Thursday, January 08, 2009
I have had so many people ask about my detox and I love sharing it with them, but no one has been able to do it sucessfully other than me and Tony I think (and I think one other person from my White Hawks team did it for one week)...
It isn't hard and there isn't anything gross about it-no pills to take or nasty things to drink...so I don't know why people can't do it, unless it is because it takes good old fashioned determination and will power. But here it goes....
This didn't come out of a book or magazine...Tony and I created this ourselves. We do it for 2 weeks and lose between 5-6 lbs for the two weeks (I think the most we lost was 7 lbs). You do the same thing each week, so I am only going to write it once: just know that you repeat the instructions the second week.
Breakfast: 4 fruit salad (any 4 fruits will do...I usually have a banana, 15 grapes, an apple, and a grapefruit)
Snack: 2 Tbls of mixed nuts and 1 box of raisens (you can have a piece of fruit here instead of raisens, but the nuts are for protien)
Lunch: a salad (use whatever veggies you want here, but no cheese, crutons, or protien whatsoever)
2 Tbsp of low fat or free dressing (I use french free)
Snack: a piece of fruit like an apple, an orange...something
Dinner: Some type of Bean or pea (black eyed, green peas, limas, pinto, etc)
I usually have a cup to a cup and a half of whatever kind of bean he makes.(this is for protien because besides the nuts, there is no other protien source)
Salad: again, vegetarian only with low fat or free dressing
Fruit for a snack
No eating past 7pm and drink tons of water only....no sodas, not even diet.
I avoid breads, dairy, and meats of all kinds. I try to stay low sodium by sticking with fresh or frozen veggies, or low sodium canned veggies. (the week after you quit detoxing, you will gain if you go back to eating higher sodium foods.)
Just goes to show you that fresh is better than canned! :)
I do this plan all week, then on Saturday between the two weeks, I relax a bit. Now, by relax I mean, eat healthy, but not so strict. Allow those things in that I took out like the meat, dairy, and bread. Kind of a modified cheat day but I stay in my calorie range.
Week 2: (starts Sunday)
More of the same.....I weigh in each Saturday during detox, and on the second Saturday, after I weigh in, detox is officially over.
If you decide to try it, remember that except for that one Saturday, no cheating is allowed, and that if you do try it, write me and let me know how it goes....I would love to know if it worked on anyone besides us...
Oh yeah, one more thing...this is a good way to get yourself through a plateau. I never plateau'd more than two weeks because I detoxed my way out of it....