Diet & Weight Management
Orlando Diet's Detox Day
An Orlando doctor suggests one day a week of consuming nothing but liquid and fresh fruit.
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.”