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.
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