10 Tips to Maximize your Cleansing Results!
1. Why are you going to Cleanse? On day 3 when you're ready to throw in the towel REMEMBER why you started! Was it your weight? Loss of energy? Were you lethargic? To regain your youth? Were you sick and tired of feeling sick and tired? Regardless of why you started, hold your reasons near and dear. This will propel you mentally through your cleaning journey.
2. Prepare Mentally
Sound silly? Nope. Going through a cleanse / detox requires mental power and discipline. Attach positive emotions to why you are doing this. Put positive quotes and notes around your house to encourage yourself. A “You Got This!” written on your bathroom mirror can go far. Write yourself a letter before you start and read it whenever you need to. Let it be words of encouragement while also highlighting the reasons you are doing this as reflected above in Tip # 1.
3. Prepare Physically
Do Not and I repeat Do not treat your night before the cleanse like your “Last Supper” and gorge yourself full of food. Binge eating before you start can only hurt your chances for success. A week before your cleanse taper off processed foods, fatty meats, dairy, and simple carbs (white pasta, white rice, etc.)
4. Have a “To Do” List
You'll be surprised at how much you'll think of food and how many commercials are about food. Turn the TV off get your “To Do” list out and get started. Do not have anything extra strenuous on there as you will not want to be spending too much physical energy. Organize your taxes, clean the closets, polish up on your hobby, etc. Whatever it is, STAY BUSY and keep your mind off of thinking of food.
5. Drink Water
It is so important to stay hydrated during your cleanse and for that matter before and after as well. Learn to love water and drink lots of it. TIP: Do not wait until cleaning to start drinking lots of water as this can have an adverse effect on your experience. As part of your preparation drink AT LEAST half your body weight in ounces a day. For example a 200 lb. man should be drinking 100 ounces of water and likewise a 150 lb. woman should drink at least 75 ounces a day. Activity level, health issues, and other factors play a role in the amount of water you should drink. Consult your physician for the amount that fits you.
6. Partner Up
There is much power in support when it comes to cleansing. Have a team or group challenge to keep each other accountable and on the right path. Hold a contest for all participants. Have fun and FUN is best had with friends! Getting healthy together will reap numerous benefits.
7. Have a schedule
Spontaneity. Great for couples on a boring night … not so great while on a cleanse. Have everything in your schedule planned out. Some programs allow you to eat. Have your meals planned. REST is so important and vital for your body during a cleanse as well. The more your journey is planned out the easier it will be to get a peaceful and adequate nap and night's rest.
8. Reward yourself
Now rewarding yourself does not mean having a fever the day after your cleanse ends! Your reward could be a movie night, a visit to the spa, or a small shopping spree as you just might need newer, smaller clothes! Yes, in the end, your reward is Health and Well Being but there's nothing wrong with treating yourself for a job well done.
9. Set Goals
Have your goals written down. What medicines would you like to reduce or get off all together? How much weight would you like to lose? How would you like to feel? Set your intentions and write them in INK. The more you see what it is you want the more you'll be willing to go after it.
10. Take Before and After pictures
This is such an important part of your journey. To know how far you've gone you need to see where you've been. This journey is a pivotal part of your life as you commit to a healthier lifestyle or continue to abide by one. Show your friends, be proud and inspire others to follow. A great story and picture can change many lives.
With all things regarding health please be sure to consult your physician to see if your body is capable of. And do not be afraid to get several recommendations and opinions from health care providers.