As you begin to age it’s very difficult to lose fat you've already stored. Studies indicate toxins are one reason for this, citing that over time Toxins from food and the environment build up in the body. One defense mechanism your body uses to keep toxins from destroying your cells and organs is to surround them with fat cells. This is one reason the body wants to purposely hold on to fat so it can protect the body. Excess toxins also cause symptoms such as depression and anxiety which could be one of the reasons for the low self-esteem and eating disorders. Cleansing is a powerful way to extract toxins and is a practice that has been used for thousands of years.