A poor, long-term diet can be harmful to your overall health and difficult to quit. Quite often, we become conditioned to crave foods that are bad for our bodies due to the addictive high-sugar contents they contain. Many people who have lived with their processed diet for so long have accepted the negative health consequences as a part of their lives.
For patients who have tried to regain their health but have not succeeded, a medical weight loss meal plan could be exactly what they need to achieve their goals without surgery. Medical weight loss programs like the detox diet are designed to help you target the cause of your weight gain and create a customized meal plan to help you lose weight and maintain a healthy and stable body weight.
Many people are living on highly processed diets that have an excess of added sugars and unhealthy fats. For many, this diet and its consequences are so normal that they don’t realize the negative impact it is having on their health. People with poor diets who suffer from one or more of the following chronic health conditions may benefit from the detox diet:
- Weight gain/obesity
- High blood pressure
- Heart disease
- Sexual dysfunction
How It Works
The unique collection of nutrients and hormones working together in our bodies can determine how we maintain our weight. At Vitality Medical & Wellness Center, we can help you understand your body and its nutritional needs. During your consultation, we will take a careful account of your medical history, hormone levels, current body fat percentage, metabolic rate, blood pressure, and water weight to help identify what has been preventing you from losing weight.
Your Detox Diet
The detox diet is designed to provide a break for the body and help flush out the buildup of toxins like processed food, sugar, alcohol, caffeine, cigarette smoke, and air pollution to produce a stronger and healthier immune system. This consists of a variety of techniques, including:
- Cutting out all unhealthy and fatty foods
- Following a short-term liquid diet
- Using medical weight loss supplements
- Taking appetite suppressants to cleanse the body
- Relying on the emotional support from your guiding medical professional
Using science-based nutrition, our specialist will create a personalized detox and nutrition plan. This plan will consider their current health, genetic profile, and lifestyle to help them maintain their new, cleaner body and lose the weight they desire. Each medical detox plan is different and may last several days or weeks based on the personal needs of the patient.
Our medical weight loss program can help you further the benefits of your detox with successful weight loss. It also includes the necessary nutrients for your health while providing the desired cleansing benefits.
Risks and Side Effects
In many cases, self-monitored detoxes are ineffective. Extreme detox diets can also threaten your health. Without the help of a medical professional, a detox diet can lead to the following risks and side effects:
- Vitamin deficiencies
- Muscle breakdown
- Blood sugar problems
- A weakened immune system
Individuals who are pregnant or nursing, as well as those with diabetes, heart disease, kidney disease, and certain digestive conditions, are particularly at risk of experiencing dangerous effects from trying a self-monitored extreme detox diet.