I'd like to share some of my thoughts on this subject which by the way, I'm so keenly involved with.
The Detox diets are popular, but they aren't proven to do what they say they'll do: flush toxins out of your system. In fact, they may be risky and could even backfire!
Our bodies are our "temple" which was created to be a perfect running machine. What I mean by this is that our liver and kidneys do just that with any help from you! Albeit, we should eat more fiber to help the elimination, and drink lots of water to flush out our kidneys! Even if we don't do these simple steps, eventually our bodies will do it on their own.
But knowing and doing are two different things so let me continue to enlighten you a little more.
Each detox diet will dictate what you can and cannot eat. Some of these diets involve fasting, or just drinking liquids. Others allow some foods, like fruits and vegetables. Those are typically short diets. You CANNOT sustain on the unbalanced nutrition you get with these.
You'll be hungry and may feel weak (kind of like if you do legs in the am and don't eat a breakfast, remember how that felt? You also might get emotional or angry on a low-calorie, poor nutrition diet, along with possibly headaches, feeling nauseous all caused by low blood sugar.
Our Low Glycymic Diet is unbalanced but still nutritious. But still we tell you, only do this for 6 - 7 days at a time. And that's why most people feel great by the end AND lose some weight to boot! After the Low Glycymic nutrition plan, we offer another plan that is more balanced and very clean.
If the "idea" of Detoxing appeals to you, you might instead try to eat "CLEAN" that focuses on vegetables, fruits, whole grains, and lean protein. WHOLE FOODS; without processing. That way you are eating the way you should be anyway! And come into the training center and get your body moving! Create a new "lifestyle", new choices for a new you!
The only "good" thing I could say about "Detoxing" is that since there isn't a lot of food to eat AND you won't have a lot of grocery shopping to do, you'll save money!
But most detox plans recommend herbs, pills, powders, enemas, and other form of colon cleansing. The methods vary and often include products that are only available from the author's website, some aren't cheap either.
Exercise is not required, which would be wonderful cause you won't have the energy for it since your calories will be nil.
The support will be none except in cases where the website will offer some if you purchase their products, which, vary in cost.
Ok so after all this you still want to know if they work, which of course, is the question of the year. If your goal is weight loss, a detox diet might help you drop a few pounds, but you will likely just gain it back. In the end, you haven't accomplished anything and it's certainly not a healthy approach.
If your goal is to detox your system, don't waste your time, or your money! You body is the pi esta la resistance at getting rid of toxins, and no matter what you eat toxins will not, I repeat WILL NOT build up in your liver, kidneys, or any other part of your body, and you're not going to get rid of them with the latest detox wonder. Especially avoid diets that promise to detox your liver with supplements or "cleanse" whatever the diet determines needs washing out.
The only type of "detox" diet that is worthwhile is one that limits processed, high-fat, and sugary foods, and replaces them with more fruits and vegetables. That clean-eating approach is your best bet to getting your body in tip-top shape.
The bottom line is, detox diets are not good for people with certain medical conditions; they could be harmful. They DO NOT improve blood pressure or cholesterol. Detox diets have no positive effect on the heart. For people with diabetes, they may be quite dangerous. Any diet that severely restricts what you eat could lead to dangerously low blood sugar if you take medicine for diabetes.
Just focus on clean eating. This approach would be great for anyone living with high cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes, and even heart disease.
We all hear about detox diets all the time, it's all hype with no health benefit. There are many ways to get your body clean and healthy. DETOXING IS NOT ONE OF THEM.
I believe with all my heart, God created man with a perfect running, balanced system (always exceptions to this rule I understand) but this is my opinion and you know what they say about opinions.
KimberleyG Baerman CFT, CSFN, CMY 937-238-4507 cell 937-748-9905 office KimberleyG@baerfit,com