Holiday Detox

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The day after Thanksgiving my health club is full of people trying to burn off calories. For many people, holidays can trigger a cycle of overindulgence followed by starvation detoxes. But, according to David Zulberg the author of sgiving Detox, it doesn’t have to be that way.

Zulberg has a plan to help you enjoy holidays without going from feast to famine. Zulberg’s “Turbo Phase” is an alternative to short-term detox plans that drastically cut calories to compensate for binging.

Here are David Zulberg’s Turbo Phase recommendations for Thanksgiving:

On Thanksgiving Day:

Daily Affirmation: “I am staying on track and happy to be taking care of myself”

Begin the day with two glasses of water (cold or hot).

Exercise: At least 10 to 20 minutes of walking

Breakfast: Fruit Meal (Light meal)

Two glasses of water midmorning or glass of water and then a cup of herbal tea

Snack: Low fat yogurt (Substitution method)

Lunch: Salad with tuna topping and low-fat dressing (PV meal – majority vegetable)

Two glasses of water mid-afternoon and/or coffee

Snack: Strips of vegetables (Substitution method)

Dinner: Thanksgiving Meal (V-Plus meal)

The day after Thanksgiving:

Daily Affirmation: “Health is not simply the absence of sickness.”

Begin the day with two glasses of water (cold or hot).

Exercise: At least 10 to 20 minutes of walking each day

Breakfast: Oatmeal or all-bran cereal with low-fat milk (Light meal less than 250 calories) two glasses of water midmorning or glass of water with herbal tea

Snack: Fruit (Substitution method)

Lunch: Salad with chicken topping and low-fat dressing (PV meal – majority vegetable)

Two glasses of water midday

Snack: Fruit (Substitution method)

Dinner: Grilled salmon and sautéed vegetables (PV meal)

Zulberg doesn’t advocate using the plan to gorge and recover. The goal is healthy, balanced enjoyment. The Turbo Phase is designed to help you regain your balance if you overindulge without starving.

 

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