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The Weekend Warrior Detox

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The Weekend Warrior Detox

Another holiday weekend passes into pleasant memory leaving behind a few extra pounds and a recurring bout of acid reflux. Excerpted from my book, The Complete Idiot’s Guide To Detoxing Your Body, I offer you a weekend body detox that will help to counter any excess you were forced to partake of over a recent vacation. If this is your first detox experience you may want to begin more slowly and take a few weeks to work up to a weekend of fasting. This way you won’t have to experience any withdrawal symptoms that may happen when eliminating certain foods to quickly.

Your weekend detox will begin on a Friday evening, so start your preparations on the Monday before. Be prepared to remove one food a day from your regular diet by having a whole-foods alternative ready to replace what you removed. This is what it can look like:

Monday: Eliminate all dairy products such as cheese, milk, and yogurt. Substitute nondairy nut and rice milks, rice cheese, and soy yogurt.

Tuesday: Eliminate all wheat and flour products, such as bread, baked goods, soy sauce, and pasta. Substitute whole non-gluten grains such as brown rice, quinoa, millet, amaranth, and buckwheat.

Wednesday: Eliminate all refined sugar products and artificial sweeteners, including cookies, cakes, candy, soda pop, diet soda, and ice cream. Eliminate foods containing the excitotoxins: MSG and hydrolyzed vegetable protein. Substitute with raw honey, maple syrup, rice syrup, and stevia in small amounts.

Thursday: Eliminate wine, beer, and all forms of alcohol, as well as regular and decaffeinated coffee and teas. Substitute fresh vegetable juices, herbal tea, pure water, homemade nut and seed milks, fresh lemon juice and water, herbal teas, grain coffee, and unsweetened cranberry juice.

Friday: Eliminate pasteurized fruit juice. Substitute fresh organic fruit and vegetable juice. Try having one 8-ounce glass a day.

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Delia Quigley

Delia Quigley is the Director of StillPoint Schoolhouse, where she teaches a holistic lifestyle based on her 30 years of study, experience and practice. She is the creator of the Body Rejuvenation Cleanse, Cooking the Basics, and Broken Bodies Yoga. Delia's credentials include author, artist, natural foods chef, yoga instructor, energy therapist and public speaker. Follow Delia's blogs: brcleanse.blogspot.com and. To view her website go to www.deliaquigley.com

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2:24PM PST on Nov 15, 2011

Thank you. The bit i like best is the bit about avoiding negativity and being selfish with your space and time - easier said than done, I know!

11:24PM PDT on May 8, 2011

hmmm that awesome!

6:23AM PST on Feb 24, 2011

forgive me -- I have so little time, and I want to use it for activism, so just here for points for the animals ...

6:56AM PDT on Sep 16, 2010

Thanks so much, good article...

2:45PM PDT on Aug 17, 2010

Nothing new but I like it because you can show it to your family and say "see I need quiet time"

2:44AM PDT on Aug 13, 2010

Worth a try - but I eat a very balanced diet anyway and it involves things I love!! :-)

8:56PM PDT on Aug 9, 2010

thanks

8:02PM PDT on Aug 8, 2010

Thanks for the great info.

5:38PM PDT on Jul 23, 2010

sounds good to me

2:11PM PDT on Jul 18, 2010

why not, but I agree that the only real way to keep your body healthy is to change your diet for good. Eat 100% natural and unrefined and cut out anything your body reacts badly too. Dairy is bad mainly because of the hormones present in it. On top of that, alot of dairy farmers add hormones to the already existing ones to augment milk production. Scandalous! Anyway, happy fasting to those who choose this way.

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