The average person carries five or more pounds of waste in their colon every day. Doing a Colon Cleanse will enable you to eliminate that waste and drop those useless five or more pounds. The immediate result isn’t permanent because you will still have to eat and digest the small amounts of food during the cleanse.
Why use a Colon Cleanse?
Colon Cleanse proponents attribute to a variety of health problems due to poor colon health. Poor eating habits could cause a buildup of toxins and fats that stick to the walls of your intestines, causing weight gain and poor health.
Eating foods loaded with preservatives, additives, artificial dyes, sweeteners, and fats causing toxin buildup. A Colon Cleanse will sweep away these toxic chemicals and eliminate waste to aid in weight loss.
Supplements or Irrigation: Which Colon Cleanse is right for you?
If you are really considering a Colon Cleanse, the first step is to consult with your physician. The stress of a cleanse could cause stress on your body and you need to be sure that your body is physically able to support this routine. A typical Colon Cleanse supplement involves a modification to your diet and the use of herbal supplements.
Most cleanses will last 10 days or longer depending on how strictly you follow the prescribed routine. During this time small amounts of fruits and vegetables will be ingested while avoiding the intake of processed foods.
Taking psyllium or bentonite will aid in the frequency of your bowel movements. Other supplements such as dietary fiber powders and/or liquid supplements utilize the body’s natural digestion to cleanse the colon.
The more drastic procedure is typically known as colon hydrotherapy or colonic irrigation. This utilizes a mixture of water, herbs and other liquids that are injected into the colon via the rectum. Sometimes the amount of water could be up to 16 gallons (about 16 liters).
This requires a trained medical professional to perform this procedure due to the amount of fluid that is injected. The amount of fluid is determined by the size and overall mass of the individual undergoing the procedure.
If not performed correctly, it could lead to complications such as increased risk of dehydration, possible bowel perforations, the risk of infection and changes to your electrolytes, which could be dangerous if you have kidney problems, heart disease or other serious health problems. As stated before, consult with your physician to ensure your body is ready for this type of procedure.
Refrain in order to Maintain.
As with any weight loss program, you will need to maintain a healthy lifestyle to keep the weight off. This includes continuing your healthy eating habits and most importantly, stay active. Keep your body hydrated and refrain from those processed foods that contribute to toxic buildup.
Keep a positive attitude and set your goals. Be realistic in your progress. Set small obtainable goals that you can realistically meet. By setting your goals so high you can’t reach, results in a negative impact on your mindset. Be stronger than your excuses!
Many weight gain issues are a direct result from the stress of life. Food is an easy out in stressful situations. The more you maintain a healthy attitude the more likely you are to reaching your goals, and more importantly, keeping that weight off. It is all about you.
Most people that have found success in maintaining weight loss have done so by simply finding support groups or finding a calming, active hobby. You will find that a change in mindset keeps you focused on your goals.