What is a detox diet? Detox diets are very popular nowadays. They clear out nasty toxins from your body and make you healthier. During detoxification, you need a break from processed and junk food. There are many types of detox plans. However, most of them are extreme and limit all foods except fruits and vegetables. Also, you need to drink a nasty “detox beverage” daily.
Today, we would like to present you with 7-day meal plan that can help you detoxify and lose up to 3 pounds. Our plan is safe for your health and won’t deprive you of nutrients.
During the detox week, you need to consume foods such as: fruit (fresh, frozen, dried or canned in natural fruit juice); fruit juice; vegetables (fresh, frozen or canned in water); beans and lentils; tofu and quorn; oats; potatoes; brown rice and rice noodles; rye crackers, rice cakes and oatcakes; fresh fish; unsalted nuts; plain popcorn; live natural yogurt; olive oil and balsamic vinegar; garlic, ginger and fresh herbs; honey; water (at least 2 liters a day).
Also, there is a list of foods to avoid during your detox. No wheat, no red meat, no dairy for a week, and your body should feel much lighter when the week is done.
Detox Plan Breakfasts
Porridge made with water and topped with natural yogurt, banana, raisins and sweetened with honey.
#Fruit salad with yoghurt and oats
Fresh fruit salad with natural yogurt and a sprinkling of oats.
#Fruit smoothie made with fresh or frozen fruit
Fruit smoothie made from fresh fruit, natural yogurt and honey to sweeten if needed.
#Muesli and yogurt
Homemade muesli made from oats, seeds, nuts and dried fruit served with natural yogurt.
#Fresh fruit and yogurt
Fresh fruit and a pot of natural yogurt sweetened with honey.
Detox Plan Lunches
#Vegetable soup and oatcakes
Large bowl of vegetable or lentil soup (either homemade or supermarket ‘fresh’) with oatcakes.
#Tuna and sweetcorn jacket potato and salad
Jacket potato topped with tuna (canned in water) mixed with sweetcorn and natural yogurt and served with salad.
#Mediterranean salad with rice cakes
Rice cakes served with arugala, avocado, tomatoes, fresh basil and black pepper. Plus a handful of unsalted nuts.
#Guacamole with crudités
Homemade guacamole made from avocado, lemon juice, fresh chilli, tomatoes and garlic served with vegetable crudités and oatcakes.
#Tzatziki with crudités
Homemade tzatziki made from natural yogurt, garlic, cucumber and lemon juice served with vegetable crudités and oatcakes.
#Avocado and prawn salad
Fresh avocado served with prawns, salad, balsamic vinegar and lemon juice.
#Jacket potato with grilled cod
Grilled cod fillet served with jacket potatoes and lightly steamed vegetables.
Detox Plan Dinners
#Chinese vegetable stir fry
Stir fry a selection of vegetables such as bok choy, spring onions, mushrooms, bamboo shoots and bean sprouts in a little olive oil with garlic and ginger. Serve with brown rice.
#Baked salmon with jacket potato
Bake a salmon fillet and serve with a jacket potato and steamed vegetables.
#Tuna and prawns with noodles
Gently fry a selection of vegetables such as onions, mushrooms, peppers, courgette and leek in a little olive oil. When lightly browned, add a handful of prawns. Cook for a few minutes, then add canned tomatoes, tomato puree, black pepper and tuna canned in water. Bring to the boil and simmer until the sauce thickens. Serve with rice noodles.
#Sweet and sour stir fry with rice
Gently fry a selection of chopped vegetables such as onions, peppers, baby sweetcorn and mushrooms. Add canned pineapple (in fruit juice), canned tomatoes, tomato purée, white wine vinegar and honey. Bring to the boil and simmer until the sauce has thickened. Serve with brown rice.
#Potato and bean casserole
Gently fry a selection of typical casserole vegetables such as onion, carrots and parsnip in a little olive oil with garlic. When browned, add diced potato and fry for a few minutes. Add fresh vegetable stock, black pepper and your favorite beans. Bring to the boil and simmer until the casserole thickens.
Detox Plan Snacks
# Fresh fruit or fresh fruit salad
#Natural yogurt mixed with honey
#Handful of unsalted nuts or seeds.