Does the thought of a detox evoke painful images of drinking weird green concoctions and a constant feeling of deprivation? Participating in a detox program doesn’t have to be scary, especially when you’ve got a program like RESTART® there to help you through the process and provide support when needed!
Need some clarity on why you should consider a detox? Read below to find out what we think are the biggest benefits from our 5-week detox program:
- Remove Toxins From Your Body
While this may seem obvious, one of the shocking things about a detox is learning how the food we eat includes environmental pollutants, cancer-causing chemicals, preservatives, pesticides, heavy metals, and industrial waste. All of these things affects our metabolism, immune system, and even behavior, so by joining a program like RESTART, you’ll be able to flush years of the toxins stored in tissues and cells throughout the body and your brain!
- Jumpstart Weight Loss
Did you know toxins affect our body’s ability to burn fat and that’s a major cause of weight gain? Sugar, believe it or not, is considered a toxin since it spikes insulin and triggers inflammation, a guaranteed way to sabotage any attempts to lose weight and keep it off. By eliminating sugar and alcohol (yes, you CAN do it), you’ll be surprised at how much better you feel and how many pounds you drop by simply cutting it out of your diet.
- Learn How Certain Foods Affect Your Body
A great perk to a detox is discovering how certain foods may cause inflammation and other symptoms in your body. Two of the most common and harmful food sensitivities (note that we don’t say allergies that often cause reactions in minutes) are gluten and dairy. By removing these sneaky culprits from your diet (dairy is optional in the RESTART® program), you may find yourself with more energy since dairy, and especially gluten, can literally make you sick, tired, fat, and inflamed.
- Boost Your Immune System and Energy Levels
An immune system tainted by toxins makes us incredibly vulnerable to colds and flues so when you detox the body you free up your vital organs so they can function the way they are supposed to, allowing you to absorb nutrients better. Detoxification also leaves you feeling more energetic and lively since you’re replacing sugar, caffeine, trans fat, and saturated fat with natural foods like fruits and vegetables. You get the benefit of a natural energy boost without the harmful “crash”.
- Get Mental and Emotional Balance
When your body’s organs and systems are aligned, a change also happens in your mental and emotional states. When we’re free of toxins we’re more clear-headed (no more brain fog) and able to make better decisions, making it easier to eat whole and nutritious foods! Those in a detox also report feelings of “lightness” because they are free of waste and bloat. We also recommend trying meditation during your detox to take advantage of this newfound clarity and quality of our thinking.
🍏 Our next RESTART® Program begins on January 10, 2017, so take a look at our program and consider joining us on a 5-week detox! ⤷ bitly.com/lotusnutrition
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