Technically speaking, we DO NOT consume many "toxins". That is only a "diet freakers" pet term, and they love to bat it around as though we're all slogging down a bunch of heavy metals, pesticides and so forth.
(PS: I hold an advanced degree, admittedly from 1984... but still, I ain't no id-ghut
on the subject...] in biology, and in pesticide & general toxicology).
Our livers do an admirable job of "detoxing" whatever
baddies and drugs we might inadvertently or purposefully injest, but in general, if we eat a sensible, rational diet, you do not become "toxically clogged". As well, the nuttzo idea that our bowels are harbouring a "sheizze
-load" (sorry, mods... "SL" from now on....) of clogging bio-waste... how on earth would we be able to function with our colonic walls all coated with toxo-cement?
Yep, we Yanks do eat a SL of fats, red meats, the wrong types of oils, and so on. Not to mention the simple vast OVERCONSUMPTION of same. That results in our generous and substantial weight profiles.
With several auto-immune disorders (arthritis etc.) onboard over the years, I had gained too much weight myself, esp. since I absolutely require steroid therapy on a daily basis (Thx to a dumb-a$$p GP doc 20 yrs ago..). From my fighting-trim weight in high school of 165 (I was on the HS wrestling team..), I weighed, just 4 weeks ago, a tiresome and debilitating 252 lb. (Oh, BTW: please: DO NOT GET ON LONG-TERM STEROIDS if you can possibly avoid them! I'm just saying...).
(CRITICAL NOTE: ABSOLUTELY check with your doc before and during such diets as this!)
Then I saw the video "Fat, sick and nearly dead" starring Joe Cross from Australia,. He works with Dr. Joel Fuhrman, (Dr. Joel Fuhrman Improves Health - Lose Weight Naturally | Reverse Diabetes | Prevent Heart Disease and Cancer | Lower Cholesterol
) in putting together a juice-fast diet, in which you can
go for a purely juice-only diet, or in my rather more complicated (health-wise) condition, a modified juice & low carb, low fat, low volume, diet. Like this:
Mostly fruit juice, 400 ml (≈12 - 14 oz.)
Apple, orange, grapefruit, pineapple (yummm!)
, celery, lemon slice, melon, etc. Not all these every time, but you get the idea.
One 8oz coffee (Dr. Fuhrman & Joe Cross say "no coffee", but I do limit it to one cup of, hopefully, 100% Kona coffee my daughter brought back from Paradise.....)
One of our own very
organically raised eggs (I then feed my chickens the juicer pulp, btw... they luvzitt!)
on one slice of very whole-wheat and nut-filled bread. Yup; with regular butter! OMG, huh? (Eat all this slowly! SLOWLY SLOWLY
another 400 ml glass of the juice I made up in the morning.
I make up about 750 - 900 ml (750 ml is a typical wine bottle for you non-metric types...) of Very-Veggie (V^2) juice: bok-choy, celery, carrots, an apple, & whatever looks good & "juicy"down @ my market produce section. PS: Yep: DO go organic if you can afford it!
One WASA Bread type of hard-tack cracker, with thin cream cheese on it. Or some other whole-wheat type of carb, but not more than a small piece. Again, eat it how
That's all for lunch; no more!
Another glass (≈ 400 ml) of the lunch-type V^2 juice.
(≈ 4:30 - 5:00pm... just to qwell my appetite..)
A Big glass of water, and a small glass of V^2 juice.
light meal, (eaten how
again? think! THINK
!) perhaps a small piece of baked chicken or white fish (or Sockeye Salmon if you're so lucky..) some veggies (as much as you want...), Either NO carbs (rice, no potatoes, no pasta.), or a VERY small serving of that, but without the heavy Alfredo sauce, tons of sour cream or butter, etc.
Again, a serving, large as you like,
of your FAVORITE veggie, perhaps lightly stir-fired, or steamed. Or even RAW.
A salad, v. light
on the dressing, usually about 2 - 4 oz of oil & vinegar...
And then... OK... A diet
dessert if you must
. (Not necessarily sugar-free, as that really may be toxic! Splenda™, etc. Just small in size, not one-half of a cherry pie with ice-cream, all on or own! Not all that good for yah! Just go light on any real sweetener you use).
(≈ 8:00pm - 8:30pm)
A final glass of mixed veggie & fruit juices.
Of course, drink at least 4
12 - 14 oz glasses of nice good-quality water during the day. Our well water is FABULOUS< but if your's tastes like it passed through a geriatric muskrat
first, then you might want to go for a tap filter or for ($$$) bottled water. Water keeps you feeling full as well as hydrating your body to keep things flowing. Add a touch of lemon or lim if you want to, plus som ice cubes. Or if you're well-heeled, go for good club soda water. (No, leave out the Gin...)
I also dramatically dropped my dairy consumption, plus non-fish type meats. Not to mention: no
deep fried foods, which, frankly, I dearly
love the taste of. A good KFC thigh? Hard to beat for taste, and "fat satisfaction". But then, I also prefer to live longer...
Now, some key elements & comments:
1. Eat slowly! always.
As in: Don't hog down your food, like those slobbering, drooling, mouth-open chewing (ugh!!!) basketball stars on a MacDonald's ad. What gross behavior! Who was their
momma? And it does very little to satisfy your hunger, and you'll then want to go get another burger right away. Or worse: a full plate of those mini sliders!
2. Therefore, give the food time to "Register" in your gut! That does
3. You will
have to have the willpower to suffer those increasingly less intense and minor between-meal
hunger pangs, but they are a whole
lot easier to handle than the increasing negative health effects you are suffering from! Or will
inevitably suffer from...
The too-tight pants and the gut pains, etc.? Not to mention Type Two diabetes, cardiac disease, or other digestive malfunctions or metabolic troubles? Absolutely you will suffer from cardiac issues, high BP, loss of muscle tone, and so on.
Now, the BOTTOM LINE HERE: just so you know, and to my considerable surprise and delight:
I've lost 17 lb in 20 days!!!!!!!!
by my doctor's office digital scales in two different exam rooms, plus what I see on my own. NOT: weigh yourself first thing in the morning, sans
any clothes but your sweats and top. (or, in "pure combat form", if you can..) Your "dry weight" as it were!
Not only ghat, I'm almost instantly off of three of my very long term cardiac BP meds, and have reduced my insulin by fully one-half, and my pain meds buy about 25%. Frickin' AMAZING, no? And all in a mere 18 days! WOWOWOWOW! Juice is God!
And all without any
.... my stomach is no longer interested in overfeeding at the feed-trough. It's actually enjoyed this light-weight feeding paradigm!
Please; for your own health and well-being: do
check this all out (and get the movie on Netflix... it's funny and
Fat Sick and Nearly Dead | a Joe Cross Film
go to Joe's link about the Juice ReBoot™diet. And no, Joe is NOT trying to sell Breville juicers, though that is exactly what we bought. Faulous machine!
I'm VERY serious guys. If you really want to get healthy and to lose a lot of weight and oh yeah; become immensely healthier! (My goal, already 1/3 of the way threre in less than one month
!!!) is to be down 50 lb in 45 - 50 days!
Then 15 more in the following 2 months, when I "convert" down to a nice light diabetic type diet.
You then do the ReBoot™ juice fast every, let's say, 30 or 45 days, for 4 - 5 days. All very
This one is not just another "Only Grapefruit and Goat Testicle Squeezings!!!"
Wacko-Nuttzo Quirk-a-diet that you will inevitably drop off of! This one is healthy, you feel very good, (better every day, as a matter of fact...) and the weight-loss rate
is staggeringly fast but also healthy.
And not one single mg of "toxin" were shed!
Of you go on this or a version of it, please... do DM me as to how it works for you! (AGAIN: NOTE: check with your doc before and during such diets as this!)
Go Juicing! A Santé