The best detox resources on the web

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At the start of each year, the word ‘detox’ is on everyone’s lips. But what exactly does it mean?

Essentially, a detox diet is a way to ‘detoxify’ your body after the excesses of the Christmas and New Year period. If often means abstaining from alcohol, red meats, dairy products, salt and sugary foods, and instead relying on fruit, vegetables, whole-wheat carbohydrates and fish to lose weight and make your body feel like new.

If you’re planning to start a detox period, there are many different diets to choose from. Here’s our pick of the best sites about detox diets on the web.

Planning your detox diet

A detox diet doesn’t simply mean cutting out unwanted food. You need to plan your meal schedule carefully to ensure that you’re getting enough vital nutrients and energy, while still giving your body the chance to recover from indulgences. This seven-day detox plan from is an excellent place to start, providing a comprehensive list of food to eat and avoid as well as recipe ideas and tips.

This detox diet planner from Cosmopolitan is another great source of advice. The tips you’ll find in this slideshow are sensible and sustainable: they include drinking more liquids (especially water), eating a healthy breakfast and changing your snacks to low-salt, no sugar alternatives.

Marie Claire’s Detox Diet page also has a variety of invaluable information. Here, you’ll find a range of articles on different aspects of detox diets, from the best detox drinks, tips for creating tasty detox juices and healthy foods that should be part of your detox.

Glamour’s top 50 cleansers list is essential reading for anyone planning a detox too. It’s packed with information about the best cleansing foods, from acai berries and pomegranates to garlic, watercress and brown rice.

Ready-made detox diets

If you’re feeling confused about planning your own detox, never fear – there are plenty of off the shelf diets you can try. The Lemon Detox, for instance, is a favourite with celebrities and health enthusiasts around the world. Its official website tells you all you need to know about the detox and how it works. Better still, it’s easily incorporated into the 5:2 Diet, so you can still detox in a healthy way and simultaneously pursue a fasting diet to lose weight. The Martha’s Vineyard Diet Detox is another popular option that claims you can lose 21 pounds (around 9.5kg) in 21 days.

Alternatively, you can get someone else to do the hard work for you. provides you with the juices and healthy meals you need to your detox diet right. This option may cost more than making your own meals and juices, but it’s worth it if you’ve got a busy schedule or you simply want someone to show you how it’s done before you venture out on your own.

Before you embark on your detox diet, remember that it’s always important to maintain your health and energy levels. A diet won’t provide you with long term benefits if it’s unsustainable and doesn’t give you with the vitamins and nutrients you need to live a healthy life.

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