Any diet or detox program involving fasting could cause the body to break down, experts have warned. Some companies have launched aggressive marketing campaigns aimed at young women who want to lose weight. But doctors insist that such programs are of no benefit. "There's no medical or scientific evidence that there's any health benefits from fasting," the Daily Telegraph quoted Dr Jane Smith from the Royal College of General Practitioners as saying. "You could be doing your body harm. There's a lot of money to be made selling magic (solutions) to people," Smith added. Lemon Detox Diet is one of the most popular programs. Its fans include Beyonce and Tania Zaetta. The mixture of palm and maple syrup, lemon juice, cayenne pepper and pure water claims to shed weight and cleanse the body. However, mother-of-two Rylee Page refuses to go near the product after suffering severe side-effects. "I was so light-headed that I was driving the car and had to pull over. I was walking around like I was in a daze. I would strongly advise anyone who has kids or drives not to use it," she said. Dieticians suggest that instead of going for such diet programs, people should cut out caffeine, alcohol and high fat foods for a week to achieve the same results. A Lemon Detox Diet spokesman said that there were some "normal symptoms" including light-headedness, headaches, dizziness and nausea. "There is no real way of knowing if a person doing the detox will have mild symptoms or no symptoms at all, but if a person has overwhelming symptoms we always advise them to stop the program immediately," he said.Source: ANISRM << Expert Terms Mandatory MRSA Screening for All Patients as "... Treatment for Miscarriage Does Not Affect Long Term Fertili... >> Recommended Reading Low Calorie Diet Low calorie meals or diet include foods that are high on nutritional content and yet have fewer calories. Updated information about low calorie diet or low calorie foods and its health benefits. READ MORE Your Diet Influences Sleep Patterns Sleep scientists at the University of Sydney have found that nutritionally balanced high glycaemic index (GI)meal can significantly increase the presence of tryptophan READ MORE Atkins Diet Atkins diet is a low carbohydrate diet and aids in weight loss. It was developed by Robert Atkins. READ MORE Detox Diet A detox diet helps remove harmful toxins from the body and can be followed for a day or a week. Detox diet includes fresh fruits, vegetables, juices, water. READ MORE Diabesity With more than one billion people affected, diabesity is the largest epidemic in the world today. Fortunately it can be reversed with lifestyle changes. READ MORE Hunger Fullness and Weight Control An erratic way of eating or any metabolic disturbance in the hunger fullness signals is one of the major causes of obesity. READ MORE Lifestyle Modification: No Big Deal! Simple and practically possible lifestyle changes can make a huge difference in improving our health status without actually putting much effort. READ MORE Low Carbohydrate Diet A low carbohydrate diet helps achieve weight loss. It is a diet plan that restricts the carbohydrate intake. READ MORE Macrobiotic Diet Macrobiotics is an Oriental theory that lays down guidelines for promoting wellbeing and longevity through systematic diet consisting mainly of whole grains and beans. READ MORE South Beach Diet South Beach Diet plan originally developed to prevent heart disease, soon gained popularity as weight loss diet plan. This diet plan was developed by Dr.Arthur Agaston and Marie Almon. READ MORE Weight Loss with Hypnosis – Does It Work? Hypnosis indirectly helps with weight loss by altering the consciousness through suggestions and imagery to a more positive state. READ MORE Most Popular on Medindia Find a Doctor Color Blindness Calculator Pregnancy Confirmation Calculator More News on: Low Carbohydrate DietAtkins DietDetox DietSouth Beach DietMacrobiotic DietLifestyle Modification: No Big Deal!Healthy LivingDiabesityHunger Fullness and Weight ControlWeight Loss with Hypnosis – Does It Work?