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Weighted Ab Exercises: 3 Simple Movements

Weighted Ab Exercises: 3 Simple Movements

When people start their fitness journey, getting well-developed abs is usually one of the main goals. I was no different. Looking back, I used to do a ton of crunches in the hopes of getting ripped abs. But I did all of this without putting enough thought into my...

Weighted Ab Exercises: 3 Simple Movements

Weighted Ab Exercises: 3 Simple Movements

When people start their fitness journey, getting well-developed abs is usually one of the main goals. I was no different. Looking back, I used to do a ton of crunches in the hopes of getting ripped abs. But I did all of this without putting enough thought into my...

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🧋Detox diets have gained popularity the past few years. Typically, these "detoxes" involve only drinking a set of smoothies/juices for a few days up to a week, with no other meals. But there is no compelling evidence to suggest that detox diets improve toxin elimination or realize long-term fat loss [1].
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The human body has built-in systems through which it eliminates the toxins in your body with the help of your kidneys, liver, colon, respiratory system etc.
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A literature review on detox diets actually concludes that detox cleanses should be discouraged by health professionals due to the limited amount of research available and the possible health risks involved (e.g. vitamin deficiencies as a result of very low-calorie dieting) [2].
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Basically, instead of wasting your energy on a detox cleanse, it's best to leave the "detoxing" of your body up to vital organs we all have that are designed to eliminate toxins. For your fat loss efforts, a sustainable diet that puts you in a calorie deficit makes a lot more sense.
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Lastly, this may go without saying, but there is nothing wrong with drinking green smoothies. The point is that only drinking green smoothies to "detox" is not a good idea.
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References:
1. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18075624
2. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25522674
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