6 Ways to Detox and Lose Weight

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1. Drink Warm Water

Drinking warm water is a practice of Indian Ayurvedic medicine. And just by doing so will improve metabolism, making it easier for your body to burn fat.

In particular, here are 3 reasons why you can slim down by simply drinking warm water.

1. Boosts Blood Circulation

Your organs such as your stomach warm up. This will improve the blood flow immediately.

When your organ temperature goes up by 1 ℃ or 33.8°F, your base metabolism, or total number of calories your body needs to perform basic, life-sustaining functions, go up by about 10 to 12%.

Thus, you can increase fat combustion. As a result, your body becomes less prone to gaining weight.

2. Promotes Visceral Function

When your organs are warmed up, they become more active. This will promote digestion and the ability to detox.

Once toxins are discharged from your body, your liver and kidneys become more active, contributing to cleaning up the “house”.

As a matter of fact, I drink a cup of warm water first thing in the morning. I started doing so, because I used to have chronic constipation. But ever since I started drinking warm water rather than cold water, my stomach is no longer bloated or constipated.

3. Improved Urine Output

Blood and lymphatic circulation is also improved.

Lymphatic liquid is the “garbage collector.” So, if the lymphatic liquid can flow smoothly, waste matters can be collected and discharged more easily. Naturally, the more you throw away, the lighter you become.

Moreover, drinking warm water is also expected to alleviate constipation or swelling.

A cup of hot water

2. Drink Spiced Warm Water

You can add spices into warm water before drinking for better results.

As you may already now, spices have many benefits such as…

  • Promoting blood circulation
  • Burning fat
  • Improving digestion
  • Boosting your immune system
  • Activistes metabolism
  • Detoxing

and many more.

So, adding spices to warm water would have a synergetic effect.

3. Fast

“Fasting” is to fast, or stop eating for a certain period of time. For example, you can simply skip a meal of a day, breakfast, for example. Or, you can reduce the number of meals to one or zero a day. Even more, you can choose to eat significantly less than you normally do.

By intentionally cutting down on food intake, your body can direct its energy from digesting to detoxing and repairing.

This will assist detoxing of your body. The more you declutter and dump garbage, the lighter your become, and the more space you would have. Thus, you naturally lose body weight.

Sliced avocado on plate

4. Eat Food that Burns Fat

Some foods boost metabolism, suppress blood sugar from rising, and contribute to burning fat. So adding these to your daily diet may be effective in detoxing and losing weight.

Here are some examples of those fat burning food:

  • Turmeric
  • Almond
  • Avocado
  • Berries
  • Pineapples
  • Chili peppers
  • Salmon

A hot tub

5. Take a Hot Bath

Try to make it a habit to soak yourself in a hot tub on a regular basis.

This will stimulate your sweat glands, making it easier for you to sweat.

The purpose of sweating or perspiring is to discharge body heat, so that our body and brain can cool off. It’s the homeostasis at work, trying to stabilize the body temperature.

Moreover, sweating can support removal of toxins from the body.

6. Go For A Walk

Walking increases your heart rate and advances blood circulation. As a result, it strengthens your heart and cardiovascular health overall.

Conclusion

Detoxing and losing weight can be done in many ways including the ones suggested above. I suggest you try them out!

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