Detoxing gets a bad rap. There are countless “detox programs” out there on the market now. Just like anything else, there will be good ones, and there will be bad ones. Of course here, we talk about our cleanse and if you've tried our signature 21-Day Program, you likely have some thoughts about it. But what is the real story of cleanse vs. detox? For many people, detox translates to juice cleanses, feeling “hangry”, slashing calories, and no fun. However, detoxing is so much more than that.
Whether you’re a newbie or a veteran cleanser, or investigating your options before taking the cleansing plunge, there’s no doubt that cleansing is a controversial subject. Are cleanses healthy, or even necessary? And what does science say?
The buzzy term “cleanse” is something you’ve most likely heard -- it gets tossed around a lot. Maybe you’ve tried a cleanse, or maybe you’re wondering "What is a cleanse?" Is it a valid approach to health? Is cleansing just another fad selling gimmicky powders and pricey juices?
Weight loss is a concern for a lot of people embarking on their first Clean Program cleanse. They wonder, will a cleanse help me lose weight? If you have weight to lose, you most likely will. That said, we encourage you to focus more on making better choices for your health, and less on the number on the scale. Healthy weight loss is a natural by-product of removing any foods and substances that hinder your progress, and adopting better long-term habits -- including adequate sleep, and movement and exercise. Weight loss is just one piece of the overall health puzzle.
A good cleanse can do wonders for your skin, energy levels, digestion, and overall health. If you’ve never tried a cleanse before, you probably have some questions -- not the least of which might be, do cleanses work? Well, yes! Cleanses really work, but your results are dependent on a number of factors.