What Does Detoxification Have to Do With Weight Loss?

If you’ve tried and failed diet after diet, there may be something interfering with your success. Perhaps you have a food allergy, sensitivity, or intolerance that is hindering your weight-loss efforts. These types of food issues are more common than you might imagine, with up to 20% of people experiencing one or more.

Food intolerances, allergies, and sensitivities can do more than just hamper your weight loss. They can cause health issues such as migraine headaches, rashes, and chronic fatigue, which can also lower your willpower and motivation to stick to a healthy diet. 

Certain foods leave toxins in your body that build up and lead to these food issues. The best way to rid your body of these toxins and pinpoint any food allergy or intolerance is through a detoxification diet, also called an elimination diet.

Once you’ve rid your body of these toxins and know which foods can leave you tired, bloated, and inflamed, you’re on your way to dropping pounds — quickly. At Joyce Family Chiropractic and Wellness, we’re here to help you with your detoxification diet and your weight-loss plan.

How a detoxification diet works

Before you begin a detox diet, Dr. John Joyce first conducts a thorough evaluation of your current health and dietary habits, weight-loss goals, and weight-loss pitfalls. Several factors may be interfering with your weight-loss success, including a diet that contributes harmful toxins to your body, as well as stress, a slow metabolism, and lack of sleep.

A detoxification diet can help with all these issues. With a detoxification diet, you eliminate certain foods from your diet for several days and then gradually reintroduce these foods. As you reintroduce certain foods, you can see how they affect your health, your mood, your sleep, and your weight.  

Certain foods and food groups, as well as the environment, contain toxins such as mercury, pesticides, pollutants, synthetic chemicals, heavy metals, and other harmful compounds. Your body has the ability to remove some of these toxins naturally, but if your system is overloaded with them, they can build up in your lymphatic and digestive systems and wreak havoc on your health and weight. 

With a detoxification diet, you can cleanse these toxins from your system and also identify the culprits to avoid in the future. 

Getting started on a detoxification diet

Common foods to eliminate during a detoxification diet include:

Dr. Joyce maps out specific foods for you to eliminate and then monitors your health during the detox phase as well as when you start reintroducing them. 

It’s important to work with a medical professional such as Dr. Joyce during your detoxification diet so he can monitor your health and progress. Once you rid your body of the toxins and eliminate and harmful foods from your diet, you’ll soon drop weight and feel better. 

Are you interested in trying a detoxification diet to boost your weight-loss efforts? Call us at Joyce Family Chiropractic and Wellness in the Mount Greenwood neighborhood of Chicago, or make an appointment online.

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