Saturday, November 7, 2015

How to Successfully Undergo a Detox Diet (part 1 of 2)

You have surely heard actresses on television say that they have lost weight dramatically thanks to a detox diet. It is possible? Yes it is and you too can successfully do it as long as you understand some basic things.

Before you start the detox diet, you must first consult with your doctor to be sure that it is safe. Nursing mothers or those who are pregnant should not try it. The same goes for people with certain medical conditions.

You also have to understand that there is a preparation phase involved before you get started. To do this, you have to reduce your consumption of alcohol, caffeine, nicotine, sugars and certain foods at least a week in advance, drinks lots of water and get plenty of rest.

It is best to also exercise at least 20 to 30 minutes a day to prepare your body physically for what is about to happen. This should also be done during the detox diet and even after to maintain your energy levels.

Naturally, you will have to buy the fruits and vegetables you will be using for the next few days. Ideally, these should be organic but if there is none, make sure to peel off the skin and wash these first before consuming.

Not all detox diets will require you to eat it raw. In fact, some programs will only tell you to eat 85% of it raw while the other 15% is cooked.

So you don’t get tired eating the same fruits or vegetables for the duration of the program, you have to know which ones work well together. An option is to mix carrots or tomatoes with celery, cucumber or spinach. If fruits are involved, use apple, cranberry or pineapple but never orange because it is highly acidic.

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