Sculpt N' Cleanse is an herbal colon cleanse product that may support your weight loss goals. Health Direct, the manufacturer, claims that cleansing toxins from the body represents the first step of an effective weight loss plan. This product contains powerful natural laxative herbs like cascara sagrada and senna, which Health Direct claims act gently on the system to cleanse the colon. Adding Sculpt N' Cleanse to your diet and exercise program may help trim your waist, stimulate the metabolism and enhance your weight loss results. However, consult with your doctor before taking any diet or cleanse supplement.
Take the first recommended dosage of one capsule in the morning on en empty stomach with 12 oz. of water 30 minutes before your first meal. Health Direct recommends the morning as the optimal time to take your first serving of Sculpt N' Cleanse. They note that you may increase the amount of capsules taken until you reach the point of two to four bowel movements per day.
Eat breakfast every day about 30 minutes after you take Sculpt N' Cleanse. The first meal of the day plays an important role in fat burning and weight loss because it starts up your metabolism, setting the pace for the rest of the day. Skipping breakfast leads to high levels of the stress hormone cortisol, which breaks down metabolically active muscle and promotes fat storage where you need it the least, says Shawn Talbott in "The Cortisol Connection." An example of an excellent breakfast choice would be two eggs, two slices of turkey bacon and whole-wheat toast.
Take in five or six meals and snacks during your day, says "The Abs Diet" by David Zinczenko. Frequent meals help to work with a cleansing product to energize, speed up metabolism and keep you feeling more full all day long. Include some dietary protein at each of your meals to reap the benefits of its thermic effect on the body. Protein takes a lot of energy to digest, burning up to 30 percent of the calories contained in protein-rich foods during the digestion process. Zinczenko recommends one gram of protein per pound of body weight per day for active individuals.
Choose foods that promote fat burning and try to avoid toxins during your cleansing. Foods like fruits and vegetables contain natural antioxidants that help to eliminate toxins from the body and also boost fat burning, according to "The Usual Suspects" by Jordana Brown. Examples include broccoli, berries, spinach, citrus fruits, apples and tomatoes. Include lean proteins like eggs, chicken and fish. Take in slow-digesting carbs like brown rice, sweet potatoes and oatmeal. Remember to get healthy fats from olive oil, nuts and seeds.
Take your second serving of one or more capsules before bed or two hours after a meal. Make sure to drink plenty of water throughout the day. "Combat the Fat" author Jeff Anderson recommends eight 16-oz glasses of water daily to speed the removal of toxins from the body and naturally boost metabolic rate. Try drinking a glass with each meal and snack, as well as sipping from a bottle during the day.
- "The Cortisol Connection;" Shawn Talbott; 2002
- "The Abs Diet;" David Zinczenko;2004
- "Muscle & Fitness Presents 2010 Edition: The Ultimate Supplement Handbook;" The Usual Suspects; Jordana Brown; January 2010
- "Combat the Fat;" Jeff Anderson; 2008