Want 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
- Wheat/Oatmeal/Rice/White Flour, etc.
- Processed Foods
- Limited Dairy
- 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: