Popular Detox Diets 2: Pros and Cons

Nov 18, 2020

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Finding the detox diet that will give you optimal results is difficult without the help of a dietitian. And with so many various detoxes trending right now, you might be too eager to switch between them without giving them time to show you results. According to, in the US dieting for beauty has become popular in the late 19th century and that’s when healthy weight loss became the thing to strive for. So, why after so many years we still can’t agree on the best detox diet?

This is because we are all hugely different! Our body types, genetics, environments, lifestyles, health states and habits differ. Therefore, to experience guaranteed, healthy weight loss in Brooksville you should create your own customised diet plan with our Hernando Beach Dietitian!

We understand that at times you want to first try things out on your own – let us make it easier for you! We have compiled a breakdown of the pros and cons of the four most trending detox diets right now, so you can make a conscious decision about what will suit you best. Below we will talk about the keto diet and tea cleansing. Check out our previous article Popular Detox Diets 1: Pros and Cons to learn about juicing and raw foodism.

2 further detox diets: a breakdown

Keto Diet

Ketogenic (keto) diet requires a low intake of carbohydrates, in exchange for a high intake of fatsHealthline explains that a keto diet puts your body in a state of ketosis, meaning that instead of burning glucose (carbohydrates) for energy it is burning fat (ketones).

There are many kinds of keto diets with the standard ketogenic diet (SKD) requiring an intake of: 75% fat, 20% protein and 5% fat. For this diet in particular, the quality of food matters!


  • Weight loss
  • Faster metabolism
  • Diminished feeling of hunger
  • Increase in muscle mass
  • Reduced blood sugar levels
  • Increased sensitivity to insulin
  • Some reversal of Type 2 diabetes (One study found complete reversal in 60% of participants after one year)
  • Potential to improve neurological conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease, autism, glioblastoma and brain cancer.


For the first few days you might experience a keto flu”  – poor energy and mental function, hunger, sleep issues, decreased physical performance, or digestive discomfort. There is a chance that you will also develop a slight water and mineral imbalance. This can be tackled by taking supplements of potassium, magnesium and sodium. This diet can be incredibly dangerous for CHILDREN and for adults with EATING DISORDERS, LOW WEIGHT OR METABOLIC ISSUES. There is not enough information to classify the keto diet as safe or unsafe in the long run, therefore it requires regular medical check ups.

Tea Cleanse

Detoxification (detox) teas are a blend of tea leaves with herbs and other ingredients that are believed to support your liver’s natural process of detoxification. Most commonly used tea blends include green, black, or oolong tea leaves, peppermint, ginger, yerba mate, and senna leaves.


  • Weight loss
  • Flatter stomach – de-bloating
  • Increased source of antioxidants
  • Removal of free radicals, and environmental toxins
  • Promotion of liver and digestive system function


  • states that there is no convincing evidence to suggest that available detox teas lead to fat burning or body cleaning
  • Detox tea providers are not required to prove that their teas fulfill their claimed purpose
  • Short-lived experience of benefits
  • Initially might experience cramping and/or diarrhea
  • Requires an increased intake of liquids

Our recommendation

The common theme with the currently trending diets is going back to the basics – only natural, wholesome foods and liquids should enter your body! And excess is never good. Our bodies need time to adjust to changes, so give your diet a fair change and allow your body to go through the transition period for a few days. If you think your body is taking a long time adjusting, seek medical advice immediately – you might be harming yourself!

Whatever diet you choose to engage in, you must remember that you might not know your body as well as you think. Therefore, to make sure you are not harming yourself, diet under close supervision of your doctor or an experienced dietitian.

Find out more about our Hernando Beach Dietitian

Our highly qualified weight loss experts at Batista Weight loss and Wellness: Susan West-Opyoke, RDLD; John Batista, M.D.; Stephanie, M.A; and Valerie, Office Staff, together have decades of experience working with weight loss patients. They are passionate about promoting healthy living through their astonishing customized weight loss programs, which are clinically more developed – thanks to Dr. Batista.

At Batista Weight loss and Wellness we believe that successful weight loss depends on two factors – the knowledge about how to lose weight and following through on your weight loss plan. And our experts will guide you all throughout the process by providing you with a customized weight loss plan, and regular face-to-face interaction and motivation.

To create your own customized weight loss plan with us and achieve sustainable weight loss in Brooksville don’t hesitate to contact us on (352) 600-3476 or drop us a visit at our clinic: 443 Mariner Blvd, Spring Hill, FL 34609, USA.

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