Detox For Weight Loss


Basics

Many people want to detox for weight loss. The truth is, a detox diet program is usually not designed for weight loss. It is designed to eliminate toxins from the body. Weight loss will often occur, but it is generally from loss of water retention and that weight will be regained soon after the detox diet program is completed.

So is there a way to detox for weight loss? Well, a detox program can be a good way to start a diet, because it eliminates toxins that may slow the metabolism and cause digestion to be sluggish. A detox program can give you more energy for exercise and reduce depression, which can give you more motivation for eating a proper diet and exercising. While a detox diet will not actually cause you to lose weight, it can help in the long run.



Prevention

A detox diet program can prevent many health problems. Some health problems that can be avoided include high blood pressure, high cholesterol, heart disease, diabetes, digestive problems, arthritis, and kidney and liver problems. Losing weight helps prevent these problems, too.

After you go on your detoxification diet program, you can prevent the need for further detox programs by eating healthy foods. Eat lots of fresh fruits and vegetables, limit your intake of junk food, and drink plenty of water. Of course, this will also help you lose weight.

Treatment

If you want to detox for weight loss, there are several diet programs from which to choose. A program that involves a fast is probably your best bet, but make sure you check with your doctor first to make sure fasting is safe for you. People with certain medical conditions or people taking certain medications cannot safely fast.

There are several types of fasts:

You can fast for one day or for as long as one week. The rice fast is especially good to do for several days. Fasting lets your digestive system rest. It also gives your liver a rest, because you are taking in fewer toxins. You will lose weight during a fast, but will gain some of it back when the fast is over. However, as mentioned above, a diet detox program like a fast is good preparation for weight loss.

An herbal supplement can be an important aid while you detox for weight loss. The right supplement can help eliminate toxins and support liver functioning. Be sure to look for an all-natural supplement.

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When To See Your Doctor

Speak to your doctor before beginning a detox diet program. Your doctor knows your medical history, and can advise you if a detox program is right for you. Ask about herbal supplements for detoxification.

Feel free to write to us if you have questions about how to detox for weight loss.



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