I have decided to do a detox cleanse for 7 days. I’m only on DAY 2 and already I’ve visited the “facilities” just a few times. I’m tired of eating raw fruits and vegetables but my motivation is simply this: I’M TIRED OF BEING FAT!
So, if you’re going through a detox, expect these symptoms:
Is Detox a Myth?
Take a look at this fictional scenario: You increase your intake of raw food or cut out certain things like processed sugar, processed starch, and/or meat and dairy.
Suddenly, you can feel yourself getting edgy. It’s as if someone took away a drug addict’s stash. All you can think about is food, and you crave a spoonful of that sugary cereal, pretty please.
That’s detox. That’s withdrawal.
The truth is that sometimes people use detox as an excuse to ignore their body’s signals.
For example, maybe your skin breaks out because you’re eating nothing but dates and raw sweets. (They’re good, but you still need to balance sweets out with other stuff, like greens.) The danger creeps up when someone brushes off these signals as a sign of detox.
Common Detox Symptoms
Here is a short list of possible detox symptoms to help you recognize detox when it happens.
- Skin breakouts
- Bloating, stomach pains
- Food cravings
- Trouble sleeping, nightmares
- Diarrhea and constipation
- Fatigue, drowsiness, low energy levels
- Congestion or Mucus that feels like a cold
Benefits of a Cleansing Detox
- Clearer sinuses
- Weight loss
- Clearer skin
- More energy
- Regular bowel movements
- Mental Clarity
- Emotional stability / eliminated depression
Every time you detox, you peel away one layer of the onion. If you’re not ready to experience a full on detox, simply add a bit of the foods you’re cutting out.
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