Detoxing and Dieting: The Difference
Detoxification is the process of expelling toxins from your body.
An effective way of doing so is preventing the toxins from entering your system in the first place.
Now, when you’re dieting, you usually:
– Cut out certain foods from your daily diet according to the guidelines of the diet plan you are following
– Restrict the number of calories you consume on a daily basis
Detoxing, on the other hand, involves changing your eating habits to reduce your intake of foods that contain toxins or toxic substances. Because your body is constantly exposed to toxins, continual detox is important, and you can do this by modifying your diet.
Why Detoxing Is Better…..
There are several reasons why detoxing is better than dieting:
Let’s say your diet plan requires you to stop eating ice cream, or pizza. While you may be able to stay away from your favorite foods for a few months, you can’t sustain it in the long run.
Your level of satisfaction decreases when you deprive yourself of certain food items, especially the ones you like. There will come a time when you buckle under the pressure and give in to temptation.
The entire concept of ‘cheat days’ is based on this lack of satisfaction.
Detoxing is far more sustainable than dieting.
Dieting is great for obtaining shortterm results. You can lose a few pounds quickly, which can enhance your appearance. However, a restrictive diet plan will eventually lead to a lack of energy.
As you would know, calories are the main source of energy. If you are eating less and working out more, you need to maintain a balance or else you will deprive yourself of energy.
This happens in most cases, where dieters struggle with lack of energy and a constant feeling of fatigue.
Detoxification, on the other hand, reduces the toxin buildup in your system, which naturally boosts your energy levels and also improves your immunity.