Losing too little, losing too much or not losing at all - it can be difficult to reach a good balance when it comes to reaching and maintaining an ideal body weight. DietDoc tackles some frequently asked questions.
Detox is a programme or diet based on the belief that our bodies are overloaded with toxins from our lifestyles and environment, and that these toxins could be expelled by changing eating habits, eliminating certain foods and drinks, and/or making other lifestyle changes. The core message is to cut out so-called "toxic" foods (such as trans-fatty acids and preservatives) and substances (such as alcohol), and to replace them with so-called "detoxifying" foods (such as brown rice, fruit and vegetables) and water. The aim is to give your body a break from handling its usual load. Some detox programmes are little more than fad diets or fasts – on one, for instance, you eat nothing but apples for two days. This could be dangerous. Ideally, a detox diet should be followed under the supervision of a registered dietician.