The Women’s Fitness 3-Day Detox Diet

Hit Reset on Your Healthy Diet Goals With Our 3-Day Detox

The Women’s Fitness 3-Day Detox Diet

The hustle of the holidays is behind you, and the New Year thrills with the promise of a fresh start. Whether you overindulged during the holidays or not, you may be entering the New Year with the goal to lose weight, exercise more, or simply restore healthy habits that fell by the wayside amid the holiday feasts and cookie exchanges.

New Year. New Food. Healthy eating starts here with the Cooking Light Diet.

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Rather than getting bogged down in a lofty list of health resolutions, an overly restricted diet, a nutrient-deplete cleanse, or an exercise regimen you can't commit to, reconnect with the basics.

Try consuming more fruits, vegetables, and whole grains; less added sugar, meat, and refined grains; minimal alcohol; and plenty of water. Our detox lays the groundwork in an easy-to-follow meal plan that delivers on both taste and nutrition.

Each day supplies 51/2 cups of fruits and vegetables (experts recommend 4 to 5 cups per day for adults) and 100% of your daily fiber needs (a well-known natural slimming aid) to help you feel full for under 1,500 calories, an amount that most people will lose weight on.

You'll also notice a heavy emphasis on plant-based meals, which research shows are correlated with improved diet quality compared to traditional, calorie-restricted diet approaches. Other studies also suggest that a more plant-based diet can help thwart weight gain.

Think of this detox as your reset as you enter the New Year—a way to tune up your diet by building a foundation you can sustain. Ready to get started?

Plan Ahead

We kept our menus simple to cut down on food waste and keep your costs to a minimum. Here's what you need to get cooking—all for less than $70. Download our 3-Day Detox Shopping List.

Make Ahead: Parslied Brown Rice Pilaf

Fresh parsley is pleasantly verdant and pairs wonderfully with zippy lemon zest and nutty brown rice.

We opt for brown rice because, compared to white, it is higher in fiber, protein, B vitamins, iron and magnesium.

Plus, new research shows that eating whole grains brown rice daily reduces colorectal cancer risk, and the more you eat, the lower your risk. Leftovers will keep for three to five days.

Make Ahead: Green Goddess Avocado Sauce

Avocados are nutrition heavy-hitters, boasting nearly 20 vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients. The fruit is also rich in fiber, heart-healthy unsaturated fats, and plant sterols, which can help lower cholesterol. When blended into a bright, herbaceous sauce, they breathe life into humble rice dishes and make salads sing. Enjoy as either a dressing or dip.

Day 1 Menu

Breakfast: Citrus Sunrise Smoothie

This recipe calls for frozen fruit, letting you reap the nutritional benefits of out-of-season fruit mango. Just one serving of this smoothie offers 100% of your daily goal for vitamin C and over 25% of your daily calcium needs in a low-calorie package.

A.M. Snack

2 hard-boiled large eggs

Lunch: Lemon Chicken Citrus Bowls

Because there's no center stage in a bowl, a smaller portion of meat travels far, putting more emphasis on the vegetables, whole grains, and fruit.

P.M. Snack

1 medium apple and 1 Tbsp. peanut butter mixed with 2 Tbsp. plain 2% reduced-fat Greek yogurt

Dinner: Chickpea and Kale Curry

This meatless main offers plenty of protein thanks to quinoa and chickpeas, and it boasts 40% of your daily fiber goal. Bonus: This recipe is a twofer; it makes enough for dinner tonight and a second full serving to freeze for another day.

TOTAL CALORIES: 1,499
TOTAL FIBER: 26g

Day 2 Menu

Breakfast: Quinoa Breakfast Bowl with 6-Minute Egg

New research shows that eating eggs with raw vegetables tomatoes increases your absorption of carotenoids—antioxidants that may ward off heart disease.

A.M. Snack

1/2 cup plain 2% reduced-fat Greek yogurt, 1/3 cup thawed frozen mango, and 1 Tbsp. walnuts

Lunch: Chickpea Spinach Salad

This 10-minute salad is a nutritional powerhouse, brimming with antioxidants from the oranges, heart-healthy fats from the walnuts and avocado, and folate and vitamin A from the spinach. We skip the croutons and add toasted walnuts for a healthier crunch.

P.M. Snack

1/2 cup baby carrots, 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, and 2 Tbsp. Green Goddess Avocado Sauce

Dinner: Slow Cooker Creamy Lentil Soup

Chickpeas are the secret ingredient to supreme creaminess. They become silky smooth when blended and sneak in an extra 3g of fiber per serving. Bonus: Leftovers freeze beautifully.

TOTAL CALORIES: 1,464
TOTAL FIBER: 43g

Day 3 Menu

Breakfast: Southwestern Sweet Potato and Egg Hash

Hashes are a great way to incorporate vegetables into the first meal of the day. Give the potatoes a head start by microwaving them until just shy of tender, and then finish them off in the skillet for that coveted crispy texture. Use the leftover black beans to boost protein and fiber in salads, soups, or grain bowls.

A.M. Snack

1/2 cup navel or blood orange wedges with 10 walnut halves

Lunch: Slow Cooker Creamy Lentil Soup

P.M. Snack

1/2 cup baby carrots, 1/2 cup bell pepper slices, and 2 Tbsp. Green Goddess Avocado Sauce

Dinner: Pan-Seared Shrimp with Walnut and Herb Gremolata

Fresh herbs and lemon make a bright, tasty topper for succulent shrimp. Fish and shellfish are excellent sources of protein for fewer calories than most meats. Paired with spinach and rice pilaf, this weeknight-friendly main comes together in just 15 minutes.

TOTAL CALORIES: 1,425
TOTAL FIBER: 37g

Source: https://www.cookinglight.com/healthy-living/weight-loss/3-day-detox

The Women’s Fitness 3-Day Detox Cleanse

The Women’s Fitness 3-Day Detox Diet

A short detox can make a massive difference to how you feel for weeks afterwards. Not only is weight loss inevitable, as you’ll lose excess fluid, but a cleanse will also reset your energy, improve your concentration and clear up skin flaws.

We don’t advise diving in at the deep end straight away – you’ll get better results if you do some prep work first, so we recommend putting a few pretox strategies in place at least five days beforehand.

This involves phasing out certain types of foods, along with undertaking a few lifestyle changes. We’ve also listed handy what-to-do advice in case you get stuck and some simple after-care tips.

Ready to feel great again? You’re just three days away from a new you!

Sleep more

Sleep is a prerequisite for renewal and rejuvenation of your body’s cells. Aim to get around eight to nine hours of shut-eye to support your immune system and nourish your cognitive health.

Say goodbye to sugar

Five days before starting the detox, cut out the obvious sources of sugar ready meals, chocolate, sweets, cookies and the biggie: booze. Whatever your drink of choice, alcohol will dehydrate you and deplete your body of important nutrients.

Limit wheat

Wheat is difficult for your body to digest and can cause inflammation and some digestive discomfort, so instead try to replace wheat from breads and cereals with protein-rich foods yogurt and eggs.

Go plain and simple

Five days before starting our food plan, keep your diet simple with easy to digest foods. Think oatmeal with berries and seeds for breakfast, baked sweet potato with tuna and salad for lunch and lean meat and steamed veggies for dinner. Make a shopping list before hitting the supermarket so you load up on healthy food rather than treats.

Drink up

Keep your body hydrated with water – around a half-gallon a day should do. This will help to flush out toxins, clear skin and reduce bloating. Aim to cut caffeine too, as it releases the stress hormone cortisol, which increases abdominal fat.

During The Detox

Healthy advice to help you get the most the plan.

Wake your body

Kick-start your digestive system by drinking a cup of warm water with lemon first thing.

Body brush

Dry brush before your bath or shower, starting from the soles of your feet and moving upwards, as this kind of lymphatic massage helps to detoxify, too.

Sip water regularly

Continue to drink a half-gallon of water and sip on nurturing herbal detox tea.

Have an Epsom salt bath

Have a hot bath or foot soak with Epsom salts in the evening to help your body release toxins.

Take it slowly

Ease yourself back into three meals a day slowly, keeping the good stuff in your diet as much as possible. Leafy salads and white fish, veggie soups and chicken with roasted veggies are all excellent choices.

Green up your diet

Eat something green at every meal (think kale, spinach, watercress) as the green veggie family can really help to keep your liver ticking over. Plus, greens can help regulate your body’s natural pH and may even help ward off disease. Check out Chiroflex Superfoods with Greens & Berries to support your intake of healthy greens and fruit.

Try eating fermented foods

Gut-friendly fermented foods sauerkraut and kimchi are a useful addition to a balanced diet, as they increase levels of healthy bacteria, which help to keep bloating at bay.

Get sweating!

Exercise is just what the body needs following a detox. A good sweat session helps to remove unwanted toxins from the body, so combine high-intensity workouts running, cycling with low-key yoga for the perfect balance.

Stay off sugar

If you find it difficult to control your sweet tooth once you’ve finished the detox, try swapping out nasty sweeteners and ordinary sugar for stevia. This naturally sweet plant extract won’t spike insulin levels or create any of the roller-coaster energy crashes that come with regular sugar. Xylitol is another good sugar substitute.

The 3-day Super Cleanse

Our diet involves replacing breakfast, lunch and snacks with juices, soups and smoothies, while still allowing a nutritious dinner at the end of the day.

Breakfast is a cup of lemon water followed by a different green juice every day to help kick-start liver health. This is followed by a filling mid-morning smoothie snack, a hearty soup for lunch and a protein-rich healthy dinner.

Our diet is designed to revitalise rather than restrict, so if you feel very hungry between lunch and dinner you can add in a cup of miso soup.

You should refrain from intense exercise while undertaking the diet (relaxing yoga and meditation is fine).

Breakfast: Super greens juice

Cup of hot water and lemon upon waking, then juice the following ingredients:

  • Chunk of cucumber
  • 1 pear
  • Handful of spinach
  • Handful of parsley
  • Juice of ½ a lemon
  • ½tsp grated ginger

Mid-morning: Coconut delight smoothie

Blitz together:

  • 1tbsp chia seeds
  • 250ml coconut milk
  • Handful raspberries
  • 1 banana

Lunch:Pea and mint soup

  • Sweat 1 onion
  • 1 celery stick
  • 1 carrot.
  • Pour in 300ml vegetable stock
  • 200g garden peas
  • A handful of fresh mint.
  • Add 1tbsp low-fat crème fraîche and blitz until smooth.

Dinner: Baked cod and steamed vegetables

Scatter ½tsp ground cinnamon and ½tsp ground nutmeg on 1 cod fillet. Add the juice of half a lemon, wrap in foil and bake in the oven. Serve with unlimited steamed mangetout and kale.

Breakfast: Balancing greens juice

Cup of hot water and lemon upon rising then juice the following ingredients:

  • 1 apple
  • 1 lettuce
  • Half a head of broccoli
  • Handful of kale

Mid-morning: Nutty goodness smoothie

Blitz together:

  • 1tbsp cashew nut
  • 250ml almond milk
  • Handful strawberries

Lunch:Super-spicy roasted squash soup

Place 1 red onion, 1 garlic clove, 170g butternut squash, 1 large tomato on a baking tray. Scatter with ½tsp turmeric, ½tsp cumin seeds, 1½tsp coriander seeds and ½tsp mustard seeds. Roast in the oven. Place the ingredients in a blender with 300ml veg stock and blitz until smooth.

Dinner:Tofu stir-fry

100g tofu cooked in 1 tsp coconut oil. Add 1 red onion, 1 garlic clove, ½tsp grated ginger, 100g baby corn, 100g mangetout, 100g garden peas and 1 red pepper. Add 1tbsp reduced-salt soya sauce and a handful of coriander. Serve on a bed of steamed, grated cauliflower.

Breakfast: Revitalising greens juice

Cup of hot water and lemon upon rising then juice the following ingredients:

  • 1 small avocado
  • Juice of 1 orange
  • Juice of ½ a lemon
  • Chunk of cucumber
  • Handful of watercress
  • Handful of spinach

Mid-morning: Tropical purity smoothie

Blitz together:

  • 1tbsp mixed nuts
  • 250ml coconut milk
  • Handful pineapple chunks
  • Handful strawberries

Lunch: Carrot and coriander soup

Sweat 1 onion. Add half a sweet potato, 3 carrots, 1 large tomato and 300ml vegetable stock. Boil until soft and add a handful of coriander to finish. Blitz until smooth.

Dinner: Soya and ginger salmon with roasted veggies

Top 1 fillet of salmon with 1tbsp reduced-salt soya sauce and ¼tsp grated ginger and bake in the oven. Serve with a side of roasted tomatoes, mixed peppers and steamed spinach.

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The Three-Day Detox Plan Anyone Can Do

The Women’s Fitness 3-Day Detox Diet

After a long winter of hibernation, the beginning of spring is the perfect time to detox your body. Detoxing does not have to be extreme.

There is no need to subject your body to harsh cleansing programs that leave you exhausted and unable to go about your day.

Detoxing should leave you feeling energized, refreshed, and glowing! This simple three-day detox plan will start you off on the right foot to feeling and looking your best this spring.

The Basics
For the next three days, eliminate all sugars, alcohol, soda, processed food, grains, gluten, and animal products from your diet. In their place, enjoy green juices, smoothies, and plant-based meals.

The only sweetener recommended for use is liquid stevia, which is all-natural, comes from a plant, and has zero glycemic impact. It is also very important to stay well hydrated by drinking water. Water is essential to help your body release toxins.

The key is not to deprive your body but instead to flood it with nutrients to help it clean house.

Upon Rising
Take a high quality probiotic supplement on an empty stomach with a glass of water, which will help replenish the beneficial bacteria in your gut and aid in digestion. Dr.

Ohhira’s Probiotics is a great brand and does not need to be refrigerated. Follow the probiotic with a glass of water with lemon juice.

Lemon juice is highly alkalizing in the body and helps get your digestion going for the day. 

Breakfast
Start your day with a green juice. The chlorophyll in greens oxygenates the body, which enables us to release stored toxins. Ideally this juice will be all greens, vegetables, and no fruit (except lemon).

You can either make your own green juice at home or get one from your local pressed juice bar.

A favorite combination is kale, cucumber, celery, lemon, and ginger, but you feel you need more for breakfast, have a little low sugar fruit such as apple or blueberries.

Lunch
Instead of a large lunch that takes tons of energy to digest, try having a nutrient-dense green smoothie instead. Green smoothies are an excellent way to pack a ton of nutrition into one glass. Your body can digest a smoothie much faster than a large meal, giving it plenty of time to focus on internal housekeeping!

Here are three delicious ideas for nutrient-dense green smoothies. Simply combine all of the ingredients in a high-powered blender, adjust the sweetness to taste, and enjoy!

SJM’s Everyday Green Smoothie
Coconut-Pineapple Smoothie
Cherry Vanilla Smoothie

Snack
If you find yourself hungry between lunch and dinner, try snacking on cut up raw vegetables such as cucumber slices, celery, bell peppers, or carrots. If you are very hungry, a quarter to a half of an avocado mashed with sea salt and lemon is also a delicious option.

Dinner
Dinner should be the largest, most dense meal of the day. At the end of the day your body does not need as much energy to run around, allowing it to focus more on digesting. Also, the fast between dinner and the next day’s breakfast is long enough to give your body time to process the meal. Begin each dinner with a large green salad.

This can be as simple as mixed greens topped with herbs and raw vegetables. You can also add a quarter of an avocado for density. For a dressing, toss the salad with avocado, lemon juice, and liquid stevia, and it will form a nice creamy dressing without the need for oil. Another option is a massaged kale salad.

Remove the ribs from a bunch of kale and rip the leaves into small pieces with your hands. Then massage the kale with a quarter of an avocado, some lemon juice, and liquid stevia until the kale is soft and wilted. Top the salad with any raw vegetables you . Keep your main course simple and satisfying. Have a baked sweet potato or squash such as butternut or acorn.

You could also have some cooked non-starchy vegetable such as lightly sautéed greens (use water not oil), roasted broccoli, or cauliflower.

Be kind to your body while you detox. Get plenty of sleep, drink lots of water, and treat yourself to a massage. You will feel refreshed and glowing! 

Sara Jane Mercer is a holistic health coach and recipe developer who believes in living life the clean, pure, and simple way. Follow her on at @Sarajanemercer for recipes and healthy living tips.

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The Women’s Fitness 3-Day Detox Diet

The Women’s Fitness 3-Day Detox Diet

We’re a bit salty about detox diets here at Coach. While there are toxins you certainly want to avoid ingesting, detox regimes of the types you’ll find in magazines tend to involve a period of drastic calorie reduction. As far as we’re concerned, these won’t cleanse you of anything except some weight and water.

All the same, what do we know? We’re journalists, not experts with the appropriate qualifications. But we do know some of those, so we turned to dietitian Ro Huntriss (@DietitianRo), a consultant dietitian and expert for the TerriAnn 123 Diet Plan, to assess a sample three-day detox from our sister publication Women’s Fitness, which you can find further down this page.

Are there any risks to following this detox plan?

The diet presented appears to be a very low-calorie, low-carbohydrate diet. That means it is not nutritionally complete; however, it is unly to pose any significant risks if you follow it for just three days.

There are certainly some who should avoid doing this even for three days. That includes women who are pregnant or breastfeeding. And anyone with a health condition such as diabetes should consult their physician before embarking on such a diet.

How does it help you to lose weight?

People following this plan will lose weight for two reasons. First, the calories consumed on this plan are less than what any adult would normally burn, therefore fat stores will be used for energy and weight loss will result. Second, when limiting carbohydrate in the diet, you’ll lose water weight from the body. When carbohydrate is reintroduced, though, water weight is regained.

Are there any positives to following this plan?

You could argue that it does have positives as it will create weight loss. Furthermore, healthy foods are recommended in the plan, such as fruit, vegetables and nuts.

Does it promote long-term healthy eating habits?

In short, no. Diets this can be used to kick-start a weight loss, but the choices you make following the three-day “cleanse” will be crucial to your success.

It must also be mentioned that this “cleanse” is unly to “cleanse” or “detoxify” anything.

Having a healthy, well-balanced diet, staying hydrated, keeping active and having a functioning liver will do all the detoxification you need.

This diet involves replacing breakfast, lunch and snacks with juices, soups and smoothies, while still allowing a nutritious dinner at the end of the day.

Breakfast is a cup of lemon water followed by a different green juice every day to help kick-start liver health. This is followed by a filling mid-morning smoothie snack, a hearty soup for lunch and a protein-rich healthy dinner.

Our diet is designed to revitalise rather than restrict, so if you feel very hungry between lunch and dinner you can add in a cup of miso soup.

You should refrain from intense exercise while undertaking the diet (relaxing yoga and meditation is fine).

Breakfast: Super greens juice

Cup of hot water and lemon upon rising then juice the following ingredients:

Chunk of cucumber 1 pear Handful of spinach Handful of parsley Juice of ½ a lemon ½tsp grated ginger

Mid-morning: Coconut delight smoothie

Blitz together:

1tbsp chia seeds 250ml coconut milk Handful raspberries 1 banana

Lunch: Pea and mint soup

Sweat 1 onion, 1 celery stick and 1 carrot. Pour in 300ml vegetable stock, 200g garden peas and a handful of fresh mint. Add 1tbsp low-fat crème fraîche and blitz until smooth.

Dinner: Baked cod and steamed vegetables

Scatter ½tsp ground cinnamon and ½tsp ground nutmeg on 1 cod fillet. Add the juice of half a lemon, wrap in foil and bake in the oven. Serve with unlimited steamed mangetout and kale.

Breakfast: Balancing greens juice

Cup of hot water and lemon upon rising then juice the following ingredients:

1 apple 1 Cos lettuce Half a head of broccoli Handful of kale

Mid-morning: Nutty goodness smoothie

Blitz together:

1tbsp cashew nuts 250ml almond milk Handful strawberries Handful blueberries

Lunch: Super-spicy roasted squash soup

Place 1 red onion, 1 garlic clove, 170g butternut squash, 1 large tomato on a baking tray. Scatter with ½tsp turmeric, ½tsp cumin seeds, 1½tsp coriander seeds and ½tsp mustard seeds. Roast in the oven. Place the ingredients in a blender with 300ml veg stock and blitz until smooth.

Dinner: Tofu stir-fry

100g tofu cooked in 1 tsp coconut oil. Add 1 red onion, 1 garlic clove, ½tsp grated ginger, 100g baby corn, 100g mangetout, 100g garden peas and 1 red pepper. Add 1tbsp reduced-salt soya sauce and a handful of coriander. Serve on a bed of steamed, grated cauliflower.

Dinner: Soya and ginger salmon with roasted veggies

Top 1 fillet of salmon with 1tbsp reduced-salt soya sauce and ¼tsp grated ginger and bake in the oven. Serve with a side of roasted tomatoes, mixed peppers and steamed spinach.

This article first appeared in Women’s Fitness

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3 Day Easy Detox Diet for Weight Loss

The Women’s Fitness 3-Day Detox Diet

How to Detox (Or Cleanse) Your Body For Weight Loss: The Simple Way

With summer already here, there’s no doubt that the idea of a perfect beach body has crossed your mind at some point.

But before you attempt a crazy fad diet, why not try a simple and easy detox juice diet (or detox cleanses) instead?  If you’re only looking to lose a few pounds, a detox for weight loss might be a great solution for you.

In addition, it helps motivate you to take control of your diet and gives you a fresh start for the summer season. All you need to detox is 3 days, a little discipline and some fresh ingredients in your fridge. Ready to rid your body of all those toxins you’ve built up over the winter and spring season?

Yes! Let’s get started!

First things first: Let’s determine if you do actually need to do a detox. If you answer yes to any of the 10 questions below, it’s time to try one!

  1. Do you always get acne, rashes, dry skin or just have an overall dull skin tone?
  2. Do you often get headaches or migraines?
  3. Do you find your thoughts drift or find it difficult to concentrate?
  4. Do you have a hard time focusing on one project at a time, switching to a new one before the old one is finished?
  5. Do you have a hard time remembering names, or things on your to-do list?
  6. Do you wake up feeling sluggish even after a good eight hours or more of sleep?
  7. Do you often need a quick caffeine fix in the afternoon to help you keep going?
  8. Do you often feel bloated or gassy?
  9. Do you often feel constipated or have diarrhea?
  10. Have you been trying to lose weight but can’t seem to get over that plateau?

If you’ve decided a detox is for you, then it’s important that you understand the process before you get started so you can get the most your detox in a short amount of time

As with any new diet program, be sure to consult a doctor before you begin your detox diet especially if you’re on any medications or have an ongoing medical condition.

 It’s important that you check with a professional to see if a detox is right for you and to ensure you’re not going to aggravate any underlying medical conditions. The 3 day detox diet (or detox cleanse) below was inspired by Dr.

Christina Scott-Moncrieff and her book “Complete Detox Workbook”.

Starting a detox diet in the summer makes it easier for you (and your body) to get the most your detox. Here are some simple reasons why:

  • Our diets tend to consist of more fresh, light foods in the spring and summer months than the heavy, calorie rich foods we crave in fall and winter.
  • There are more fresh organic fruits and vegetables in season in the summer making them more available and more affordable.
  • With the hot summer weather, we tend to sweat more and are already starting to release some natural toxins through our skin.
  • With the lazy days of summer comes a more relaxed, easygoing mindset (and lifestyle)!
  • Warm weather will often lend itself to a smaller appetite (you’re more ly to want a salad in the summer than a big meal of meat and potatoes)!
  • We tend to be more active during the summer.

You’re probably wondering – what exactly will a detox do for me? Here are just a few of the benefits to starting a detox.

  • More energy
  • Better sleep
  • Less mood swings
  • Clearer thoughts
  • Less infections
  • Less bloating and stomachache issues
  • Clearer, healthier skin
  • Decrease in allergy symptoms
  • Less inflammation

If this is your first detox, go slowly – try this simple 3 Day Juice Detox Diet to get you started. Before you start, follow the simple steps below to get you started, this will help you avoid severe detox symptoms.

Throughout the detox and in the few days before, avoid: caffeine, sugar, alcohol, drugs, wheat products, processed foods, junk food and dairy.

The night before your first day of juice detox:

Dinner

  • Eat a small, light meal around 6 pm.
  • Include a salad (dressed with olive oil and lemon juice) or lightly cooked vegetables, a baked sweet potato or brown rice.
  • Add some simple, fresh herbs for flavor.
  • Finish your meal with some fruit and yogurt for dessert (avoid bananas).

Detox Juice Day 1:

Breakfast

  • As soon as you wake up, have a glass or two of warm (not cold) water.
  • Drink a glass of fresh vegetable juice.

Lunch

  • Another glass of fresh vegetable juice.

Afternoon Snack

  • Have a glass of water or if you want something different, try a ginger and cinnamon drink this one below:

 

Ginger Cinnamon Drink Recipe

  • Steep a few slices of fresh ginger root in a 6-8 oz. glass of water for 10 minutes.
  • Add a small pinch of cinnamon and stir.

Dinner

  • Fill your plate with vegetables, at least four different types (either in a salad or steamed).
  • Use a simple homemade dressing of olive oil, lemon or lime juice and crushed garlic.
  • For more flavor, add in a generous handful of fresh chopped herbs.

Evening Snack

  • Have another glass or two of warm water.

Detox Day 2:

  • Detox day 2 follows the same routine as day 1, with a couple of exceptions.
  • In the afternoon, add 1-2 pieces of fruit to your snack.
  • For dinner, include a portion of brown rice or quinoa. For dessert, eat one or two pieces of fruit (avoid bananas).

 

Detox Day 3:

  • Day 3 looks different than the first two days as it is meant to help ease you back into a normal diet routine.

 

Breakfast

  • For breakfast have two to three pieces of fruit.
  • If you find yourself quite hungry, you can have some oatmeal with yogurt or a smoothie.

 

Lunch

  • Choose between a baked sweet potato or brown rice
  • Include a salad with homemade dressing and a handful of seeds or nuts

Dinner

  • For dinner have a simple salad with homemade dressing or some lightly cooked vegetables, brown rice or quinoa and a piece of grilled fish or organic chicken.

 

Now that you’ve completed your 3-day detox diet, you’ll most ly want to keep going with your new clean eating routine. Pack your meals with fresh and healthy ingredients, and limit the amount of processed foods you eat. By all means have a glass of wine or coffee every once in awhile – but just remember to keep everything in moderation!

If you’re looking for some fresh ingredient combinations for your detox juice diet, here are some great ones to try!

  • Carrot, broccoli, few dandelion leaves
  • Tomato, fennel and parsley
  • Carrot, celery, lettuce, coriander
  • Beetroot, alfalfa or mung beans
  • Celery with a small onion and watercress
  • Carrot, beetroot, spinach and chives
  • Carrot, celery and radishes
  • Tomato, beetroot, celery and cucumber

Green Detox Juice Recipe #1

  • 2 cups packed spinach (4 ounces)
  • 1 cucumber
  • 1 celery stalk

Green Detox Juice Recipe #2

  • 4 large cucumbers
  • 5 large tomatoes
  • 1/2 bunch of Kale (or more to taste)
  • 1 bunch of basil
  • 1 garlic clove

Directions

Throw all the ingredients into your juicer and enjoy!

Exercise During Your 3 Day Detox

Go easy on your body during this cleansing time. Don’t stop working out altogether, just make sure you are doing gentle, low impact movements to help your lymphatic system expel toxins. Try walking,stretching or light (not hot) yoga and avoid any intense workouts weight lifting and running.

Side Effects

As with any detox program, you may experience some unwanted side effects. This is due to the fact that your body is releasing built-up toxins from your system. As a result, you may experience headaches, nausea, chills, skin rashes and bad breath. Although unpleasant, they won’t last forever and should go away by the end of your detox.

A detox diet for weight loss is a great way to help you lose a few pounds before summer and will help you jump start a new clean eating routine. By the end of your detox, you’ll feel healthier, cleansed and lighter. So follow the 3 day detox above to be beach body ready in no time!

Once you’ve finished your detox diet, try your best to keep up with your clean eating habits. Add in daily exercise and you’ll see yourweight loss efforts continue to improve.

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