Showing posts with label 7days detox plan. Show all posts
Showing posts with label 7days detox plan. Show all posts

2012-03-13

Natural Easy 7 Days Detox Plan, Weight Loss

 7 Days Detox Plan
By Dietitian, Juliette Kellow BSc RD

Rather than following an extreme detox plan that limits just about every food except fruit and veg while at the same time getting you to down a nasty ‘detox’ drink every day, this plan is safer and more sensible and shouldn’t leave you short on nutrients if you follow it for just one week.

Foods to include in the plan

Your plan can include:
Fruit – your plan can include any fruit including fresh, frozen, dried or canned in natural fruit juice. This includes apples, bananas, pears, oranges, grapefruit, satsumas, sultanas, raisins, pineapple, mango, kiwi fruit, strawberries, raspberries, blackcurrants, nectarines, peaches, melons, star fruit etc
Fruit juice – either make homemade fruit juices or smoothies from fresh fruit, or drink ready-made juices. Make sure ready-made juices are labelled as being ‘pure’ or ‘unsweetened’.
Homemade fruit juices or smoothies
Vegetables – eat any vegetables including fresh, frozen or canned in water (without salt added). This includes carrots, onions, turnip, swede, sprouts, cabbage, peppers, mushrooms, sweetcorn, peppers, leeks, courgettes, broccoli, cauliflower, salad, tomatoes, cucumber, spring onions etc
Beans and lentils – eat any beans, including those that have been dried or canned in water. This includes red kidney, haricot, cannellini, butter, black eye, pinto, red lentils, green lentils and brown lentils
Tofu and Quorn
Oats – sprinkle oats over fresh fruit or use to make porridge, sweetened with honey and fresh fruit
Potatoes – all types
Brown rice and rice noodles
Rye crackers, rice cakes and oatcakes


Fresh fish – eat any fresh fish including cod, plaice, mackerel, salmon, lobster, crab, trout, haddock, tuna, prawns, Dover sole, red mullet, halibut, lemon sole, monkfish, swordfish etc. Canned fish in water is suitable too eg salmon or tuna

Unsalted nuts – eat any including Brazil, peanuts, almonds, cashew, hazel nuts, macadamia, pecans, pine nuts, pistachio, walnuts etc

Unsalted seeds – eat any including sunflower and pumpkin
Plain popcorn – without sugar or salt
Live natural yoghurt
Extra virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar
Garlic, ginger and fresh herbs
Ground black pepper
Honey
Water – at least 2 litres a day. Tap or mineral water is fine.
Herbal or fruit teas

Foods to avoid during your detox
Red meat, chicken, turkey and any meat products like sausages, burgers, and pate
Milk, cheese, eggs, cream
Butter and margarine
Any food that contains wheat including bread, croissants, cereals, cakes, biscuits, pies, pastry, quiche, battered or breadcrumbed foods, etc
Crisps and savoury snacks including salted nuts
Chocolate, sweets, jam and sugar
Processed foods, ready meals, ready-made sauces and takeaways
Alcohol
Coffee and tea
Sauces, pickles, shop bought salad dressing, mayonnaise
Salt
Fizzy drinks and squashes, including diet versions

Banana porridge
Detox Plan Breakfasts

  1. Banana porridge made with water and topped with natural yoghurt, banana, raisins and sweetened with honey.
  2. Fruit salad with yoghurt and oats
  3. Fresh fruit salad with natural yoghurt and a sprinkling of oats.
  4. Fresh fruit smoothie made from fresh fruit, natural yoghurt and honey to sweeten if needed.
  5. Muesli and yoghurt
  6. Homemade muesli made from oats, seeds, nuts and dried fruit served with natural yoghurt.
  7. Fresh fruit and a pot of natural yoghurt sweetened with honey.

Mediterranean salad with rice cakes
Detox Plan Lunches
  1. Vegetable soup and oatcakes: Large bowl of vegetable or lentil soup (either homemade or supermarket ‘fresh’) with oatcakes.
  2. Tuna and sweetcorn jacket potato and salad: Jacket potato topped with tuna (canned in water) mixed with sweetcorn and natural yoghurt and served with salad.
  3. Mediterranean salad with rice cakes: Rice cakes served with rocket, avocado, tomatoes, fresh basil and black pepper. Plus a handful of unsalted nuts.
  4. Guacamole with crudités: Homemade guacamole made from avocado, lemon juice, fresh chilli, tomatoe and garlic served with vegetable crudités and oatcakes.
  5. Tzatziki with crudités: Homemade tzatziki made from natural yoghurt, garlic, cucumber and lemon juice served with vegetable crudités and oatcakes.
  6. Avocado and prawn salad: Fresh avocado served with prawns, salad, balsamic vinegar and lemon juice.
  7. Jacket potato with grilled cod: Grilled cod fillet served with jacket potatoes and lightly steamed vegetables.

Chinese vegetable stir fry
Detox Plan Dinners
  1. Chinese vegetable stir fry: Stir fry a selection of vegetables such as bok choi, spring onions, mushrooms, bamboo shoots and beansprouts in a little olive oil with garlic and ginger. Serve with brown rice.
  2. Baked salmon with jacket potato: Bake a salmon fillet and serve with a jacket potato and steamed vegetables.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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 favourite beans. Bring to the boil and simmer until the casserole thickens.
Handful of unsalted nuts or seeds
Detox Plan Snacks
  1. Fresh fruit or fresh fruit salad
  2. Natural yoghurt mixed with honey
  3. Plain popcorn
  4. Handful of unsalted nuts or seeds