A detoxification diet (also known as a “detox” diet) is a short term diet (usually from a few days to a few weeks) that is designed to cleanse the body of toxins. There are a number of reasons why someone may want to try a detoxification diet. It can aid in elevating energy levels, alleviating headaches, jump starting a weight management plan, improving digestive health or boosting the immune system.

These diets are particularly effective for weight management because they clear the toxins from the body and allow the body’s muscles and processes to work more efficiently, thereby making it easier to burn fat and lose weight. When combined with exercise and an appropriate long-term nutrition plan, a detoxification diet can be the first step toward losing weight.

Using Detoxification Diets to Lose Weight

A typical detoxification diet is basically designed to stop the introduction of toxins into the body while still providing the necessary nutrition. They often involve eating only organic leafy green vegetables and drinking clear liquids, but they can be as extreme as drinking nothing but lemonade for days. As you can imagine, there are a lot of detox diets offered by people who are not medical professionals that could actually be dangerous to your health (particularly if you have a pre-existing medical condition or deficiency in nutrition); it is best to start a plan designed by your chiropractor or other health care provider.

Weight management or a detoxification diet can begin with a trip to a Montclair chiropractor, Dr. Gary Eshanov. At Eshanov Chiropractic in Montclair, NJ, the focus is on total wellness care. A high quality detoxification diet can provide a “re-boot” for your body, kick-starting a weight management program or just being a great starting point for a holistic treatment plan – the first step toward an optimal state of total wellness.

What other sorts of weight management programs have you tried before?