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Diet Doc Weight Loss

December 21, 2016 01:00 ET

Medical Director of Weight Loss Program Explains Why Detox Dieting Does Not Result in Optimal Fat Loss

RALEIGH, NC--(Marketwired - December 21, 2016) - Many dieters looking to lose excess pounds immediately after the holidays are turning to various cleanses and detoxifying juices or supplements for fast results. The popular Dherbs Full Body Cleanse is gaining traction, claiming to be, 'A safe and effective 20-day herbal-based Cleanse that helps you work toward ensuring that your entire body is functioning at an optimal level' according to their website. The theory is that our environment is filled with pollutants and toxins which enter the body via the chemicals in today's food, the products used on our skin and hair, air pollution, and a host of other dangers. This cleanse and others like it claim to purify and restore optimal function of one's immune, circulatory and digestive systems, while also enhancing the functions of the organs and blood vessels. Benefits are said to include an increased metabolism, greater energy and 10-20 pounds of weight loss from expelled toxins.

However, Diet Doc's Medical Director, Dr. Nishant Rao, urges consumers to be wary of detox supplements, especially for those needing to lose weight for health-related purposes. "Studies have shown that there is no actual physiological impact of detoxing and it does not cause the body to burn more fat, which is the key to maintaining weight loss." Dr. Rao wants consumers to know that, "People will indeed lose weight, but most likely it will be valuable muscle loss due to the lack of protein on such a cleanse. Many will also lose excess water weight, which gives the appearance of weight loss without having lost much fat at all."

To lose fat, the simple solution is to eat an adequate amount of protein to preserve muscle, fully burn carbohydrates through physical activity and limit fats to create a caloric deficit. Detox diets should be primarily used to flush the system of toxins, but for weight loss Dr. Rao concludes by stating, "Detox diets are not recommended because they cause a false sense of success by wasting muscle and actually crash the metabolism in the process, making weight gain imminent once the detox has been completed."

With a team of doctors, nurses, nutritionists and motivational coaches, Diet Doc helps individuals lose weight fast and keep it off. Patients can get started immediately, with materials shipped directly to their home or office. They can also maintain weight loss in the long-term through weekly consultations, customized diet plans, motivational coaches and a powerful prescription program. With Diet Doc, the doctor is only a short phone call away and a fully dedicated team of qualified professionals is available 6 days per week to answer questions, address concerns and support patients.

Getting started with Diet Doc is very simple and affordable. New patients can easily visit to quickly complete a health questionnaire and schedule an immediate, free online consultation.

About the Company:

Diet Doc Weight Loss is the nation's leader in medical, weight loss offering a full line of prescription medication, doctor, nurse and nutritional coaching support. For over a decade, Diet Doc has produced a sophisticated, doctor designed weight loss program that addresses each individual specific health need to promote fast, safe and long term weight loss.


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