One should never go below 900 - 1200 calories (reality)
The cleanse should be Nutrient dense, not unsafe low calories.
Duration: 3 to 5 days (tolerable)
Light to moderate exercise to maintain muscle mass.
Unhealthy Cleanse Unhealthy Detox
The Master Cleanse - 0 to very few calories,
ZERO Nutrients *** dangerous to your health!
Your body needs cellular nutrition to feed and repair itself.
7 to 30 days: Pure torture and only temporary weight loss.
Not exercise if you are not having any nutrients - you will begin to lose muscle mass.
MUSCLE burns FAT!
There are healthy options for you to effectively and safely provide cellular nutrition, improve insulin resistance and mental clarity. The by product of this healthy choice is weight loss as well.
The bestway to assess how many calories per day you eat is by keeping track. By being HONEST with your self, writing it down will allow you be become aware of the foods you are eating, craving and how often. It can even detect the emotional cycle you may have with certain foods.
Something to think about...
Only 22% of adults engage in regular, sustained physical activity for at least 30 minutes five times a week, and only 15 percent exercise both regularly and vigorously.
No matter how poor your current level of fitness, you CAN start an exercise routine to become fitter and healthier!
90 plus year old women (my grandmother) who have used walkers have shown the benefits from light strength training.
Fad Diets/Low Diets:
I will discourage you to follow any low calorie (less than 800 calories) Diets as they can be dangerous and impede weight loss! It is IMPOSSIBLE to lose 10 pounds in ten days! What is lost is water, important muscle tissue, with only a small percentage of the weight loss coming from fat. Fad diets also do not touch on the BEHAVIORS and EMOTIONAL ties associated with eating and never help establish better eating habits.
This is not recommended for the body can go into ketosis (a condition characterized by an abnormally elevated level of ketones in the body fluids and tissues) and encourages the loss of minerals and lean body tissue. Water and muscles are lost very quickly and the "weight loss" that goes with them may make the user feel encouraged to continue, which in reality, they are losing health and energy while the metabolism slows down.
So, when looking to "detox" choose a sound company, with high credentials, and one that is an advocate of cellular nutrition. Be smart when making your decision to cleanse! For our recommended favorite finds, go to www.fityourstyle.com. Or take advantage of our free consultation where we can guide you with making the best selection for your goals and lifestyles.
Check out our recommended 5 Day Cleanse.
In good health,
Jennifer Ettinger, MA., CPT