends.
Myth #2: You’ll constantly be hungry while detoxing.
While you might end up consuming fewer calories while following a cleanse or detox, you shouldn’t feel deprived or hungry. Going on an extremely low-calorie diet can actually disrupt your hormones and metabolism, making your body less efficient in the long run.
Everyone’s caloric needs are different, so a detox should never dictate how many calories you consume. By consuming whole foods that provide you with the right nutrients, you help detox your body while feeling satisfied. Jumpstart participants are amazed that they don’t feel hungry during the program.
Myth #3: You need to do an all-liquid detox to remove toxins from your body.
Liquid-only detoxes have had more than their fair share of popularity. These types of detoxes can backfire: Not only do people often gain the weight back as soon as the detox ends, but such restrictive eating for several days can be detrimental to your health. An effective detox will include a variety of whole foods to help nourish your body and produce long-term results, as well as teach you the best way to nourish your body.
Myth #4: Detoxes are just a way for people to make money on expensive supplements.
Supplements involved in a detox should be just that, a supplementary part of the program, not the primary source of your nutrition. While on a detox, you get most of your vitamins and minerals from whole–food sources.
Supplements may be recommended to help your body make the most of the nutrients it receives from these foods. For example, by including probiotics in your diet, you help your body produce vitamins, absorb minerals and remove toxins from the body. My cleanse program recommends taking a daily multivitamin and probiotic… but I don’t sell any supplements or link to an affiliate site.
Aside from the benefits discussed above, detoxing is an incredibly effective way to identify if you have anyfood sensitivities, balance your hormones, and establish healthy habits for the long term. Jumpstart participants have not only lost weight and kept it off, but have also seen their energy level skyrocket, their skin clear up and even their allergies disappear.
Are you ready to discover the benefits of a healthy cleanse for yourself?
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What questions or concerns do you have about participating in this type of a program?
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