When it comes to cleansing, there is a lot of conflicting information out there. Some sides of the spectrum claim that going on cleanses are good for you and rid your body of toxins, while others say that it’s nothing but a myth and your body shouldn’t be deprived of its normal eating routine.
The best way to find out for yourself is to consult with your doctor about your specific set of circumstances and whether they feel it’s appropriate for your current health conditions. Otherwise, you are only going off of information which is general speculation rather than focused on yourself specifically. After consulting with a doctor and getting the green light for going on a cleanse, you should be prepared for the following things during your cleanse experience.
You May Experience Side Effects
Since your body is going through the process of releasing toxins which it has been holding inside, you may break out in acne, feel more tired than usual, or even have a strange smell. This is because your body is going through a major change.
Rather than panicking or assuming that something is going wrong, try to ask others what their experience was and decide for yourself whether you think these are normal side effects or a cause for greater concern.
The Cravings Will Subside
In the beginning stages of your diet, you may find that you are craving your favorite foods and feel deprived. The cravings may even become so strong that you find it difficult to focus on other things. The cravings may even materialize when you sleep as you find yourself dreaming about donuts and potato chips.
However, as the cleanse continues, you will find that the cravings lessen considerably as you become more accustomed to your new cleanse lifestyle. Try to give it at least 48 hours and you will find you are almost completely done with the cravings.
You Will Likely Lose Weight
As you purge your body of excess chemicals and fat you will find that your body weight starts to go down. Also, depending on what kind of a cleanse you are on, you may be eating or drinking products that function as a diuretic. Therefore, you may lose a considerable amount of water weight on your cleanse as well.
Mood Swings Are Normal
Making a dramatic change to your lifestyle by cutting out foods and drinks which you are normally accustomed to having is enough to get anyone grumpy.
As your blood sugar levels drop and you experience the detox portion of your cleanse, mood swings are completely normal. It’s important to keep your eye on the prize and keep going.