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Cleanse/fast to kick start things?

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I'm kicking around the idea of doing a fruits and veggies fast for a week, maybe more to re-jump start things for me. I don't have a juicer and dont want to buy one, otherwise I'd do a juice fast. I might add in some protein powder once a day.  Just wanted some thoughts or ideas. 

by on Feb. 11, 2013 at 9:41 AM
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itsm3
by on Feb. 11, 2013 at 10:58 AM

not needed; just start eating clean and exercising and the rest will fall into place. 


musicpisces
by Suzanne on Feb. 11, 2013 at 12:23 PM

Oh yeah, sleep makes a HUGE difference! Are you going to be getting your CPT as well? You ought to talk to mcginnisc in this group, she's getting hers as well, and she's a chef!
I'm in nursing school right now, and I was a Navy corpsman. I spent my time in family practice and health promotion, where I worked with an RD and a diabetes nurse educator. It was really interesting, and I learned a TON about nutrition. I'm planning to become an RD once I finish my master's degree, because nutrition is a HUGE part of health. My master's degree will make me a certified nurse-midwife and women's health nurse practitioner. I'm also a lactation specialist, and plan to get my IBCLC once I get my BSN. So nutrition and health are HUGE for me. I really try to stay on top of the trends and research.
I've also been on my own journey. I've lost over 100 lbs in the last 3 years, and have kept it off for about 6 months so far. I've improved my health greatly (lowered my blood pressure, in particular), and I've got my son involved in it (still working on DH!).

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Quoting musicpisces:

Using a laxative isn't exactly the healthy route.

Quoting Mya62412:

Have you tried the candida diet? Eat a lot of veggies and drink cleaning drinks once or twice a day. The cleaning drink is one Tablespoon metamucil , one tablespoon of bentonite clay and one tall glass of water.


Is that what that is? Yeah, I'm not doing laxatives. :/

Yeah, they also make kitty litter with it, and it has a bunch of industrial uses.  No thanks!  =)

They've also debunked Metamucil for weight loss.  Fiber needs to be taken in from foods, not from powder, and ground psylium husks don't count as food.  That's basically what Sensa is, too.

Awesome! *sarcasm*

Yeah, I'm not doing metamucil either. I don't believe in supplementing when you can easily get it from food if you eat healthy! I don't know much about most of the diet fads out there. I think they're all crap and hype so I don't pay much attention.

Agreed!!  So many of them have health consequences, which is sad, because most of us want to lose weight to get healthy, and people end up in worse shape than when they started, but they're smaller, at least for a short time- then they gain it all back plus more, and have new health problems to deal with.  =(  I'm in health care and have been for a long time, and it's sad to watch people do this to themselves.

I agree. Dh is becoming a personal trainer, wants to open a gym and we want to help people get healthy. He's helping one guy who has lost 50 lbs so far. We were helping a couple and they lost 40 lbs (guy) and 30 lbs (girl) but they fell off the wagon. :( 

What do you do in the health care industry? 

I know a big problem for my stalled weight loss is my lack of sleep. Being chronically sleep deprived because of a child who doesn't sleep is killing me. :) 

Suzanne

"Don't sacrifice what you want most for what you want right now."

hanlea
by on Feb. 11, 2013 at 11:18 PM

I highly recommend a cleanse, as long as you get the right one!  I have a nutritional system I use, and the cleanse plays a large role in the success I get!  You feel incredible after one of those days.  Everyone is different, so you just have to find something that you are comfortable using.  It has done wonders for me!!

jojo_382
by Member on Feb. 11, 2013 at 11:36 PM
Oh wow now i have some 1 to go to sn ask qustion about alot of things an to the OP what about Dr.oz 3DAY CLEANSE


Quoting musicpisces:

Oh
yeah, sleep makes a HUGE difference! Are you going to be getting your
CPT as well? You ought to talk to mcginnisc in this group, she's
getting hers as well, and she's a chef!

I'm in nursing school right now, and I was a Navy corpsman. I spent my
time in family practice and health promotion, where I worked with an RD
and a diabetes nurse educator. It was really interesting, and I learned
a TON about nutrition. I'm planning to become an RD once I finish my
master's degree, because nutrition is a HUGE part of health. My
master's degree will make me a certified nurse-midwife and women's
health nurse practitioner. I'm also a lactation specialist, and plan to
get my IBCLC once I get my BSN. So nutrition and health are HUGE for
me. I really try to stay on top of the trends and research.

I've also been on my own journey. I've lost over 100 lbs in the last 3
years, and have kept it off for about 6 months so far. I've improved my
health greatly (lowered my blood pressure, in particular), and I've got
my son involved in it (still working on DH!).


Quoting mich.el.le:


Quoting musicpisces:


Quoting mich.el.le:


Quoting musicpisces:


Quoting mich.el.le:


Quoting musicpisces:

Using a laxative isn't exactly the healthy route.

Quoting Mya62412:

Have you tried the candida diet? Eat a lot of veggies and drink cleaning drinks once or twice a day. The cleaning drink is one Tablespoon metamucil , one tablespoon of bentonite clay and one tall glass of water.


Is that what that is? Yeah, I'm not doing laxatives. :/

Yeah, they also make kitty litter with it, and it has a bunch of industrial uses.  No thanks!  =)

They've also debunked Metamucil for weight loss.  Fiber needs to be taken in from foods, not from powder, and ground psylium husks don't count as food.  That's basically what Sensa is, too.

Awesome! *sarcasm*

Yeah, I'm not doing metamucil either. I don't believe in supplementing when you can easily get it from food if you eat healthy! I don't know much about most of the diet fads out there. I think they're all crap and hype so I don't pay much attention.

Agreed!!  So many of them have health consequences, which is sad, because most of us want to lose weight to get healthy, and people end up in worse shape than when they started, but they're smaller, at least for a short time- then they gain it all back plus more, and have new health problems to deal with.  =(  I'm in health care and have been for a long time, and it's sad to watch people do this to themselves.

I agree. Dh is becoming a personal trainer, wants to open a gym and we want to help people get healthy. He's helping one guy who has lost 50 lbs so far. We were helping a couple and they lost 40 lbs (guy) and 30 lbs (girl) but they fell off the wagon. :( 

What do you do in the health care industry? 

I know a big problem for my stalled weight loss is my lack of sleep. Being chronically sleep deprived because of a child who doesn't sleep is killing me. :) 


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Sewsofun
by Member on Feb. 12, 2013 at 11:29 AM

I would think for one or two days if you really bumped up the nutrients by eating green smoothies with a variety of nutrients and still eating something if youre hungry wouldn't be bad.  I'm going to do the Dr. Oz cleanse next weekend with my husband.  I'm doing it to try to get rid of those cravings of sugary fatty foods I picked up over the holidays.  I'm still going to eat if I'm hungry, Lean meat and what not.  Just trying to boost my nutrients.  i've been losing my hair in larger amounts lately and I think I just need to boost my immunity etc.

Anoronlight
by Member on Feb. 12, 2013 at 12:30 PM

I don't recommend deleting everything but fruits and veggies, but I do think a cleanse would be awesome! I did the 24 Day Challenge and the start is a 10 day cleanse. I had to take a couple of things while on it to help my body with the process, but it was gentle and I ate lots of fruits and veggies, but I also ate eggs, chicken, pork and what not. I just ate made sure to stay away from sugars and pasta for a couple of days. I learned how to cook better, I also stay away from milk and any kind of dairy too. I limited my snacks to certain things as well. It worked great by the end of the 10 days I had already lost close to 10lbs.

Our bodies need to go through that process, but don't just eat fruits and veggies, your body needs those proteins too.

aprilsalcro
by on Feb. 12, 2013 at 4:59 PM


Quoting itsm3:

not needed; just start eating clean and exercising and the rest will fall into place. 


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mich.el.le
by on Feb. 14, 2013 at 9:01 PM

Sorry, I almost forgot to answer this!

I haven't decided if I'm going to get my CPT or just be one unofficially. I love all of your certifications and degrees. WOW! We want to help low income people, kind of as a ministry to those who can't afford personal trainers, nutritionists, etc.

I am trying to night wean my son so hopefully (fingers crossed, prayers, all that) I will get some sleep soon.

Now you have me curious. What do you think of the vegetarian diet? What do you think of consuming dairy?

Quoting musicpisces:

Oh yeah, sleep makes a HUGE difference! Are you going to be getting your CPT as well? You ought to talk to mcginnisc in this group, she's getting hers as well, and she's a chef!
I'm in nursing school right now, and I was a Navy corpsman. I spent my te in family practice and health promotion, where I worked with an RD and a diabetes nurse educator. It was really interesting, and I learned a TON about nutrition. I'm planning to become an RD once I finish my master's degree, because nutrition is a HUGE part of health. My master's degree will make me a certified nurse-midwife and women's health nurse practitioner. I'm also a lactation specialist, and plan to get my IBCLC once I get my BSN. So nutrition and health are HUGE for me. I really try to stay on top of the trends and research.
I've also been on my own journey. I've lost over 100 lbs in the last 3 years, and have kept it off for about 6 months so far. I've improved my health greatly (lowered my blood pressure, in particular), and I've got my son involved in it (still working on DH!).

musicpisces
by Suzanne on Feb. 14, 2013 at 9:34 PM

I think vegetarianism can be great, as long as you do it right.  It's not instant weight loss, especially if you are eating tons of cheese still, or other highly caloric foods (which I assume you wouldn't be doing).  You'll need to make sure you get in plenty of iron, because plant sources aren't as easily absorbed as animal sources (heme versus non-heme iron).  Be sure to get in calcium as well.  Protein can easily be met by getting in a variety of foods, including sources like quinoa, beans, legumes, nuts, etc.  Most plant proteins aren't complete, but by having variety in your diet, you'll get in the essential amino acids. 

I think dairy can be part of a healthy diet.  I eat my share.  I eat full fat cheese in moderation, low fat or non-fat milk, butter, plain Greek yogurt, and lowfat cottage cheese.  These can be good sources of protein and calcium (and other vitamins and minerals), and again, not going crazy on high fat versions is all good.  Just watch the sodium on cottage cheese (low fat is lower in sodium than fat free, FYI).

I've seen obese vegetarians, so again, it's not a fast track to weight loss.  Really, in my experience with people, it's not any lower in calories than a diet with meat products.  But it's really about preferences.  There are also different levels of vegetarianism, and you can decide what's right for you if you choose to go that route.

Quoting mich.el.le:

Sorry, I almost forgot to answer this!

I haven't decided if I'm going to get my CPT or just be one unofficially. I love all of your certifications and degrees. WOW! We want to help low income people, kind of as a ministry to those who can't afford personal trainers, nutritionists, etc.

I am trying to night wean my son so hopefully (fingers crossed, prayers, all that) I will get some sleep soon.

Now you have me curious. What do you think of the vegetarian diet? What do you think of consuming dairy?

Quoting musicpisces:

Oh yeah, sleep makes a HUGE difference! Are you going to be getting your CPT as well? You ought to talk to mcginnisc in this group, she's getting hers as well, and she's a chef!
I'm in nursing school right now, and I was a Navy corpsman. I spent my te in family practice and health promotion, where I worked with an RD and a diabetes nurse educator. It was really interesting, and I learned a TON about nutrition. I'm planning to become an RD once I finish my master's degree, because nutrition is a HUGE part of health. My master's degree will make me a certified nurse-midwife and women's health nurse practitioner. I'm also a lactation specialist, and plan to get my IBCLC once I get my BSN. So nutrition and health are HUGE for me. I really try to stay on top of the trends and research.
I've also been on my own journey. I've lost over 100 lbs in the last 3 years, and have kept it off for about 6 months so far. I've improved my health greatly (lowered my blood pressure, in particular), and I've got my son involved in it (still working on DH!).


Suzanne

"Don't sacrifice what you want most for what you want right now."

mich.el.le
by on Feb. 14, 2013 at 9:44 PM


Quoting musicpisces:

I think vegetarianism can be great, as long as you do it right.  It's not instant weight loss, especially if you are eating tons of cheese still, or other highly caloric foods (which I assume you wouldn't be doing).  You'll need to make sure you get in plenty of iron, because plant sources aren't as easily absorbed as animal sources (heme versus non-heme iron).  Be sure to get in calcium as well.  Protein can easily be met by getting in a variety of foods, including sources like quinoa, beans, legumes, nuts, etc.  Most plant proteins aren't complete, but by having variety in your diet, you'll get in the essential amino acids. 

I think dairy can be part of a healthy diet.  I eat my share.  I eat full fat cheese in moderation, low fat or non-fat milk, butter, plain Greek yogurt, and lowfat cottage cheese.  These can be good sources of protein and calcium (and other vitamins and minerals), and again, not going crazy on high fat versions is all good.  Just watch the sodium on cottage cheese (low fat is lower in sodium than fat free, FYI).

I've seen obese vegetarians, so again, it's not a fast track to weight loss.  Really, in my experience with people, it's not any lower in calories than a diet with meat products.  But it's really about preferences.  There are also different levels of vegetarianism, and you can decide what's right for you if you choose to go that route.

Quoting mich.el.le:

Sorry, I almost forgot to answer this!

I haven't decided if I'm going to get my CPT or just be one unofficially. I love all of your certifications and degrees. WOW! We want to help low income people, kind of as a ministry to those who can't afford personal trainers, nutritionists, etc.

I am trying to night wean my son so hopefully (fingers crossed, prayers, all that) I will get some sleep soon.

Now you have me curious. What do you think of the vegetarian diet? What do you think of consuming dairy?

Quoting musicpisces:

Oh yeah, sleep makes a HUGE difference! Are you going to be getting your CPT as well? You ought to talk to mcginnisc in this group, she's getting hers as well, and she's a chef!
I'm in nursing school right now, and I was a Navy corpsman. I spent my te in family practice and health promotion, where I worked with an RD and a diabetes nurse educator. It was really interesting, and I learned a TON about nutrition. I'm planning to become an RD once I finish my master's degree, because nutrition is a HUGE part of health. My master's degree will make me a certified nurse-midwife and women's health nurse practitioner. I'm also a lactation specialist, and plan to get my IBCLC once I get my BSN. So nutrition and health are HUGE for me. I really try to stay on top of the trends and research.
I've also been on my own journey. I've lost over 100 lbs in the last 3 years, and have kept it off for about 6 months so far. I've improved my health greatly (lowered my blood pressure, in particular), and I've got my son involved in it (still working on DH!).


Dh and I already eat primarily vegetarian. I was just curious on what your thoughts were about it.  
We eat meat about once a week, and cheese as a treat. Other than that we just eat a variety of beans and legumes, quinoa, whole wheat products, lots of variety for veggies and fruits, and some whey protein. I'd love to get a more whole-foods protein powder but they're more expensive.
You can definitely eat unhealthy as a vegetarian. We've seen it plenty of times! Doritos might be vegetarian, but they aren't healthy. LOL 
We've read The China Study and a few other books about vegetarianism. It's worked great for us. We feel so much better (when we stick to it and don't get lazy). 

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