100-Hour Detox: Don't Wait Until the New Year to Shed Those Extra Pounds – Start Now to Look Trim

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After the traditional
Christmas blowout, is your waistband feeling the strain? Well, there’s
no need to panic – because your partner won’t care. What
he really wants you to do is enjoy yourself, cut loose and forget
the diet.

Well, that’s
what just over half of the men who responded to a survey last week
said, anyhow.

Trouble is,
there are plenty who disagree. A rotten 42 per cent said they would
be “less attracted” to their partners if we put on half
a stone.

If your man
falls into that category, you have two choices: either get rid of
him; or get in shape, pronto, with a mini-detox that starts pre-New
Year.

The “mid-tox,”
as it’s been christened, allows you to shift that Christmas
tyre and get your glow back in the 100-hour period from today until
Friday and any big New Year parties.

Traditionally,
diets start in January. The 12 days of Christmas – or at least
the week until the sobering reality of New Year’s Day –
is usually acknowledged as the most indulgent chunk of the year.

But, for the
figure-conscious, the festive blowout should last no more than 48
hours. Then, it’s back to business.

“I love
my food and, over Christmas, I really go for it,” said famously
curvy model Kelly Brook. “My whole family is coming to my house.
That’s 25 people all sitting round the table saying: “Have
another potato,” and topping up each other’s wine.

“Much
as I love a big blow-out, I can’t escape the Christmas bloat.
I’m a size 8–10 but, at Christmas, I fill out. I feel
it when my clothes don’t fit comfortably any more.

“I do
a kind of mid-tox in the days between Christmas and New Year. I
get my body back on track by eating sensibly in the lull when there’s
nothing going on.”

Mid-toxing
is certainly a novel way to approach the quiet days between Christmas
and New Year. But if you want to be in decent shape for New Year’s
Eve, you need to start today.

After the festive
indulgence, we all need a body MOT to flush away our Christmas sins,
says Geeta Sidhu, of noshdetoxdelivery.com,
which delivers ready-made, detox-friendly meals, snacks and juices.

“Eating
the right foods will give you a body re-boot by helping you to cleanse,
energise and lose weight naturally.”

Nutritional
adviser Ian Marber, author of How
Not To Get Fat: Your Daily Diet
, cautions against radical
detoxes or juice fasts.

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December
28, 2010

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