Detox drinks can assist in a person's weight loss. According to Jill Corleone at the Livestrong Foundation, detox drinks don't help people lose weight due to a certain ingredient, but because they are very low in calories.
It is advisable to consult a doctor before beginning a detox-drink diet. There are a few different types of detox drinks, including tea, water, raw fruit and vegetable juice. The lemonade detox diet consists of lemon juice, maple syrup, cayenne pepper and water, which are consumed over a 10-day period. If someone is trying to lose weight while doing a detox, she should eat a calorie-controlled diet that is low in fat and high in fiber.