How to Cleanse Your Body to Lose Weight and Boost Your Energy (Without Feeling Hungry)

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How to Cleanse Your Body to Lose Weight with Green Smoothies

As part of our How to Cleanse Your Body Series, in this article I’m excited to share with you three of the most important secrets to the cleansing process. Not only will these three secrets show you how to cleanse your body to lose weight, have more energy, and let go of unhealthy food cravings, but they also come with an added benefit. They allow you to achieve these cleansing results in a very unique way—without feeling hungry, without feeling tired, and without feeling depleted.

So how exactly does it work? When you apply these secrets at every meal, as you’re about to learn how to do, it accomplishes two important goals. First, and foremost, it initiates a self-restorative process in the body that:

  • Restores the fat-burning functions of your metabolism,
  • Revitalizes the energy-enriching functions of your nerves, master glands, and hormones; and
  • Brings your body chemistry back into balance, eliminating imbalances that often trigger food cravings

In other words, it gives your body the kick-start it needs to burn more fat, have more energy, and let go of unhealthy food cravings. Equally important, however, is these three secrets are also the key to balancing your cleansing nutrition so you can avoid the hunger and fatigue that accompany most cleansing plans.

What Happens When You Don’t Balance Your Cleansing Nutrition?

One of the biggest challenges I’ve noticed with the cleansing industry today is not all cleansing plans provide balanced cleansing nutrition. They may emphasize all kinds of cleansing foods with exceptional purification powers, but they are often extremely calorie restrictive and don’t always combine these foods properly to create nutritional and metabolic balance. What most people don’t realize is this can actually be stressful for your body. Without balanced food combining and sufficient caloric intake, nutritional inadequacies can accumulate and put your body into a partial state of alarm.

The problem is, in this alarmed state, you don’t get the same level of rest and rejuvenation to your cells, tissues, and vital organs. Instead of restoring the fat-burning functions of your metabolism, revitalizing the energy-enriching functions of your nerves and master glands, and gaining better control over your eating habits during the cleansing process, you come off your cleanse feeling out of synch and out of balance. The point is, as beneficial as many cleansing plans may be, they often leave out or overlook essential food and nutrient combinations. Not only can this lead to hunger and fatigue, but it can also get in the way of your cleansing results.

The good new is, when you apply the three secrets we’re about to discuss, it allows you to cleanse your body in a more balanced, more effective way that is also simple, practical, and easy to follow. So what does that mean for you? It means that you don’t have to go hungry, you don’t have to feel depleted, and you don’t have to stop living your life to cleanse. You can lose weight, increase your energy, rejuvenate your body, and enjoy yourself as you make your way through the cleansing process. It also means that when you finish your cleanse, you won’t need a few days to a few weeks for your body to recover. You feel good during your cleanse and you continue to feel great after.

With that in mind, let’s review the inner workings of these fat-burning, energy-enriching, life-giving secrets and how they work together to keep your energy up and your appetite in check as you make your way through the cleansing process. And, for a more comprehensive discussion on how to cleanse your body to lose weight and boost your energy, make sure to download your free cleanse kick-start guide.

Secret #1 – Cleanse Your Body with Fresh, Whole, Raw Fruits & Vegetables

How to Cleanse Your Body to Lose Weight with Salads

Fresh, whole fruits and vegetables are the foundation to the most effective cleansing plans. What is it that makes them so special? First off, they purify your body of inflammatory toxins that build up in your liver, bloodstream, and bodily tissues from the foods you eat, the stress you experience, and the environmental pollutants you’re exposed to. And second, they replace those toxins with an abundance of health-promoting nutrients. In other words, fresh, whole, fruits and vegetables set in motion one of the guiding principles of the cleansing process—out with the old, in with the new! Weight-regulating, energy-enhancing, immune-boosting nutrients replace age-inducing, fatigue-promoting, weight-gain triggering toxins.

These fruits and veggies, when eaten uncooked and unprocessed—exactly how nature created them—are truly nature’s miracle workers. They are naturally endowed with an abundant supply of:

  • Phytonutrients that fight off stress, weight gain, fatigue, and inflammation;
  • Antioxidants that protect against accelerated aging and illness; and
  • Metabolically and immunologically stimulating nutrients that bring your body to life.

Working together in unison, these powerful plant compounds found in raw fruits and vegetables have a tremendous capacity to purify the bloodstream, clean out bodily fluids, revitalize master glands and hormones, and promote superior metabolic and immune function.

So that’s secret #1. To get the most out of your cleanse and see immediate results it’s important to emphasize fresh, whole, living foods at every meal.

Secret #2 – Cleanse Your Body with High-Fiber, Alkaline, Plant-Based Proteins

How to Cleanse Your Body to Lose Weight with Plant-Based Proteins

As important as fresh, whole, living fruits and vegetables are in forming the foundation to an effective cleanse, the key to getting the cleansing results you’re looking for without feeling starved or depleted is making sure you’re balancing out your cleansing nutrition. How do you go about doing this? By also adding high-fiber, alkaline, plant-based proteins to every meal—such as garbanzo beans, lentils, peas, almonds, almond milk, or walnuts. What is it that makes these kinds of protein sources an integral component to cleansing? To begin with, they are:

  • Rich in fiber, which improves detoxification and elimination functions of the body.
  • More alkaline (vs. acidic), which balances body chemistry, combats inflammation, and supports optimal liver and kidney function.
  • Packed with phytonutrients and antioxidants that have all kinds of health-promoting effects—from fighting off carcinogens to helping your metabolism burn through calories at an accelerated rate.

What’s most impressive about these sources of protein, however, is how perfectly they complement the nutrition provided by raw fruits and vegetables. More specifically, the combination of (i) fresh, whole fruits or vegetables with (ii) high-fiber, alkaline proteins initiates an incredible balancing effect on the body. This cleansing food combination:

  • Balances your blood sugar, which keeps your energy up, your appetite down, and your metabolism efficiently burning through body fat all day long.
  • Balances your micro-nutrient and macro-nutrient needs, keeping your mind focused and your body well nourished.
  • Balances your body chemistry, which eliminates imbalances that often trigger food cravings.

In other words, by adding high-fiber, alkaline, plant-based proteins to every meal it not only enhances the purification process, but it ensures that your body stays energized, your mind stays sharp, and your appetite stays in check throughout the day. The end result is a more balanced, more effective cleanse that is also easier to follow.

The truth is, there are a lot of cleansing plans that would work just fine if you were sitting in a cave in the Himalayas meditating all day long without the hassles of modern day living. But in the fast-paced, high-demand society that we live in, who has time to spend days on end starving themselves? This is where Secret #2 really comes in handy. It allows you to get the best of both worlds. You get to enjoy the benefits of more energy, less body fat, and a stronger immune system without having to experience the ongoing hunger, irritability, and exhaustion that accompany most cleansing plans.

Secret #3 – Cleanse Your Body with Super-Nutrients

how to cleanse your body to lose weight with spirulina

Making sure your cleansing meals combine (i) fresh, living fruits or vegetables with (ii) high-fiber, alkaline proteins is by far and away the most important step you can take to ensure you get the most out of your cleansing experience. These two food groups, when combined, have purification properties and cleansing benefits that simply can’t be matched. Once you have this in place, however, there is one more secret that can take your cleanse to the next level. What might that be? Super-charging your cleansing nutrition with Super-Nutrients.

Super-Nutrients are nature’s miracle super-foods. They are natural, whole food sources that have extraordinary concentrations of anti-oxidants, phytonutrients, trace minerals, and essential vitamins. As such, I like to think of Super-Nutrients as nature’s home-run hitters. They add an extra boost to your nutrition that you can immediately feel. They revitalize nerves, master glands, and hormones; purify bodily cells, tissues, and vital organs; support optimal immune function; activate the fat-burning function of the metabolism; satisfy your hunger, keeping you feeling fuller longer; and help reduce inflammation in the body. In other words, Super-Nutrients are energy-enriching, health-promoting, metabolism-boosting, appetite-eliminating super-foods that have a unique ability to enhance the cleansing process.

Spirulina, for instance, is a perfect example of a Super-Nutrient that can super-charge your cleansing nutrition. This super-alkaline blue-green algae, legendary as a super-food for the Aztecs in sixteenth century Mexico, is one of nature’s most beneficial cleansing foods. When you take a closer look at its nutritional make-up, it’s easy to understand why. Spirulina is a concentrated source of:

  • Chlorophyll, which, among other benefits, helps purify the liver, blood, cells, and bodily tissues.
  • Phytonutrients and antioxidants, such as phycocyanin, which have anti-inflammatory, anti-aging, and anti-cancer properties.
  • Alkaline, liver-friendly protein (it is 50-70% protein by weight), which helps balance your blood sugar, your energy, and your appetite while you cleanse.
  • Fatty acids, such as Gamma-Linolenic Acid (GLA), which have been found to improve immune function and reduce inflammation in the body,
  • B-Vitamins, minerals, and trace minerals that support nerves, master glands, and important metabolic pathways.

That’s why Super-Nutrients such as spirulina can be so beneficial during the cleansing process. They’re full of life-giving nutrients that accelerate fat-burning, reduce your appetite, support ongoing purification and detoxification, and keep you energized and feeling your best. In this manner, Super-Nutrients are the final piece of the puzzle that super-charge your cleansing results and make sure you don’t go through the cleansing process feeling starved or depleted.

Putting It All Together – How to Cleanse Your Body to Lose Weight and Boost Your Energy (Without Feeling Hungry)

In this article we’ve had the opportunity to discuss the three most important secrets to optimizing your cleansing nutrition. When you put these three secrets together it creates a powerful formula for combining cleansing foods. Not only is this formula the key to burning through excess fat, having more energy, and purifying your body, but it enables you to get the cleansing results you’re looking for without the ongoing hunger and exhaustion that often accompany other cleansing plans.

Interested in seeing how to put this all together into a step-by-step, meal-by-meal cleansing plan? Then feel free to download a copy of our Free Cleanse Kick-Start Guide in the opt-in form below.

In the meantime, happy cleansing :)


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