As per my new year resolution, I’ve now become a vegetarian, stopped consuming sweets including chocolates, fizzy drinks and a have said a complete no no to junk food. So far so good. Then someone told me that I shouldn’t stop everything at once because it would drastically reduce my immunity. Well, don’t tell me how to live my life. I will do what I want #SWAG #THUGLIFE.
I have a belly and I find it very irritating. Thanks to all those countless burgers I hogged in the past, I have a nice flab that looks like a tyre. Tried hitting the gym but lost motivation because after a month of running on the treadmill and working on my abs, I found no improvement. Then I understood that there’s no such thing as spot reduction. Yeah, so I resorted to cutting down on junk food and follow a balanced diet.
A relative of mine told me about detox diet and how it helps one to lose weight. I was curious and when I asked about it, I was enlightened about a seven-day detox programme where you follow a different diet each day. One day for fruits alone, one day for vegetables, then juice, next day is allotted exclusively for meat and so on. There are different diets as advised by different nutritionists and you can find plenty of them on the Internet. As a bonus, detox diet promises you healthy and glowing skin, refreshed and an energetic body.
Do you smell that smelly smell? It’s bullshit. Personally, I really don’t think this popular trend of dieting actually works. Plus there is no scientific evidence to support that this mode of diet works. Our human body already has dedicated organs to detox and flush toxins from our system. They are known as the liver and kidneys. If these organs are not working in your body, a broccoli juice mixed with aloe vera, cucumber and spinach is not really going to help you. For a healthy functioning human being, these organs get rid of toxins from our body in an hour. Detox diet flushes out toxins? What toxins exactly are we talking about? Are there carcinogenic elements in our food that it destroys? We have a built in detox unit right in our body. If there ever was an ‘employee of the month’ award for our body, the liver would win hands down.
The only way in which a detox diet helps is maybe by encouraging those people who don’t touch fruits and vegetables but gorge on junk food to start eating good food. You end up drinking a lot of water as a part of the diet. The only positive effect would be the fact that you were monitoring your diet and switched over to healthy food. Placebo effect?
A lot of detox products are available in the market from tea to capsules. They claim to cleanse your body from the inside. Just be careful because when you attempt this diet, the side effects would be fatigue, nausea, cramps, headache and sluggishness. Long term fasting will result in loss of minerals and vitamins. Just don’t end up getting deficiencies. The best thing to do would be eat in moderation, avoid binge eating, cut down on junk food and get some exercise. Even a 30-minute walk would help. And next time someone says bro, do you even detox? please kick them in the buttocks.
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