Hi, Just thought it would be nice to warn people about the potentially intense aspect of this cleanse. Two of us started this morning with a lemon ginger drink and http://www.diabetes.detox.diabetescx.com/diabetes.detox=a3506/ strawberry/coconut/spinach smoothie. Since then we have both had the runs, nausea and generally felt awful! I get that a cleanse cleans you out, but this is not what I expected and not worth it to me. Note: we are both generally healthy but were just looking to eat a little less sugar and thought this cleanse would be interesting.
On the Master Cleanse, you would drink six to 12 glasses of the lemonade daily; each glass contains about 100 calories, almost all from maple syrup — pure sugar. In addition to the lemonade, you would perform a salt-water flush every morning and drink a laxative tea in the evening. No food is allowed, although you are encouraged to drink water when you are hungry. According to Susan Moores, R.D., the master cleanse can cause blood sugar problems, specifically hypoglycemia or low blood sugar.
Choosing foods with low glycemic index scores often has a significant effect on controlling the surge in blood sugar after meals. Many of these foods are also high in fiber and so have heart benefits as well. Substituting low- for high-glycemic index foods may also help with weight control.
High fiber diet: It has been shown that a high fiber diet works better than the diet recommended by the American Diabetes Association in controlling diabetes and may control blood sugar levels with the same efficacy as oral diabetes drugs.
Over the years, toxins from food and the environment accumulate in the fat adipose tissues. These tissues release pro-inflammatory chemicals that cause more inflammation and oxidative stress. In addition, the body holds onto this fat for protection, making it difficult to lose weight and burn belly fat.
In addition, avoid processed foods with added sugars of any kind. Pay attention to ingredients in food labels that indicate the presence of added sugars. These include terms such as sweeteners, syrups, fruit juice concentrates, molasses, and sugar molecules ending in “ose” (like dextrose and sucrose).
A sugary drink such as soda does not fill you up. Also, the energy it gives to you lasts short which means that you are going to have another drink after. Even if you are not a soda lover, there is a high possibility that your drinks are loaded with sugar.
Liver Cleanse: One way to cleanse the liver is to use bitter greens and chlorophyll juices such as wheat grass and dandelion greens. Other foods that help to cleanse the liver include carrots, celery, limes, lemons, and beets. Spices that offer cleansing effects on the liver include turmeric, rosemary, cayenne, cumin, and curry. It’s best to avoid coffee, milk, and sodas; instead, opt for purified water and/or organic apple juice. To help support your cleansing efforts, use a liver detox organic herbal supplement such as the one offered by HerbDoc.com.
High-fiber supplements, such as psyllium, guar gum, pectin (from fruit) and oat bran have improved glucose tolerance in studies. Positive results have also been reported with the consumption of powdered fenugreek seeds every day. The focus should be placed on fruits, vegetables, seeds, oats and whole-grain products.
To further accelerate this healing, and depending on the severity of your health state, it may be necessary to use wholefood supplements to help nourish the colon, liver, gall bladder, lymph nodes, and kidneys.
The American Diabetes Association recommends that patients aim for a small but consistent weight loss of ½ – 1 pound per week. Most patients should follow a diet that supplies at least 1,000 – 1,200 kcal/day for women and 1,200 – 1,600 kcal/day for men.
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Eggs and English muffin: Scramble 1 egg in a pan coated with 1 tsp canola or olive oil; top with ¼ c chopped tomato, onion, and chile salsa. Serve with toasted 100% whole grain English muffin, spread with 2 Tbsp low-fat (1%) cottage cheese, and 1 c fat-free milk.
For a smarter approach to a detox diet, forget the latest fads that can lead to unhealthy eating patterns and follow a more sensible plan that encourages you to get back to healthy-eating basics and make a long-lasting impact on your wellbeing.
The plate method helps you control your portion sizes. You don’t need to count calories. The plate method shows the amount of each food group you should eat. This method works best for lunch and dinner.
Open the windows. According to the EPA, indoor air is “more seriously polluted than the outdoor air in even the largest and most industrialized cities.” To help exchange and circulate air inside your home, open your windows as often as you can and if you have a mechanical ventilation system, use it regularly and keep it in good working order.