The unfortunate truth is, we live in a toxic world. Chemicals in our water, air, food, self-care products, and environment are constantly wreaking havoc on our health, and body composition. Add to this the overconsumption of sugar, salt, processed foods, alcohol, and caffeine and, amazingly, our body’s can maintain any semblance of health at all. So how does one stand a chance in a game in which the odds are so stacked against them? Take control of your environment and the foods and chemicals the best you can and start with an elimination/detox diet.
By eliminating common potential food allergens, eating whole, unprocessed foods, and taking certain beneficial supplements, you can allow your digestive system to heal. Then by slowly reintroducing the eliminated foods, you can find out which foods work with your body and which ones are working against you. This process allows you to create a more customized food program that suits your body.
5. For many people, (including myself) we have created negative habits such as, drinking alcohol frequently to calm down or drinking copious amounts of caffeine to feel some semblance of an average energy level or even to function. The problems are that not only do these chemicals put excessive strain on the liver and other detoxifying organs, but they mask how bad we are feeling. In turn, this potentiates long term physical and mental stressors on the body that can lead to weight gain and poor health.
You eliminate certain foods for a period, anywhere from a minimum of 10-days to usually three or four weeks, then slowly reintroduce specific foods and monitor your symptoms for possible reactions. The key is to only reintroduce one type of food at a time for three days to isolate how your body reacts to that food. This allows you to see which foods are or are not working with your biochemistry.
As you can see, there are a ton of benefits to be had from an elimination/detox diet program. Are the programs easy? No. Are the plans complicated? No. There will always be questions, and it always helps to have guidance and support. It also helps to have accountability and consistency. If you would like to give a detox/elimination diet a try, then click below for more information on our Fall Back to Fitness Transformation Contest. We provide you with a fantastic, proven program with all the help, guidance, support, and accountability you will ever need. Measurements start the week of September 16th, so don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity to lose weight, improve your health, and feel your best.