Whether they come from the air we breathe, the food we eat, the cosmetics and household cleaning products we use-- or even the prescription drugs we consume--a buildup of toxins has the power to negatively impact most bodily functions.
And when our bodies aren’t at their best, weight gain and other related symptoms can negatively impact your weight loss goals. “When we are toxic… the mechanism for detoxification in the liver gets sluggish...this makes us sick and impedes normal metabolism. It also causes fluid retention, bloat, and puffiness,” says Mark Hyman in his book ‘The Blood Sugar Solution 10-Day Detox Diet.
Of course, an effective daily detox for weight loss involves proper nutrition and a healthy diet, but what about other lifestyle components that could be holding you back from reaching your goals? Here are 7 ways to optimize your weight loss journey and start detoxifying your body naturally.
1. Get Your Gut Health in Check
This wouldn’t be a detox guide if we didn’t talk about the gut!
Making gut health a high priority is a major part of improving your digestive health and maximize your fat-burning potential.
According to Healthline, your gut’s bacteria plays a major role in how you digest foods and produce chemicals that help make you feel full. So much so that a significant difference in the number of gut microbiome was found between obese and lean individuals—with a lower number of gut microbiome found in the former.
The volume of gut bacteria influences how your dietary fats are absorbed in your body, how fiber is digested and whether your body can digest certain antioxidants such as flavonoids, which have all been linked to promoting weight loss.
Keeping your gut health in check with a high-quality probiotic like NATUREAL’s Probiotic should be a central component of your overall weight loss strategy.
2. Reduce Inflammation
Poor lifestyle habits such as an unhealthy diet, not exercising enough and consuming too much sugar can lead to a type of inflammation known as chronic inflammation that boosts toxicity in the body and puts a halt on your weight loss.
Chronic inflammation can also lead to serious illness, making it all the more important that we tackle this issue through lifestyle and dietary changes.
Managing stress, exercising, losing weight, decreasing your sugar intake, cutting back on inflammatory foods, and loading up on anti-inflammatory foods are all steps you can take to start decreasing harmful inflammation and cleansing your body naturally.
If you aren’t already, start supplementing your diet with anti-inflammatory foods such as fatty fish (salmon, tuna, mackerel, and more), nuts, green leafy vegetables, olive oil, tomatoes and more fruits such as strawberries, blueberries, cherries, and oranges.
3. Drink Plenty of Water
We all know that drinking eight glasses of water per day is a staple of a healthy mind and body — but how many of us forget to down the H2O daily?
When it comes to weight loss, it’s proven that drinking water increases your metabolic rate, which helps you burn more calories. In fact, studies have shown that drinking half a liter of water can boost your metabolic rate by up to 30%.
Studies also found that adults who drank the recommended amount of water as part of their weight loss program lost more weight than those who did not. Water’s cleansing properties can also be found in its ability to improve digestive health, raise mood and energy levels, and boost immune function.
So, what are you waiting for?! Chug some water asap!
4. Sweat It Out
Exercising provides a whole host of benefits to the human body, but detoxification and weight loss are directly linked to the sweaty activity we all love to hate!
Exercise helps your body’s organs improve their functionality by setting them in motion and boosting blood circulation. You’ll not only look slimmer, but you’ll also experience improved mood, focus and overall wellbeing.
5. Boost Detoxification with Natural Supplements
While your body naturally has the power to detoxify itself, the stress of daily life can take a toll on your lifestyle, diet and overall health.
Turning to natural detox supplements like NATUREAL’s Body Cleanse, containing superfood’s like açaí berry, ginger root, black walnut hulls and papaya, helps to flush out harmful heavy metals and built up toxicity conveniently. Simply take two capsules with 16 oz. of filtered water, 20 minutes before dinner!
Here are a few happy customers:
“When on my last check-up, my doctor warned me about having fatty liver, she said I need to change my lifestyle or else, I have decided to do a natural cleansing. I decided to try NATUREAL Body Cleanse and I'm so happy with my choice! This product is safe because of its natural ingredients! It is also so gentle. In the first week I have been on this, there is no worry at all.” - Kai A.
“I could definitely say that I was getting cleansed out with NATUREAL Body Cleanse! I'm glad I bought it. Along with eating clean and doing regular walking, I have lost weight too!” - Remy B.
Paired with the NATUREAL Probiotic, this duo helps you build your body’s natural defenses against infection and diseases and provides a full-body detox that cleanses your system, delivers stable energy and improves your immune system.
6. Get Restful Sleep
Not only does getting proper rest detoxify our brains, it also helps us regulate our weight. Detox starts by making mindful decisions about what we put in our bodies and sleep is the element that helps us regulate the mind. Not to mention that poor sleep is repeatedly linked with higher body mass index and weight gain. According to a study conducted in 2008, shorter sleep schedules were linked to an increase in likelihood of obesity by 55% in adults. Yes, 55%!
7. Sip On Bloat-Busting Liquids
Feeling our best also involves beating the dreaded bloat. While eating a healthy and balanced diet, taking probiotics and placing gut health at the top of your priorities is certainly going to help beat the bloat, but sometimes our bodies revolt. That’s where NATUREAL’s all-natural Revert Tea saves the day. Trade the carbonated beverage and soda for a few long and relaxing sip of our best-selling tea. Not only does our Revert tea help banish bloating, but you’ll also see diminished water retention, increased energy and boosted metabolism. Scientifically formulated to deliver results, Revert’s non-laxative tea is also vegan, non-GMO, gluten-free, and stops unnecessary food cravings.