You may not feel as energetic as we could otherwise feel. You may often feel quite lethargic. Your hair and skin may not look as full of life as they could otherwise. All the aforementioned factors are early warning signs to let you know that your body is not able to cope with the intake of toxins in the caffeine, wheat, dairy products and alcohol in your diet.
Don’t fret or get too worried as the detox diet is at your assistance. It enables your overworked digestive system to rest and revitalises your energy levels. In the 28-day detox diet period, you are likely to lose weight, perhaps even one or two dress sizes. However, the key emphasis herein is that you will start to feel a lot happier and healthier.
The detox diet does not emphasise weighing yourself. The objective of the diet is not to concentrate on weight loss. The key foci of the detox diet are your wellbeing and your energy levels. There is no need to count calories; this diet enables you to eat in a sensible manner.
Nor are you expected to starve on this diet. You eat as and when you are hungry. The diet works as the foods included, fruit, vegetables, pulses and wholegrains and pulses are full of water and fibre, which send a strong signal to your brain stating your appetite is satisfied.
The key reason a lot of people overeat is due to their diet being full of processed foods like crisps which are full of calories. However, such foods lack fibre, water and nutrients, so your brain is not sent the signal that it is full.
Drinking a lot of fluids is key to eliminating water-soluble toxins in your body. This also gets rid of constipation, lowers the likelihood of wind and promotes clear skin. It is best to drink 6 – 8 glasses on a daily basis. Herbal teas are excellent too, teas like chamomile, peppermint, horsetail, dandelion root and yarrow.
It is also important to eat fresh food when you can and try to most of your fruit and vegetables raw. Raw food contains the full gamut of nutrients and enzymes. Should food be kept for too long a period or should it be processed or cooked, it loses a great deal of its nutritional value.