or Connect
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Cleansing Diets - Page 2

post #26 of 36
Quote:
Originally Posted by MISSPOOKIE View Post
I dont eat junk food at all really, just the occasional chocolate bar. I am not a fan of chips or twinkies & such. So if I were to say do the cabbage soup diet, how can I keep it off once I'm done the 1 or 2 weeks? How long would you suggest I do it for? I'm 120lbs and about 5'4" tall...I only want to lose about 5lbs or so...
if you want cleanse your system,do it...but if you want to lose weight and keep it off,i would rather you increase your protein intake and eat alot of vegies...you have to cut back on starchy carbs eg bread,rice,potatoes.This is refered to as the atkins diet.But its a hard diet to stick to long term

I have had people kickstart their diet by going on a soup diet.The soup consists alot of vegies ...just choose your favourite vegies...its more of a chunky soup.

You can eat this as many times as you like...vegies arent calorie dense

some people do it for 7-14 days...but these people are wanting to lose 30-50lps
post #27 of 36
The scarsdale diet info can be found here: The Complete Scarsdale Medical Diet - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Personally if I were going to do a cleansing diet, I'd go with the Eat to Live introductory phase. It involves:
- Unlimited raw green veggies and some other veggies, like peppers
- Unlimited steamed veggies
- 1 cup of starchy veggies or unrefined grain a day
- 1 cup of beans a day
- Unlimited fruit (whole fruit, not juice, minimum 4 per day)
- No sugars, limited oils

I thought about doing this but well, I don't have room in my fridge for that much salad!
post #28 of 36
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by peteralexia View Post
if you want cleanse your system,do it...but if you want to lose weight and keep it off,i would rather you increase your protein intake and eat alot of vegies...you have to cut back on starchy carbs eg bread,rice,potatoes.This is refered to as the atkins diet.But its a hard diet to stick to long term

I have had people kickstart their diet by going on a soup diet.The soup consists alot of vegies ...just choose your favourite vegies...its more of a chunky soup.

You can eat this as many times as you like...vegies arent calorie dense

some people do it for 7-14 days...but these people are wanting to lose 30-50lps
Hmm, that would be the tough thing for me to do! Keeping carbs out of my diet such as bread, rice and potatoes, especially taters!!! I eat a lot of that, quite regularly actually. I dont think that would be the one for me, (the atkins diet) as I dont wish to lose that much...I can do the lotsa veggie thing though & soup, is that good?
post #29 of 36
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rivkah View Post
The scarsdale diet info can be found here: The Complete Scarsdale Medical Diet - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Personally if I were going to do a cleansing diet, I'd go with the Eat to Live introductory phase. It involves:
- Unlimited raw green veggies and some other veggies, like peppers
- Unlimited steamed veggies
- 1 cup of starchy veggies or unrefined grain a day
- 1 cup of beans a day
- Unlimited fruit (whole fruit, not juice, minimum 4 per day)
- No sugars, limited oils

I thought about doing this but well, I don't have room in my fridge for that much salad!
Thats fantastic, thanks for providing the link hun! That seems doable, what would be examples of sugars? Like candy? or do the most common things contain sugars? Sorry about all the questions...Im new.
post #30 of 36
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rivkah View Post
The scarsdale diet info can be found here: The Complete Scarsdale Medical Diet - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Personally if I were going to do a cleansing diet, I'd go with the Eat to Live introductory phase. It involves:
- Unlimited raw green veggies and some other veggies, like peppers
- Unlimited steamed veggies
- 1 cup of starchy veggies or unrefined grain a day
- 1 cup of beans a day
- Unlimited fruit (whole fruit, not juice, minimum 4 per day)
- No sugars, limited oils

I thought about doing this but well, I don't have room in my fridge for that much salad!
This is an excellent diet cleansing diet! Good news, you shouldn;t need too much room in your fridge becasue you should shop everyday. Sucks but true. The longer you keep fruits and veggies, the less vitamins and minerals they have. They begin to deplete as soon as the item is picked and they are best consumed within 7 minutes of picking. This in conjunction with depleted soils our foods are grown in, is why supplementation is pretty much a necessity

The Sacrsdale is not a cleansing diet at all. Any diet that includes protein is not a cleansing diet as protein consumption causes acid build up in the muscles. The only true cleansing diet is raw food diet(or food not cooked above 110 degrees), which is a completely alkaline diet. Period. But that is a very extreme point of view.

The thing is about cleansing is that junk food is not the only place you get stuff that accumulates in your body. Even eating fresh food can have toxins that will build up in your body. BREATHING accumulates toxins in your body. Bathing in chlorinated or city water, drinking impure water. Diet alone is not enough. You must excercise, get the lymph system flowing to move the toxins out. Proper water consumption plays a huge part in that too. However, the lymph system, which has no pump, is the largest system to remove junk from the body but it requires movement or it becomes stagnant.

Fat deposits in the tummy are almost always from excess sugar in the diet or a high glycemic diet. If you are thin and still have a pooch, chances are you eat too much sugar or foods that readily break down to sugar in the bloodstream quickly.

Sandra, I kept off the 8 pounds because it was post pregnancy weight and it was a good 15 pounds above my normal weight. I was very ill, stagnant lymph system when I was pregnant from the bedrest. So with lymph cleansing, colon cleansing and that particular diet got rid of excess for me that was not supposed to be there. It was not my natural body weight to begin with plus being ill, etc. It just never came back.

Now if I can only practice what I preach. LOL
post #31 of 36
MissPookie - You can't eat anything that has added sugar. You should be eating only whole, unprocessed plant foot at this time. For your grains, choose oatmeal, quinoa, brown rice, etc, over even brown bread. (Even whole wheat flour is processed). If you have oatmeal, you can add fruit but no sugar. Also, I forgot to say, no animal products at all.

PoohPoohBaby - I wish I could buy groceries everyday. I'm a student without a car. It also gets insanely cold here and walking 15 minutes each way to/from the grocery store in a -35 storm is pretty unpleasant!
post #32 of 36
its very hard for a vegetarian to train without protein from animal sources.Alot of protein from vegetables is incomplete,therefore you have to combine certain vegetables to get the full protein source
post #33 of 36
Quote:
Originally Posted by peteralexia View Post
its very hard for a vegetarian to train without protein from animal sources.Alot of protein from vegetables is incomplete,therefore you have to combine certain vegetables to get the full protein source
I was reading about that this weekend actually! What I have read (this is in Eat to Live but I don't have the book in town) is that you don't have to worry about complementing proteins at individual meals, and as long as over the course of a few days it balances out, you're fine. And something as simple as rice and beans is a complete protein. I'm new to vegetarianism, and have no problems saying that one day I might decide it's not for me, but for now it seems to be working.

Dr. Furhman, the author of Eat to Live, suggests the strict plan for a 6 week introductory phase to rehabituate the taste buds to the taste of natural foods. He stresses that a diet that emphasizes fruits and veggies but has limited amounts of meat will be healthier than a vegetarian/vegan one that is lacking in fruits and vegetables. So that is my approach to things.
post #34 of 36
there are differing views on the value of different proteins sources.All i know is that i have had female athletes who were vegetarians .their performances plateaud.We looked at all the variables,and as a last resort they started eating animal protein.Their recovery time improved,which allowed them to train harder.Hence increased performance.Some sources have a higher quality of protein

High protein foods - list of quality protein content sources and food high in protein foods

High Protein Foods List & High Protein Foods True Protein Potential

If you just want eat a healthy diet,then rivkah is right.But I am looking at it from a different perspective...from an athletes point of view...results

vegeterians can get protein from tofu,bean ,nuts and eggs
post #35 of 36
Sandra, I'm surprised Chris doesn't get on you (no pun intended) for eatting carbs like that! He's got to be a wealth of knowledge on Eatting Clean.

IMHO, check out Tosca Reno. SHe writes a colum for Oxygen Mag and also has a book out called The Eat-Clean Diet. Not so much a "diet" more like a lifestyle.

I know you're a beautiful puppy, but I promise, as you get older, it gets harder and harder to stay (or get) lean. Make some simple changes now, and you'll be WAY ahead of the curve down the road.

Jenn
Go big or Go home!
post #36 of 36
Thread Starter 
awww you are the best Jenn! I swear to god, I luvs ya.
I will definitely check out the column, sounds interesting. Chris is on me all the time, (pun intended ) & he has been a great help to me. He doesn't know too too much about cleansing diets and stuff like that, but he's a whiz with everything else such as diets and fitness etc! Just wanted to see what some who have maybe tried it thought or just comments in general.

Thanks so much for your help.

haha go big or go home! damn right darlin.

ps. that is the sweetest av I have ever seen. sooooo cute. You hot mama you.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Ladies Lounge