Well the secret that you can use to really get started on the right track is to use a detox dieting method.
What is detoxing diet?
Detox dieting is a widely used technique of cleansing the body of harmful toxins that are contained in your body from eating foods that are, well, not so helpful to our bodies.
This is a great way to get your body feeling healthier and not just for losing weight, which is an added bonus.
There are many different set ups for a detox diet but we are going to just focus on one that is widely used and should work wonders for you. Remember, to be sure and consult with a physician first before you embark on any long term weight loss plan. It’s just a good idea to always do that.
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The things that are commonly needed for a detox diet are:
First, you should know that there can be some negative side effects. Some common things that you may experience are a headache, which can appear within the first week of the start of your detox diet. The headache should subside when you decrease your daily amount of caffeine, but more on that in a bit.
Another side effect of a detox diet can be either diarrhea or constipation. A good way to avoid any complications from either problem is to make sure that you are taking in plenty of water. This is a staple of any well thought out diet.
You always need plenty of liquids to stay hydrated.
Some other things to be mindful of are that you may experience acne, tiredness, food cravings or you might become irritable, but many of these things can be experienced on any diet.
Is detox diet suitable for anyone?
No, a detox diet isn’t for everyone. For example pregnant women shouldn’t try detox diet. That should be common sense information for any one.
If you have other complications like cancer, diabetes or kidney problems then a detox diet is probably not going to work for you.
Another thing to keep in mind is that a detox diet is short term because it can lead to nutrient deficiencies in the long term such as protein deficiency. You would do well to limit these diets to just once or twice a year.
What can you eat on detox diet?
So basically when it comes to a detox diet, you are essentially limiting yourself to just water, vegetables, fruit and raw foods. You should be consuming more vegetables when your detox ends. The fiber from the fruits and vegetables is what really works to clean out your body.
In future post we will continue to examine some additional methods of detox and time periods you might use for how long to be on a detox diet. There are many methods that can be used and they require a little getting used to before you jump in head first.