Post # 1
My wedding is 3 weeks away. I usually wouldn’t resort to a cleanse or crash diet, but I just want to shed a few more lbs. I was in target over my lunch break and saw the Jillian Cleanse and Burn program. I’m curious if anyone has ever tried this? Does it work? How did you feel?
Post # 3
I haven’t done that, but I am currently doing the Master Cleanse, which detoxes your whole system. Each serving is 8 oz of purified (not bottled) water, 2 tablespoons of Organic Grade B Maple Syrup (how you get your calories), 1/10 tsp cayenne pepper, and 4 tablespoons of fresh squeezed juice from Organic Lemons. You drink 12 servings of this per day, plus 12 servings of water. It basically cleans out your entire system so that you start with a totally fresh body. I’m on Day 3 and have lost 3 pounds. (I’m trying to lose the 5 I gained post wedding) before I start a new diet that is somewhat vegan with chicken.
I eat celery whenever I feel like I am hungry, I also take Hoodia pills, which is a natural appetite suppresant, and I take fiber pills to also make me feel full.
So far, I have felt really great. Little to no hunger (when I start feeling hungry, I have another serving). The maple syrup provides 1,000 calories per day. I am also not exercising for these 10 days so that I don’t overextend myself.
Post # 4
your body is self-cleansing. your body gets rid of any toxins you ingest itself. do not do any unnatural cleanses. they wreak havoc on your body and will make you feel like crap.
i don’t know what jillian’s cleanse entails, but the master cleanse is NOT healthy. seriously, ask any doctor. you willl lose some water weight if you do a cleanse, but you will gain the weight back (and likely more) as soon as you eat real food.
your body needs food and nutrients. i wouldn’t touch a cleanse with a 10 foot pole.
Post # 5
Your best bet is to just cut out sugar, caffeine, wheat (think gluten free) and dairy for 7-10 days (you can lessen them in the weeks before) and up your water intake to almost a gallon a day. You also want to make sure you EAT enough, you want to make sure you eat NO LESS than 1,200 quality calories a day if you aren’t working out and have a sedentary lifestyle. If you are working out or have an active job you need to add at least 100 calories per hour of exercise/activity.
Don’t do an artificial “cleanse”, they don’t work. Good luck!
Post # 6
I agree with the previous poster but the whole gluten free thing is more for people with siliac (sp?) disease. But honestly keep it simple eat clean food! And of course PRODUCE PRODUCE PRODUCE! Can’t wait for summertime farmer’s markets!
Post # 7
I completely agree with the above posters. As a nurse, I would urge you to stay away from “cleanses”. I have seen women come in to the ER after a few days of these cleanses, having incurred permanent damage. I’m not trying to scare you, but it saddens me to see women damaging their bodies to lose 5 pounds.
Eating under 1000 calories isn’t recommended for anyone, and will only serve to help you lose muscle and water weight.
Cutting out processed carbs for a few days should do the trick!