So I have eaten vegan, vegetarian, and raw in the past but the holidays have gotten me off track. I can't bring myself to get on the all raw bandwagon right now, even though I lost 12 lbs during the 30 days I did it. I have been eating a low meat low dairy diet (I cook mostly vegan at home but sometimes add cheese to stuff and I indulge in meat about once a month). I feel so sluggish with all the holiday eating and I know I need to do something drastic.
I just read The Great American Detox Diet by Alex Jamieson (wife to Morgan Spurlock of Supersize Me! fame) and I am committed to doing an 8 week detox to get my body "clean". When I was eating raw I found an awesome raw food forum but I haven't found a detox diet forum so I am hoping to find some people here. The detox is no sugar, artificial sweeeteners (stevia, agave and honey are OK), no alcohol, no refined carbs (no white rice, white flour) no dairy and no meat. There are somethings that are vague in the book and I was hoping to get some feedback (and perhaps some great recipes).
So I am starting 1/1 and am comitted for at least 8 weeks and I am hoping to lose at least 10 lbs in 8 weeks. Right now I am 5'4" (don't expect that to change) and 180 (reg 175 but those darn cookies, cakes and pies!)lbs. I am doing my 4th marathon in May and very serious about losing weight permanently as I am signing up for an Ironman triathlon in June 2011 and 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike and 26.2 mile run is a long way to lug an extra five lbs let alone an extra 40+!!
Has anyone done this sort of detox? Any tips you might have?
Thanks in advance.