Would you like to feel a few kilos lighter? If the answer is yes, then this detox plan is ideal for you. You can eliminate excess toxins, cleanse your body and lose up to 3 kilos!
Remember, detox is not only just juices
When we hear the word “detox” together with diet, we often automatically think of a diet based on juices and green shakes, which although very much “in” among well-known celebrities, are quite dull and unappetising for the rest of us. Nevertheless, we should base a detox diet solely on just eating fruits and vegetables, it must also include foods from all the nutrient groups, especially those with antioxidant properties.
Detox diet guide
When it comes to setting up your detox plan, you should make a point of consuming foods that help to cleanse your body, and include all the nutritional groups like proteins, fats, sugars, vitamins and minerals. By preparing you detox plan this way, your body will work in a better way, you won’t feel so tired and sluggish, you’ll sleep better, you won’t retain so many liquids, and you’ll improve your metabolism, which in turn helps you to lose weight effectively.
The ideal detox plan should last about 7 days, with 5 daily meals that can be organised as follows:
Breakfast: green tea, porridge, soya milk, blueberries, strawberries, sesame seed bread, kiwi, papaya and orange juice.
Mid-morning: cucumber and pineapple smoothie, blueberry juice, almonds and walnuts.
Lunch: natural tomato and parsley juice, cream of asparagus soup, quinoa salad, lettuce, spinach, peppers and rocket. Orange, lemon, pineapple and raspberry juices.
Afternoon snack: orange, papaya and pineapple juice; fennel infusion, papaya and pineapple fruit salad; strawberries and peanuts smoothie; and orange and carrot juice with a spoonful of honey.
Dinner: Steamed chard with onion; cream of carrot soup; chicken broth with steamed chard; and a detox smoothie with cucumber, pineapple, water, sesame seeds and red grape juice.
What you shouldn’t miss in your diet
- Fruits of the forest (strawberries, raspberries and blackberries). Prevent cancers and cardiovascular disease.
- Apples. High in antioxidants and vitamin C.
- Grapes. Help to control harmful cholesterol, reduce blood pressure and protect your heart.
- Broccoli. High in vitamin C and calcium, which helps to strengthen your bones.
- Carrots. Help to synthesise vitamin A and contain properties to improve your eyesight and night vision.
- Tomatoes. Antioxidant and a great way to fight free radicals.
- Nuts (walnuts, almonds). Rich in Omega 6 and vitamin E.
Healthy habits for everyday life
- Have a green tea a day. Green tea is an excellent source of antioxidants, it strengthens the immune system and prevents premature ageing of the skin.
- Drink a lot of water! At least 2 litres a day to help your kidneys remove waste substances from your body.
- Cut back on the amount of salt in your meals. And you’ll avoid retaining liquids.
- Exercise for 30-60 minutes a day.