Taking supplements, drinking cayenne water and juicing. These are all a part of the wonderful world of detoxification 2015. The holidays are over, and your body is feeling really bloated right now. But, before you resort to detoxification, take the following things into consideration:
Your body automatically goes through the detox process on its own. Technically, a detox is what happens when addicts are trying to rid their bodies of addictive substances. The doctors use prescribed drugs to remove bad drugs. People who are healthy really don’t have to go through the detoxification process. Right?
During the 1400’s, Paracelsus was quoted as saying that the dose made the poison. Basically, a drug is only toxic if it is taken in large doses. The body can get rid of the drugs that it does not need. The kidneys, liver, skin and immune system function well together to make this happen.
Don’t go by scale numbers. There’s really not that much research to prove that detoxification is really effective. There may be a few detox diets that work. But the sample sizes for these studies aren’t large enough to provide reliable results. Also, the methodologies aren’t reliable either. Many times the only way that a detox is considered effective is if someone loses weight while trying it. If these detoxification diets really worked, then the creators should provide proof that they work. Basically, most people don’t think that they work. So, remember this if you plan on being a part of the detoxification 2015 craze.
Detox commercials are misleading. They spit out vague words such as cleansing and toxin, but they don’t identify specific toxins. Your body probably is getting rid of these toxins automatically. In all actuality, the toxins probably weren’t bad.
Sure, you probably will lose weight if you use these cleanses. This is because a lot of detox products require you to fast. The body isn’t burning away calories, so it has to burn fat and lean muscle instead. Decrease your calories and you will lose muscle mass. Lose weight when on a 2 or 3 day cleanse, and you will probably gain it all back very soon. This is especially the case if you start eating again.
Sure, you might feel lighter after a cleanse. But this could be because you are suffering from low blood sugar. If you drink a lot of fluids, this will have a laxative impact on your body. You won’t feel as bloated and won’t have as many abdominal pains. But the pains will resume once you start eating again. Get rid of bloating by consuming a prebiotic or by eating foods that have plenty of fiber, such as veggies and oatmeal.
Detoxification 2015 might not be healthy for you. Whether or not these detox products are healthy is very debateable. Many people go on these diets without consulting their physicians first. They end up suffering from things such as the lack of concentration and nausea. If you want to be a part of the detoxification 2015 craze, then speak with your doctor beforehand. However, a good doctor will probably say that it isn’t a good idea.
It has been proven that it’s damaging to the body when you eliminate certain nutrients and electrolytes from your diet. If you have medical conditions such as low blood sugar or heart problems then a detox could be fatal. Since many detox products are laxatives, which is another added risk.
Also, the FDA has warned that manufacturers sometimes like to put additional ingredients in detox products that could be harmful to your health.
It is possible to eat real food and lose weight. This is actually the way that you are supposed to lose weight. Try eating healthy on a regular basis so that you don’t have to resort to cleanses. Drink plenty of water and eat foods rich in fiber. Also make sure that your diet has a lot of protein. In addition to eating healthy, you should exercise. A healthy lifestyle is much better than one that needs commercial cleanses.