In today’s world of stress, stressors, and stress, fast and easy detoxing requires some creativity. Absurdly easy detoxing.
The one-meal-a-day thing – 500 calories each day for about 10 days, and that’s with aloe vera juice.
But, for a very specific reason: It can work. One of my clients, Marni Pikt, had asthma. Dr. Teo Hen-Peng, his medical doctor, said that he couldn’t tolerate the pollen in the air because the temperature of the snow and ice was too high. So, he decided to take four days of hedonistic fasts: three days of being on a liquid-only diet with no food and one day of a liquid-only diet mixed with water with lots of fresh fruits and vegetables. (Marni was all about frozen yogurt.) The key: fasts and some fairly high-calorie food.
Why is this a good idea for people with certain health conditions? Because getting enough nutrients is often difficult, but consuming over 600 calories of food a day in the form of complex carbohydrates isn’t all that difficult (especially if you are more diligent about using the rule of three).
It doesn’t hurt to have a clean slate, either: You don’t want to be eating meat, sugar, or dairy a day in advance. The effects – Fatigue, Tiredness, Drowsiness, Muscle Pain and Bad Breath from alcohol consumption in the days leading up to fasting; digestion issues, diarrhea, and dehydration after the fast is over; illness (severe constipation; headaches) when fasting for a long period of time; In addition, you get some cross-talk with your bowel, especially in a weight loss endeavor, which causes a significant constipation.
Mindfulness: Many of the benefits I’ve mentioned before have their roots in mindfulness. Which also happens to be an ancient practice. But, with mindfulness, it’s the thinking of what is happening before the moment. You focus, train your brain to be non-judgmental. And, you see other healthy practitioners eating food for spiritual, cultural, nutritional and spiritual reasons – Dr. Amit Narang, the guy who offers mochi rice pancakes in Japan and sets off a (sugar-dungeon) craze in the U.S., many Buddhists eating “hari-kari” (black currant, coconut, lemon rice cakes), people fasting during Kwanzaa, and a host of other transreligious and transhumanist practices that induce real physiological benefits (potentially including healing.)
So, making an appointment and hiring a host of therapists (I particularly like . You can follow her on Twitter or Instagram here.) are the best ways to not only alleviate stress of eating but to support that eating in the pursuit of your wellness goals. You can even get a solid three meals in the next few days.