Why do we need to detox?

Every year in January  body cleanse, detox and weight loss are phrases that are we see & hear everywhere.

After a couple of weeks of over indulging the need to cleanse the body and lose weight is high on the agenda for a lot of people & we are bombarded with offers of detox diets, plans,  potions & pills.

So why do we need to detox?

When the body is clean it is easier to drop fat. The liver which is one of the most important organs in the body ( as it performs hundreds of tasks that are vital to life) is responsible for getting rid of waste products and toxins from the body. If it is overrun with toxin it  will struggle to get rid of them and the body stores them in the fat cells where they can not harm the rest of our organs.  While the liver is dealing with a high level of toxins its other functions are seriously affected. This includes storing sugars, regulating fat metabolism, producing and maintaining the balance of hormones, producing enzymes and other proteins, repairing damage and renewing itself.

This means that the body is under stress, is unable to repair itself and makes it difficult to burn fat.

Detoxing is more than just giving up the alcohol & chocolates, it is a complex process with key stages to it, that all take time.

We are exposed to hundreds of toxins everyday not only from our food but also in our tap water, air pollution, household chemicals, plastics, smoking and the list goes on.

Unless we limit our exposure to toxins and allow the liver to get rid of them the body will always be in a state of stress.

If you follow a crash diet that does not focus on cleansing the body of toxins then as you lose fat (which will be hard work) the toxins are released back into the blood supply. If levels remain high the body will then go into protection mode so will start storing fat again.

REBOUNDING – this is why people put weight back on following crash diets.

So before you start any weight loss plan you need to remove the toxins from the body & maintain nutritional balance.

Rather than heading for the detox pills & supplements to cleanse the body try “cleaning up your nutrition” and getting the body healthy.

Cleansing & detoxing simply means feeding the body the fuel and nutrients that it needs to function correctly.  If you get the body healthy then losing weight and maintaining weight loss is easier.



Clean eating is eating natural foods that are free from toxins & are nutrient rich. Eating  quality organic vegetables (as many greens as posible) and fruits. If possible grass fed, free range meats,wild fish, and  drinking lots of clean water.

Keep it Clean – Green (organic) & Lean.

Remove from your diet processed foods that contain chemicals, and preservatives,  foods that are void of any nutrients & foods that the body struggles to handle & process. These include refined sugar, alcohol, caffeine, wheat, gluten and dairy.

If you ned help with detoxing then we have several support products for you.

We have the Combined Fitness Clean Eating Guide which is free to download.

Clean Eating Guideforms.aweber.com

If you know what to do but need recipes & ideas then try our Clean Eating Cookbooks  available as an ebook or spiral bound hard copy


January Detox Programme

Starts on Monday 13th January

Would you like to start 2014 with more energy, a fitter more toned body AND feel good from the inside to out?
If you need motivation and a group of like minded people to get back on track with, then apply for our January detox  programme.