Fruit Juice Detox Diet
by Ericka Sóuter May 14 at 2:55 PM
I try to lead a healthy lifestyle. "Try" being the operative word. I exercise. I eat right ... well, most of the time. I just can't seem to resist pizza day at work or the occasional burger from Shake Shack (arguably the best burger joint in New York City). Problem is, all those indulgences have left me feeling run down, bloated, and have wreaked havoc on my high blood pressure (a lingering vestige of preeclampsia during pregnancy).
So what's a busy mom to do? Oh, I know, deny myself any and all food. But not in the model-munching-on-tissue-paper-to-stay-skinny-for-the-catwalk kind of way (yes, they do that!). I opted for a juice cleanse. I wanted to detox. Rid my system of all those impurities and preservatives caked in every delicious morsel of yummy treats like microwave popcorn (my daily 4 p.m. snack). So I signed up for a four-day fast from American Yogini, which provided me six juices per day. Here is my detox diet survival story.
Thursday, May 9
8:45 a.m.: Crack open first juice. A delicious concoction with beets, celery, apple, lime, ginger. I am giddily excited as I drop my son off at pre-school. Just think, in four days, I will be a totally new, healthier person! Wait, is that Starbucks I smell.
10:45: Still nursing juice, already thinking about food. Obsessively thinking about food. Getting more agitated with every sip.
11:30: I'm already planning to cheat. Go to American Yogini website and look for "Cheat Foods" section. Yes!!! I can have lettuce, tomatoes, and half an avocado.
1:30 p.m.: After wolfing down said salad, I try not to feel guilty for barely lasting four hours. It's the first day after all.
3:30: Ugh. Caffeine withdrawal headache. Super tired as I sit through meeting. Feel like taking a nap under the table. Maybe no one will notice. Hunger is making time go SO SLOW!
4:00: Going head to head with pregnant coworker for most bathroom trips in a day!
7:00: Get home and can't wait to indulge in another cheat food -- quinoa. A quarter cup tastes better than filet mignon at this point. Has it really only been one day 12 hours on this fast? It's official -- I would never survive the Zombie Apocalypse.
11:30: Nurse one last juice and brush teeth, swallow toothpaste on purpose, and boy, Crest never tasted so good.
Friday, May 10
8:00 a.m.: No work today, which is a good thing since I can barely get out of bed. SOOOOO tired but MUST. DO. SCHOOL. DROP-OFF.
9:00: Feel wine-sleepy, like I've been downing chardonnay. Get back into bed.
11:30: Nanny says she's glad it's the weekend because she didn’t want be around when I turned into a crazed, cranky, hungry woman ... Too late.
12:00 p.m.: Co-chairing my son's school auction that night, so must leave to prep venue. I won't be back home until late so I pack my juices and a little quinoa along with a change of clothes for the event.
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Zone and detox is easy2007-10-23 10:14:50 by flustered_mondays
Fresh sliced veggies with some sort of low-fat, low-carb dip. Sliced fresh fruits, Fresh fruit juice, and some fresh veg. juice.
If by regular diet you mean "no diet" then you'll want to have some ridges potato chips for the lowfat, lowcarb dip, and the dip would probably be best if it's a creamy ranch sort of dip.
There are many other options as well, but these were at the top of my mind when I saw your post.
A zone diet probably won't well tolerate sweet tooth foods, and the detox diet won't tolerate many processed goodies. You might want to be in supply of an all natural peanut butter or raw almond butter or something to that nature for the detoxer's veggies ^_^
Real Food Diet2009-01-22 17:26:59 by BobFromFlorida
Am 8 days into my new kind of diet.
If anyone is interested I will be making a large post on my blog about it including video changes.
Not selling anything.
The diet is as such.
Liquids - only water or juice from fruit or vegs that I squeeze.
vegetables and fruits (mostly veggies).
Some meat or fish.
Object: No man made chemicals as much as possible
No grains of anykind.
If you could not normally eat it raw, you should not eat it.
Man made chem additives destroy the body and the brain
Juice is basically a bunch of sugar2007-06-08 16:30:20 by -
Without the benefits of the fiber in the whole fruit. If you think juice is better than whole fruit for your system you are mislead.
Can't function without protein? That is your body telling you that you need it.
It sounds very attractive to 'detox' your body, but this is just a marketing word, not a medical word. You body cleanses itself naturally.
I'd suggest you do a 3 day vegetable/vegetarian diet instead, if you want to fool yourself that your are doing something good for the body.
Lack of protein is seriously bad for you and your organs.
Put your money in a good juicer2005-02-19 20:19:51 by passit
Then juice organic produce and make organic fruit salads and organic veggie salads for 21 days. Talk about a jump start. These will detox your thinking also because eating healthy is a year round lifestyle and 6 months from now you won't need another 21 day detox. Research juice fasts and work your way up to fasting 1 day a week but always remember that breaking the fast is the most important part.
Don't get into a cycle of binge/detox in whatever degree. Stabilize your diet and exercise regime and find a bud who also wants to do it if you feel you need reinforcement.
21 days of fruits, juices, herbs and veggies you'll be better than ever and that's a gaurentee
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