Lose the excess weight, beat cellulite for good, flush out toxins naturally, banish the bloat and improve your skin's clarity: These are just some of the promises that detox diets hold. It's no wonder that so many celebrities are huge fans of detox diets! So forget about bizarre juice and deprivation diets: Try a sensible detox plan to cleanse your system.
Planning your detox dietFollowing a realistic one-week detox plan can help you drop the extra weight as well as improve your well-being. Here are the basics to help you get started on a simple detox plan.
- Morning detox drink. Start each morning with half a lemon squeezed into hot water, instead of your usual dose of caffeine. Alternatively, non-caffeine tea, herbal tea, freshly-squeezed fruit juice are also great choices.
- Avoid toxins including cigarette smoke, food additives, alcohol and caffeine. Advocates of detox diets say these toxins that accumulate in our bodies are the causes of health problems like weight gain, cellulite, headaches, bloating, fatigue and dull skin, so the purpose of detox diets is to kick-start the process of removing these toxins from the body.
- Drink sufficient water. Stay sufficiently hydrated by aiming to drink around two litres of water everyday. The fluids will help flush out toxins from your system.