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Maria Buhay-Lim

Nurse, Esthetician, Cosmetologist, Wellness Advocate, Actor, Entrepreneur  


When you hear the word ‘detox, what comes to your mind?   The word ‘detox’ has a bad reputation. Thanks to much of what we hear in the media, detoxing has earned a reputation for being unhealthy and even unsafe. When you hear the word “detox,” so you immediately think of all-liquid diets, expensive supplements, and short-term deprivation for short-term gains?  The truth is, a detox doesn’t have to involve any of the above—and if you detox in a healthy, supportive manner, you can achieve lasting results in weight loss, energy gain, and full-body health.  The following are four myths you may have heard about detoxing. Understandably, these myths may cause you to be hesitant to try a detox.

Keep reading to find out the truth behind these myths and why detoxing might be just what your body is craving.

Myth # 1: You won’t enjoy anything you’re eating while on a detox.

While you might have to eliminate certain foods that you enjoy, detoxing isn’t all about eating lettuce with a drizzle of olive oil. There are many delicious recipes that can be prepared using healthy ingredients that not only taste amazing but nourish and detox your body.

The best part is, many of them don’t involve any fancy ingredients and can be prepared even by a cooking novice.

In fact, in my detox program, the participants will discover new foods and recipes that they will absolutely love, it will become staples in their diets long after the detox ends. I am positive about it.

Myth #2: You’ll constantly be hungry while detoxing.

While you might end up consuming fewer calories while following a detox, you shouldn't feel deprived or hungry. Going on an extremely low-calorie diet can actually disrupt your hormones and metabolism, making your body less efficient in the long run.

Everyone’s caloric needs are different, so a detox should never dictate how many calories you consume. By consuming whole foods that provide you with the right nutrients, you help detox your body while feeling satisfied. The participants in my detox will be amazed that they will never feel hungry during the detoxes.

Myth #3: You need to do an all-liquid detox to remove toxins from your body.

Liquid-only detoxes have had more than their fair share of popularity. These types of detoxes can backfire: Not only do people often gain the weight back as soon as the detox ends, but such restrictive eating for several days can be detrimental to your health. An effective detox will include a variety of whole foods to help nourish your body and produce long-term results.

Myth #4: Detoxes are just a way for people to make money on expensive supplements.

Supplements involved in a detox should be just that, a supplementary part of the program, not the primary source of your nutrition. While on a detox, you get most of your vitamins and minerals from whole-food sources.

Supplements may be recommended to help your body make the most of the nutrients it receives from these foods. For example, by including probiotics in your diet, you help your body produce vitamins, absorb minerals, and remove toxins from the body.

Aside from the benefits discussed above, detoxing is an incredibly effective way to identify if you have any food sensitivities, balance your hormones, and establish healthy habits for the long term.

My detox participants will lose weight and will know how to keep it off, their energy level will skyrocket, their skin clears up, even their allergies disappear and they will have a better quality of sleep.

Are you ready to discover the benefits of healthy detoxing for yourself?

Click here to learn more about my upcoming Empowered Beauty & Wellness: A 7 Day Jumpstart to Skin & Gut Health
It starts on September 14, 2020. 

It is also available ON DEMAND.  You can start anytime at your own pace but with my support. Register here if you are ready or PM me for more questions. 

What questions or concerns do you have about participating in a detox?

Before you try something new, like a detox, it’s normal to feel hesitant. I want to hear from you. Write your comment below or email me at I read every email that comes into my inbox and I promise to email you back personally.


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