Ditch calorie cutting and resorting to juice-only detoxes for good. Woodson Merrell, MD and Mary Beth Augustine, MS, RDN, authors of The Detox Prescription, have a plan to detox in just seven days by eating whole foods. Whole foods offer the same benefits of detoxing (reversing diet damage, inflammation and providing antioxidants to prevent further damage), plus they provide you with a healthy diet you can maintain for a longer amount of time than when resorting to juicing.
Follow this two-phase plan to feel vibrant, younger, and refreshed in seven days.
Days 1-3: Eat Only Soft Foods
This is the best way to get the biggest health boost. You’re aiding digestion, which allows your body to absorb food better and floods your body with nutrients (anything that improves digestion will improve absorption of nutrients).
How Much Can I Eat?
You can eat three meals and two snacks. Calories don’t matter–this plan is all about colors–so eat as much as you want at each meal.
Breakfast: sweet potato with fruit and cinnamon
Lunch: cauliflower rice with stuffed avocado (with hummus, lemon, salt and pepper)
Dinner: savory mushroom soup
Snacks: nut butter and banana, berry sorbet