Dangers of Cleanse Diets

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Cleanse diets claim to rid the body of toxins, and help people lose fat, among other things. They usually consist of drinking liquid mixtures or herbal remedies of various forms for days on end, and giving your body nothing else. This means that you will be lacking essential vitamins and minerals, be low on calorie intake, as well as lack protein and healthy fats. This will cause headaches, dizziness, nausea, and loss of muscle mass. You will feel low on energy due to the lack of calories and nutrients. When the body is not fueled properly, you will not be able to get nearly as much out of your workouts, and you also risk passing out during it. The other risk of not giving your body enough calories is that you will be slowing down your metabolism. Since your body will not know when to next expect proper meals, your body's protection mechanism will kick in, storing what you do ingest as fat. My suggestion is that if you want to cleanse your body, eat clean foods! This means eating non-processed, non-sugary foods. Stay away from foods that come in a package, and eat foods you would find on the outside aisles of a grocery store like fresh fruits and vegetables, meat, dairy, and healthy grains.

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