any cleansing diet experiences?

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    Jun 29, 2010 8:33 PM GMT
    Ive been slipping up on my diet and workout and i think since half the year is over a good cleanse would restart me in the right direction. i was just wondering if anyone has had any good experiences with one or recommends any. i saw one called the 5 day cleanse where u eat alot of brocolli and smoothies and stuff. i dont want to do any that starves you cuz thats fasting not cleansing.

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    Jun 29, 2010 8:36 PM GMT
    eat soap.

    I´m not sure about "cleansing diets"... just start eating properly.
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    Jun 29, 2010 10:42 PM GMT
    Not that cleansing hasn't been around for ages but I hate fad diets. Once in a conference room working through lunch every presumably straight man was on a different diet, and everything everyone was eating was alarmingly dissected and discussed. (Needless to say, my egg whites and relatively enormous portions were a hit.) This one was on Atkins, that one South Beach, another vegan. Each looked worse than the next, each lost weight, and each gained more than they lost back. A sensible healthy diet from which you can occasionally stray and treat yourself is the only way to go.

    Fasting for health has been around for at least as long as early physical culturist Bernarr Macfadden (http://www.milk-diet.com/classics/macfadden/chapter3/chapter3.html), and oldtime movie star Gloria Swanson was big on fasts and enemas (another craze rediscovered a few years ago and redubbed "colonics"). An occasional fast (juices for two days a few times a year, maybe) could prove beneficial, but in terms of weight control nothing is a better substitute than eating clean and exercising portion control if need be the rest of the time.
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    Jun 29, 2010 10:50 PM GMT
    eagermuscle saidA sensible healthy diet from which you can occasionally stray and treat yourself is the only way to go.
    That...

    ... and the occasional fasting is good, too.
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    Jun 30, 2010 1:46 AM GMT
    I'm not talking about a lifestyle change diet I just mean one of those 5 day cleanse things
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    Jun 30, 2010 2:08 AM GMT
    waxon saidI'm not talking about a lifestyle change diet I just mean one of those 5 day cleanse things
    Water and cranberry juice.

    ...especially if you're cleansing for what it sounds like you're cleansing for. icon_wink.gif
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    Jun 30, 2010 2:22 AM GMT
    I just quit smoking and stopped using the patch after two weeks. I'm on a seriously high fruit and vegetable intake. I have only fruits n nuts (maybe i sneak some string cheese in there somewhere) all day until dinner, seriously massive amounts that stuff, all the fruit I can eat. Then dinner is a huge salad and small portion of lean meat. Only water to drink (except a.m. coffee). If I have a carb, its granola.

    Considering I haven't had any cravings since I started this, I'd say its working pretty well. I smoked a pack a day for 5 years. The only noticeable side effect (other than the obvious restroom issues...) is that I'm hornier than ever lol, and lost some weight. I've been on this a week, and I think I'll go for a week or two more.

    I'm sure you noticed, its not really like any Hollywood cleansing diet thing, it just makes sense to me. And its a rather easy transition between this and normal healthy eating.
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    Jun 30, 2010 5:11 AM GMT
    gameboi saidI just quit smoking and stopped using the patch after two weeks. I'm on a seriously high fruit and vegetable intake. I have only fruits n nuts (maybe i sneak some string cheese in there somewhere) all day until dinner, seriously massive amounts that stuff, all the fruit I can eat. Then dinner is a huge salad and small portion of lean meat. Only water to drink (except a.m. coffee). If I have a carb, its granola.

    Considering I haven't had any cravings since I started this, I'd say its working pretty well. I smoked a pack a day for 5 years. The only noticeable side effect (other than the obvious restroom issues...) is that I'm hornier than ever lol, and lost some weight. I've been on this a week, and I think I'll go for a week or two more.

    I'm sure you noticed, its not really like any Hollywood cleansing diet thing, it just makes sense to me. And its a rather easy transition between this and normal healthy eating.
    Sounds like the Paleo (caveman) diet. I do it too. It fucking rocks because I can nibble all I want at home, eat out at nice restaurants or buffets all I want, and still make progress toward my goal.
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    Jun 30, 2010 6:14 AM GMT
    Huh, I never thought of it like that. But, i suppose it is nearly exactly that diet lol! I'm seriously loving it, and thinking of adapting parts of it to the way I eat anyway. But yeah, best part is never having to be hungry again.