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In the detox diet, the individual must consume solely fruits, vegetables and natural unprocessed foods. Commonly fresh home made vegetable juices are used in conjunction with the detox diet.
The detox diet is more of a lifestyle than a diet. It is also very popular among actors, singers and other artists who wish to lose weight fast and easily, despite their eating habits. Most people that are serious about an ultimate lifetime "diet" (See Gary Null's book - Ultimate Lifetime Diet) become vegans.
Promoters of the diet claim that it eliminates environmental toxins contained in water, food and air that accumulates in our bodies. Critics of the diet point out that our liver, kidneys, lungs and skin are doing that quite well on a daily basis. The detox diet isn't the safest way of losing weight either, as it is highly restrictive and apparently has only short-term results.
Example of the detox diet
Breakfast (Aprox. 200 Kcal)
1 glass of orange juice or a cup of tea or a cup of coffee with skimmed milk and sweetener 1 apple or 1 banana and 1 rye cracker or bread with jam and/or low fat spread
An envelope of ready made low fat soup or fresh vegetables (such as carrot, cucumber,etc...)
Salad with some or all of the following ingredients : Lettuce, cucumber, tomato, carrot, peppers, corn, low fat cheese, kidney beans, peas. Optional low fat salad dressing: 1 tsp ketchup, 1 tsp honey, 1 tbsp vinegar, 1 tbsp soy sauce
Fat free or low fat fruit yogurt and/or one of these fruits: orange, nectarines, peach, apple Total: Aprox. 770 Kcal