The Martha’s Vineyard Detox Diet, which is also touted as the “Lose 21 Pounds in 21 Days Diet," requires ingesting specialized fruit and vegetable liquids. Some solid vegetables are also eaten, and supposedly the combination of these vegetables, fruit drinks and supplements cleanses the body. Roni DeLuz, a registered nurse, says she created the liquid diet while trying to heal herself.
Detoxers choose either a two-day, seven-day or 21-day plan that all involve drinking a certain liquid every two hours. DeLuz recommends a 21-day detox annually, a seven-day cleanup each season and a weekend detox every week. In theory, once the body is free of toxins, it’s able to function better, allowing your metabolism to soar and enabling weight loss. However, experts say any weight loss is more likely the result of severe caloric restriction — not detoxification.
Who’s used it? Angelina Jolie is said to have followed this detox diet to lose weight for a movie role.