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    Mar 17, 2010 11:10 PM GMT
    I've done some searching through old topics and can't quite find the info i'm looking for so I need some help...

    I've been home with family the past month and a half due to a death in the family. People have been bringing us meals almost every day to help out but of course this food is all comfort food (lasagne, meat loaf, pastas, desserts, etc.) A month and a half of poor eating has really taken its toll on my body (in the amount of 10 pounds). I feel like shit.

    After making one more trip to the east coast for the actual funeral service, i'll be heading back to my home and really need to just clean and detox my body. Toxins, excess water weight, a few pounds of fat, whatever, I just have this need to start fresh with a good detox and then get back to a good routine.

    Any suggestions. I don't mind starving... really.
  • jrs1

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    Mar 18, 2010 4:07 AM GMT
    I didn't come here to give you detox advice, Pho, but just to say that I'm sorry for your loss and that you've had to endure it with your family. you're a wonderful guy and I'm sure that there will be some more informed individuals out there to refer you to certain supplements (I don't believe in anything other than a standard multivitamin).

    foods high in fiber (e.g., rolled oats, granola, wheat bread, spinach, bran flakes, cheerios) and fruits (e.g., plums, apples, blueberries, raspberries, strawberries) vegetables (e.g., carrots, peas, potatoes, radishes) would be good to concentrate on for a while. if you're going to consume meat ... I would advise turkey and chicken and grill them as often as possible or baking them.
  • Bunjamon

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    Mar 18, 2010 8:26 AM GMT
    I am also sorry to hear about your loss.

    Start by eating well again. Salads with hard-boiled eggs and nuts (and a home-made olive oil and balsamic dressing with maybe some dijon mustard à l'ancienne), whole grains, lean white meats and fish, drink lots of water, avoid softdrinks, and just get back into the gym! It's a fact that you will lose weight if you are burning more calories than you are consuming. So eat less (and better) and move more.

    Whatever you do, don't do that "detox" thing with the maple syrup and the lemons and whatever the other weird "magic" ingredient was. It's a crock.

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    Mar 18, 2010 8:28 AM GMT
    Dieters tea. Will have you feeling better icon_biggrin.gif
  • vindog

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    Mar 18, 2010 5:21 PM GMT

    Detoxing is bogus.

    Eat well, exercise....Your body has a phenomenal filtering and cleansing system built in
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    Mar 18, 2010 5:29 PM GMT
    Here is a pretty good article on the "detox" fad. It is merely a meaningless buzz word used for marketing.
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    Mar 18, 2010 6:53 PM GMT
    Just go back to a good diet, eating perhaps slightly smaller portions than normal for a while.