Detox Diet Day 3
May 2009 - Adrienne and I decided to follow Gillian McKeith's 7-Day Detox Diet, a "jumpstart plan" to healthy eating detailed in her book "You Are What You Eat."
Most days started with a cup of warm water and lemon, followed by a walk and then fruit (above). Lunch and dinner included quinoa porridge, organic chicken, wild organic fish (above), and lentil stew (above). We could also have snacks, like a whole cucumber or a whole pepper.
We had to avoid coffee, alcohol, refined sugar, dairy, and bread. The lack of coffee was especially hard for me, and I could never sustain a diet without yogurt and cheese. However, Adrienne and I felt great all week and lost about 5 pounds each (which we haven't gained back, and it's been three weeks).
There is some debate as to whether detox diets are necessary or even effective, but I don't think you can really object to a week of nutritious, organic, toxin-free food.