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The Biggest Loser New Year’s Detox

When we first heard that Biggest Loser cast and alumni were following a detox for the new year, we kind of shook our heads. Biggest Loser has such a balanced approach to eating and fitness that we thought this just goes against what they stand for. Then we did our homework! This is actually a detox a lot of us should probably do to start the new year in a healthy way.ali sweeney

Starting today, Monday, January 4, several members of the Biggest Loser family are starting this detox plan, including Ali Sweeney, Heba Salama and Hollie Self, among others.

How does it work? They’re giving up the following for one week:

  • No alcohol
  • No dairy
  • No meat
  • No sugar
  • No preservatives
  • No caffeine

“Some friends of mine at Biggest Loser and I wanted to start off on Monday, Jan 4th focusing on health and clean simple foods,” says host Ali Sweeney on her Facebook page. “We’re calling it a ‘detox‘ though i guess it’s not really.” She admits that the program sounds brutal, but that they’ll all feel really good when it’s done.

It’s primarily a vegetarian and whole foods eating approach for an entire week, plus the restriction of sugar, caffeine and alcohol. A lot of fresh fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nuts, seeds and water.

Unlike the detox and cleanse products that have swept the online marketing world this past year, this is one approach that is sound and will certainly set you up for success as you continue with a health eating and workout regimen for the remainder of the year.

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January 4th, 2010

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So basically they're simply going vegan for a week!! Kudos to Biggest Loser team, maybe with a little influence of Bob Harper? :) Of COURSE they're going to feel great!!!

posted Jan 4th, 2011 6:00 pm


@ Karen Trust me if you skip out of the caffeine for a day or two you will have the "withdraw" headaches. That is very normal, with any good detox like the one above it is common to even feel sick and have flu like symptoms. My nutritionist placed me on a medical detox and I was only allowed to eat the same things in this article. By the end of the detox I FELT AMAZING. You wont ever want caffeine again. The first few days might be the hardest.

posted Jan 4th, 2011 1:58 am


No Caffeine? I'd have a headache. Sorry - I have to look for another...even if I have to drink the coffee black.

posted Jan 3rd, 2011 11:30 pm


I was going to do the Master Cleanse but this way is also a great way to detox. I will try this one first. Thank you for the article :)

posted Jan 3rd, 2011 7:50 pm


Today is Monday, 1/3. Guess the detox has not kicked in yet....

posted Jan 3rd, 2011 5:49 pm


I love this approach and it's not so dramatic in length of days that most people wouldn't be able to stick with it. Sometimes the best things we can do for ourselves is give our bodies and organs a rest from processing all that junk we take in. Great example from our friends at biggest loser!

Not gonna lie dairy/cheese would totally be my weakness!

posted Jan 6th, 2010 4:08 pm


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