Vegetable Detox Diet Plan
Mim Beim shares how to recharge your system with her express detox meal plan.
Detoxing can do more than make your eyes sparkle and your skin glow – it can boost energy levels, improve digestion and help shift a few unwanted kilos too.
While it may look like a fad diet – no grains, no alcohol, no milk, no sugar (and no fun) – a detox is far from a quick fix for weight loss. The purpose of any detox plan is to take the load off the organs that detoxify the body – the liver, kidneys and bowel – while at the same time supporting and improving their performance. If you want to fast track your health, give your body a break, or just want to detox diet for a short time, follow this safe and do-able seven-day program.
What to do
Check your diary and mark a week where you have a clean break from functions or events that might derail your detox, such as weddings, birthdays or special occasion meals. Some people may experience a 'cleansing' reaction in the first few days of detox, including headaches or loose bowel movements. This is due to the sudden withdrawal of certain foods, in addition to stimulation of detoxifying organs. These symptoms should subside in 24 to 48 hours.
Foods to avoid
- Milk products (except ½ cup unsweetened yoghurt with acidophilus each day)
- Sugar, honey, maple syrup, artificial sweeteners
- Grains: wheat (bread, biscuits, cakes, pasta), rye, barley, oats, spelt and rice
- Dried fruit
Foods to enjoy
- Fruit: any and all fresh fruit
- Vegetables: any and all fresh vegetables
- Fish: fresh, canned in water or olive oil
- Lean red meat, chicken (without the skin). Limit to two serves per week.
- Legumes: dried or canned, such as kidney beans, chickpeas, lentils
- Eggs: preferably organic
- Olive oil (preferably extra virgin), Coconut oil (unprocessed)
- Nuts: raw unsalted almonds, walnuts, macadamias and cashews
- Seeds: raw unsalted sesame, pumpkin and sunflower seeds
- Green tea, white tea, weak black tea (decaffeinated)
- Water: from one to three litres of water per day
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Need help with finding detox plan for first time2006-04-13 12:57:15 by sphinxwinks
I was hoping someone on here could recomend a good detox plan for a first timer. I'm about to begin a diet and exercise plan and I've heard it's good to detox first but I'm at a loss where to begin. I've searched the web and am thoroughly overwhelmed by the amount of info out there.
It's been recomended that I do a "gentle detox" as it's my first time, so any help would be fantastic! And just in case it's important to know this, I currently don't smoke, rarely drink, don't use any drugs other than advil and don't eat fast food, though I tend to have more of a starchy rather than vegetable filled diet
Google it I just found this food plan2010-09-23 08:30:24 by nightshade4
It sounds good for any of us and seems to answer your question
What Goes into a 7 Day Cleansing Diet
As mentioned earlier, there are different ways to approach a 7 day cleanse. Some people like to detox by drinking only fresh-squeezed fruit and/or vegetable juices and filtered water for the duration of the cleanse.
Others simply cut out processed foods and meat, or choose to eat only raw foods for a week. This sort of diet is a much more reasonable approach and likely just as effective because it still gives the body a break from the less-healthy foods you're regularly putting into it
Just stop eating animal products2007-11-07 21:53:35 by AIDSisEnding
Technically, with supervision, you could go without food for 40 days, depending on your age, health and other factors, but you would not be able to continue working. Juicing (fresh made fruit and vegetable juices) would be a better alternative if you plan to work. However, either of these modalities would put your body into a cleansing (detox) mode and it's better if you can rest while doing them. Why not try giving up animal products and grains instead and eat a diet of fresh fruits and vegetables with a small amount of nuts and seeds? I went from 200 lb to 160 in about a month fasting for 3 days, then juicing for a week, then eating raw fruits and veggies