Few things in life are more certain than the holiday *hangover* (for some, a literal term) that compels people to clean up their diets and start exercising.
Sure enough, getting in shape tops the list of New Year’s resolutions.
Job numero uno, in my opinion (which makes it fact) is to pick apart roadblocks to success.
One example is detoxing.
Why, you ask?
Most of us have at least some fat loss resistance due to toxicity.
Toxins take up residence in our bodies and cause inflammation – a screw driver in the cogs of an otherwise healthy metabolism. Fat cells, in particular, become storage ports for these buggers. This increases the stickiness factor of any stubborn fat. Adding to the mix, if your liver is laden with toxins, it’s got fewer resources to devote to fat-burning.
Yup, detoxing es mucho importante.
There are a ton of programs out there for you to choose from, ranging from the somewhat palatable, to the downright horrific.
I’d recommend you start with the Wild Rose Herbal D-Tox, based on the following clever considerations (not to toot my own horn or anything):
One, it’s 12 days. Even the most discipline-impaired person can navigate the relative short-term-ness of this protocol.
Two, you eat regular food (with a few significant changes…no sugar, nothing processed, no dairy, no alcohol, no yeast).
No fasting or juicing required.
The handy nutrition guide shows you how.
Three, it’s gentle – perfect for newbies.
The herbal concoction mostly helps you go the washroom more often.
Empty colon = happy colon.
But most of all, it’s a short-term commitment to cut out trigger foods that spur cravings.
When you make it through the 12 days…and you will…it’s not that you won’t want your favorite foods any more, but the need is gone. Your *new normal* will be a big improvement on your pre-detox habits.
And that’s a victory you can build on.
Here’s the link again:
Get it from any health food store.
By the way, I get absolutely nothing for recommending this.
I just think it’s the perfect kick start to your 2017 fitness ambitions.
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