• Anya

Does a detox diet work? Absolutely not

Updated: Jun 17

Detox diets are all over the internet that it just feels right to try. The truth is that detoxing will do you more harm than good. And no, it won’t make you lose weight. Let’s discover why and find a better alternative.

Imagine a big red button that if pressed, would reverse all the bad decisions in your life.

How good would that be?

I think it would be fantastic! Sign me up now.

But, of course, there’s no such thing. Yet, for some reason, when it comes to diets and health, people think that this button does exist and they call it: “Detox”.

The idea that spending a few days drinking lots of water, or drinking only juices will leave your insides as clean as an empty sheet of A4 is a myth.

Does that mean that all hope is lost? Absolutely not!

Millions of people around the world have a solution but before getting into that, let’s take a look at why you shouldn’t be getting into detox diets and what they do to your body.

What is a detox?

Detox diets and products come in many forms.

I hate giving them any publicity, but to help you recognise them so you can avoid them, here are some of the most common types of detoxes or cleanses:

  • Drinking detox or lemon water from morning to evening

  • Drinking only juice (usually green juices) instead of meals

  • Drinking ridiculous amounts of water and tea to replace meals