In order to decrease excess fat, and reduce and manage your weight, many experts recommend utilizing a multifaceted program. A program such as this, would be composed of mild body cleaning or detoxification, staying well hydrated, participating in enjoying physical activity or exercise, and maintaining proper nutrition.
Body Cleansing and Fat Burning
Body cleansing will help your body get rid of the build up of toxins and may help ease many of the symptoms that you may be experiencing in response to unbalanced nutrient intake, excess fat intake, overeating, and exposure to toxins in our everyday environment. These symptoms include excess weight, recurring headaches, fatigue, impaired digestion, gas or bloating, chronic constipation, irritable bowel syndrome, skin problems and rashes, a protruding belly, hemorrhoids, powerful food cravings, and even irritability and mood swings.
Most quick diet fixes, promote lotions, pills, and powders that promise fast weight loss. This is achieved through the use of ingredients that are not only unhealthy but potentially dangerous such as ephedrine, ma huang, and caffeine. However the weight that is lost is primarily water. In most cases, lean muscle is lost and not fat. The fat is too tightly bound up in the tissues of the body combined with toxins and other chemicals and is not released by these compounds.
Ephedrine is a nasal decongestant that comes from a Chinese plant ephedra or ma huang which has been used by herbalist for centuries. However, in many popular weight loss products the ephederine dosages far exceed the amount used for nasal decongestion and is usually taken for a longer period of time. Ephedrine is a stimulant and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has documented more than 800 reports of illnesses and injuries associated with ephedrine intake including vertigo, insomnia, seizures, palpitations, stroke, cardiac arrest, and intracerebral hemorrhage. Caffeine, or sources of these compound (e.g., guarana seed, cola nut) is found in many weight loss supplements. Caffeine causes diuresis or increased urine excretion. By itself, caffeine can cause agitation, tremor, or insomnia. Those who take caffeine and ephedrine together may experience an altered cardiovascular response and an increase in blood pressure particularly during exercise.
Various body cleansing procedures have been recommended as an alternative to ingesting products contain the unsafe components described above. However extreme forms of cleansing such as colonic irrigations using vast amounts of water, herbal enemas, or even diluted coffee to rinse out the intestines are considered too harsh or even carry the risk of infection or perforation. Gentle body cleansing on the other hand, can be done by ingesting products that contain specifically blended nutrients and safe and natural supplements that not only contribute to releasing toxic chemicals from the tissues of the body but melt away fat at a safe & effective pace.
Exercise and Proper Hydration
Along with the use of safe body cleansing products, sweating, as it turns out, is one of the best ways to detoxify and lose weight. Exercise stimulates perspiration and dilutes and eliminates toxins through the skin. However it is important to stay properly hydrated during a workout to prevent the production and concentration of natural toxins.
Proper Nutrition and Diet
Reducing junk food long term is one of the safest means of minimizing your toxic load and reducing weight. This involves avoiding tobacco and excessive alcohol, caffeine, saturated fats, high fat dairy products and refined sugars. It is also important to increasing your fiber consumption with grains, fruits and vegetables to promote more regular elimination. Inner cleansing can also be facilitated by fasting for short periods of time if this approach has the approval of your physician. During a fast, solid foods are abandoned for one to three days or more in favor of fruit juice, herbal tea and vegetable broth. Isagenix International provides many products that not only provide the necessary fiber and nutrients during a solid food fast but also supports colon function and helpful intestinal bacteria.
A Balanced Approach to Losing Weight
During weight loss, it is important to clean out “toxic emotions” as well. This may include the use of deep breathing exercises, or yoga, getting things off your chest that are bothering you, enjoying friends, family, and social contacts, and trying not to be distracted by negative thoughts. This along with the other procedures described above should allow you to approach weight loss through a highly positive and balanced approach.