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Detox Tips for Maximum Weight Loss

Detox Tips for Maximum Weight Loss

There are many benefits when you detox your body from all the toxins that have been residing there. Not only can you increase your energy and feel better, but you’ll also lose weight.


The amount that you’ll lose will be influenced by some different things you can do. For maximum loss, just follow these tips. Whenever we eat, not too many of us pay attention to how the saliva in our mouth works to break down food.


We simply eat and don’t give it a second thought. But saliva plays an important role in helping you lose and maintain weight loss. Taking the time to chew your food the way that you should impacts how well your body can digest it.


When you swallow smaller pieces of food, your gastrointestinal system doesn’t have to work as hard to get the nutrients from the food. While it might be tempting to think that chewing your food into smaller pieces might make you feel less full, the opposite is true.


The longer that you chew your food, the fuller that you’ll feel because your body can get to that energy from food faster. When you take your time to allow your saliva to break down the meals that you eat, you’ll lose weight because this gives your brain the time it needs to recognize that you’ve had enough to eat.


When you consume any meal in less than 20 minutes, your brain hasn’t had the chance to let your body know that you’re full. This is one of the key reasons that people who eat too fast gain weight.


The food that you eat needs to be well mixed with saliva. The enzymes in saliva are what makes the food easier for your body to absorb whatever you eat. When you don’t take the time to chew your food slowly, your saliva doesn’t have time to work properly, and it makes your stomach work harder.


Your saliva is supposed to do some of the digestion work first. While it’s true that saliva is mainly water, it has some other parts to it that are meant to begin the digestion process.


For example, amylase is an enzyme that works to make starch break down. When you chew your food too fast or swallow it in larger pieces, you can skip part of the digestion process.


When you don’t give the saliva time to do the work that it’s supposed to do, it can cause problems for your body. Pieces of food that aren’t broken down in the mouth, must be broken down before it can pass through the body.


So what happens is this food reaches your intestines in a state it’s not meant to be in. Your body immediately gets to work trying to break it down, but what’s in the intestines is good and bad bacteria.


The bacteria gets to work trying to get this undigested food out, which makes it remain in your body longer. When this happens, you’ll begin to experience side effects.


Among these side effects can be pain in the abdomen from gas as well as constipation. Some people will chew gum in an attempt to help them lose weight during a detox plan.


They do this thinking that chewing gum will keep their mind off of eating. But what this does is send a signal that you’re eating. So then the saliva gets to work with its enzymes - only there’s nothing there to eat.


This can lead to symptoms like gas and contribute to conditions like GERD, because chewing triggers your body to make stomach acid. If food weren’t so tasty, then pushing away from the table wouldn’t be as difficult as it often can be.


Everywhere you turn, there’s something delicious to eat. On every corner it seems that there’s a fast-food place or a shop offering treats and coffee. Being constantly tempted with food can wear down even the most determined person.


Seeing food, and even smelling the scent of food can cause you to want to eat and even if you don’t give in, that experience can be at the back of your mind when you do sit down to eat.


So you end up overindulging. Some people work so hard and get so lost in what they’re doing that they put off eating and then later realize how hungry they are. Or they get on some fad diet and then the urge to binge hits.


What happens in these scenarios is the same. You end up overindulging in food. This is especially trying if you’re an emotional eater or if you celebrate life events with food.


But when you eat too much, you place a lot of strain on your stomach. One of the reasons why you feel so tired after eating a large meal is because it takes extra energy for your body to digest that much food.


So, it directs energy toward the digestion process and you end up feeling bad. When you overeat, you can end up with painful stomach cramps, bloating or gas because your stomach muscles don’t have the room that they need to properly contract.


It’s the contracting that helps you digest the food. When there’s no room to maneuver, the stomach is contracting as hard as it can, but it’s meeting resistance from the food packed in it.


It’s always better to eat smaller meals. Not only does it help your stomach digest your food easier, but it also helps you lose weight. Smaller meals keep your metabolism up, prevent you from overeating and leave you with more energy.


Instead of having three large meals a day, you should aim for six smaller meals. Your focus should be on eating healthy foods that offer a lot of nutrients, vitamins and minerals to your body.


One thing you especially want to avoid when you’re detoxing and want to lose weight is fast food. Not only are these meals packed full of calories, but the grease and toxins in them are bad for your body.


Even if the meals are lower in calories, they’re high in other things that you don’t need. For example, one popular serving of chicken nuggets contains more than 1500 mg of sodium.


The guideline for sodium intake is to have less than 2,300 mg. You can buy fast food at the grocery store. Some places now offer their most popular treats in the frozen section of the store.


These are packed with the same calories and sodium - plus in the frozen state, preservatives have been added. It’s best to avoid fast food altogether. You also want to avoid gluten.


Gluten is a protein that’s found in a lot of different foods and it can cause some issues in your body. One of these issues is an inflammatory response after eating it.


This inflammatory response can be even worse if you have gluten sensitivity. It can cause things like bloating, fatigue, brain fog, painful joints, and more. Stay away from sweeteners, too.


You might think you’re doing your body a favor by using them, but you’re not. Many sweeteners contain ingredients that are harmful to your body. Sweeteners can actually cause weight gain instead of weight loss because they impact your metabolic function, so when you use them, you sabotage your own weight loss goal. 


Plus, they can cause your serotonin levels to do a nosedive, which can then trigger feelings of depression. They can also cause cramping, brain fog and fatigue. Some sweeteners have also been linked to cancer.

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