Hi guys,  Kris from Custom Fitness here, your Amarillo personal trainer. Today we’re going to be wrapping up the two part series on detoxing. Now be sure to read part one and two if you haven’t already. And as always, if you have any questions about today’s blog then please give us a call at (806)-322-3188

I believe in a lot of natural medicine, and in natural medicine, we talk about how, if given the right tools, the body can heal itself. It’s not necessarily that the supplements are healing the body by themselves. What they’re doing is they’re giving the body the right tools so the body can heal, and take its time to get better.

That’s coming from high-quality fish oils, and high-quality probiotics, and high-quality plant chlorophyll, and high-quality nutrition for a multivitamin. Just amazing things going on.

If you were to add, say, the Eniva products into your detox, you’re going to see a huge difference, because just going through that process … I went through it myself a few weeks ago, and it was quite amazing on how I felt. I can usually tell whenever my hormones are in balance or out of balance, and by doing that detox, I was able to feel them come back into balance. Got more into my normal state of where I should be. It was really exciting to get to experience that.

Yes, they can make a big difference on detoxes. No, you don’t have to use them. You can do a good base detox, that’s not a problem. Yes, you should be very careful about which supplements you’re choosing, because so many of them are filled with fillers and extra things that your body really doesn’t need, and that really are not performing the desired results that you thought you were going to get.

All right, so the last question on detoxes. Do I have to starve myself while I do it? Hopefully not, right? I remember back in the day, there was the fruit and vegetable detox. You didn’t eat any protein. You were starving the whole time. There was the metal detox, where it was mostly fiber, and then you might have some berries and a sliver of chicken at night.

There’s been so many different versions through the years that really have been more hype and marketing than they are sound science, and foundationally correct nutrition for your body. No, you should not have to starve yourself during a detox. You should be able to fill up on protein, vegetables, and fats, and be able to get plenty of nutrition that way.

Then, if you’re adding supplements in, all they’re doing is adding to what you’re already eating. We’re taking out the junk. We’re taking out the allergens. We’re taking out all of that gross stuff that the body needs a break from.

It’s not that you can’t ever have dairy or wheat again. It’s that you want to listen to your body, and find out what your body is craving, and what it truly needs, so that you can feed it the things that it really needs, so that you can continue to get better and better and better. Whenever we’re asking out bodies to change, we say, “I want to lose weight.” Or “I want to lose fat.” Or “I want to have muscle tone.” And “I want to have this look or that look.” If you’re not feeding it well, the body cannot respond the correct way.

But if you feed it well, then it’s going to automatically let go of that excess fat. You’re not going to have to try as hard as you are. It’s going to automatically rebalance your hormones, so that you start to feel better consistently. You’re starting to sleep better. Have more energy. Those kinds of things.

It’s going to start to help your joints to feel better, so that they’re not aching all the time. There’s a lot of things that when we give our body the right nutrition that it can do, and a detox is just simply a start to that.

Now, how often should you do it? If you’re doing one that’s food-based, like I was talking about, or even with high-quality supplements like the Eniva products, you could do that quarterly and get away with it just fine. Your body’s going to be great. It’s just going to help you refresh and renew quarterly, throughout the year.

If you’re doing food-based, most of the food-based ones that I recommend can be continued on a long-term basis. You’re not missing anything out of your diet. You’re able to continue that, so if you feel good on it, it’s actually something you can just keep going with.

Now, there are others that really you should not do very often. Maybe annually, under the direct supervision of a physician, those kinds of things. Then there’s other ones that say they’re a detox, but they really are just not doing well for your body. They’re not giving you really what you need. You feel like it’s going to, because they’ve told you all of that, but a lot of times, it just comes on the marketing and the hype.

You’ve really got to look through the ingredients. You’ve really got to understand what it is that you’re taking, or trust a trusted professional who has done that kind of research. If it’s just somebody that’s selling a product, but doesn’t really understand that product, then make sure to do your own research on it, so that you can find out whether or not that’s right for your body. Because remember, we’ve been talking about that it’s your body, and your body is unique, and it does not function the same as everyone else’s.

I hope that gives you a little bit of a light as to what, why, and everything else about a detox. There is always going to be a lot of information flying around whatever the next big thing might be, but stick to foundations, keep informed, and stay healthy!

If you are wanting the accountability and help with creating an action plan to see results, or are wanting to someone to help create a workout plan to push you to your greatest potential, then that’s what we’re here for. We work with our clients not just on fitness, but also nutrition. What we do is we will ensure that you are supported throughout every aspect of your health and wellness journey, and that includes making those eating changes. We have an entire team of dedicated professionals to help you with your health and fitness goals. To get your consultation set up, give us a call at 806-322-3188 or email us at info@customfitness.biz At Custom Fitness, we are YOUR personal trainers in Amarillo, Texas. Have a great day.