Have you ever done a “detox” or juice diet? Did you feel worse or more toxic? Most people love the idea of “cleaning out the system” but don’t know the proper way to get all the benefits and are actually hindering their health progress.
During a detox the liver goes through 2 phases:
:#1 all fat-soluble vitamins turn into water-soluble, once they are water soluble they float around the body actually making you MORE toxic until they are expelled. In order to expel said toxins you must enter phase
#2, which is adding Amino acids (ie complete protein). Complete proteins come from meat (not part of the detox), quinoa, spirulina, clean protein powder, etc. So you can see why a fruit and veggie cleanse isn’t going to work unless you want to actually become MORE toxic.
So here’s the plan, you can do it for a day or up to a week, as long as you aren’t working out too hard and have enough time to relax.
UNLIMITED FRUITS AND VEGGIES IN THE FORM OF: FRESH JUICES (make your own or hit up an organic juice bar, NOT jamba juice) FRUIT SMOOTHIES (coconut water, fruit, spinach, and a protein powder, either Teras whey, Hemp, Rice, Pea, VEGA, Egg White).
SOUPS (lots of veggie broth and cut up organic, don’t want more chemicals, vegetables).
STIR-FRIES, steamed, baked, grilled veggies. FRESH FRUIT from the garden. ADD
UNLIMITED: garlic, onion, kale, seaweed (kelp salt), vinegar, spices, andherbs.
DO NOT EAT: Meat, dairy (except whey), nuts, oil, sugar, grains (quinoa is the only option)
SUPPLEMENTS AND OTHER DRINKS: 1 cup hot lemon water or green tea in the morning and at 11am. 1 cup CALM magnesium drink before bed (start by following the directions and add more each day if you need to). Magnesium helps you sleep and stimulates bowel movements in the morning.
AUTHOR: Jennifer Tingstad
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