Originally Posted by Rivkah
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