Much like organizing your closet before winter and summer, a seasonal detox is an effective way to reset your body and rid yourself of harmful toxins. Naturally, our bodies detox on their own, but the ability to "auto detox" decreases as we age, starting the age of 25 years old. Thankfully though, our bodies speak to us by giving us signs that we need to detox— this can include some physical side effects of toxin build up such as, uncomfortable digestive issues, like bloating, excessive munching and cravings, white spots on your tongue, excessively dry, patchy, or acne-prone skin, poor sleep patterns, or even trouble losing weight. When it comes to detoxing, however, there are typically some questions and concerns that come along with it:
- How to naturally detox your body
- Detox vs cleanse: What is the difference between detox and cleanse
- Is there such a thing as a weight loss detox and is it safe?
In this article, I’m going to address and answer all of these questions and concerns so that learning how to naturally detox your body for sustainable weight loss will never be an issue.
“Let food be thy medicine” -Hippocrates
What Are Toxins?
Before I get into the scientific important of doing a detox, you should really understand what toxins actually are. In short, toxins are poisonous substances. The definition of a toxin is slightly ambiguous because there are so many variations of toxins. There are external toxins, such as environmental pollutants (make up, processed foods, smoke, smog, debris, etc.), heavy metals, mercury (often found in fish and tuna), lead (found in old paints, old buildings, blinds and canned goods), aluminum (found in make up, antiperspirant, deodorant, and antacids), mold, poor air quality (you get the idea), and internal toxins.
Internal toxins can become dangerous when the external toxins enter the body and that waste begins to build up. Our bodies naturally produce certain toxins and are always working to remove them– but as we age and with the combination of excess toxins building up, our bodies never get a chance to remove them causing a build up around surrounding organs and cells. Without help, these toxins clog your system and force your body to spend more energy to simply function which causes imbalance. This is where a cleanse or detox should come into play.
Some Important Scientific Points to Understand About Detox
What is the difference between a DIET and a DETOX?
A detox is a process or period of time during which a person attempts to rid the body of substances regarded as toxic or unhealthy, it does not involve stopping foods and consuming only water or other liquids, on the contrary, it focuses on flooding your body with nutritious nutrients, herbs and other food items that help your body achieve optimal wellness. Starving does quite the opposite and it damages your metabolism.
Now, if you’ve ever attempted to "diet" you might recall that the experience can be quite miserable. (If you’ve never tried one before, don’t be alarmed! Just keep on reading and I’ll explain in more detail!). When you are on a diet you are essentially eliminating food from your diet and relying solely on calories, or in some cases you stop eating carbs or fat all together. As you can probably guess, most people don’t last very long when they decide to do a diet, so kudos to you if you have!
A detox will typically consist of drinking healing herbs and teas for a certain period of time with food, in order to rid the toxin build up in your body) and leave you feeling hangry (angry and irritable due to hunger).
Another downside to a diet is that, although you might shed a few pounds during the process, you tend to gain all that weight back (and then some) once you begin to eat solid foods and return to a normal diet. whomp whomp whomp. Weight gain rebounds are extremely common among yo-yo diets– mainly due to the fact that we are unable to sustain such a low amount of calories for long periods of time. I have been there, done that, just like most women. We hate that, don't we?
What is a Detox?
DETOX (verb): To rid the body of toxic or unhealthy substances.
By definition, a detox is a lot vaguer than a diet which, in theory, gives you a lot more flexibility within this method when trying to accomplish your goal. To be perfectly honest a detox can essentially consist of any particular method to relieve your body of toxins, however, unlike a diet, the ultimate goal of a detox is to remove the toxins safely, naturally, and sustainably, without cutting food.
What is a Weight Loss Detox and is it Safe?
When most people think of a weight loss detox they assume it’s a diet, which, is normal since the goal could be the same in some cases. Often the purpose of a diet is rapid weight loss, but the goal for a weight loss detox is to not only remove toxins from your body– it is to help your body function more efficiently, and therefore, lose weight naturally in the process. So, instead of dropping 10 pounds in a week with a diet and then gaining back 15 pounds a month later, the goal is to lose weight, keep it off, and improve your quality of life.
By now, you can probably assume that a weight loss detox is not a starvation diet (like a cleanse). The Hottie Detox method will cleanse your body of harmful toxins, boost your metabolism to help your body function more effectively, and help you to finally lose weight without gaining it all back and without hunger YIKES! This method doesn’t involve any strict dieting or major calorie restrictions and you don’t even have to say goodbye to all your favorite foods. The Hottie Detox method is a natural and safe way to detox and achieve sustainable weight loss!
How To Naturally Detox Your Body
Learning how to naturally detox your body for permanent weight loss is as easy as 1-2-3!
Step 1: Remove Existing Toxins
During step 1 your primary goal is to eliminate unwanted toxins. These toxins are preventing your body from functioning properly and preventing you from living optimally. Toxin build-up can cause your metabolism and energy to plummet, leaving you tired and bloated (and possibly wondering if you should go up a pant size).
To combat the negative side effects of toxins and to remove them from your system safely and naturally, you’ll need to simply drink one cup of our Hottie Detox Morning Teatox each day 10 minutes before your first meal, and the Night Cleanse, every second night before bedtime. Hottie Detox is an all-natural premium blend of the best and most effective organic whole leaf teas and herbs that are known to fight off toxins and heal you from the inside out.
A combination of sencha green tea, guarana, puerh, milk thistle, nettle leaf, dandelion leaf, goji berries, yerba mate, oolong tea, lemongrass,, ginseng, matcha green tea, help fight off even the most stubborn toxin build up, boosts metabolism, reduce hunger and helps you shed excess water weight in the process. This exotic blend was scientifically formulated with the unique metabolic needs of women in mind with absolutely no artificial ingredients, making it safe, effective, and easy!
All you need is just one cup of Hottie Detox every morning and every second night before bed. Simply steep the teas in 8oz of hot water for 4-7 minutes and drink hot or cold. Our Detox only contains 12.98mg of caffeine, making it safe to drink multiple times throughout the day if you’d like.
To continue your Detox and toxin release while you sleep, you can drink one cup of our caffeine-free Night Cleanse Detox blend, every other night, before bedtime to fight stress-induced weight gain, improve your quality of sleep, boost your metabolism, banish bloating and relax your mind. Our calming and comforting night time blend contains whole rooibos leaf, chamomile flower, carob, lemon balm leaf, peppermint leaf, cornflower, valerian root, and other herbs to help soothe your mind relieve bloating and body all night long.
Now, just to be clear, Hottie Detox teas should not be used by themselves or to replace real food. They should be used in conjunction with a balanced lifestyle and together for best results. That said, the best thing about Hottie Detox is that it is scientifically formulated to meet the unique metabolic needs of women, allowing you to eat a reasonable amount of calories throughout the detoxification process. Moving onto step two, I will go over how and what you should eat during your Detox for sustainable weight loss, plus we offer support to all our babes because we genuinely want to help you reach your goal!
Step 2: Prevent New Toxins From Entering
By eliminating existing toxins from your body you are preparing your body for optimal performance– with that said, you also have to prevent new toxins from entering, if you want to see a sustainable change. There is nothing worse than completely undoing all the good detoxing you’ve done by shoveling in more toxins!
In order to see a sustainable change, you need to make a sustainable change– and the most effective way see this change come into fruition is to change your mindset about food and nutrition so that eating healthier becomes second nature. Therefore, no crash dieting and no major calorie restriction. This simple and effective 3-step process for learning how and what to eat while detoxing will completely streamline your weight loss, make the entire process enjoyable, and will quickly become your new effortless lifestyle change.
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