Detox Diets

The following was on CBS with Julie Chen - on Wednesday - about weight loss through detoxing...

Detox diets:

There were several mentioned.

Some come complete in boxes, with everything you put in your body for a specific amount of time. Mostly just liquids. Pricey and not very nutrition.

Then there was the Master Cleanse - with lemon juice, cayenne pepper, maple syrup (huh?) and water. Supposed to do for a short time, and will completely clean you out. Until you eat again.

These detox diets contain no protein and no nutrients. They are NOT safe. They will temporarily drop your weight but you will gain it back as soon as you start to eat.

Then there's the detox diet that's all the rage right now:
Oprah did it ... for 21 days... - "Oprah's 21-day detox avoids caffeine, sugar, alcohol, gluten and dairy and animal products, says AOL Coach Marion Nestle, a professor of nutrition, food studies and public health at New York University and author of 'What to Eat?' So what's left? Oprah's vegan diet embraces whole grains and fiber, beans and legumes, steamed or sautéed vegetables, flax crackers, peanut butter, almonds, blueberries and more."

This Quantum Wellness Program is supposed to be the best "detox" diet - being vegan, giving you actual food options, and fiber. Fiber is necessary to bind with toxins to pull them out of the body.

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I'm not sure that I'm ready for anything stringent, especially something that avoids animal products and dairy. I'm such a picky eater, and I really love pot roast and hamburgers and eggs and cheese ... maybe in another month?

Definitely not going the detox route.

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