December 2, 2022

Diet & Weight Management

Orlando Diet's Detox Day

An Orlando doctor suggests one day a week of consuming nothing but liquid and fresh fruit.

Art Levy | 2/1/2008

Dr. Quentin Green
“Many of my patients choose to fast on Monday, after overindulging on calories and sodium over the weekend,” says Dr. Quentin Green.
[Photo: Gregg Matthews]

Dr. Quentin Green, an Orlando gynecologist, has counseled his patients on healthy eating for nearly half a century. Still practicing at 85, Green continues to promote a basic, balanced, common sense diet, with plenty of fruits, vegetables, lean meats, nuts and complex carbohydrates such as whole grain breads and cereals. He frowns on foods like white bread, white rice, white sugar and anything artificial.

His diet has a twist, however: He suggests one day a week of consuming nothing but liquids and fresh fruit.

“Many of my patients choose to fast on Monday, after overindulging on calories and sodium over the weekend,” Green says. “It’s a day that clears the decks for them and prevents them from getting on a roll of eating all these high-calorie foods. It’s like a break for your body. I even have some patients looking forward to Monday.”

Green, who calls his program The Orlando Diet, says the semi-fasting component works in conjunction with his diet but can be incorporated into other diets, too. “Even if you’re not on a diet, it helps you maintain your weight,” he says. “I’ve done it since the 1960s, and I’m able to keep my weight within a healthy range.”

While Green prefers the balanced, natural route to eating, he’s not totally against fad diets, even those like the high-fat Atkins Diet. He just doesn’t recommend them to his patients. “I think many of the other diets have merit, so I don’t turn my thumbs down on them,” he says. “But I do feel that some of what’s touted is more of a way to sell a book.”

Dr. Quentin Green
Detox Day
The Orlando Diet calls for one day a week of consuming nothing but:
» Unlimited fresh fruit
» Unsweetened fruit juice
» Water
[Photo: Gregg Matthews]


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