What You Should Know
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.
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.”
- 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.