Two of the current trends taking the diet and nutrition world by storm are intermittent fasting and detoxing

Unsurprisingly – because ALL diets CAN work for weight loss – these diets seem to be producing the results that people crave. But how do the details of these plans stack up? Are they really healthy? Are intermittent fasting and detoxing things you should be adding to your healthy diet and weight-loss plan?

Here are five things you should know in order to make an informed decision:

1. Detoxing and intermittent fasting CAN be addictive

Going without food for a period of time or having detox procedures, like enemas, have been shown to give the dieter a ‘high’ similar to taking certain drugs.

This feeling can become so rewarding that the ‘user’ becomes addicted to it, and goes overboard administering the ‘treatment’. Being on a diet is good, if it’s balanced. Being addicted to a diet or diet treatment can become an illness.

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Watch out for this behaviour if you’re trying out intermittent fasting and detoxing, and make sure that you are approaching it all in a very well balanced and scheduled way.

Click page 2 below to find out the difference between detoxing and fasting…

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