A few things come to mind when I read this article about Liquid Fasting Cleansing Diets.
1) Consider the potential risks associated with a liquid fasting cleanse.
Prolonged liquid-only (especially if it is a water only fast) fasting cleanses should be limited when done without medical supervision for health and safely reasons. You DO NOT want to reach a dangerous state of ketosis without medical supervision- although I think drinking PLENTY of fruit juices through out the course of a day is probably safe for a bit, but don't get forget to consume good 'ole H2O and dehydrate yourself!
2) Perhaps a Medically Supervised Cleanse is what you need!
This article brought back memories of my medically supervised 9-day water-only fast 🙂. More on that in a future blog post!
3) Consider factoring in Intermittent Fasting into the equation.
Intermittent fasting is a great and safer way to allow your digestive system to rest and to continue burn calories throughout the day safely! In my opinion, intermittent fasting is an effective way to burn calories with limited risk of getting medically "hurt"- although ALWAYS check with a physician before starting anything like this. Some folks shouldn't go hours without eating based on any medications they are taking, etc. Based on personal experience, I believe intermittent fasting can produce long term and sustained weight loss results.
What is intermittent fasting? Intermittent fasting is all about allowing your body to burn calories longer. When we rest at night our bodies burn 50% fat and 50% carbohydrates. Intermittent fasting is about prolonging the amount of time we allow our bodies to do this....so, not eating your first meal until 10 AM for example. It's OK not to eat breakfast!
If you've heard the term Intermittent cardio fasting this is just plugging some cardio exercise in during that time you are not eating in the morning!
I'd love to hear from you! Have you ever followed through with a liquid cleansing diet? How did it go? Did you do it alone or have a buddy to go through it with you? What did you drink? What were your results? How did you feel before, during, and after your cleanse?
Allison Marschean is a wife and mother of 6 year old twins who is kicking an autoimmune disorder to the curb with food and fitness, all while living her dimensions!