Detoxing and dieting can be very dangerous and unhealthy if done in the wrong manner, or for the wrong reasons. 2017 has seen a backlash against body shaming brands pushing New Year diets, and we agree.
Dieting and detoxing if done only to lose weight can be damaging; as soon as you stop, the weight piles back on. Plus, they can create an unhealthy relationship with food whereby people see it as "bad" or "indulgent". Food is sustenance and there to be enjoyed, so if you are trying to have a January health kick follow this 101 to make sure you're being safe...
The idea of a detox is a myth, there's the medical detox which is a treatment for those with life-threatening drug addictions. And then there's the other, pushed by slim-fast teas and other such commercial pursuits. If toxins did build up in your body that you were unable to excrete you'd be seriously ill- the body already detoxifies for you. That's the whole point of your kidneys and liver.
So, put down the slimming teas that essentially are just laxatives, and don't do a 7 day juice cleanse for-heavens-sake. Drink less alcohol, eat less refined sugar, have a green smoothie to start your day and hit the gym.
There's no magic science to being healthy. Eat well, exercise and be kind to yourself. Take some vitamins, or eat more kale, don't switch out meals for sh*t-inducing milkshakes.
Go forth and smash that health kick, the healthy way....
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