The body colon cleanse is all the rage these days. What is it and why is it so important to clean out part of your intestines? Basically, you build up a lot of excess junk in your system. This is not only unhealthy, it also keeps you from losing weight. The body colon cleanse helps you lose weight by cleaning your system out.
One example of a body colon cleanse regimen is called the lemonade diet. It was created by the late naturopath Stanley Burroughs. It involves fasting to rid the body of toxins which build up due to poor diet, lack of exercise – even negative thoughts and stress.
The body colon cleanse will dissolve and eliminate toxins and body congestion. It will clean up the kidneys and digestive system. It even can supposedly purify glands and eliminate waste and deposits in the joints and muscles. Clean this all up and you can start to build a healthy bloodstream which in turn leads to developing optimal blood pressure.
The big bonus here is that the body colon cleanse will help you lose weight. Most people lose about 2 pounds a day with no harmful side effects.
The lemonade diet should be followed for exactly 10 days. During this period, you will not eat anything and you will only drink a specially formulated lemonade. You need to drink at least 10 servings of the lemonade a day. This can be difficult to manage without discipline and will power, but the rewards could be worth it.
The recipe for the lemonade is as follows: fill a one gallon water jug with the juice of five lemons, 1 and 1/2 cups of Organic Grade B maple syrup (no substitutes), 1/10 tsp. or more of cayenne pepper, and fill the rest of the jug with purified or spring water. It is important not to use fluoridated tap water.
When you get up each morning that you are on the body colon cleanse, you need to do a salt water flush. Mix two level teaspoons of unionized sea salt with a quart of lukewarm water and mix. Drink this all right away.
Then in the evening you will want to take an herbal laxative tea which you can find in most grocery stores.
You should be prepared to use the restroom a lot while on the body colon cleanse. Specifically, you should be prepared to go every 15 or 20 minutes. If you have a job or other activities that will not accommodate this need, you may want to consider putting the program off until you can fit this within your schedule.
You may think that drinking only lemonade, saltwater and tea with no food for 10 days is dangerous. Well, you are certainly not going to die on this diet, but you will be hungry. Surprisingly, you will probably find that you have more energy as the diet goes on, despite the lack of food.
At the end of the body colon cleanse, you can expect to have lost anywhere from 5 to 10 pounds. Do note that this is mostly water weight and will be quickly regained if you do not follow a sensible eating and exercise plan to maintain your target weight.
Many notice that after a round of cleansing they have increased energy, and an increased desire to eat healthy foods. Some go as far as saying they feel somewhat different about life in general.
Those who make it through a body colon cleanse are generally very glad that they did it.