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21 Pounds in 21 Days: The Martha's Vineyard Diet Detox

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12 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

Lets all cleanse our bodies.

I have heard about Dr. Ron's Detox through the interent. I bought the book and thought that it was well written. I have done the detox with a friend one time and had great results (it does work). The energy I experienced was unbelievable. I was able to walk for mile...
I have heard about Dr. Ron's Detox through the interent. I bought the book and thought that it was well written. I have done the detox with a friend one time and had great results (it does work). The energy I experienced was unbelievable. I was able to walk for miles and not feel tired. The plus of the detox is while your cleansing out your body you do lose weight I lost 22 pounds. Finally, let me say that I am so glad that there is a book out there that puts us in the right direction to cleanse and lose the weight. Cheers to you Dr. Roni for a job well done.

posted by Anonymous on May 16, 2007

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As one who believes in 'some of' the benefits of periodic fasting, I think most fasts have merit. When you stop bombarding your digestive system with food, when you stop overloading your liver with toxins, your body has a chance to heal itself. I've had little wounds ...
As one who believes in 'some of' the benefits of periodic fasting, I think most fasts have merit. When you stop bombarding your digestive system with food, when you stop overloading your liver with toxins, your body has a chance to heal itself. I've had little wounds heal faster when I go on a fast. Your vision improves, your mental fog is gone, you feel a high. All good things. But ladies and gents, there¿s a HUGE disconnect between fasting for health and fasting for healthy fat loss. The former is a realistic goal. That latter is a setup for disaster. I say fat loss because that¿s the only weight you want to lose. Bone, muscle, organs, they're all healthy tissue. You don¿t want to lose any of those 3 on a fat loss program. Unfortunately, you will on a fast. You¿ll lose a good amount of fat, no question. As someone who's done his share of fasting research, you can expect to lose up to 2 pounds of fat per day on a fast. You'll lose even more total pounds 'I personally lost 30 lbs on a 13-day herbal tea & supplement fast'. Let's say, for example, you fast for 21 days. Depending on the type of fast, you'll probably lose somewhere between 14-50 lbs 'an estimate, of course'. That¿s incredible!! But at what cost? Unfortunately you¿ll also be losing plenty of healthy bone & tissue. That¿s unacceptable for long-term fat loss. The only reason it's reasonable to use a plan like this to lose weight is if you have a high school reunion coming up soon 'or something of the like'. It's not a long-term answer though. Anyone who looks at this book as a means to permanent weight 'fat' loss is disillusioned. It¿s not going to happen. The only way you¿ll maintain the fat loss you lost on a fast is to continue to eat no processed foods once your fast is finished. You basically have to not eat much. EVER AGAIN. If you can do that, more power to you. It probably won't happen though. All these reveiwers saying, 'I'm so excited! I've lost 13 lbs in 8 days!' Of course you did! You're not eating!! Come back on here after 3 months and let us know if the weight is still off. It won't be. It won't be for Robin Quivers and it won't be for you. I mean, jeez, Robin Quivers herself used to tout The Master Cleanser fast. She lost over 70 lbs on it, and became a believer. Guess what, she gained the weight back! She will with this too. We're obsessed in this country with the next new weight loss fad. It's tough because there's so much information out there. It's really confusing. We want to believe the DEFINITIVE plan is out there. And when a celebrity lends their face/voice to a product, look out!! It's even worse. Remember Oprah having Michael & Mary Dean Eades'sp?' on her show back in '99? They're the authors of 'The Carbohydrate Addict's Lifespan Program,' among others. Everyone was excited because they were losing 10 lbs in a week. It was water weight. That diet came and went. Many others preceded and followed. This is no different. There are no shortcuts out there. Sure, some programs are better for you than others 'everybody is different', but most programs will work for most people. There are plenty of good programs out there. Body For Life. 5 Factor Fitness. The Zone. Basically anything that gets you off processed junk and has you eating healthy foods is good. It's not sexy, but it's the truth. Lastly, all of this says nothing of the fact that you¿re supposed to buy a $200 kit from the author to aid you on your fast. Anytime there¿s a program 'self-help, diet, money maker' that requires you or encourages you to buy their expensive products, you have to take the program with a grain of salt. That¿s snake oil salesmanship, and it goes back to the beginning of time. Wake up people!

posted by Anonymous on July 10, 2007

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