DETOX Step 1- Prepare Mentally

DETOX Step 1- Prepare Mentally

Jun 18, 2024

As with everything goal-related, a detox fast starts first with the mindset. You must believe that your body, this temple God gave you, deserves the best treatment you can offer. If you've been eating a Standard American Diet (SAD) for any length of time, then a detox fast IS the best treatment you can offer your body to give it a much-needed cleansing.

The brain will naturally tell you otherwise. But remember, the brain is just a muscle. Nothing is contained there until you feed it negative information or positive messaging. You rule your brain. Your brain doesn't rule you. Therefore, when your brain tells you that fasting will be too difficult, you have to override and "overwrite" that thought that is there due to old programming.

Just know there are numerous types of fasts. Some are as short as seven days; others as long as 40 days. Some are full days in a row; others are intermittent (ex: eat for 8 hours only, then fast for 16 hours). Don't feel you must stick with any particular type if it's too difficult or not serving you well. Do your homework to find one that suits you. Unfortunately, you really won't know what suits you until AFTER you try one on for size a time or two. Also, because no two people are exactly the same, no two results from detoxing will be the same either. So do not get hung up on what someone else achieves from their fast. Just do you, boo!

Especially, if you are a first-time detoxer-- it is quite okay to MODIFY your fast if necessary. Just be careful not to sell yourself short--that is if you truly want to see results.

Knowing how powerful a detox fast is may help you convince your brain that fasting is a good thing! So, here are five ways a detox fast will help you gain energy and mental clarity.

How a detox fast collectively contributes to more energy and mental clarity

1. Elimination of Toxins

  • Focus: Reduced Toxin Load

Detoxing helps to remove harmful toxins from the body that can cause fatigue and brain fog. By eliminating these substances, the body's liver, kidneys, and other organs function more efficiently, leading to increased energy, and clearer thinking, thus enhancing overall vitality.

2. Improved Nutrient Absorption

  • Focus: Gut Health

Detoxing increases fiber intake and the consumption of probiotics, thereby balancing the gut microbiome. This ensures the body receives the vitamins and minerals that directly contribute to improved cognitive clarity, optimal energy production, and mental function. This is why the gut is known as the body's second brain.

3. Stabilized Blood Sugar Levels

  • Focus: Reduced Sugar and Processed Foods

Detoxing eliminates refined sugars and processed foods that cause blood sugar levels to spike and crash throughout the day. Releasing energy slowly through proper nutrition stabilizes blood sugar and helps to maintain steady energy levels from sun-up to sundown.

4. Enhanced Hydration

  • Focus: Increased Water Intake

Detoxing increases water consumption. Proper hydration is crucial for cells to perform more efficiently, allowing for better energy production and clearer thinking.

5. Improved Sleep Quality

  • Focus: Cleansing Routine

Detoxing often involves reduced caffeine intake, and increased relaxation techniques, all of which contribute to better sleep quality. Improved sleep allows the body to repair and regenerate for increased energy and mental clarity upon waking.


Happy Fasting! (If this former junk food junkie can do this, anyone can do this!)