5 Signs Your Body is Toxic and why you may need a detox diet

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What is a Detox Diet?

Do you sleep 8 hours but wake up groggy? Are you perpetually grumpy? Do you crave sugar? Are you gaining weight even though you’re exercising regularly? Is your cholesterol through the roof even though you think you’re eating right?

One year ago I felt awful.  I was always bloated, tired and foggy during the day, and at night I was sleeping sporadically … at best.  I was a new mom, and I was depressed because I wasn’t putting my best foot forward everyday for my husband and daughter.  I felt like I needed a detox diet, but didn’t know where to start.

That was when I decided that the best detox diet for my particular needs was the Ultimate Reset. A few of my friends had completed it and had amazing results, so I signed up and it changed my life 🙂

If this is you, then you may need a detox diet..

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1. If you have a hard time losing weight, you may need a detox diet
Possible Cause: In modern society, toxic chemicals are everywhere. They’re in the processed food you eat, the plastics you handle, the cigarette smoke you breathe in, and more. Some of these pollutants may trigger disruptions in the body’s endocrine system and this can cause you to gain weight.

Solutions: The harsh truth is that ridding your world of all toxic chemicals and pollutants is nearly impossible. But, you do have some control. Choose to eat more whole foods. Package and reheat your foods in glass instead of plastic. Stop smoking. These solutions do require some effort, but once you start to see the numbers on the scale go down, you’ll feel rewarded for it.

2. You’re always tired, you may need a detox diet
Possible Causes: Toxic chemicals in the environment and in the foods you eat could be the culprits here too. If you’ve been feeling severe fatigue for more than six months, you could have Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Other symptoms may include forgetfulness, joint pain, irritability, depression, and achy muscles. Another possible cause for your exhaustion could be mercury poisoning if you eat a lot of fish or shellfish or have mercury fillings in your teeth.

Solutions: Once again, you’re not going to be able to avoid all toxic chemicals, but you can stop smoking, choose glass and other products over plastic, and eat less processed food. If, your doctor determines that you have mercury poisoning, steer clear of fish and shellfish for some time and have any mercury filings replaced with a non-toxic alternative.

3. Your cholesterol is too high, you may need a detox diet
Possible Causes: If you are overweight or obese, your weight is one cause for your high cholesterol. Obesity can decrease your HDL (good cholesterol) numbers and increase your triglyceride numbers. Triglycerides are particularly dangerous as they can increase your risk of having a heart attack or stroke. If you are in good shape, your high cholesterol may be due to certain medications such as beta-blockers, estrogen, and corticosteroids.

Solutions: To put it simply: lose weight. If that’s not an issue but you can’t ditch the medications that are causing your elevated cholesterol levels, eat foods–such as oatmeal, fish high in omega-3 fatty acids such as salmon and halibut, nuts, and olive oil–that can help you in your battle against those numbers.

Detox diets are a necessary part of a healthy lifestyle, once in awhile you just need to give your body a rest …

4. You crave coffee, sugar, or junk food.
Possible Causes: The foods themselves. When you eat caffeine, sugar, and other unhealthy foods, they often cause your serotonin and/or your sugar levels to spike…and then sink to lower than they were before you ingested that food. Talk about creating an unhealthy cycle!

Solution: Kick your junk food habits. Expect a withdrawal period during which you’ll be cranky, have headaches, and feel fatigued, but this will likely subside within a day or a few days.

5. You’re grumpy.
Possible Causes: Likely, your irritability is caused by a combination of the environmental and food toxins that might be causing your other issues as studies have revealed that chronic exposure to low levels of environmental toxins can lead to depression, anxiety, and mood swings.

Solution: The best way to feel better is to eat better, lose weight, exercise (it boosts the serotonin levels in your brain that help keep you happy), and make smarter decisions when it comes to what chemicals your exposure yourself to.

Admittedly, making major changes to your lifestyle is difficult. But, we also want you to feel healthier and happier. That’s why I lead small groups of men and women who want to do a detox diet with The Ultimate Reset. It’s a 21-day program that will help you curb your cravings, lower your cholesterol, feel more well rested, and more. Isn’t it time to stop feeling toxic and start feeling better?

What is the Ultimate Reset and my detox diet experience …

detox-diet-ultimate-resetIt’s a 21 day food based detox diet/cleanse. It will open your eyes to an entirely new way of consuming food. You’ll learn how to cook delicious plant based/vegan meals. It will leave you feeling lighter, healthier, focused and energized.

The entire program is food-based, so it’s not a crazy cleanse where you will be starving for food or in the bathroom for three weeks.

The first week, you’re easing into it. The second week is the “cleanse week” but it’s gentle and very good for your body. The third week is the restore/detox diet week, where you’re eating very clean and you’ll feel awesome. Then, before you know it … it’s over.

I felt amazing all three weeks. I changed my sleep pattern and was falling asleep early and waking up at 5am, fully refreshed. I was well-hydrated. I was in a great mood. I was writing in my journal and meditating everyday. I was more introspective. It was an amazing three weeks for me. That’s why I’m so excited to be leading a group of men and women through it in May.

It’s more than just a nutrition plan. It’s a detox diet and reset for your entire life.

A lot of people have asked me if they can keep up with heavy workouts. Yes, you can, you’ll have to increase your calories a bit but sometimes people are addicted to exercise. I know I am. I always feel like if I workout harder, I don’t have to watch my diet and my nutrition plan. If you ease back on the workouts (like the plan suggests) you’ll come back stronger after 21 days because your whole system is cleaner, everything’s running more efficiently. You’ll lose weight and you’ll be stronger.

This is a program that I recommend for anyone, for people who are just getting started, for people who need a jump start, for people who are really fit but not eating as clean as possible. This is great for everybody. Especially people who need to reduce inflammation their their body and heal from injuries.

If this sounds interesting to you please watch the Ultimate Reset (detox diet) webinar below to learn more.  Ready to join my private Ultimate Reset/detox diet coaching group? I lead a group one time each quarter. Please click here to contact me asap to reserve your spot.  This group sells out early, so please if you are interested … let me know 🙂

 

Watch this video to learn everything about the Ultimate Reset and the detox diet online coaching program with Anne Parker

I offer monthly online coaching programs for the Ultimate Reset.  Please fill out the pop-up form below and we can set up a time to chat about your specific goals.

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