Dr. Oz’s 5-Day Summer Cleanse

Follow this quick and healthy cleanse plan to get your body in tip-top shape for the summer.

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This five-day plan is designed to help you slim down for summer all while still enjoying some of your favorite summer foods. The big offenders have been removed like flour, dairy, sugar, and processed foods but in its place are foods that are natural detoxifiers and de-bloaters to help you get the best results.

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The Easy Summer Cleanse

Follow this meal plan for the next five days and drink a minimum of 64 ounces of water each day. 

Day 1: Flush the Digestive System With Magnesium and Prebiotics

Prebiotics stimulate the growth of healthy bacteria to aid digestion and magnesium relaxes your digestive system to flush everything out. Power up on these with asparagus, spinach, banana, avocado, and almonds.

Start the cleanse with a day of juices and smoothies to give your gastrointestinal (GI) system a bit of a break. Bloating and distention is often a result of build up in your digestive system so opting for liquids for one day is a gentle way to let your system cleanse itself out.

Pre-breakfast: Large glass of water with lemon.

Breakfast: A kale, fennel, parsley, lemon, green apple juice, asparagus (or any predominately green juice) juice.

Lunch: Smoothie of kale, avocado, coconut milk, two dates, almond butter, and ice.

Snack: Asparagus (solid) with shaved almonds.

Dinner: Spinach, banana, sunflower seeds, and almond milk smoothie. 

Days 2 - 4: Reduce Inflammation With Sulfur-Rich Foods

 
Sulfur aids in the detoxification of your body (reducing inflammation) that is believed to contribute to weight gain. On these days, you'll have juice in the morning, a snack, and two small meals. 
 
Add these sulfur-rich foods to your diet:
  • Grilled tuna
  • Avocado
  • Almonds
  • Chicken burgers
  • Zucchini
  • Carrots
  • Onions
  • Asparagus
  • Lentils
  • Smoked salmon
  • Cucumbers
  • Hummus
  • Garlic
  • Scallions
  • Cauliflower
  • Broccoli
  • Cabbage
  • Collard greens
  • Tomatoes
  • Turkey jerky
  • Olives
  • Almonds
  • Eggs 

Suggested Meals: 

Day 2

Pre-breakfast: A large glass of water with lemon.

Breakfast: Green juice (you continue to drink green juice because it is a great quick way to supply your body’s cells with nutrients and energy).

Lunch: Gazpacho and a well-chopped (for easier digestion) salad with tuna, asparagus, lemon, and avocado.

Snack: Ginger-spiced almonds.

Dinner: Chicken burgers over grilled vegetables (zucchini, carrots, onions, asparagus).

Day 3

Pre-breakfast: A large glass of water with lemon.

Breakfast: Green juice.

Lunch: Lentil salad with smoked salmon and asparagus.

Snack: Cucumbers and carrots with hummus.

Dinner: Beef and vegetable kebabs with asparagus.

Day 4

Pre-breakfast: A large glass of water with lemon.

Breakfast: Green juice.

Lunch: Collard greens wrap with tomato, carrot, cabbage, and a carrot ginger dip.

Snack: Turkey jerky.

Dinner: Nicoise-style salad of grilled tuna, over mixed greens with olives, avocado, and asparagus.

Day 5: Boost Metabolism With Fiber

 
On the fifth day you'll eat mini-meals to keep your body digesting and burning calories all day long. A mini-meal consists of one serving (4-6 ounces) of protein (roughly the size of a deck of cards) and one cup of fiber. 
 
Suggested Meals: 
 

Pre-breakfast: A large glass of water with lemon.

Breakfast: Green juice.

Meal 2: Two hard-boiled eggs.

Meal 3: One apple with peanut butter.

Meal: Small salad with sliced turkey, sun-dried tomatoes, asparagus, olive oil, and vinegar.

Meal 5: Steamed artichoke.

Meal 6: Grilled shrimp with sautéed greens, asparagus, garlic, and lemon.

On Day 6, continue a relaxed version of this cleanse to transition yourself into a healthier way of eating.