You know it is time to change your eating habits. Doctors have probably already told you that your blood pressure is inching its way up – and perhaps also your cholesterol – while your scale is alerting you to the fact that you are no longer weighing in at the recommended amounts. In addition to the foregoing, you probably feel sluggish, tired, suffer from abdominal pain, and perhaps may also deal with bouts of constipation. In other words, you are part and parcel of the statistics that proclaim American to be gripped by an obesity epidemic that shows little if any inclination of letting go. The foregoing notwithstanding, there is a large number of diets, fads, and supplementation available all of which claim to be the answer to obesity and an end to continuous dieting so many American engage in.
Sadly, yo-yo dieting is a very real problem and those who follow a fad soon fall off the wagon, regain their weight and then some, until they once again go looking for a fad die to follow. Health is adversely impacted, and so are the bodily functions. Fortunately, there is hope! Cleaning out your colon and following up on your colon cleanse with a macrobiotic diet are a good way of turning your lifestyle around for the better. Here are some tips to make this happen:
- Begin the process with a natural colon cleanse. The goal is to rid your body of toxins, parasites, and built up fecal matter that may impact your gastrointestinal tract’s ability to absorb and utilize the nutrients found in food. By increasing your intestinal efficiency, you are decreasing your body’s signaling you that it is hungry in an effort to receive more nutrients.
- After you follow all the instructions given during your natural colon cleanse, switch over to a macrobiotic diet.
- What makes macrobiotics easy to use on a permanent basis is the fact that all foods are permitted, yet refined, processed ones are to be enjoyed only in moderation while the raw foods may be enjoyed much more liberally, thus truly permitting you to eat until you feel full.
- Macrobiotics stresses quality, and organic fruits and vegetables should be used at all times.
- In addition to changing what you put into your body, the macrobiotic diet also changes the way you ingest your food. While it is common to drive in traffic and see men and women behind the wheel eating fast food and other unhealthy foods, the macrobiotic diet demands that you relearn what mom has tried to teach you when you first started eating solid food: chew!
The latter, by the way, is also an important part of a healthy colon and therefore fits perfectly in with a completed colon cleanse in that it continues to help the body digest the food ingested easier and with less stress, while the higher fiber content of the food will help the colon to evacuate fecal matter efficiently and without the need for laxatives.