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Discussion in 'Health & Body' started by faustian bargain, Jun 30, 2006.

  1. keal

    keal Senior Member

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    What makes you say that these foods in particular are so good?

    When you're eating healthy, it tends to be a low-fat, and maybe low-carb diet. Olives (or olive oil) along with almonds and avocados, have the good fats your body needs. I'd say a couple of olives (Quirk's right about olives being high in salt) or you can overdose on olive oil, and a small handful of almonds a day. You'll feel a lot better. I only eat avocados when it's in season, as we have the trees all around our neighborhood, and while it's high in fat, it's fine to eat a lot of it if you're eating healthy and low-fat the rest of the day.

    There's a lot of other good things to have everyday, such as garlic, vinegar, unprocessed salt - but people are usually lacking in essential oils so I'd say olive oil and almonds are a great place to start [​IMG]
     


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    faustian bargain Distinguished Member

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    Andrew (and anyone who's gone through it before), how much energy do you have, and how physical have you been? I feel like I could benefit from something like this. DFAC food blows goats. Only problem is that I need to be able to keep the physical intensity levels pretty high. I'm especially curious about the grapes...

    you know, i'm not low on energy, but i don't do a whole lot of physical stuff (which is part of my problem to begin with). i've been doing a lot of walking, wrangling the kids, etc...but nowhere near military levels of exertion. i haven't felt tired. (except for when i don't get enough sleep, cf. kids above.)

    i would say that you could maintain your energy level, with enough calorie intake. there's not much protein happening with this diet, so it's not for muscle building, but i get the feeling it's good for fat burning. i would consult a doctor first though.

    i have lost ~9 lbs since a week ago. my stomach feels a good bit flatter (no shit...literally).

    i agree with NR: that curry dish looks outstanding. getting off the fast is going to test my patience...a few days of juice and veg soup.

    /andrew, end of day 7
     


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    Thanks Andrew, keep on it! I could do with dropping 9 pounds over the next couple of weeks.
     


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    Would you say the diet has been worth it/recommend it to others? Beyond the weight-loss outcome, are there any others you've noticed?
     


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    i think its safe to presume him dead
     


  6. faustian bargain

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    very nearly. [​IMG] (just out of town for the weekend.)

    yesterday was day 10. this morning: ~14 lbs. i have no idea if that will stay off...given that i am fantasizing about pizza, probably not.

    anyway the idea was to get my body a little healthier, not really to lose weight. so i'm not going to sweat it.

    in terms of other effects - i have noticed a better general health overall. no pimples, cold sores, sniffles, etc., and of course i feel less 'blobby'. I think i didn't fully detoxify though, as my tongue never reached that 'pink' color it's supposed to have. i could have tried more than 10 days, but screw that, i don't have any more patience. oh well, maybe another time.

    i am easing out of the fast with fresh-squeezed orange & grapefruit juice, and tomorrow midday i'll start eating some veg soup. thursday will be the first real food day.

    thanks for the encouragement everyone. i can say, i think it was probably worth it, although i doubt i could have done it alone - without my wife and her mother i wouldn't have had the wherewithal. i never got used to the salt water. so if you want to try the diet, it'd be much easier if you've got a partner or two. (also you'll need to get the book for the protocol to follow. there's a second recent book that gives some more up-to-date perspective that's useful.) another thing to consider is whether you've got any business lunches during the planned period, where it might be awkward to explain your diet.

    /andrew - just wants some cheese
     


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    Faustian, great work! An inspiration. I'm adding a little cleansing to my daily routine:

    I picked up a 4lbs block of Himalayan salt off of Ebay for $25.00, and I'm going to make Sole (salt water, aka brine) which you drink a teaspoon of each morning, diluted in a glass of water. (Interested folks can google 'himalayan salt brine' and a couple of how-to's will pop up)

    It apparently stimulates your organs and cleans you out. I use Himalayan salt on my food, but never got around to trying it as a cleanser.

    Keep the weight off by ditching your baggy clothes! Get a new lineup. I'd say keep a couple of large pants for those vacation days so you can eat a little more. But new clothes make the man, and old clothes make the fat man. Haha[​IMG]

    Way to go!!! So, what do you want to eat first? Chicken, Pizza or a Burger?
     


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    i will not repeat the Master Cleanse until the memory of salt water fades. i grimace every time i think about it.

    first real food meal will be breakfast on thursday - maybe a bagel with cream cheese - and lox if i remember to buy some before then. lunch will be a couple slices of Zachary's pizza. dinner will be sushi with sake.
     


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    Haha! Spoken like someone who's really coming off of a good fast. You've already visualized 3 meals ahead! [​IMG]
     


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    i will not repeat the Master Cleanse until the memory of salt water fades. i grimace every time i think about it.

    first real food meal will be breakfast on thursday - maybe a bagel with cream cheese - and lox if i remember to buy some before then. lunch will be a couple slices of Zachary's pizza. dinner will be sushi with sake.



    you should fast 15 days so you can fully detoxify. you're almost there.
     


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    maybe next time. too late now.
     


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    Sorry to sound ignorant about this whole subject but i must say i am really interested.

    From December of last year until now, i have lost close to 60 pounds by eating healthier, watching quantities and doing more physical activities. But i always get stomach pains and i have trouble digesting and i still feel not 1005 healthy.

    So i was wondering how one goes about for the master cleanse. I would like to try it for a bit, i doubt i will last 10 or even 15 days, but i want to try. Any info please?

    thanks in advance
     


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    Congrats on the cleanse! Sounds like you got some great results.

    I'd love to try something similar, but I'm too lean to go with something so hardcore -- I'd look sickly after two weeks. I may try two weeks of only fresh organic fruits and veggies or something, relying on stuff like avocados and bananas to keep some weight on. Though I don't know how much that might compromise my results...
     


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    Sorry to sound ignorant about this whole subject but i must say i am really interested.

    From December of last year until now, i have lost close to 60 pounds by eating healthier, watching quantities and doing more physical activities. But i always get stomach pains and i have trouble digesting and i still feel not 1005 healthy.

    So i was wondering how one goes about for the master cleanse. I would like to try it for a bit, i doubt i will last 10 or even 15 days, but i want to try. Any info please?

    thanks in advance

    the master cleanse is a fast, not a diet. do not use it to lose weight! fasting is done to cleanse the body of toxins, and also for spiritual reasons. fasting for the purpose of losing weight is not healthy.
     


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