So, here's the deal: despite being a good cook with some knowledge of nutrition and a general desire to eat well, I get very busy at times, and recently, because it is soooooo easy, I've found myself falling back on the old white bread, mayo, and potatochip diet, with a side of vienna sausages and Jelly Bellys for dessert, washed down with a Diet Coke. (think Elvis at his worst.) Yet, I still work out regularly and stay pretty active, it's just that my eating habits tend to go from great, to so-so, to absolutely awful the busier I get. This has to stop!!! For so many reasons!!!!! I decided to try this detox plan I saw in Experience Life magazine: (http://www.experiencelifemag.com/issues/july-august-2010/weight-loss/ultrasimple-slimdown.html). <<that has all details and recipes. It calls for the elimination of Caffeine (except from green tea) Processed and refined carbohydrates and sugar High-fructose corn syrup Hydrogenated (trans) fats Alcohol Also avoid processed, packaged, junk or fast foods. Spending an hour or so chopping vegetables and cooking rice on Sunday hopefully will make healthy meal prep easier this week. I'm on day 2 now, and aside from having to wash out my blender constantly, it is going pretty well. I miss coffee. )-: As part of the plan, you make a special smoothie, and a special vegetable broth to drink, and take hot baths with lavendar essential oil to detox. Do you believe that toxins in our bodies really do make us unhealthy and can they be washed out this way, or is detoxing what one's kidneys and liver do on a regular basis and "special" detoxing is nonsense? Thoughts? Anyone detoxed before?