January 3, 2017

Detox Right: 10 Simple Cleanse Rules Your Success

Angie Buonassisi
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Preparing yourself for a cleanse to kickoff 2017 the right way? Perhaps you want to get a jumpstart on your 2017 resolutions in the health category, or maybe you feel your body needs a push in the right direction after some holiday indulgence. Whether you are new to cleanses or not, take a look at these 10 simple cleanse rules that your body will love, each of which is crafted by our team of specialists at 8 West Cosmetic.

1. Be realistic

One of the best simple cleanse rules is this: just be realistic. When you are choosing your cleanse, opt for a plan that you know you can stick with. Especially if you are new to cleanses, you want to start with something you can finish without too much strife – and remember, nobodygets by on ice cubes and parsley alone.

2. Be mentally prepared

Going into a cleanse with realistic expectations and the right frame of mind is key to having a successful cleanse that you will actually enjoy. We recommend reading up on reviews of the cleanse you've chosen to get a realistic picture of what you can expect during your cleanse. Remind yourself that the cleanse you've chosen is really good for your body and overall health, and get excited about the progress you're making!

3. Keep busy

Be sure you don't choose a period of time that is too "empty" for your cleanse, as you'll want to make sure you have a decent amount of ongoing activities to distract you from the urge toeat unhealthy snacks. If you're off work, consider taking up a project or hobby to help get you through your cleanse.

4. Plan it out

Have a plan in place and mark each of the days on your calendar that will fall within the start and stop lines of your cleanse. When you are booking yourself for other activities/events, make sure you consider your cleanse days as your priority. Check off each day complete for extra motivation.

5. Choose the right timing

If you are undergoing a move or another stressful event in your life, you should wait it out until you have a steady, uninterrupted stretch of time before you. Getting into a routine with your cleanse is the ideal way to set yourself up for success, so be sure to choose your timing wisely. Ideally, choose a time when you are not travelling as detoxing cleanses can alter your digestion, mood, and energy levels.

6. Reward yourself

Come up with a reward system that doesn't involve yummy treats to keep you motivated during your cleanse. A simple cleanse rule for rewarding yourself:place money in a jar for each day you've completed to save up for something you want to buy yourself. When the cleanse is done,you get the big reward!

7. Brace yourself for some serious sickness

Cleanses can result in some unpleasant sickness, so you should brace yourself for this possibility. Withdrawals from caffeine, sugar, and other diet-related addictions can cause both mental and physical challenges,especially during the first few days.

8. Stay hydrated

For any good detox cleanse, water is absolutely essential. The best cleanse rule is to maintain your hydration levels in order to have a successful, and possibly even enjoyable detox experience.

9. Choose professional products

To have the best and most effective cleanse possible, be sure to choose the most professional products. We recommend Metagenics Clear Change 10 Day Program to help you to get started feeling your best.

10. Seek professional help

Have a sit down with our Registered Orthomolecular Health Practitioner who graduated with honours from the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition and come up with a plan foryour cleanse as well as your overall health for the future. Book a consultation today.Stay tuned: our whole team at 8 West Cosmetic Surgery will be undergoing a group cleanse and keeping track of our progress starting on January 9th! Check back for details, and book your complimentary consultation to join us in the detox journey.

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