Now, most people think of making resolutions at the start of a new year & most resolutions involve exercising more, eating out less, or cutting out junk foods, among many others. However, you will be hard-pressed to find someone with a resolution that includes doing a total body cleanse and detox at least once a year.
This is a crucial component to starting out a healthy lifestyle. The importance of cleansing is so great that often changes to a healthy diet from an unhealthy one can prove to be less fruitful than expected if a proper cleanse isn’t done correctly.
Making Cleansing a Priority & Giving Your Body a Fresh Start
Imagine your car is badly in need of a tune-up and you take it to a mechanic & when you get it back he tells you “All I did was top it off with some oil; you’re good to go!” How infuriating that would be…you would certainly feel cheated & as though nothing had been done that was greatly beneficial to prolonging the life of your car.
The same principle comes to play when beginning your journey to healthy living. So give your body a fresh start so all the healthy eating you do going forward will be that much more beneficial to your overall health.
Your body is a well-tuned & highly structured machine that runs non-stop. So it too needs a much required & duly deserved “break”. Cleansing does just that in so many ways. It not only eases the burden on various organs, such as your liver & kidneys, but it also, can act as a total reboot for your entire biological system.
Your body is given a clean slate…it is no longer bogged down with clearing out toxins & is now capable of operating at optimum capacity.
Added benefits from cleansing and detoxing can also include a body free of any parasitic infections. It performs the way it was intended to & sometimes even better.
Ease into It or Not
You don’t have to jump full-fledged into cleansing. You can ease your way into it. In fact, if you have never ventured down this road, it is highly recommended that you take your time & make your way through, step-by-step or more specifically, do a cleanse that focuses on a particular area of the body, i.e. liver cleanse, then colon cleanse, etc.
Things to Consider Prior to Cleansing
While cleansing and detoxing your body is fantastic for your overall health, the fact still remains that patience and discipline are much-needed qualities in order to be successful.
First, you must do your research and do it well. There are so many cleanses available out there, but so are possible side-effects, especially when done incorrectly; so don’t forgo following the instructions provided, dietary restrictions and all. With the help of your physician, you can definitely make the process of finding the right cleanse for you a less challenging one and ever so successful.
Second, you must set aside time to allow yourself the ability to carry through the process from start to finish without distractions or overt levels of stress or agitation in order to avoid derailing or hampering the effectiveness of the cleansing process.
Third, find someone to do your cleanse with or to at least have as a source of encouragement because you more than likely will need inspiration to carry on, especially, when it comes to lengthy cleanses (trust me, there will be trying days).
Fourth, you may want to start reviewing you past dietary choices & eliminate unhealthy foods. Make a list of healthy alternatives to those foods & start planning your budget to make your healthy living a possible feat. Signing up with your local health food stores for notifications on sales/deals may prove highly beneficial in helping you make your cleanse a successful transition to healthy living within your budgetary means.
Finally, set realistic goals – keep in mind that some cleanses may take more than one try to be visibly effective – you may have to cleanse 2-3 times to see a big difference in your body (energy level and all).
If you feel a cleanse didn’t work well for you, wait a couple months and try again with a different cleanse – within those 2 months you will be able to determine whether your body is still functioning the same or better.
Summing It Up – Cleansing and Detoxing Your Body
Cleansing is a much required tune-up your body needs for a clean & refreshing jolt of energy, so it must be considered when embarking on a journey to a healthier lifestyle in order to ensure a greater chance at success for your healthy new beginning.
As with all things related to your health, it is always best to check with your physician before making health-related changes to help prevent any negative or adverse effects to your body. On that same note, do consult with your physician on which type of cleanse you should use & at what pace you should go to help make it a successful and productive endeavor that yields you the best results.
For more details on cleansing and detoxifying your body, please check out my article, How to Detox Your Body Naturally, Simple Enough Right?
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