Detoxing for a Flatter Stomach
I recently attended a talk to which I had been drawn in an attempt to get the “secrets to a flatter stomach”. My son had his interest piqued, so he went along with me. As it turned out, the session was about diet, the function of the liver and how toxins affect the human body.
I was already aware of the need to have a diet made up of mostly fruits, vegetables and lean meats. What I found fascinating was the need to have a liver that is functioning at its optimum. The liver works to filter the toxins from our food and in time it could get sluggish and not do its job properly. We were told we all probably needed to do a liver detox.
I decided to try the Fast Track Liver Detox. This program required a special diet 7 days before day of the detox. I really didn’t mind having to eat so many vegetables, since I already eat a good variety. I was pleased to see that my favorite vegetables, asparagus, broccoli and cauliflower were on the list. I wasn’t too keen about having to learn to eat beets or to give up my sweets for one week, but was willing to do whatever it took to properly prepare my body. The one day detox consisted of a specially prepared juice. It was followed by a three day follow-up of much of the same diet as the seven days before the detox. We were also required to take a few supplements in addition to probiotics.
I am now past the detox process, and I must say I did enjoy the foods on the diet although I found it difficult at times to eat such a variety of foods in one day. I was pleased to find that I lost 7 pounds in 8 days. I must admit that I cheated a little; I found it necessary to drink some coffee on a couple of days when I had a considerable amount of driving to do. I found that I do feel better after the detox but the first two days were difficult. I found myself to be a little cranky on the second day; I am assuming that it was because I was craving coffee.
It has been about 2 weeks since I completed the diet and one result is that I am more careful about what foods I have in my diet. I have cut down on my sugar intake as well. I recommend this plan to anyone who is interested in clearing toxins from their system in a short period of time.