Post # 1
I was just wondering if any of yall have done a detox program that made you feel healthier after you completed it. I personally wouldn’t be able to handle a detox where I dont eat for several days, I know myself too well. After the holidays I feel so sluggish and plump and I want to kickstart my weightloss with something.
A coworker was doing a detox with some herbal tea and she said what it does was make her poop a lot. Do you think its really “cleaning her out” or is it just irritating the stomach and making you poo?
Post # 3
I’ve heard good things about “Clean”– It’s a book by Alejandro Junger. It’s a 21-28 day program, that involves smoothies and juices for breakfast and dinner and whole foods (organic meat and no gluten, sugar, caffeine, alcohol) for lunch. I haven’t done it, but it seems like a healthier way to do it than teas or lemon juice cocktails.
Post # 4
I have yet to see compelling evidence as to why a detox would be required. Your body has natural mechanisms in place to remove toxins from your body. I do see the benefit of making a conscious effort to eat healthier, more natural foods however.
Post # 5
my aunt is a naturopathic doctor & we did a detox last year. i felt great afterwards! it wasnt bad at all it was 21 days long. for the first 10 days you eat only fruits & vegetables. then you introduce chicken & fish for the rest of the detox. you could have fish everyday but chicken was every other day.there were also some vitamins that we took each day and all of the food was organic. i lost 28 lbs and felt sooooo much better!
Post # 6
I can get on board with cleaning up your diet-no processed food, limiting salt, sugar, bad stuff for a week and going with 100% whole foods, but as far as I know, your body is a cleaning machine. If you don’t put junk into it in the first place, you shouldn’t have any worries. But stressing out your body unecessarily by detoxing it via juices, not eating, teas, cayenne pepper weird stuff, pills, etc….it just doesnt’ seem like a good idea. You can “detox” just by not eating crap!