Cleansing diets have become very popular in the last few years. Cleansing diets are also known as detoxification diets. They are considered detox diets because they are reported to remove toxins or poisons from the body that have purportedly built up due to years of eating an unhealthy diet or because of being exposed to pollution and other toxic chemicals in everyday life.
One very popular result of cleansing diets is that they help people lose weight very fast. This is most likely due to a combination of factors. One of the main things that happens during a cleansing diet is that quite often you get a release of waste from your colon. This waste may have been impacted or lodged there for some time. This release of waste will cause a loss of weight when you weigh yourself.
However, another more common factor that causes weight loss during a cleansing diet is that the person doing the cleanse is changing their diet to one that contains more fresh fruits and vegetables.
When raw fruits and vegetables are the bulk of a person’s diet rapid weight loss often occurs. Fruits and vegetables are full of fiber and many fruits and vegetables are low calorie with a high water content. This helps the person doing the cleanse to feel full, eat less, and feel satisfied.
Besides fast weight loss, some other great results that have been reported after doing a cleansing diets for women over 40 are:
Overall health improvement — less achiness in joints and bones, better and more restful sleep at night, and more clear thinking (not foggy or clouded).
Mild depression can dissipate — for many cleansing diet has been found to restore a zest for living.
Younger looking body, skin and face — a nice side effect of many people enjoy after a cleansing diet is that their skin has a new refreshing glow. Their appearance may appear more rested rather than previously haggard and drawn.
Cleansing diets can be a great way to rejuvenate your body and have more energy. It gives your body a clean slate on which to build a more healthy way of life. Even if you’re not ready to commit to a cleansing diet, simply adding more raw fruits and vegetables to your daily diet will flood your body with pure nutrition.
Your body loves to get “real food” to eat each day. So give it a whole fresh food treat often!
As always, if you’re not in good health or you have a serious medical problem, be sure to check with your doctor before beginning a cleansing diet.