Trans fats are hydrogenated animal fats and plant oils that are used by the food industry because they help food stay fresh longer, as this alteration makes the oils more solid. They are usually present in snack foods, margarine, fried foods, shortening and salad dressings and are highly toxic for your body. According to the American Heart Association, trans fats lower your HDL cholesterol levels and raise your LDL cholesterol levels as well as increase your risk of stroke and heart disease. You need to cleanse and detox your body to begin the process of eliminating trans fats from your body.
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Make a commitment with yourself to remain on your cleansing and detox program for at least one to two weeks. This is the suggested time frame recommended by the Northwestern Health Sciences University detox program. You can use a diary to monitor your changes and help you remain motivated.
Re-structure your diet to increase your fiber intake, which will bind to the fats in your body and allow you to release them. Consider up to 50 grams of fiber and no less than 30 grams per day. Ideal sources of fiber include vegetables, whole grains and fruit.
Introduce enzyme-rich juices into your diet, such as carrot juice, which will aid your body in releasing fat, according to the article "Fat/Cellulite Detox," written by Dr. Linda Page and published by the website Pioneer Thinking.
Choose organic foods and favor raw or steamed vegetables and greens, such as kale and collards. Avoid fats except for those present in vegetables, such as avocados, and nuts.
Drink water throughout your day --at least 60 ounces -- and add lemon juice to prompt a gentle cleansing of your liver, beginning with a cup of warm water on an empty stomach, first thing in the morning.