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OK, I want to 'detox' how do i do it?

(10 Posts)
ja9 Sun 19-Jul-09 22:51:43

Holidays over.... have had mucho wine, snacks and rich food....

what do i do?!

cilitbang Sun 19-Jul-09 23:00:15

Lemonade diet is a good one....a bit drastic but if needs must......if you google lemonade diet you'll get a good idea, also good instruction videos on youtube

HolyGuacamole Sun 19-Jul-09 23:07:47

Good article here

Apparently no such thing as detox in terms of diet because the body does its own job of clearing out, it is all a big scary marketing ploy.

Still, no harm in improving your diet generally, eating plenty of fruit/veg, cutting back on convenience food, alcohol etc etc.

ja9 Sun 19-Jul-09 23:21:00

oh my, that lemonade diet sounds drastic! have you done it cilitbang? not sure i'd have the guts...

mrsruffallo Sun 19-Jul-09 23:24:11

This is a fantastic detox book, with lots of info, recipes etc
I recommend it!

GrinnyPig Mon 20-Jul-09 01:03:03

Detox diets are a complete myth.

Just eat lean meat, fish, poultry, beans, pulses and lentils.

Lots of fresh fruit and vegetables.

Brown rice, pasta and potatoes in their skins.

cilitbang Mon 20-Jul-09 11:27:28

J9 I've not actually done it for more than a couple of days (actually one day, and inbetween I had some nuts when I was feeling hungry!! so I wimped out bigtime!) but I did feel 'cleansed' somewhat after just a day so I figured after longer its going to really detox. I can't recommend enough a book I read by Allen Carr (not the comedian - the no smoking guru) this one Its not detoxing its more about re-thinking how we eat...brilliant.

cilitbang Mon 20-Jul-09 11:29:42

Milk thistle is a great detox supplement, cleanses the liver after 'over doing it'

BonsoirAnna Mon 20-Jul-09 11:33:46

Just stopping alcohol, fatty foods and processed foods, drinking lots of water and eating loads of fruit, vegetables and pulses and a little lean protein and small amounts of carbohydrate will put less pressure on your digestive system and make you feel more comfortable and enable you to get a better night's sleep.

Lou323 Mon 20-Jul-09 11:34:32

Dont - its all a myth.

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