Friday, July 20, 2007

Weight Loss and Cleansing with Lemon Detox

Lemon juice is the ideal remedy for chills and fevers, diphtheria, headaches and asthma. It also helps heal infections, coughs and colds, overcome fatigue and is very effective as an antiseptic. Lemon is a wonderful stimulant to the liver and gall bladder.

Drinking lemon drink daily on an empty stomach first thing in the morning assists in weight reduction and keeps the system alkaline. Another way is to drink nothing but lemon extract and water all day, which will help clean out your system. There is no doubt that a lemon detox diet is effective for both weight loss and cleansing.

The fact is that when you consume anything sour, it makes the liver and gall bladder clean out stored toxins. Lemon juice acts as a tonic to the liver and stimulates it to fulfill its daily digestive and cleansing functions. When the liver is filled with toxins, it interferes with its task in metabolizing fat, which is why it is so important to keep your liver in good working condition.

Lemon is not only a vitamin C rich citrus fruit and an immune system booster, it also acts as blood purifier and a great general tonic and can aid in ensuring a healthier life, energize you and keep your metabolism functioning at its peak. Now that you know all about the amazing advantages that lemon juice can have, in improving your overall well-being, maybe it is time to include it in your daily diet.

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Dieters Prefer the Lemon Detox Diet

The lemon detox diet is definitely one of the best. It is a popular diet that revolves around a wholly natural drink, which comes from the syrup of organic trees and is blended with the juice from fresh lemons, water and some pepper. The syrup is made up of a mixture of palm and maple syrups, and is though to offer a beneficial balance of minerals and vitamins to the concoction. The lemon detox diet is a great way to get rid of those nasty toxins from your body, and will even helps you lose weight at the same time. The diet consists of little else other than this mixture to help detoxify and leave the body healed and healthy.

The syrup element of the drink is high in natural sugars to provide the body with the energy it needs to curb hunger during the detox. The calorie content of one glass is around 70 calories, and it is rich in zinc and calcium in almost exact proportions for the needs of the human body.

The lemon detox diet itself works on the basis of seven days fasting in which only the lemon drink and water are consumed along with any medication which may also be prescribed for ingestion. Patients can expect to remain active; drawing energy from the calories contained within the drink, and should expect symptoms such as dizziness or light-headedness in the first few days as toxins begin their course through the bloodstream. It is also advisable to maintain a course of light exercise during the diet as well as some general breathing activities to increase the blood flow and speed up the release of toxins from the body.

After the detox, it is crucial not to recommence normal eating habits as this can cause serious damage to the body. It is best to start with fruit juices and lighter foods to allow for a gradual build up back onto a healthy diet. The process of fasting for dieting and detox is dangerous, even with the lemon detox diet, so it is important to consult your physician. The lemon detox diet can be dangerous for the inexperienced or naive, so it's important to do your research and only fast in accordance with your doctor's guidelines for your own safety and well-being.

Monday, July 9, 2007

Ideal Weight With A Detox Diet

Unless you live in the middle of the jungle, you breathe only pure air, eat only organic foods when you’re hungry; and that those foods provide the exact nutritional needs of your body; that you never experience any stress, worry or anxiety and you exercise every single day... chances are that you need to detox.

Just like the dust and crud that accumulates in your house calls for a yearly house cleaning - "toxins", extra weight and God knows what accumulate in your body. We all need to do a regular house-cleaning - and that means allowing your body a chance to heal itself, release the extra weight, release its toxins, and get a fresh new start. Your body has an amazing self-healing mechanism built right in it, but in order to let it work, you have to give it the rest it needs.

That’s why fasting has been a tradition part of many world’s religions, and almost every alternative health practice recommends some kind of fasting or "detox diet".

What Is a Detox Diet?

A "detox diet" has nothing to do with going to a rehab clinic for drug abuse. The word "detox" has been used in naturopathic circles in the sense of "removing toxins." A detox diet allows your body to clean itself of accumulated toxins, stress, and helps it release extra fat and weight.

A detox diet is a restricted diet that you follow, often combined with an exercise program, for a few days or a few weeks (or even longer). It is sort of like fasting, but it’s easier to do and you can do it at home when you need it.

Signs You Need to Detox

You should be able to know yourself when you need to go on a detox diet. If you’re looking at yourself in the mirror and don’t like what you see, you don’t like the extra weight you’ve been carrying around... then a detox diet can help you get back on track with a healthy diet and release the extra fat.

If you feel you do not have the energy you once had, or you’re starting to feel a little depressed... a detox diet can help you regain that energy and bring a new level of joy to your life.

If you experience aches and pains, or headaches, and cannot keep up with the stress of modern life, then it is very likely that a detox diet can help you feel young again, and give you the feeling that "nothing can stop you".

From having helped thousands of people go through all sorts of detox diets, I know that the rejuvenation it brings and the sense of accomplishment, on top of all the health results, is well worth the discipline it requires to do it.

Example of a Detox Diet

There are all sorts of detox diets you can choose from. One of all-time favorites is the Apple Diet. This involves eating only apples for breakfast, lunch and dinner, for one or several days. The good thing about apples is that they are easy to eat, they are low in sugar, and they contain a fiber that literally acts as a "broom" in your intestines. When you go on an Apple Diet, all you have to do is purchase the best organic apples you can find, and eat as many as you’d like 3 or 4 times a day.

Here are a few tips to make this work:

- If you have never done this before, only plan to go for the Apple Diet for a maximum of 3-4 days.

- Peel your apples beforehand. Even though the peel contains essential nutrients, it is also impossible to digest in most cases. Since you are going to be eating lots of apple, you don’t want to stress your digestion with too much fiber.

- Do not drink apple juice - even if it is freshly pressed. That would be too much sugar, even if it is natural. You want the natural sugar along with all of the vitamins, minerals and fiber in the whole apple.

- Also drink water, about one liter a day, to help eliminate the toxins.

- Instead of eating apples all day long, have 3-4 meals a day with 1-2 pounds of apples.

I recommend the Apple Diet, because the apple is the King of Fruits! Low-acidity apples are a good choice to do a raw food detox diet.

Get Support and Motivation

Although the concept of a detox diet is simple, most people have a hard time implementing it because of lack of motivation.

It is not complicated to eat only apples for 3 days, but it’s not easy either. On the first day, you will be craving your normal fare. By the second day, you’ll be dreaming about food. But if you stick around, after a few days, you will be experiencing the incredible "high", energy and lightness of beings that fasters experience - and the results will show.

You’ll start to release weight, your hunger for natural foods will come back, you’ll have energy to start an exercise program, you’ll feel better than ever... and when you’re ready to introduce other foods into your diet, you’ll be more likely to make the right choices.

But to get to that point, make sure you get enough support and motivation. Find someone who can help you do a detox diet with you, and get as much information and support as you can to succeed on your cleanse.

Learn to use the power of DETOX in your life... and you will start to regain the health and energy that is your birthright.

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