Winfrey claims that during the 21-day program, she will not eat any meat, fish, poultry, eggs, dairy, animal products, caffeine, sugar, gluten and alcohol.
Hopefully this will be a good thing for Oprah, but one thing that concerns me is that the diet relies quite a bit on soy for protein. Menu plans up at the Oprah site include tofu, tempeh, Gardenburger soy sausage, soy milk, soy yogurt, and soy products are on the menu nearly every day, sometimes more than once.
Oprah has access to the best doctors, chefs, and medical advice in the world, and yet, in the year since her diagnosis, she appears to have gained -- rather than lost -- weight. Could that be due to the fact that she says she doesn't need medical treatment for her hypothyroidism? Instead, she said that she has loaded up on soy milk, and relied on vacations, relaxation, and empowering herself to speak openly as "treatments" for her underactive thyroid gland?
Maybe this 21 Day Cleanse Diet will be a good thing for Oprah. Or maybe, by loading up on more soy products, she's just making her thyroid problem worse. Time will tell.