How to Boost Your Metabolism (3:30)
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.
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
- Grilled tuna
- Chicken burgers
- Smoked salmon
- Collard greens
- Turkey jerky