Detox for Weight Loss

What Is Detox?

Detox, also known as cleansing, is the process of ridding your body of toxins, waste buildup and parasites. Many people will do a detox for weight loss either to take off some quick pounds before a diet or once they have reached a plateau during a diet, whereas others will practice detoxing as part of a regular regime.

The theory behind a detox is that processed foods contain chemicals which get stored inside your body and will cause you to be fat. When you detoxify your body, you not only get rid of the toxic chemicals, but you will also lose weight.

Detox for Weight Loss – The Basics

A detox can consist of a special drink mixture, pills, herbs and/or a combination of raw foods.

water for detox

The length of a detox can vary from 1 day to a few weeks depending on the plan you choose.

Some detox plans may be more difficult to follow. There are plans where you only drink a special mixture which provides specific nutrients to keep you body running properly.

Other plans may have only fruits, vegetables or a combination of both. All plans typically require you to drink lots of water.

It is recommended that you do not exercise while doing a detox. Since your food intake is decreased, you will not be feeding your body the fuel (carbohydrates) it needs to workout. If you absolutely must do something, then your exercise level should be limited to nothing more than light activity such as walking.

The detox plan you chose will have a specific list of foods and drinks that you will be consuming for the duration of the plan. Below is a generic list of items that typically fall into the good and bad to give you an idea of what you can expect.

Detox for Weight Loss – Typical Foods

  • Water
  • Vegetables
  • Fruits
  • Certain Herbs
  • Organic foods
  • Whole unprocessed food
  • Green tea

Detox for Weight Loss – What to Avoid

  • Caffeine
  • Sugar
  • Alcohol
  • Processed & Refined foods
  • Tobacco products
  • Drugs

Detox for Weight Loss – Benefits

Completing a detox not only leave you feeling revitalized but will also help you shed some pounds if you stick to the eating requirements of the plan. Some other common benefits from a detox are:

  • Weight Loss (of course!)
  • More Energy
  • Clearer Skin
  • Better Nutrient Absorption
  • Improved Digestion
  • Reduced Bloating

So even if your main goal is to detox for weight loss, there are many other positive outcomes in addition to losing weight. If this is the first one, you may want to try a plan that is less strict and lasts a shorter amount of time. A good beginner’s detox is a 3 day fruit detox plan which allows you to eat normal food.

To see the fruit detox plan details, check out page 2 of Detox for Weight Loss right here: Free Detox Plan