21 Pounds In 21 Days Review

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Consisting of a book and a set of detoxifying drinks, the official name of this program is The Martha Vineyard Diet Detox, a program developed by Roni DeLuz and James Hester. DeLuz, “21 Pounds in 21 Days,” which has been named a New York Times best-seller.

This program isn’t considered a weight-loss program by its creators, but more of a cleansing program that rejuvenates the body. They claim starvation isn’t involved and instead patients consume “nutritious cocktails all day.” Toxins are released from the body accept nutrition in small doses and all for an average daily cost of $12.

List of Ingredients

Beverages contain fruit and vegetable juices (carrot, tomato, banana, apple and berry) and green tea. The company doesn’t provide a full list of the ingredients for their juices, but they include herbs and aloe vera.

Product Features

Program developers describe the juices as “pure and concentrated” foods that are formulated to meet strict standards. Supplements loaded with enzymes are also encouraged. As with all detox programs, calories are consumed through a liquid diet. The book is sold for new for around $25. A 30-day supply of shake mix costs $119 and contains flavors of berry, green tea, and vegetable. You must still purchase products such as a juicer and enzyme supplements, which can be bought at your neighborhood health food store. Coffee enemas are also encouraged, the stronger the coffee the better. Products are only shipped in the United States. Page 89 of the book describes a “healing crisis” that can include “acne, rashes, nausea, headaches, sleepiness, fatigue, constipation, diarrhea, runny nose, ear problems, and body aches.”

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  • The book for this program is pretty cheap and costs around $25.
  • This program encourages you to increase your fruit and vegetable intake.


  • You will need to own a juicer to take advantage of this program.
  • You will mostly drink all of your calories which many people won’t like.
  • This program will help you lose weight but is primarily a short-term program.


21 pounds in 21 days shows up in various women’s magazines every once in a while due to the fact that it does help you lose weight if you can stick with it. The biggest problem with this and other juice diets is that many people will still feel hungry for a large portion of the day.

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  • 1
    carmen h bryant

    I listen to the steve h. show every morning and I diabetes type 2,and I’m 240 pounds need to lose this fat.I have had this for 10 years and I had lost down to 200,but gained it back.PLEASE HELP ME!



    Hi , i’m a diabetes also. And a dietitian. I losted a 100lb. And what i do, i eat alot of fruit and veggie. And i also take a capsule that has coco in it that curse my hungry and craving. You can send me some information to my email @ reslivelong@yahoo.com and i will help you. I lost my mom, uncle, friend daughter, but you have to pick up a get it together. We can’t keep on day by day and don’t get no where. So i can Help!


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    Where can Ifind this book?


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    Karen Dew-Poe

    How do you detox your body when you are morbidly obese and can’t afford to buy all of the supplies needed for the 21 pounds in 21 days. I’m in the gym 4-5 times a week now and drinking plenty of water and was just put on blood pressure medicine a week ago. I know I need to do something about my health, but financially I can’t afford the cleansers or healthy things that my body needs. I sacificed a membership at Gold’s Gym and I love to workout but sometimes I’m so drained and tired that I have to pray the entire time that I workout. Can I be part of a research program or something, I’m willing to try anything at this time I just cant afford to pay for it. I lost my mom in January 4 days before my birthday and it seems like things have been going down hill since then, I need someone to help me as I try to help myself. Please give me some tips I can use that will help me turn my life around.



    Hi Karen, I am sorry to hear about your lost. I understand when you say you can’t afford to buy the supplies to lose weight and you shouldn’t have to. All you have to do is walk for at least 30min a day and cut back on food. I have found if you do everything in moderation you can lose the weight easily and keep it off. Some co-workers and I decided to do it together (lose weight) it helps when you have other people to encourage you. We started writing down everything we ate daily, I limited myself to 1200-1500 calories per day (my weakness is sweets & bread) which i still ate just not everyday but I would reward myself with maybe half of the sweet that I would usually eat daily to once a week instead. I stop drinking soda or anything with sugar – I now only drink water and gatorade (when I need a different taste)- I lost 20lbs in 3mths and have kept if off for a year now. So good luck in your weight lost just remember to cut back on foods and drink plenty of water.



    Karen may I sugguest that a good way to detox your body is to eat only fruits and veggies, like lettuce and greens and broccoli,cabbage,etc. eating foods like this cleans your body. Drink Water. you need to drink 50% of your body weight. If you weight 300 pounds, you need to drink 150 ounces of water a day. You can do it. Keep going to the gym and keep praying thru your work outs. consistancy is the key. dont ever quit, slow and steady wins every time.



    Hi… I just happened to come across your request for .. I started Sparkpeople.com January 1st.. by March 15th I had lost 23 lbs. One of my closest friends lost 25 lbs. Its free… its just a website almost like facebook but for people who want to lose weight or stay fit. We encourage eachother. On there you can put your weight and goals. It will tell you how often you should work out and what you should eat.. you put in what you ate for the day and it tracks your calorie intake and tells you you had too mucch or not enough… it also tracks fat fiber and everything else… good luck in your journey …


    rainiday busbea

    to karen dew-poe the best easiest weight loss is eat protien and salad. did the atkins 30lb 30days.then this that the other happened.im now drinking my protien instead. but look at atkins salad and herb list and you can make a huge salad that taste good.actually eating a steak any more makes me sick. but drinking it also gives me all the water i need. 1gallon of water per day per 100lb and youll lose also.