Getting ready to start up on a cleanse? If so, it’s helpful to know about a few of the things that you should not be doing as part of the process.
While many people focus on doing the cleanse correctly, they also do things in their everyday life while carrying out the cleanse that lead to far less than desirable results.
Here is what you should not do during a cleanse so that you can maintain full benefits.
Do not continue your normal exercise program: The very first thing that you must make sure you aren’t doing is continuing on with your usual exercise program. Always remember that your body needs energy to exercise and on a cleanse, your energy intake is going to be significantly reduced.
As such, if you try and exercise, you’ll do more harm than good.
Use the cleansing period to take a break from your workout program and you’ll come back feeling stronger than ever.
Do some light walking if you desire, but nothing more intense than that.
Do not book numerous extra-curricular obligations: Use this week as a time to de-stress and relax. Pick up a few books you’ve been wanting to get through or get a series of your favorite TV show.
Now is the time for a little self-pampering to make sure your body is cleansing properly. The cleanse itself will be mildly stressful for your system; you therefore don’t want to place any additional stressors on.
Do not carry the cleanse longer than instructed: Some people think that they will stay on the cleanse for a lengthy period of time so they can see even better fat loss results.
Avoid this at all costs.
If you do the cleanse too long, you’ll risk muscle mass loss not to mention nutritional deficiencies. Cleanses are not designed to be diets, so don’t try to make it one.
Come off the cleanse once it’s finished and if you still have more weight to lose, then you can adopt a healthy and well-planned fat loss program.
Always keep your health in mind. Cleanses are not weight loss programs but rather a tool to kick-start your fat burning so when you move back to the fat loss diet, you get faster results.
Cabel McElderry is a local personal trainer and nutrition coach. For more information on fitness and nutrition, visit the Fitness F/X website at www.fitnessfx.com.