5 Ways to Change Your Life: Starting Today!
Detoxification is not for the weak of will. However, the benefits far outweigh the cravings. Stay strong and find yourself living a fuller, healthier, more invigorated life. If you’re not sure it you even need to detox, we’re giving you five solid reasons you should consider.
1. You feel like poop… a lot.
From morning to evening, you no longer feel vital, vibrant, or full of energy. You may have symptoms of being toxic like allergies, headaches, fatigue, brain fog, digestive issues. Most of us don’t connect what we’re eating to how we feel, until you start paying attention to it. Eat normally for a few days and monitor how you feel. Chances are, that heartburn, or upset stomach has a lot to do with exactly what you’re eating. Changing the way you eat could have positive effects within a few meals.
2. You don’t fit into your clothes.
Calories are not all created equal. For instance, sugar calories have a dramatic and long-lasting effect on our health. Science says sugar and flour calories are different. First, they trigger addiction and overeating. Second, they spike insulin and inflammation, which makes you store belly fat and blocks your ability to feel full. The verdict is in: Sugar calories are worse than whole food calories, guaranteed to mess up any attempt at long-term weight loss.
3. You crave sugar and carbs and you just can’t stop.
The fact is that sugar and flour are biologically addictive. The science behind it is clear and conclusive. Yet we blame the fat person for being a lazy glutton, which leads to shame and guilt. I am here to tell you it’s not your fault. Your biology has been hijacked by the food industry. They have done a hostile takeover of your taste buds, brain chemistry, hormones and metabolism. More than 300 food industry insiders spilled the beans to Michael Moss in his book, Salt, Sugar and Fat, explaining they hire “craving experts” to create the “bliss point” of junk food to create “heavy users” and increase their “stomach share.” Sugar is the new nicotine. In fact, sugar is eight times more addictive than cocaine. If you are trying to use willpower to lose weight you will fail. You have to use science to unhook yourself from the addictive power of sugar, flour and hyper-processed, hyper-palatable food-like substances (or “non-food junk” as my friend Dr. Aviva Romm calls it).
4. Detox is a foreign word.
Even if you think you are healthy and feel good, you may not realize that your normal state is not your optimal state. Think of detoxification as a super-quick, easy way to supercharge your health.
5. It’s time for a change.
All of us experience unhealthy living: too little sleep, too little exercise, too much bad food, too much stress, not enough time for ourselves. Changing your life is as simple as changing what you eat. Simple, delicious foods. No toxins or drugs, by which we mean sugar, flour, processed foods, caffeine or alcohol. Additionally, it’s time to get plenty of rest, change your stress levels, and exercise.