The 21-day Sugar Detox, according to its creator, Diane Sanfilippo, is for those unable to control weight because they consume large amounts of sugars and refined carbohydrates in their daily lives. While the detox helps anyone facing addition to sugar, its effectiveness in long-term weight loss is debatable.
The program comes with a book offering nutrition plans, recipes and detailed lessons on phasing out bad foods and the necessary behavior changes, as explained on 21daydetox.com. Like most fad diets, the 21-day Sugar Detox promises fast results and expects equally drastic measures such as cutting fruits, starchy vegetables and most processed carbohydrates entirely out of the diet. Once those foods are returned to the diet, any weight lost from the program could also return.