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The Martha's Vineyard Diet Detox is a commercial diet plan that alleges that it allows dieters to safely lose 21 pounds in 21 days. It is based on consuming a completely liquid diet for three weeks and claims to release toxins from the body in order to increase vitality, health and energy. Specifics of the diet are available by purchasing the book, 21 Pounds in 21 Days: The Martha's Vineyard Diet Detox. The Martha's Vineyard Diet Detox website also offers products to make the liquid foods on the diet, including protein powders, fruit drinks, vegetables drinks, and something called "Inner Cleanse".
When considering this diet and purchasing the book, 21 Pounds in 21 Days: The Martha's Vineyard Diet Detox or products on the website, it is important to remember that rapid weight loss is not recommended by nutrition and medical experts and that the most effective and safe weight loss diet plans include enough calories to allow dieters to lose about one to two pounds per week. Rapid weight loss is often initially the loss of water, not fat. Diets that severely restrict calories and/or carbohydrates can also lead to rebound weight gain. This is due to the fact that severe calorie restriction results in the body going into "starvation" mode, which leads to a lower metabolism, the body's way to try to prevent complete starvation. This often leads to gaining even more weight than was lost after the diet plan has been discontinued. This encourages "yo-yo" dieting patterns that medical experts say are unhealthy and do not result in effective long-term weight control. Severe calorie and nutrient restriction can also lead to low blood sugar (hypoglycemia), low blood pressure, dizziness, and weakness. They can also result in ketoacidosis, a condition in which severe restriction of calories or carbohydrates leads to dangerously high levels of acids called ketones build up in the blood and can poison the body in some people. In addition, there is no proof that any particular diet plan is any better at detoxifying than the body's own organs.
On the other hand, fruit and vegetable juices are a healthy food choice and are packed with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Fruit and vegetable juices in moderation can be an important part of a well-balanced weight loss program. Because of their natural sweetness, fruit juices may be able to satisfy a "sweet tooth", but makes a much better choice for dessert than then sweets that are loaded with sugar and saturated fats, such as pies and cakes. An effective weight loss plan include fruits and vegetables as well as encourage the consumption of a wide variety of fresh foods from all the foods groups that are low in saturated fats, trans fats and added sugars. These also include lean sources of protein, low fat-dairy products, whole grain carbohydrates, and healthy fats, such as olive oil. Good diet plans also advocate for an overall healthy lifestyle, regular exercise, and provides support services to help people stay on track. Any diet may have the potential to be harmful to some people, so consultation with a health care provider before starting any diet plan and exercise program is recommended.
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