Many health advocates have been fasting for centuries as a way to quickly lose weight, reset digestion, clear internal waste and have more energy.
But modern health "authorities" warn against it claiming health hazards such as electrolyte imbalance, hypoglycemia, weakness and even hair loss. So who is right?
Both ideas are correct. While fasting does prove to have numerous health benefits, it is also true that drastic diet changes may lead to health issues. In order to make full use of this type of extreme body cleanse, it helps to prepare yourself and ease into any diet change slowly. When done correctly, this type of cleanse can be more comfortable, and more productive with longer lasting results.
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Fasting is not a magic bullet, but when done correctly it can help your body metabolize and dump years of built up internal waste and sludge. This buildup causes health problems, adds weight, throws off hormonal balance and more, but in order to take advantage of the benefits many claim, and make them last, it helps to prepare your body.
I have been working with clients for over 20 years and have found that to get the most from fasting, your body has to be prepared. This means it should be strong enough to for this kind of work, so as you give your digestion a rest, your body is instead working on breaking down and eliminating built up waste.
The key is that when leading up to your program, begin cutting out harmful foods that are not conducive to good digestion. This includes fried foods, most desserts and treats, junk foods and highly processed foods. Replace with wholesome meals using "real" ingredients. Eat more fresh produce and less heavy foods as you near your day one. And take at least four or more days to get ready, so you get the most benefit with less harsh reactions.
If you are serious about this type of cleansing, my book, The SpringClean Cleanse can teach you how to achieve results, safely and effectively.
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Fasting May Cut Heart Risks; Charlene Laino, WebMD, 2007
Medical Press; Research Suggests Intermittent Fasting Provides Health Benefits by Marcia Malory, Nov. 2014