The single most important part of a detox program is not eating solid food. Some people worry at the prospect of going without solid foods, yet such fears are groundless. Not eating may sound daunting, but it is much easier than you think. The Lemon Detox cleanse is based on consuming liquid food. It is not a fast. A true fast is complete abstinence from food of any kind. The Lemon Detox drink, however, is a liquid food, energising the body while you take a break from solid food.
It is very important not to burden the body with solid food during the Lemon Detox program, as it hinders the cleansing process and reduces its effectiveness. Most detox diets that promise an internal cleanse whilst still consuming food will not do as well as complete abstinence from food. Here's why:
Food contains chemicals and additives, so consuming it will add more toxins during a fast. This hinders your ability to release the accumulated toxic build-up present in your body.
Eating requires a lot of energy to digest, assimilate, and eliminate. This is energy intensive, and your body is not able to rest and restore. When you stop eating, your whole body is at rest. This is when the body allows itself to restore balance. In short, your body becomes rejuvenated.
Although the relaxed version incorporates eating a healthy meal per day, it is only a minimal consumption of food and will not dramatically hinder the detox program, compared to detox diets that require constant consumption of solid foods.