During this program the focus is to help the body naturally eliminate accumulated toxins. We are exposed to things every day either intentionally or unintentionally that our body considers foreign or toxin. These can include things like processed foods, caffeine, artificial sweeteners, smoke, pesticides, medications, alcohol, etc. Toxins once entering the body are fat-soluble so they have a natural affinity to be stored in our fat cells. The toxins “attach” to the fat cells outer membrane and cause the cells to continually release a hormone called Leptin that plays a key role in regulating energy, appetite and metabolism. Excess levels of Leptin cause a receptor failure meaning the brain stops communicating fullness, this leads to continuous weight gain, which is not how you want to start the New Year. Water intake will also be playing a critical role during this phase to help dilute the toxins.