So many people have tried one detox regime or another and found that there are always some unpleasant side-effects. Well, that is to be expected isn’t it? No pain, no gain. But there has also been some publicity concerning more serious detox side effects. So are there any detox diets that do not carry a substantial risk?
A few years ago scientists were investigating the benefits of alternate day fasting. The results of their research led them to cautiously state that limiting calorie intake for twenty-four hours and then putting them back into your diet for the next day will help you to lose weight and increase your prospects of longevity.
One touted benefit of alternate day fasting is that instead of being moderately hungry for ling periods of time, you are VERY hungry for short periods of tine. Anybody who has faced the prospect of fasting for a week or more at a time might think that this is a pretty good deal.
A study at the University Of California indicated strongly that eating half as much as usual every other day helps to shrink fat cells and assist some of the processes that get rid of fat. The mechanism behind alternate day fasting seems to be that not eating for short periods places stress on your body in a positive way. For one thing, it triggers the action of a gene that fights heart disease and assists the body to convert fats in the blood to energy.
Many people think that the alternate day diet is not practical because you cannot stick to it for a lengthy time period. And, of course, the people who have tried it say that they do tend to be a little uptight on the days they are fasting. More info on a study into Alternate Day Fasting at fatlossnutrition.com
Here is a video with some information on alternate fasting from a guy who has tried it: