Friday, October 7, 2011

Health & Weight Loss Through Detox

I was asked if this programme helps weight reducing.
Well, while that's not the benefit I'm looking for in the Detox Plan, if you have some extra kilos, during the detox procedure you might as well lose them.
The thing is that if after the Programme is finished you continue living like before (eating bad foods, using chemicals for cleansing, being under stress etc...), your body will make everything possible to gain the lost weight back. Why is that?
One of the reason is that our bodies use the fatty deposits to store in all the toxins it can't handle. You should also mind that every time you do a diet and lose weight, you release in our body, along with the fat, all the stored toxins. That's why dieting could be very dangerous and especially the fast lost of weight. Much better choice is a healthy regime (the one which best suits your own body needs), stick to it and enjoy its benefits.
Although, for the purposes of the experiment, I'll follow the changes of my personal weight and measures. I didn't weight myself before the start of the detoxification, only did so the day after, when my body was already full of the extra water. But anyway, it can't be such a drastic difference, so I'm gonna use it as a base (01/10) and fill in here the new measures at the end of each week:

BMI, the body mass index, in my opinion, is one of the best indicator for personal health status. What does it show?

If you're not good in calculations or don't want to waste time, I'd recommend the following website, where you could directly put your measures in and check the result. According to this site, my BMI of 20 tells the following:
"We might better call this 'Healthy Weight' as this is the ideal weight to be for the best health benefits. You will avoid the fatigue and increased immune system issues of the underweight, and also miss the increased risk of Diabetes and Heart Disease that being overweight brings. People who take health issues seriously should aim to have their BMI within this range. A sensible diet and moderate exercise will keep someone in this category."

WHR, waist to hip ratio, is another very important health indicator and a way of measuring the risk of developing a serious health condition. According to Wiki, women with WHRs of more than 0.8 and men with WHRs of more than 1.0 are at increased health risk because of their fat distribution. It is also said that a WHR of 0.7 for women and 0.9 for men have been shown to correlate strongly with general health and fertility. Women within the range of 0.7 have optimal levels of estrogen and are less susceptible to major diseases such as diabetics, cardiovascular disorders and ovarian cancers. Men with WHRs around 0.9 have been shown to be more healthy and fertile with less prostate cancer and testicular cancer. My personal WHR is 0.7 so I might consider myself a lucky one.

At the end of Week One, I've lost 100 grams and there is no change in my body measures. I still feel full of liquids and my belly seems bigger than its normal stage.

At the end of Week Two, my weight has slightly increased but the reason is that the time coincided with the beginning of my period.

At the end of Week Three, my weight is back to normal.

At the end of the Programme, I'm 700 grams less and generally there are no major changes in my body measurements. Anyway, as loosing weight was not my target, and my body has been long ago used to eating mostly raw and vegetarian food, I assume others will loose weight more visible.
Maybe the most important change for me is in the way I feel: light and happy. I feel my body clean and healthy and my main consideration is how to continue keeping same level of healthiness.


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