Today, I want to talk about something that comes up all the time in the health and fitness world: cleanses.
Juice cleanses, detoxes, you name it.
Honestly, I don’t support most cleanses. Why? Wellll….
I just think that cleanses only create temporary results. Yeah, you’ll probably lose weight after a cleanse, but most people regain the weight quickly after.
Let me break some news to you:
It takes a lot longer than 3 days-2 weeks to lived a “cleansed” and healthy life.
Want to be healthy? Lose weight? Ok, that’s wonderful, and you should totally make some goals! However, a temporary method is never going to work for life. It just won’t. I wish life was that easy, but if cleanses were effective, we’d all be at a healthy weight.
It takes a lifelong commitment to be healthy. If you want to deprive yourself for a few days (which is exactly what a juice cleanse does), chances are, you do not have health on your mind, but rather a quick weightloss method. I totally get how tempting it is to want to lose weight quickly, but quick weight loss is not effective in 1. keeping the weight off and 2. living a healthy lifestyle.
How about instead of cleansing, we focus on permanently making healthy changes. Have a smoothie everyday. Eat more vegetables. Try eat less processed foods. No, you do not have to be perfect. You can be healthy, lose weight, and still eat junk food sometimes. However, the effort you make the majority of the time will be way more beneficial to your body than a temporary cleanse. By all means, have some juice, eat a salad, try a raw meal, but remember that anything you do will only be effective if you keep it up long-term. With that in mind, make sure you make healthy habits.
I see so many people in the vicious diet cycle, and cleanses are part of that. Everyone deserves to live a healthy and happy lifestyle, and unfortunately, a temporary diet plan just isn’t going to work for anyone.
Let’s focus less on quick fixes and more on being healthy forever. I could use that focus myself.
With that said, have a lovely Sunday, and I hope you slay this next week.