It’s the beginning of a new year and the beginning of renewed efforts to watch what we eat, move our bodies and achieve or maintain a healthy weight. Every year it seems there’s a new wrinkle in the way folks try to do that. This year, it’s the detox diet.
Certainly, after a long holiday of eating foods we don’t eat that much during the rest of the year, it feels like our bodies could use a little cleansing. And while our bodies are evolved to cleanse themselves through a variety of channels, sometimes a little help, well, helps. Particularly given all the environmental toxins we come in contact with daily.
But which detox diet should we consider — body detox plans like the long popular lemon detox diet or one that includes special detox foods? How about just a balanced eating plan that features plenty of cleansing vegetables and minimizes ingredients that tax our bodies?
The last is the one we encourage. Read more about the detox diet in our latest FitBriefing. And if you think you could use a little help following a healthy eating plan that supports your body’s natural detoxification systems, talk to us. Our new Food as Medicine program debuts tonight as a 3-day workshop. But we’ll be integrating the concepts into our regular program throughout the year. Stay tuned for updates!
Have you ever tried a detox diet?