Vegetable Soup Detox Diet
Two months ago I decided to kick off the Spring a little healthier by trying the 7 Day Detox “Diet”. I put “diet” in quotes because I do not endorse this for weight loss, and I will tell you why at the end of the article. First, I’m going to breakdown the Detox day by day and let you know what you can expect.
Before you begin your Detox you need five things: fruits, vegetables, “Wonder Soup”, a modicum of self-loathing to put yourself through this hell and riot gear for those around you to protect them from your cranky detoxing ass. Wonder Soup is a kind of cabbage soup that you can eat on any day of the Detox. Make sure that you have these five things the day before you start your Detox.
Day One: Fruits
Day one wasn’t so bad at first because fruit is at least sweet so it kinda felt like eating dessert all day–at least it did until about 4pm and I realized that fruit isn’t that filling and I was fucking starving. I made the mistake of not making the Wonder Soup ahead of time, so I was frantic to make it when I got home from work that evening. I nearly dove into the soup when it was finished.
Day Two: Vegetables
Remember that time you got completely shit-faced with your friend, Jewels, on a mixture of grain alcohol and Kool-Aid and how the next morning you felt like you had thrown yourself repeatedly down a flight of stairs? Yeah, that’s what you are going to feel like today. In case you have never overindulged in the noxious substance known as “Smurf”, I’ll break it down for you: you will wake up on Day Two feeling like fucking shit. The Detox has officially begun and you are in withdrawals, girlfriend. The Detox guidelines recommend starting the day with a baked potato and I nearly cried with joy at this happy surprise since I had not thought of tubers as vegetables. (I could blame this ditziness on the effects of the Detox, but honestly that’s about par for me.)
Day Three: Fruits and Vegetables
The initial shock to your system has worn off by Day Three, so you only feel like you threw yourself down a flight of stairs one time. It’s especially helpful that day three is both fruits and veggies so it almost feels like normal to have a salad and then fruit for dessert.
Day Four: Bananas and milk
You can eat up to eight bananas on this day, however this presented a personal challenge for me because I’m allergic to raw bananas. I got around my allergy by baking the bananas for about fifteen minutes and putting some cinnamon on them to chase it. I was more than happy to guzzle down two glasses of milk for breakfast and have three of my bananas. I had three more bananas while at work, and when I got home I really wanted the other two bananas that I was allowed to eat but I avoided them. I don’t care that the Detox allows eight bananas because eight just seems to be asking a lot of your intestines. I did slam down my third glass of milk though, so I drank a hell of a lot of liquid this day since the daily eight glasses of water still needed to be consumed.
Juicing, Fasting, and Detoxing for Life: Unleash the Healing Power of Fresh Juices and Cleansing Diets
Book (Grand Central Life & Style)
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Martha's Vineyard 21 Day & 21lbs Diet Detox2007-07-03 09:19:42 by emotionaleater
I purchased the book and the supplements. Its is a detox that also has shown to cause the people on this detox to loose weight. This is the schedule I have to follow.
8.30AM 1 8oz glass/bottle of water with 1 scoop of Essential Greens in one of the following
flavors; Natural, Apple/Banana or Very Berry
1 enzyme capsule
3 capsules of Inner Cleanse (day time tablets**)
1 cup of hot herbal tea (lemon and stevia can be added)
1 glass/bottle of water
9.30AM 1 8oz glass/bottle of water
1 8oz glass of hot or iced herbal tea (lemon and stevia can be added)
Do you think it mundane to2008-01-17 14:52:47 by SophiesDaddy
Stick to a fixed weekly diet?
Gluten free Cereal
Monday:- Mediterranean Portobello Burger
Tues - Celery and Tuna Salad
Detox Wednesday - Rice Salad with Seared Tuna
Thu -Chicken and Rice Salad with Pine Nuts and Lemon
Fri -Mediterranean Chopped Salad
Sat - Grilled Salmon with Orzo Salad
Sun - Chopped Salad with Beets, Beans, Goat Cheese and Hazelnuts
Monday:- Mediterranean Pasta
Tues - Sweet-and-Sour Cabbage Soup
Detox Wednesday -Spicy Vegetable Soup
Thu - Chicken with Lemon, Oregano, and Feta Cheese
Fri -Sauteed Chicken Breasts with Fennel and Rosemary
Sat - Greek-Style Lemon Roast Chicken
Sun - Sesame Salmon Fillet
Mediterranean Potato Salad
Left Over Food
It really is best to talk to a doctor.2010-08-20 11:46:39 by outofstep
It can be very dangerous.
If that really isn't possible, can you at least have someone with you for the first few days in case you need to go to the ER?
Here are some suggestions for diet, supplements and herbs that can help during the detox process. I used some of them myself...
During the actual withdrawal period, which may last from a few days to a week, the diet can be focused on fluids and the alkaline foods. The appetite is usually not great, and liquids will help in clearing alcohol from the body. Water, diluted fruit and vegetable juices, warm broths and soups, and teas using herbs, such as chamomile, skullcap (a nervine), or valerian root all will serve the needs
21 Pounds in 21 Days: The Martha's Vineyard Diet Detox
Book (William Morrow)