The 3-day detox diet is a quick start program toward detoxification.
Each morning during the three day detox:
Drink a glass of warm water with half a lemon squeezed in it upon rising. This is to stimulate your gastric juices which help with digestion. Drink the lemon water instead of your usual cup of coffee or tea.
When planning your meals for the day include one cup of whole, unrefined grains such as brown rice or buckwheat and at least three servings each of fruits and vegetables. At least one of the servings of vegetables, should be raw vegetables such as carrots, celery, or cauliflower. Choose the vegetables you enjoy. You could also make a salad consisting of fruits and vegetables. You can add dressing to your salad, using vinegar or any of the natural virgin oils. Natural oils can include olive, coconut virgin oils, or fish oil.
In addition to the changes in your meals you will also need to take two doses of a kidney and liver tonic during the 3 day detox diet period. Not two doses a day just two doses during the three days you’re trying to detoxify your body.
You can choose from the following kidney and liver tonics:
Two cups of dandelion, a clove of fresh garlic, chamomile or fennel tea.
Other choices include pure vegetable juice like carrot or beetroot, a medium bunch of black grapes, or two cups of parsley or yellow tea.
On a daily basis drink a minimum of 8 glasses or purified water. It’s a good idea to make this an ongoing lifestyle choice. Fresh fruit juices such as apple and orange can be counted as part of your water intake. And lastly, before bedtime drink a cup of herbal tea.
The whole idea is to increase your fluid intake by ingesting more water, juices, fruits, and vegetables to flush out harmful toxins and waste.
As part of your 3 day detox diet be sure to include a 30-minute walk within the program period. Exercise with any diet is ideal for weight loss and improved health. After the third day, you will feel rejuvenated, have more energy and possibly even dropped a few kilos already.
You may want to follow the 3 day detox diet again either consecutively or the following month. To improve your health for the rest of your life, a change of lifestyle is always more beneficial than a few days of dieting.
For more detailed information please contact the resident naturopath at The Detox Lounge in Byron Bay.