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Detox for Weight Loss

Detox for weight loss showing green smoothies and measuring tape. CrossFit Redux

Wanna lose weight? Here, drink this for 10 days along with these pills and watch the weight fall off. The best part about it is you don’t even have to workout!

Let’s be honest. This is what we want to hear when we think it’s time to drop some pounds for beach season or start our path to being healthy.

I’ve spent a good amount of money on detox for weight loss. I’ve been told that I can take their product and cleanse my entire body . . . as long as I eat right, of course. But I’ve also done cleanses and detoxes where you’re not supposed to eat anything while doing it.

Have I lost weight on them? Yes, of course.

Did I feel healthy? I thought I did, but it did nothing to help me establish a healthy lifestyle.

I used to think the mark of a good cleanse or detox for weight loss is that you poop a lot. But honestly, if you’re busy or have any kind of commute, that is not a comforting thing to have to worry about.Dave Gonzalez

The truth is that most of us don’t do it right because we are using a product full of fiber that gives your body no choice but to get rid of waste. Stomach pains are frequent. Not to mention they usually taste awful! It all comes down to one thing. Selling a product that will make someone else money whether you get healthy or not.

I have come to learn that doing a cleanse the proper way is not just about flushing out the bad food you’ve eaten over the years, but more about how you should feel. Both mentally and physically.

Detox For Weight Loss

Cleansing should not be taken lightly. It should be done in a way where you are given a blueprint to what foods should be eaten while doing it. That is the hardest part because allowing the detox product to work, your body has to have the right nutrients. The typical western diet doesn’t allow the body to heal properly because it is so processed and there aren’t a lot of natural ingredients.

So imagine you’re doing a detox and eating a salad you bought from the store. Healthy, right? Well, if you take a look at the ingredients from anything store bought, salads included, you’ll see a laundry list of ingredients.

Why?

Because in order to keep products on the shelf, they are loaded with processed chemicals so they can give the appearance that they are fresh every day. So now your body goes through this constant fight of trying to detox but still having to fight off processed foods.

To get the most out of a detox, you also need to be educated on what foods will help maximize the healing of your body all the way down to your cells.

The results of a detox will be different for everybody. But the goal of a detox should be to help heal your body as well as gaining knowledge to put towards a healthy lifestyle. If the goal is just to detox for weight loss, it will be a short-lived victory. You’ll be missing out on the overall experience of how the body was meant to feel.

Most of us can’t control how crazy life can be. But if we can gain some knowledge about how the body should work and feel, it’s easier to make small changes to start living a better, and certainly healthier, lifestyle!


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Dave Gonzalez

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Whatever your name is, I'm the guy yelling it when you come in for class. I love what I do and I love sharing my knowledge of CrossFit and functional movement with every class that I coach, clinic that I run, and blog that I write.

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