There is no shortage of reasons why you need detox diets to lose weight and improve your overall health. Diet experts are tripping over themselves to tell us that detox diets can help us quickly lose a few pounds and help our bodies get rid of harmful toxins, but not all diet gurus agree. A number of prominent certified nutritionists, for example, have recently voiced their concerns about what they see as an overuse and sometimes a misuse of popular detox diets.
Personally, assuming you are using a quality detox diet, I do not think there is a cause for concern, but lately I have been asking myself if we really need detox diets at all. In other words, is it possible to lose weight and improve our health without various detox diets and cleanses? As it turns out, the answer is yes, and here is how.
First of all, if you are in good general health, not overweight and do not need to lose weight, you do not need any diets at all. Keep doing what you are doing, because it is obviously working for you. Second, if you need to lose a few pounds and get in shape, all you need to do is to find a balanced diet that you can follow for an extended time. In fact, you should not think about it as a diet at all, think of it as an improvement over your old and not very exciting eating habits.
Third, forget about quick fixes that often promise incredible results. They never work long term and might have unpleasant side effects. Instead, put together a balanced diet that consists of organic vegetables, fruits, grass-fed proteins, fish, and whole grains. Do not be afraid of complex carbohydrates that supply your body with fiber and other important nutrients.
Last but definitely not least, if you want to be in top shape, you need to be active. Now, many people seem to think that staying active means going to the gym at least three times a week, but it is a myth that you need to have an elaborate exercise program to maintain great physique. It does not take much to keep your body in good health. Go for a hike, take stairs whenever you can, ride a bicycle, walk to the store instead of driving, clean your house – in short, use your imagination, it really does not take much to stay active.