I wanted to follow up the blog from Monday and say that there are some effects from detoxing that you should be aware of. Anytime you are doing a cleanse or a detox diet you should know that your body will push out toxins that are built up from years of storage. This happens because your body does not recognize certain things to be an immediate nutrition source or not a nutrition source at all. Things like:
-Pollutants from water and air
-Prescription or over the counter drugs
-Toxins absorbed through the skin from moisturizers and soaps
That's just to list a few, but no matter what, most of these toxins will be pushed out during a cleanse. Please not that if you have years of toxins built up then you will need to detox or cleanse in more ways than one and probably periodically for the rest of your life. That is why its a good idea to maintain the 3rd phase of the Makers Diet. It will keep you eating cleaner more easily digestible foods.
Some things to look out for are:
-Built up mucus pushed out through your nose or maybe a cough
-Acne, shouldn't last long and your skin will be healthier by the end of the 40 days
-Extra tired, especially the night after a full fast
-Quicker or slower moving stole depending on your current movements, and they will very
-Excessive sweating, mainly on fast days if you are working out
-You will have a lot more energy
-Your muscles will recover faster
There are many of other reasons and they will vary from person to person. One thing is for sure, you will feel the effects and likely see them too. Whether in weight loss or muscle definition I have found this to be the answer for most body types out there including my own.