I am and have always been a seasonal weight gainer. But not during the Winter season, like most. I, typically gain 10 or so pounds around the end of summer. It's weird but it happens every year. This year, I decided to nip it in the bud as soon as I felt my jeans fitting too tightly with this cleanse found on Pinterest:
(By the way, this completely worked. I took one picture for every day that I dieted and it's amazing how much my body changed in 7 days. And, the 10lb weight loss promise by the end of the week? Totally legit. I lost 12.)
This plan can be used as often as you like without any fear of
complications. It is designed to flush your system of impurities and
give you a feeling of well being. After seven days you will begin to
feel lighter because you will be lighter by at least 10 lbs. You will
have an abundance of energy and an improved disposition.
During the first seven days you must abstain from all alcohol
You must drink 10 glasses of water each day
All fruits except bananas. Your first day will consist of all the
fruits you want. It is strongly suggested that you consume lots of
melons the first day. Especially watermelon and a loupe. If you limit
your fruit consumption to melons, your chances of losing three lbs. on
first day are very good.
Day Two All vegetables.
You are encouraged to eat until you are stuffed with all the raw or
cooked vegetables of your choice. There is no limit on the amount or
type. For your complex carbohydrate, you will start day two with a large
baked potato for breakfast. You may top the potato with one pat of
Day Three A mixture of fruits and vegetables of your choice. Any amount, any quantity. No bananas yet. No potatoes today.
Bananas and milk. Today you will eat as many as eight bananas and drink
three glasses of milk. This will be combined with the special soup
which may be eaten in limited quantities.
Today is feast day. You will eat beef and tomatoes. Eat two 10 oz.
portions of lean beef. Hamburger is OK. Combine this with six whole
tomatoes. On day five you must increase your water intake by one quart.
This is to cleanse your system of the uric acid you will be producing.
Day Six Beef and vegetables. Today you may eat an unlimited amount of beef and vegetables. Eat to your hearts content.
Day Seven Today your food intake will consist of brown rice, fruit juices and all the vegetables you care to consume.
morning you will be 10-17 lbs. lighter than one week ago. If you desire
further weight loss, repeat the program again. You may repeat this
program as often as you like, however, it is suggested that you are
allowed two glasses of white wine in addition to the instructions on the
program. You may substitute champagne for white wine. Under no
circumstances are you to drink any other alcoholic beverages with the
exception of beer which is allowed. Any liquor (bourbon,vodka, rum) is
forbidden. Cream drinks are especially forbidden. You may have an
occasional cordial such as creme de menthe or schnapps, but you must
always limit yourself to two drinks. If you wine, drink only wine that
day. If you have beer, drink only beer that day, etc. Alcohol adds empty
calories to your diet. However, after the first week it will help your
digestion and settle your stomach.
G.M.’S Wonder Soup
following soup is intended as a supplement to your diet. It can be
eaten any time of the day in virtually unlimited quantities. You are
encouraged to consume large quantities of this soup.
Water, 6 Large Onions, 2 Green Peppers, Whole Tomatoes (fresh or
canned), 1 Head Cabbage, 1 Bunch Celery, 4 Envelopes Lipton Onion Soup
Mix, Herbs and Flavouring as desired.
as may be taken in the form of a salad if desired. No dressing except
malt, white or wine vinegar, squeezed lemon, garlic, herbs. No more than
one tea spoon of oil.
You have been given a recipe for the
WONDER SOUP which can be eaten in unlimited quantities. This soup is a
supplement while you are on the program and it should be a pleasure to
eat. Not everyone likes cabbage, green peppers, calory etc. This recipe
is not inflexible. You may substitute vegetables according to your
taste. You may add any vegetables you like: asparagus, peas, corn,
turnips, green beans, cauliflower, etc. Try to stay away from beans
(lima, pinto, kidney, etc.), however, because they tend to be high in
calories even though they are very good for you.
Beverages you may consume while on the program :
1. Water (flavoured with lemon/lime if desired).
2. Club Soda is OK.
3. Black Coffee. No cream or cream substitute. No sugar or sweetness.
4. Black Tea = Herb or Leaf.
5. Absolutely nothing else except the fruit juices which are part of day seven. No fruit juices before day seven.
How and Why It Works
you are preparing your system for the upcoming programme. Your only
source of nutrition is fresh or canned fruits. Fruits are nature’s
perfect food. They provide everything you could possibly want to sustain
life except total balance and variety.
starts with a fix of complex carbo-hydrates coupled with an oil dose.
This is taken in the morning for energy and balance. The rest of day two
consists of vegetables which are virtually calorie free and provide
essential nutrients and fibre.
eliminates the potato because you get your carbohydrates from the
fruits. You system is now prepared to start burning excess pounds. You
will still have cravings which should start to diminish by day four.
bananas, milk and soup sound the strangest and least desirable. You’re
in for a surprise. You probably will not eat all the bananas allowed.
But they are there for the potassium you have lost and the sodium you
may have missed the past three days. You will notice a definite loss of
desire for sweets. You will be surprised how easy this day will go.
Beef and tomatoes. The beef is for iron and proteins, the tomatoes are
for digestion and fibre. Lots and lots of water purifies your system.
You should notice colourless urine today. Your allowance calls for the
equivalent of five “quarter ponders”. Do not feel you have to eat all
this beef. You must eat the six tomatoes.
is similar to day five, Iron and proteins from beef, Vitamins and fibre
from vegetables. By now your system is in a total weight loss
inclination. There should be a noticeable difference in the way you look
today, compared to day one.
Day Seven finished
off the program like a good cigar used to finish off Victorian meals,
except much healthier. You have your system under control and it should
thank you for the flushing and cleaning you just gave it.