Fasting, obtaining from all for some foods for a period of time, has long been an effective detoxing and weight loss method. It has also been proven to improve focus and cognitive functions. The idea of going without food and surviving on something like lemon water for a few days can seem daunting. Here is a specially designed diet plan which could help reduce caloric intake, lose weight and reduce your risk of heart disease without going on a full blown fast. Breakfast One quarter of an avocado between two slices of rye crispbeard and one hard boiled egg. Lunch A salad containing 2 cups lettuce, 3 ounces light tuna, 1 cup cherry tomatoes, 1/3 cup thawed frozen corn, 1 cup sliced cucumber, 1 teaspoon olive oil, and 2 teaspoons red wine vinegar. Dinner 1 cup frozen spinach mixed with 1 cup black bean soup. Snack (1) 1 cup of cherries. Following this diet strictly for a consecutive 5 days out of the month has been proven to give participants the same mental clarity, detox properties and weight loss aid as intermittent fasting. The participants were able to eat regularly for the rest of the month and still saw results. The 5 day diet regime has also been shown to reduce inflammation which can be linked to many diseases, including heart disease and certain cancers. Try it for yourself and share with us your results! Do you practice fasting? What are your thoughts on it?