Discover Why Detoxing Results in Faster Weight Loss

There is a lot of debate as to whether detoxing the body is really necessary or not. Some say that detoxing works wonders, while others say that the liver is more than capable of detoxing the body on its own.

While we’ll not be debating the merits and demerits of detoxing in this article, we’ll state that detoxing does have a positive effect on weight loss. There are a few benefits that can be accrued from detoxing which aid in accelerating weight loss.

  1. Reduced inflammation

    When you’re on a detox diet for a few days, you’ll usually be fasting or consuming a detox tea and no food. This will help your body to recover from the constant onslaught of processed foods and additives that it faces daily.

    Sugar and ingredients in processed foods inflame the body. Inflammation is the root cause of a myriad of health problems. When the cells in the body are inflamed, they become unresponsive to your weight loss efforts.

    It’ll be much more difficult to shed the stubborn pounds. Detoxing will reduce the inflammation and help the cells respond to the reduced caloric intake and exercise. Your weight will come off more easily.

  2. Reduced appetite

    If you’re detoxing for about 3 to 7 days, you’ll notice that your appetite reduces during the process. Very often, this is due to your stomach shrinking a little and your lack of sugar consumption means you slowly stop craving sweet foods.

    Your stomach is like a balloon that gradually expands to fit with the demands placed upon it. The less you eat, the less hungry it will get with time.

    Sugar is a highly addictive substance. When you cut your consumption of sugar, you’ll crave it for a while, but the cravings will dissipate with time. You’ll eat less and lose more weight.

  3. Confidence booster

    There’s no denying the fact that a detox diet is hard. Depending on the diet, you may feel hungry, tired, unwell, etc.

    The body is just flushing out the toxins. Some people even fall ill and assume that it’s the detox that made them ill.

    In reality, it was all the toxins they had consumed before. Now that the body is ‘clearing house’, they feel sick because the toxins are being removed. Once this stage has passed, you’ll look and feel much better.

    The confidence that is gained upon completing a detox diet will be priceless. You’ll know that you have the discipline to stick to your diet and stay focused. With that knowledge, you’ll be able to make better food choices and eat foods that are wholesome and nutritious rather than being a slave to your taste buds.

  4. Less water retention

    In the first few days of a detox, you’ll notice that you keep urinating. Your body is flushing out the excess water. Since you have no salt intake, the body will not retain much water.

    You’ll lose several pounds in the process. While most of it will be water weight, there will be some fat loss too. This can be highly motivating when you’re first embarking on your weight loss program.

  5. Increased energy

    After a detox, you’ll find that your body has a lot more energy. You’ll be more alert and be able to train harder during your workouts.

    This is fantastic because you’ll be able to burn more calories while having a better mood and outlook on life.

    Detoxing can help with weight loss, if you do it right. It’s a tool to lose weight and not a one-stop solution. So, combine it with a sensible calorie restricted diet and a regular exercise program to achieve the body of your dreams.

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