Detoxification is the process of removing potentially harmful substances from the body.
A detox program is usually thought of as a treatment for drug or alcohol dependence. However, it can also be used to describe diets, herbs and other ways to remove environmental and dietary toxic substances from the body to improve general health and weight loss.
Here is a 3 week sample detox diet plan. It is designed to help detoxification and weight loss.
A detox program can help you lose weight. It is recommended that you follow it for at least three weeks.
People often notice an improvement in energy and weight after three weeks. They also experience clearer skin, regular bowel movements and improved digestion. You can also measure markers of disease or perform laboratory tests to assess for improvement.
These are the foods you can eat during a 3-week weight loss detox.
Fresh Fruits and Vegetables
Fresh fruits and vegetables can be used to detoxify, for health, and in weight loss programs.
Broccoli, cauliflower, broccoli sprouts and onions are great detox foods.
Rice cakes, brown or basmati rice, rice cakes and rice crackers, as well as rice pasta.
You can substitute rice with quinoa, amaranth and millet. These can be bought at a health food shop.
Lentils and split yellow and green peas are the easiest to digest and require little soaking. Pinto beans, kidney beans, pinto beans and mung beans are all acceptable legumes.
Nuts and seeds
Sprinkle unsalted nuts, seeds, and nut butters over any meal. Flaxseeds, pumpkin seeds and sesame seeds are all acceptable. Avoid peanuts.
Extra-virgin olive oils are the best for detoxification and weight loss.
Green tea, herbal non-caffeinated green tea, and other teas that are not caffeinated, aid the liver.
You can also try other detox beverages that are good for weight loss.
Water, lemon water and 100% natural fruit juices and vegetables, rice milk
These are the foods you should avoid for your health, weight loss, and detox, especially if you’re following a diet and/or exercise program:
Refined sugar or mixtures containing it, such as sucrose, dextrose and corn syrup, brown sugar and turbinado. Avoid artificial sweeteners.
Fatty Dairy Products
Dairy products include milk, eggs, butter, and other dairy products.
Wheat and wheat products
All gluten-containing grains including barley and rye as well as spelt, kamut, and spelt. Gluten, a protein fragment found in these grains, can make some people sensitive.
Reduce the amount of caffeine in coffee, decaffeinated and regular, as well as black tea and other beverages containing caffeine. Regular coffee can be replaced with green tea.
Other foods to avoid
Preservatives and food additives
Following a weight loss or detoxification program, there are daily tasks you must complete.
You should drink at least 8 glasses of water each day, whether it is warm or cold. Water is vital to flush out waste from the body. Sometimes, thirst is mistakenly confused with hunger.
Avoid drinking liquids at mealtime.
Mix 50% water with the juice.
Make sure to take the time to chew your food, especially grains.