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Consuming A Liquid Detox Diet Is Anything But Enjoyable

When it comes to giving the body a much needed rest, and allowing it to revitalize and re-energize, the best, simplest, way to get the job done is with a liquid detox diet. I know what you’re probably thinking, “This guy’s talking about fasting. I hate fasting. I’m outta here.”

Before you take off, just know that, yes, I am talking about fasting, but that’s just one part liquid detox diet will suckof a liquid diet. Here’s a couple of things you need to realize about detoxifying the body – it isn’t comfortable or enjoyable.

Anyone that tries to sell you that line, is looking to sell you something else as well. I’ve done a number of detoxes over the last ten years, and I’ve enjoyed none of them. The idea is not to feel warm and fuzzy about the process; the idea is to get the most benefit from that discomfort.

I mean, if you are going to be uncomfortable, why not make sure you’re going to get the most out of it, right? Fasting is one aspect of liquid detoxification. In our world, here at www.detoxcleansingdiet.org, we see fasting as only drinking liquids, every day, for a max out period of three days.

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Of course, you can do whatever you’d like to do; but we think that three days is more than enough time to get the value provided by deciding to skip eating solid food for 72 hours; and only feeding the body vitamins and minerals through a liquid form.

So how do you fast? It’s quite simple. You can drink structured water for the duration of your fast. Structured water is taking filtered water, and applying a few elements to it that causes the water to become a dynamic property; and not your standard H2O.

You can add a little Himalayan sea salt, just a pinch, and a squeeze, or slice, of lemon. Lemons bring a ton of value to the game, including helping the liver function at a high level. There are other ways you structure water, like adding powdered greens.

Green drinks have become a staple in cleansing diets over the past 10 years. They’re easy to make, and have a ton of nutrients and vitamins. Of course, noting is quite as nutritious as a fresh juice; made from scratch right in front of you – but not everyone has access to a juicer, or health store that offers juicing.

In those instance, buying a high quality mixed green drink will work perfectly. Another way you can fast is with green herbal tea. When you eliminate the sugar, and all the other additives, that tend to take away more than they provide, you have an excellent liquid nutrient that’ easy to make, as well as consume.

One level below these options, for fasting anyway, is the mixed drinks; like you find with The Master Cleanse. This drink contains lemons, and maple syrup, for the most part, and is consumed for as little as seven days, or as long as 30.

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Since The Master Cleanse can be done in a variety of ways, we don’t label it a fast; although it could be. If you decided to drink it, as it was originally created, then we suggest you only do so for three days. Although everyone’s genetic make-up is different, fasting after three days, in our experience, tends to affect your body adversely.

What doesn’t affect your body after the same period of time, is the second half to a liquid detox; and that’s a cleanse. A cleanse is made up of all the liquids we just covered, and also contains green smoothies, and fruit smoothies as well.

A smoothies, which is a blend of whole foods, is, essentially, drinking a bowl of fruits, or vegetable, or in some cases – both! Why cleansing can last for as many as 30 days, is because you are consuming whole foods – they happened to be blended into a baby food-type texture.

With juicing, precious minerals and nutrients are discarded in the process. These elements are critical to helping the body maintain it’s ability to function at a high level. When these elements are not fed to the body regularly, the body starts pulling what it needs from other areas.

Once this begins, breakdown, and organ malfunction begins to take place. If you let that process continue, eventually it turns into cellular malfunction; and this causes disease. This is why we suggest fasting for short periods of time, which your body can easily handle; and cleansing for a longer period of time, like 7-10 days, which again – your body can easily handle.

However, in either case, because you are not eating, there will be discomfort. You will be annoyed, irritable, and tough to be around for a few days, but that pain is what gives the body rejuvenation. Take the next few days off, and start a cleanse or fast – your body will thank you for it.

A Liver And Kidney Cleanse Product Should Be A Second Option

If you come across a website that lists the symptoms you should be on the lookout for if your liver is failing, and it looks like this:

  • Food sensitivities
  • Fatigue
  • Bad breath
  • Digestive problems
  • Memory problems
  • Bloating
  • Mood swings
  • Rashes, acne or itchy skin
  • Coated film on your tongue
  • Weight gain
  • Circles under your eyes
  • Redness on feet or hands
  • Occasional headaches
  • Occasional constipation
  • Abdominal discomfort
  • Excess gas
  • Frequent urination

Do you ever stop and think to yourself, “Wow, I’ve got like four of those things!” It was designed to get you to think that thought. It’s a mix of real science, and excellent marketing – and it’s meant to get you to spend a few buck s to pick up the product being sold.

Honestly, I’m not mad at all. I think it’s brilliant, because it’s truly a win-win. The marketer gets to sell their product, and you get to rid yourself of these symptoms – or do you? See, here’s the challenge I have with this kind of marketing – it’s not meant to educate, motivate, and inspire you to new heights once you start the detox.

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Many of these companies will sell you a kit; and maybe get you on an autoship program, but hardly any of them are interested in making sure you fully understand what’s needed to create real health in your life.

I think, and maybe it’s just the cynic in me, it’s because, they are more interested in having you buy their products on an ongoing basis, than showing you how to be healthy long-term. I’d hate to think that’s it, but I’ve bought kits, pills, and all the rest, from a bunch of different companies, and only a handful ever provide any kind of education that really helps.

What you tend to get instead, is a salesletter disguised as an educational piece. It goes on and on about how a certain part of the body works, and then – BAM! An offer to buy a pill or vitamin that helps hat area.

What’s crazy is that I totally get it. I’m a marketer as well. I have stuff I sell online too, but does it always have to be about selling me something? Is it possible you can show me how to think “healthy,” so I can go about it on my own; and if I want to supplement my diet with stuff that your products provide, I’ll visit your store first before going to anyone else?

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Cleansing the kidney and liver is vital to long term vibrancy. I’m not going to say it’s vital to long-term health, because I’ve seen people absolutely abuse their bodies, and they died at 95 – how do you explain that?

On the other hand, that same person spent the last ten years of their life existing – not living. You can be alive, and not be living anymore. See, when I die I want to make sure that I fired every bullet I had in my gun. I want my tank on empty – can I throw anymore horrible metaphors into this paragraph?

In other words, I want to be that old guy you see still showing up to the gym, or the adult monkey bars, and getting a full workout – even in my 90s. That to me is living healthy and vibrant. If you want to live that way, I think it’s critical that you take the time to take extra care of what’s underneath the hood – your internal organs.

If you want to start this process without using a cleansing product, kit, or pills it’s really quite simple. Decide to start eating a detox diet on a regular basis. What’s a detox diet? It’s, essentially, a water-based diet. Foods that contain more water than anything else. Foods like fruits and vegetables if you were trying to figure out what the heck I was talking about.

When you eat more of these foods, and less of the concentrated crap we throw into our systems on a daily basis, you take pressure off the systems of elimination we each have working within us. When these systems can work the way they were designed to, the gaining process follows it’s natural timeline.

Did you know there were warrior kings that ruled in days past? A warrior king was a guy who was in his forties and fifties, sometimes it was even into their sixties, and in those days that was considered old; and this guy would lead his army in battles.

Get a guy in his sixties to participate in a game of tag football, or even something more laid back like baseball – forget it, it’s not happening. Why? Because by the time most of us get to forty years old, we’re broken down, due to all the pressure we put on our bodies, both internally and externally.

Working on both is well beyond the scope of this article, but if you can just start on what you eat, and think about how much of your diet is made up of these water-based foods, you’ll be on your way. Once you have that firmly in place, and you’re eating a diet made up of about 60-70% water-based foods on a regular basis, you can start thinking about supplementing that with all the other products available online today.

Use Detox Diet Recipes For Variety With A Cleanse

Let’s face it, when you’re in the middle of a detox, it requires a mental focus to get through that thing, and see it to the end, am I right? If you’ve never been on a detox, you need how crazy it can make you at times.

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A Daily Detox Menu For Lasting Health

Before we continue, let me be real clear – I’m not talking about losing your mind three hours into your detox, or even two days – that kind of stuff most people can do standing on their head. I mean days four, five, and six, of a seven day cleanse can be absolute torture; if you’re not firing the mentals on all cylinders.

So knowing that I gathered up a few detox cleanse recipes from around the net you can use to spice things up during your next cleanse. And before you jump into conspiracy theory mode, you should know I have no affiliation with any of these companies. I just took the time to find a few recipes I thought you might want to use on your next cleanse.

Now before I list them out to you, you should know that one of the things I stress here on the site is not just cleansing once or twice a year, but adopting a cleansing diet as a way of life. It’s my personal belief when you are consuming foods that help your inner world, on a regular basis, you set yourself up to win for the long-term.

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Jack Lalanne, one of my heroes in this health and fitness game, lived to be as old as he was, in the shape he was in, because he was all about juicing, eating whole foods, and working out every single day. I see 30 year old men, and women, in handi-cap scooters because their hips are all out of sorts; and it’s sad that a poor diet, and lack of movement, forces people into that kind of predicament.

What’s interesting, and it took me many years to adopt this mindset, so please don’t think I’m being an arrogant S.O.B. when I say this, and that’s that we have become soft as a nation. Just the idea of eating or drinking something that we doesn’t agree with us is enough to cause us to swear it off – even at our own expense.

This is a nation that was built by great people. People that knew what words like work, sacrifice, and honor meant. Nowadays, you ask someone to drink a green juice a few times a week to help keep your inner world balanced, and they’ll look at you like you’re crazy. Sure it tastes like crap, but it’s good for you – and I’m more inclined to drink something that tastes like crap, then to feel and look like crap because I always want to eat whatever I feel like, whenever I want to eat it.

And that last sentence is very important, because it ties into something I whole-heartedly believe in; and that’s this – you can have whatever you want, as long as you’re putting in the work to warrant that kind of behavior. If you went into the gym and hoisted up real weight, or went out and biked for 20 miles – then I can see you getting away with walking into IHOP and ordering a stack of pancakes.

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But if you haven’t done anything, and I mean absolutely nothing to back that decision up – you are lying to yourself. And here’s the thing about natural law, it doesn’t matter what you feel about it – it works whether you believe in it or not. So if you want to lie to yourself about all the work you’re doing, that’s fine – but the fat is still going to build, the arteries are still going to get clogged, and at some point in time you’re going to reach a point of no return – and you either die, live in a weakened state the rest of your life, or get lucky with a second chance. Why in the heck would you want to put yourself in a position where those are your only options?

Maybe I’m crazy, and maybe I see it differently – but for me, I’d rather have fun while I’m alive, and be physically capable of doing everything I can do, while I can do it, and go to the grave with no regrets. If you think that way too, then here are some recipes you may want to use for your next detox:

The Ultimate Super Smoothie

Ingredients:

2 cups filtered water

1 avocado (pitted and peeled from the flesh)

1 head romaine lettuce

3 cups organic spinach

2 medjool dates (or you may sub in ¼ tp. pure stevia for lower sugar) – honey would also work here (about 2 tsp.)

Juice from one lemon

Dash of cinnamon (optional)

2 tbsp. chia seeds

Apple Root Veggie Juice

Ingredients:

Few slices of ginger

One carrot

One beet

Half an apple

Liver Boosting Beet Juice

Ingredients:

1 beet

1 carrot

1 lemon, peeled

1 handful parsley

Instructions: Run all ingredients through a juicer and enjoy.

If you want more recipes, you can click on the title of each of the recipes I listed to be taken to their websites for more information.

Best Juice Cleanse To Lose Weight With

So what’s the best juice cleanse on the market today? Honestly, I have no idea. However I can tell you this; if someone is promoting something they label as “the best” whatever-it-is, you may want to do a little bit more research before you spend any money on whatever that thing is.

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A Juice Cleanse Can Help You Lose Weight

Cleansing is all about washing away toxins from your body, and getting yourself in a place where you have options. For those that seriously need to lose weight, the best thing you can do is to get on a cleanse. If you decide you’re going to lose weight, and you have not prepared your body to shed all that fat, you’re going to find that weight loss is a lot more difficult than you had anticipated.

One of my clients dropped almost 90 lbs. in about six months’ time. She was gung ho about the movement programs I always talked about, and taught, at the martial arts school I taught out of in Ridgewood, NY. While she did drop all that weight. None of that was due to the “diet” stuff I talked about. She literally dropped all the weight just from the movement; and today, months after she’s dropped the weight, and has kept the weight off, she is now starting to understand how powerful focusing on diet really is.

I am not going to say you can lose 90 pounds in about three months if you follow a certain program I give you, because the fact of the matter is that everyone is different. What worked for one person, may not work at all for someone else. But, in her case at least, she now realizes there was a very good chance she could’ve dropped the same 90 lbs. in even less time had she also focused on the food she was eating as well.

The Best Juice Cleanse For Weight Loss

I remember something business motivational speaker Brain Tracy once said, “It will take you seven years to become the best at what you do; if all you did was work on your craft every day. And unless you die, you’re going to be alive in seven years anyway, so why not get started being the best in your industry today.”

In other words, time is going to pass anyway, so why not be the best YOU possible when that time finally arrives? My client did not go on a detox at all during this process. She knew that the time was going to pass, and she wanted to be a certain weight by the time her goal date showed up; so not knowing the intricacies of the system she was doing, all she did was focus on the movement aspect of it.

She did not fast, she did not cleanse, and she did not focus on a detoxification diet either. All she did was workout. And my outlook is simple – imagine what someone can accomplish if they did things in a certain way? What if they started off with a cleanse, and then moved into the weight loss program of their choice? Would they get even better results?

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I believe so, and if the same time is going to pass anyway – why not follow the steps properly to get the best bang for your buck? If you’re here searching cleanses because you’re interested in losing weight, then I’m going to stress to you how important it is for you to have a good understanding of what it takes to detox the body properly.

Once the detox is done, which can take as long as 30 days, but is usually no more than 10 – you now have a body that is ready to go into fat burning on your command. And all you have to be able to do is tell the body to move – and it the weight will fall off like the meat off of rotisserie chicken.

So get started on the fundamentals of a detoxification program, all you need to do is fill in the form blow to receive a free email mini-course I put together specifically for people like your self – people who are looking for practical answers to real deal subjects.

And one more thing, here on DietCleansingDiet.org we, we don’t believe a juice really is a cleanse, unless you count smoothies as juices. A cleanse helps to detoxify the body through a gentle process over time. A detox fast flushes the body of toxins immediately, and if you are not careful, will strip you of muscle, and a whole host of other nutrients as well.