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This review is from: 21 Pounds in 21 Days: The Martha's Vineyard Diet Detox (Hardcover)
Okay--so I bought this book despite a mixed bag of reviews. My rating is more based on the program IN the book rather the the book itself. The verdict: it's an effective cleanse. I followed it for about 17 days and lost 16 lbs very easily.
I must say that the people who've reviewed this book and are complaining that the cleanse is hard make are rather comical. I'm inclined to think that a good number of those people are probably the lazy types who are used to instant gratification and magic. Of course it's hard! If it wasn't, would any of us need it in the first place??
That said, the book is a very easy read. I read it in less than a week, and a good majority of it was testimonials. Once you get through that part, the author discusses the effects of toxins in the body and how it works. Beyond that, there are details about the program. I did have a few gripes about the details of the program, as there were a few things that were unclear. For example, there was a big section listing several vegetables and their benefits (presumably to give you an idea of which veggies you might choose to "juice".) But just a few pages later, she gives a shopping list of specific veggies to buy. It's not clear if that was a suggestion or if it was law. So a few things were left up to interpretation. I had to guess a lot, but I got it right.
AS for the many other things she suggested doing, like colonics and enemas--I didn't do ANY of them. Too expensive. I did do the minimal 20 minutes of exercise (walking) and I would guess that this made all the difference in the world. (I actually still walk, and am maintaining my weight because of it.)
- Must procure a juicer (or drink that VeggieSplash stuff)
- Contrary to other reviews i read, I was NOT starving or even hungry if I stayed on plan with waters and teas (although I did miss chewing)
- I did cheat with a small meal once, and I got REALLY sick just as she said I would (don't do it!)
- you don't need to buy the supplements from the website, but mine cost me around $100 in total. Know that in advance.
If anyone has any other questions about my experience, feel free to comment back.
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Initial post: Apr 27, 2010 2:02:56 PM PDT
B. Spitz says:
I am interested in doing the 21 pounds for 21 days cleanse. Did you use another program after this one to help you keep the weight off/continue to keep eating in a healthy way? My problem with weight loss is always the regain... Please respond to my email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted on Sep 23, 2014 8:17:49 PM PDT
jacquelyn smith says:
Can you be more specific on the supplements they want you to buy and that veggie splash stuff..........do you mean V8? Can you just take a multi-vitamin?
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