naturally detox your body

7 Tips To Naturally Detox Your Body

naturally detox your bodyWant to know how to naturally detox your body?

I know a lot of people who put themselves through detoxes every so often (I recommend doing a hardcore one every 6 months), but I’m a firm believer we should be doing a detox year round.

I’m definitely not saying that you should be starving yourself all the time but you should be detoxifying your body from processed foods and sugar.

Eating all this bad stuff accumulates into your body and it’ll just end up making you fatter, slower, lazier and dumber.  I’m a big believer that you are what you eat and unfortunately a lot of us are filling up out bodies with junk.

There’s also a saying go on in the fitness world that you simply can’t out train a bad diet.  And I believe that 100%.

I remember I used to workout like an animal in the gym and would only see mediocre results because my diet was so horrible.  I felt sluggish and lazy all the time even though I was supposedly “killing it” in the gym.

Living off a year round detox doesn’t have to kill you but I don’t allow myself to eat the following foods during the week (but on my Saturday cheat day I’ll eat whatever and as much as I want).

The 7 Things NOT To Eat To Naturally Detox Your Body

  1. Gluten
  2. Wheat/Oatmeal/Rice/White Flour, etc.
  3. Processed Foods
  4. Fruit
  5. Limited Dairy
  6. Alcohol
  7. Sugar/Artificial Sweeteners

To be honest, completely eliminating these from your diet forever is going to seem like an impossible task, hell I didn’t think I could do it!  But this is simply going to be the best way to naturally detox your body.

If you’re curious to why I put dairy on the list I go very much in depth about it on my post, does milk make you fat?

But I decided this was something that I wanted to do not only to live a healthier lifestyle but to also increase my energy and lean out my body.

So I wrote down a nutrition plan and went to the grocery store on Sunday and bought all the foods that I was going to need for the week.

I threw out all the trash food in my house that I knew was going to tempt me and I didn’t look back.

I cooked foods for a few days that I knew I wasn’t going to want to cook during the week such as chicken breasts and some steak.

And guess what?  Since I’ve implemented this “year round detox” into my diet I’ve never been leaner, thought clearer or had more energy in my whole life.

I’ll admit that it can get a little difficult towards that end of the week but that’s what the cheat day is for.  When Saturday comes all rules are off.  I’m eating cheeseburgers, pizza and chocolate croissants all day long.

In fact, here’s a picture of one of my cheat meals that I ate…organic farm fresh cheeseburger with an egg on top!

But when Sunday comes I’m back on the wagon.  Having that one day to splurge is not only going to help keep your mind sane but it’ll also help you burn more fat by raising leptin levels in your body.

So if you’re looking to live a healthier lifestyle then start by following my 7 simple steps to naturally detox your body…and also be sure to drink only water and green tea too.

Once you start detoxing be sure to keep working out (a lot people stop for some reason) and crank up your iPod with some top rated workout songs to increase the intensity.

If you want to educate yourself further about some so-called “healthy foods” then I highly recommend watching this video by Isabel below:

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  1. Glenn

    February 16, 2011 at 2:58 pm

    I agree with all seven of your foods except the fruit. Surely the fibre and other goodies found in a piece of whole fruit (NOT juice unless freshly squeezed) more than counteract the small negative content of the naturally occuring sugars.


    • Josh Schlottman

      February 16, 2011 at 3:37 pm


      Hey Glenn, I get most of my fiber from vegetables (there’s more than enough in them) and there are more reasons behind why I don’t recommend eating fruit.

      The only fruits that are allowed to be eaten are avocados and tomatoes (and even these should be limited). Fructose is converted to glycerol phosphate in the body which turns into triglycerides via the liver and finally it’s stored as fat in the body.

      Fructose will not only affect fat loss but it has also been proven to drastically raise iron levels. Here’s a direct quote from some research literature:

      In addition to contributing to metabolic abnormalities, the consumption of fructose has been reported to affect homeostasis of numerous trace elements. Fructose has been shown to increase iron absorption in humans and experimental animals. Fructose intake also decreases the activity of the copper enzyme superoxide dismutase (SOD) and reduces the concentration of serum and hepatic copper.


  2. Josh W

    February 16, 2011 at 3:22 pm

    Is it a good idea to exercise when detoxing your body? Thanks for your time, keep up the good work.


    • Josh Schlottman

      February 16, 2011 at 3:37 pm

      Hey Josh, I definitely recommend exercising while detoxing your body. Thanks for the support and great name too!


  3. Tanner Mingo

    February 23, 2011 at 6:19 am

    Hey josh. i created a program about 6 weeks ago. i do strength trainin 3x or 2x a week + 1x HIIT/CIRCUIT trainin for the intense burn. i sprint for 30minutes not jog every second day. takin off max 1 day. i get lots of sleep so i dont feel like im achin or loose engery . i take 100% whey protein to not hurt myself and eat pretty healthy . i eat flakes of tuna in water for extra protein,.. i read the NF and it isnt that bad.. maybe it is idk.. im not sure if the sodium level is high im not a pro. per 1/2 can 130mg sodium. i drink lots of water so i jus figure im flushing it out anyways . i have a pretty good build with lean muscle . i gained about 3 pounds so far . i have a 6pack in the light n after my workout but not as ripped as i hoped. shud i keep this routine up n will contine to see better results or what ? any help wud be appreciated,


  4. kirk

    February 11, 2013 at 7:59 am

    if detoxing my body should i continue taking supplements during detox period
    thanks kirk


    • Josh Schlottman

      May 15, 2013 at 9:32 pm

      Really depends what supplements you’re taking. Something like Athletic Greens would be acceptable.


  5. Lisa S

    February 20, 2013 at 10:54 pm

    What would you recommend for a first time detox?? I have heard it works great but there are some risks if you don’t do it right. Thank You any suggestions will help.


    • Josh Schlottman

      May 15, 2013 at 9:30 pm

      Don’t do anything crazy and focus on eating clean while eliminating garbage from your diet.


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Hi, I’m Josh and my life mission is to help 100,000 people achieve their goals in health and fitness.  I’m a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) with a degree in Nutrition, and over 10 years experience personal training. I’m looking forward to giving all I can to help you reach your goals.