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after a few days of mass beer and fried food consumption, i feel like burnt ass.

my body's indicating i need to do flush it out. aside from eating a lot of vegetables and cutting out alcohol for a couple of weeks, any recommendations for a "system reset?"
 

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water, water, water, water, workout/sweat out...repeat as needed
 

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Fast during the day with plentyful water and a few pieces of low GI fruit, eat in the evening. Stock up on anti-oxidants, vitamins and minerals - so eat plenty veggies too.
 

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Originally Posted by KhouriC
water, water, water, water, workout/sweat out...repeat as needed

I guess thats what I do. I need to do that actually this weekend was rough.
 

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What about fasting for a few days?
 

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i've thought about that, but i'm way too active and don't want to risk fucking myself up. i'm not really looking to lose weight as much as i just want to cycle all the bullshit out of my system.
 

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Originally Posted by grundletaint
i've thought about that, but i'm way too active and don't want to risk fucking myself up. i'm not really looking to lose weight as much as i just want to cycle all the bullshit out of my system.
Fasting is more about cleansing than weight control. I haven't done it in several years, but when I did, it helped a lot.
 

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This stuff works great for me. It's essentially a fiber pill, and cleans you out in a very gentle way. http://www.yerba.com/storefront/item.asp?id=60 I always take it with me anytime that I travel. Anytime that I'm away from home, I'm generally eating out, not getting enough fiber, drinking beer, etc. This stuff is a big help.
 

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After drinking lots, your body need natural raw fats. It also needs water with some sea salt. You need fresh vegetable juice and softer diet for a few days. Sweating would be good, but so would detox baths with Apple Cider Vinegar, Sea Salt, and Olive Oil, or natural clay soaks with hot water until it cools....
 

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Originally Posted by Kas
Fast during the day with plentyful water and a few pieces of low GI fruit, eat in the evening. Stock up on anti-oxidants, vitamins and minerals - so eat plenty veggies too.

Yes. This is an ideal pattern to follow given proper adaptation. Gradually extending the time from your last meal to 18 hours or so will give the digestive system a much needed rest, and promote lipolysis.

I wouldn't advise fasting for more than 48 hrs. Up until this most people have sufficient glycogen stores to satisfy the glucose requirement, and can catabolize junk proteins (damaged cells, non-functional enzymes, etc.) to fulfill structural needs. But after about 2 days the body will start to pillage muscle and organ tissue to fuel gluconeogenesis.


If opting for a straight water fast, I'd recommend Trinity Springs if you can find it. Its very high pH (~9.5) will serve as an alkaline buffer to the acid load generated by typical food/drink binge items. 2 liters per day should be adequate. *



If food is to be eaten, a pattern of copious vegetable consumption, some fruit intake, and moderate protein (to simulate a failed/poor hunt scenario) will bring about best results.


With either option, profuse sweating (sauna, squash, etc.) will accelerate the cleansing process greatly. Herbal teas/tisanes can also be taken should the stomach need soothing. If more thorough/rapid detoxification is desired, I recommend the supplement BioFirm from New-Nordic Pharmabrands. U.S. availability is limited, but it can be had online from a number of UK purveyors.

R.B.


*Edit- It seems Trinity Springs water is no longer available. It had been some 3 years since my last purchase from Whole Foods (I've mainly been drinking Fiji due to the ready availability). Apparently the company became embroiled in a legal dispute over ownership and subsequently exhausted its funds. Though I've yet to try it, my research points to Iceland Spring water as the next healthiest choice.
 

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Originally Posted by Rand B
Yes. This is an ideal pattern to follow given proper adaptation. Gradually extending the time from your last meal to 18 hours or so will give the digestive system a much needed rest, and promote liposis.

I wouldn't advise fasting for more than 48 hrs. Up until this most people have sufficient glycogen stores to satisfy the glucose requirement, and can catabolize junk proteins (damaged cells, non-functional enzymes, etc.) to fulfill structural needs. But after about 2 days the body will start to pillage muscle and organ tissue to fuel gluconeogenesis.


If opting for a straight water fast, I'd recommend Trinity Springs if you can find it. Its very high pH (~9.5) will serve as an alkaline buffer to the acid load generated by typical food/drink binge items. 2 liters per day should be adequate.


If food is to be eaten, a pattern of copious vegetable consumption, some fruit intake, and moderate protein (to simulate a failed/poor hunt scenario) will bring about best results.


With either option, profuse sweating (sauna, squash, etc.) will accelerate the cleansing process greatly. Herbal teas/tisanes can also be taken should the stomach need soothing. If more thorough/rapid detoxification is desired, I recommend the supplement BioFirm from New-Nordic Pharmabrands. U.S. availability is limited, but it can be had online from a number of UK purveyors.

R.B.


I find it difficult to get sufficient vitamins without eating fruits during the day. If one is to go on waterfasts, he would have to ingest all those vitamins during the night - while already eating the proteins, fats and other carbs as well.
 

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Remember that fibrous vegetables are generally more vitamin/mineral dense than fruits, both per calorie and by weight. The pure water fast would mimic sparse hunting episodes during the glacial periods (as ice), while a predominantly plant based intake with limited protein/fat would represent similar stresses within more temperate climatic conditions. I feel using both will effect greatest benefit and best emulate the varied living patterns over the past ~2.5 million yrs. as genus Homo.


In all probability, daily meals were probably the exception rather than the rule, so it isn't as if one will succumb to scurvy if they don't get their Vitamin C for a day or two. However, it shouldn't escape notice that the more predictable/consistently obtainable foods derived from the plant kingdom tend to supply the water soluble (read: short-lived) vitamins, while more intermittent animal kills furnish the more persistent fat soluble nutrients.


R.B.
 

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man. i drank 4 liters of water yesterday, had a protein shake for lunch and some chicken and a salad for dinner. i did a spin class and spent 15 minutes in a steam room last night. i feel great even though i had to get up and whiz every 30 minutes last night.
 

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MSM, Vitamin C, chlorella vulgaris.

Nothing will cleanse you like chlorella. It's the most popular supplement in Japan now, outselling Vitamin C. I have read of studies they did that says if you take 5 grams (a teaspoon) before drinking, it will prevent the hangover 90% of the time. Haven't read the study itself, but I tried it and it works.
 

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