I found that I gained weight although I was on a detox diet. I only had fruit juices and vegetables for a week. I felt good and energised for the first three days, but then I started to feel weak and tired. Why did I gain weight although I was on a diet?
Well, let’s get this straight. You gained weight because you chose a wrong diet.
You should not go on a detox crash diet if you are looking to lose weight. That is not the purpose of a detox plan. A detox is to cleanse your liver, to give your digestive tract a break, to increase the rate at which your body will absorb nutrients and to heal your gut. These are the positive changes you should be looking for when you are doing a detox plan. Losing weight will happen only after these processes in your body reach optimum performance level.
Very often people lose weight on a detox plan but what they have lost is nothing but muscle and water – which is obvious since fruit juices and veggies have negligible amount of protein and fat.
You should go on a detox for no more than three-five days and not with the intention of losing weight but to cleanse. Losing weight will happen when you eat clean and do some form of workout consistently; not when you eat little. There are no quick fixes to lose weight. So change your mindset and your body will follow.