Detox diets and why they are bad for you

Its January and you’ve probably overstuffed yourself with all the fatty and very heavy Christmas foods and beers. You probably want to lose weight in the quickest, most simplest way right?

Well here’s where detox diets come in….

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What is a detox diet?

By no means you would have heard of this thing because they are always advertised on Facebook, email and Twitter to be the fastest way to lose weight. You would be paying somewhere between $300-$500 for that latest “liver” cleansing diet which promises results. Most of them encourage you to skip food and use their product to substitute real food.

Most if not all the diets have some sort of period in which you can expect to results such as 1-2 weeks.

But there are some kits in pharmacies where you do it at home for about $50-$100. Some detoxes are healthy but most are not.

Why is it bad for you

After you finish you’ll binge eat. And its bad for your liver as your liver will do more of that work for you. Most of the detoxes taste like crap.

Some of the detox diets cut out certain foods and you need those nutrients to survive such as a certain amount of body fat.

According to Choice many people felt sluggish and tired. Some even felt bloating

Conclusion

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There is no simple and quick way to lose weight. The only way to lose weight is to eat healthily and exercise. If you really need it then our advice is to see your doctor first. See what they say.

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