UCLA researchers put 95 overweight or obese folks ages 30–68 on a diet that provided 500 calories less than needed to maintain their resting metabolic rate for 12 weeks, then maintenance for another 12. The diet included 1.5 ounces of mixed nuts for half the group and pretzels for the others (both "snacks" delivered the same amount of calories).
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Exercise is a fantastic way to help contribute to a detox and whilst raising the heart rate is good for the body, getting out and about is also great for our wellbeing. If hitting the gym is a little daunting and you feel walking into a packed room with little to no experience on some of the machines inside, then we suggest the walk/jog/run approach. A long walk along the beach or in the countryside is great for the lungs, breathing in some fresh air will certainly make you feel more invigorated. If you are a little more athletic or feeling a bit adventurous then try jogging or running. If exercise isn’t your thing then try to adjust some of the everyday activities in your life such as taking the stairs to the office instead of the lift, walking the long way home if light permits or performing a few squats whilst the kettle boils. It all helps!
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The two week detox is a fantastic way to kick start your new year resolution and cleanse your body. The trick is not to fear the healthier options available because they can be just as satisfying and enjoyable as some of the other foods that you have eaten over the last couple of weeks.