Chad Waterbury came up with this 7 day modified cleanse/fast.  wcmMatt from the 52DC decided to try it and enlisted several others in his little experiment.  Here is the Link to Waterbury’s 7 Day Plan

Here is the overview from Waterbury’s link:

Vegetables to choose from: artichoke, asparagus, beets, bok choy, broccoli, brussel sprouts, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, celery, green beans, kale, mushrooms, okra, onions, peppers, spinach, squash, tomato. These can be eaten raw, steamed, or in a big salad drizzled with a little olive oil and/or balsamic vinegar.

DAY 1: At 8am, noon, 4pm, and 8pm eat as much of any vegetable as you want, in any combination. You don’t have to eat at those exact times, but spread out the four meals as evenly as possible. Drink 100 ounces of water.

DAYS 2-4: Eat vegetables at the same four times each day but add in 20 grams of protein from fish, chicken, lean beef, turkey, eggs or seafood at 8am and 4pm meals. This equates to 3-4 ounces of fish, chicken, lean beef, turkey, or seafood or 3-4 whole eggs at those two meals. Drink 100 ounces of water.

DAYS 5-7: At 8am, noon, 4pm, and 8pm eat vegetables in any combination and quantity and have 20 grams of protein (3-4 ounces) from fish, chicken, lean beef, turkey, seafood or 3-4 eggs at each meal. Drink 100 ounces of water.

What about supplements? For one week I recommend you avoid any of them, even after lifting weights. This should not be a week where you’re looking to achieve a new one-rep max in your lifts. Think of this as a detox program for your body and organs with the side-effect being rapid fat loss.

On the morning of day 1 take your weight and waist measurement (around your navel) and repeat those measurements on the morning of Day 8 – the day you return to your normal schedule.

I would provide the link to the 52DC and the comments made by those who are following this program, but that thread has been contaminated by Torsion and followers who deride Waterbury, his program, and anyone who follows it.  They have taken a page out of NTDA’s book on how to be intrusive and obnoxious.

There are no surprises for those of us who have been following the TNT low carb eating plan.  It is actually a much more significantly limited Plan A or Atkins Induction phase.  The main differences: limiting protein and dietary fats.  All of the seconday effects experienced by those following it, have been experienced by most newbies to low carb eating.

Although the nature of the program does severly limit calories and thereby some real weight loss will be seen, most of the weight loss will come from purging glycogen and water from the body.  Nothing new.  This is a classic pre-body building show method designed to expose the muscles.

A one week experiment of this nature can’t hurt.  I wish them all well.  I also wish that Torsion would get a life.

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