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Ok, I'm guessing you want to lose a little weight, gain a bit more energy, feel healthier or just give yourself a bit of a feel good boost. It sounds like you need to go on a detox diet
But What Is A Detox Diet?
A detox diet is basically a restrictive diet which continues for a given period of time. The time frame can vary as can the method of detoxification.
You can buy kits and specific programs to follow which might include background reading and information about the specific detox sold and may also include worksheets to complete, such as...
- How you feel each day
- Your level of energy
- Any side effects or bad experiences.
To answer the question more specifically 'what is a detox diet,' we need to look at an example and for this we'll use the famous lemon detox diet.
To successfully complete the lemon detox diet, you will be doing the following...
You will be fasting completely for around three days
You will be replacing a lemon juice drink for any food during this time.
You will make this drink as follows...
Mix together the following...
2 tablespoons of freshly squeezed (organic) lemon juice
10 ounces of spring water
1 tablespoon of natural maple syrup (organic and no added sugar etc)
1/4 teaspoon of cayenne pepper
So you'll have this drink for breakfast, lunch and dinner, supper too if you like, nothing else!
Yes this does sound harsh and difficult to do, but bear in mind that it's only for 3 days and that you will be cleansing out toxins, fatty acids and other substances that build up in our digestive systems throughout everyday life. So the payback should be quite worth it.
Go have a quick read here if you'd like to find out more about the lemon juice detox
So there you have an answer to the question what is a detox diet. It's by no means the only option available to you and you can find out more by having a good read through the rest of this site, but it gives you a good understanding of what to expect.
You'll have to eat or drink a certain type of food group, usually organic, fresh and natural
You'll have to do it for a set period of time.
There aren't really any significant risks for doing something as restrictive as a detox diet for a short period of time as long as is only done periodically and in short bursts, the key here is to stick to it only for a few days, not in to the long term.