A healthy body leads to healthy mind. This is what most people say when asked why they try so hard just to keep themselves fit. We live in a different lifestyle compared to that of twenty or thirty years ago. Now, we live in a drastic changing world. We have to live up into the expectations of many that we tend to neglect our own well being. We would only realize later on when we’ve gotten ill that we’ve missed out the most important aspect of our continued existence.
With human’s quest for the fountain of youth, a lot of strategies, programs and regimens had been developed promising benefits to keep you fit and energetic. However, not all are as effective as the other. Sometimes, we’d only realize that we’ve spent much time, effort and money to a program that does not even work.
There are wide variety of fitness programs in the market for you to choose from. But, recently, detox programs had been the talk of the town. But the question is what are these detox program anyway? Are they really that effective? Do they really deliver results that most people want to achieve? To answer these questions let us go deeper into this program and see why it really is a hit to most health enthusiast.
One of the objectives of a detox program (or simply detox diet) is to detoxify your body from the harmful toxins that have built up inside your body. Another is to cleanse your body (especially the digestive system) from all its impurities and finally to burn the excess fat. An example and most popular method under this program is called Master Cleanse (also called “Lemon Cleanse” or” Maple Syrup Diet”). It technically involves drinking only Lemonade from fresh lemon or lime juice, maple syrup, water, and cayenne pepper. This mixture helps in the removal of unwanted toxins within the body. The special diet is to be done for a minimum of 10 days.
Although the said method boasts that you will easily lose those extra pounds, have your energy increased, can alleviate some chronic disease, and most especially it can increase your sexual stamina. We must also take into consideration some “unwanted” or negative effects. Your body will suffer from lack of valuable nutrients, proteins, vitamins, and minerals which are deemed necessary in order for your bodily system to function properly. It is also not recommended and is considered as dangerous by Doctors if followed in the long term.
Some considerable side effects that one might also experience while undergoing the program may include the following: Headaches, nausea and vomiting, cravings, fatigue, and being easily irritable. Because of the risk factors and negative effects, It is advisable that you seek proper medical advice from your physician or dietician if the program suites your health condition and lifestyle. Remember that when choosing a diet program, one must also consider the expert advice of trained professionals rather than simply follow what the popular trend is.
Remember that one should also consider the pros and cons of any program that you choose. Whether it be a detox program or any other diet programs out there. What’s most important is that you don’t lose your health as you try to shake off those extra inches on your waist line.
Source by Cheryl A. Vinni