Benefits of our EAT CLEAN detox:
1. Get Rid of Excess Waste and Weight
It is possible that you are carrying around excess faecal matter in your body. This excess waste can add on weight and just make you feel lethargic. When you do a detox, you can clean your colon and eliminate all this excess waste you are carrying around.
2. Increase Energy Levels
Having a lot of toxins in your body can decrease your energy levels. You may feel so tired all the time that you don’t feel like doing anything. Instead of going out with your friends or participating in different activities, you likely just want to lie on the couch all day. If you do a detox, your energy levels are typically restored making you feel brand new with the energy to do everything you want to do.
3. Strengthen Immune System
One of the greatest benefits of doing a detox is that you can strengthen your immune system. After you detox your body, you will notice that you don’t get sick as often. Your body will be able to fight off illnesses better because it is not filled with contaminants.
4. Increase Mental Focus
Doing a detox can increase your mental focus. If you don’t have all those toxins in your body anymore, you will be able to concentrate better and have more creativity. This will benefit you greatly because you can focus and be more productive. And happier!!!
5. Clearer Skin and Shinier Hair
A detox not only helps you feel better; it can also help you look better. Getting rid of all the toxins in your body can actually make your hair look shinier and your skin glow. When people see you after your detox, don’t be surprised if they are all telling you how great you look!
Here’s the plan: EAT CLEAN by focusing your diet on eating wholefoods, and eliminating alcohol, meat, processed foods & sugar.
1. We are going to be eating and drinking all of nature’s beautifully coloured, nutritionally packed, gorgeous tasting Fruit and Vegetables!!
2. We can include 2 freshly squeezed juices or Nutribullets/Smoothies a day. Juicing and Nutribullets get more fruit and veg in to our bodies, and therefore more nutrients in to us more quickly….huge amounts!!
3. Try to mostly (not exclusively) eat and drink everything raw. Eating raw keeps all the body beneficial enzymes alive.
4. You can include all fruit and veg….apart from potatoes, and I tend to limit bananas to one a day.
5. You can, and must, drink plenty – water, coconut water, herb and fruit teas. – no shop bought juices as they are full of added sugar!!!
6. You are allowed raw, natural, nuts and seeds. You can eat a few when you fancy or sprinkle on to salads. (No peanuts though)
7. You are allowed a little, extra virgin olive oil, coconut oil, balsamic vinegar, pepper and Alkalizing Himalayan Sea Salt (no normal salt).
8. Try to eat your fruit earlier in the day, or on an empty stomach, as it digests much quicker than some veg.
9. Try to eat/drink five small meals a day.
10. Keep taking any supplements you are already taking. You may want to add in Wheatgrass, Chai Seeds, Linseed Oil, Spirulina, Maca, and Aloe Vera- which are all superfoods.
Example of a detox day:
On waking: Big glass of water
Herb or fruit Tea OR hot water with a slice of lemon
Breakfast: A Fruit Juice or Nutribullet
If you are having a juice please eat with a palmful of nuts/seeds or a Protein Ball. If you are having a Nutribullet please include some nuts/seeds in your blend- this is to stop spikes in your blood sugar levels.
Mid Morning: Fruit Bowl
Try to keep it simple and don’t mix too many types of fruits together – this is better for your digestion.
+ Nuts and Seeds
+ Herbal Tea or Coconut Water
Lunch: Veggie/Salad Bowl/Soup
I tend to have a tomato and avocado here, but you could also have crudités, carrots sticks, salad.
Mid Afternoon: A Green Juice or Nutribullet + a Protein Ball
2 Big handfuls of spinach go in first, then 1/3rd of a cucumber, 1 green apple, 2 sticks celery and 1cm piece of ginger
OR make up your own juice using any green veg…include 1 green apple and a slice of lemon for sweetness.
Dinner: Salad plus protein
Include leaves, herbs, raw veg, olives, nuts and seeds…..here is where you could have that little drizzle of olive oil and vinegar.
You can include a small fish fillet here- Tuna, Salmon, Cod, Sea Bass
Things to remember…try to eat or drink most fruit early in the day, Peel any citrus fruits. Try to buy organic. And most importantly, do not buy or juice anything you know you don’t like, but if you’re not sure then give it a go!!
10 Day Plan – What to expect:
The week before: Try to minimise alcohol, smoking, caffeine, processed foods…..get your body, and your head ready
Day 1: Have a weigh in…if you want to! Plus, It’s shopping day…..go get all your food, fruit and veg…shopping list to follow!!
Day 2: Off we go….shouldn’t be feeling too bad today. Just start getting used to planning your meals for the day.
Day 3: We may start to feel a bit rubbish today…headaches and low energy are normal and to be expected. Rest as needed.
Day 4: Now we’re fully in to it…this may be your worst day. Be gentle with yourself.
Day 5: May start to feel a little more energized. Now if you haven’t already, start thinking about & researching your home yoga or workouts. The internet & YouTube have lots on, or Joe Wicks is on at 10am each morning.
Day 6: Energy levels should be getting good. Start or crank up your exercise regime now. DailyOm.com has great exercise courses you can follow for a donation.
Day 7: By now you should be feeling great!!! Do you have steps or stairs at home? Maybe start to add in a few sets of stair climbers each day to get the body moving.
Day 8: Freestyle your exercise this morning – Stair climbing, DVD, YouTube, dance around your lounge, HIIT Session- it’s up to you!!
Day 9: Here we go, let’s crank it up a notch!! Do your morning session and then add in something else in the afternoon.
Day 10: Woohoo!! Last Day – make it your Best Day (Maybe not on a Friday jejeje)
You’re done!!! Well done and congratulations xx
Shopping List – Suggested:
2 x Lemons
Big bag of carrots
6 x Oranges
6 x Apples
Piece of Root Ginger
Raw Nuts and Seeds
Fruits you love – to juice or for your morning Fruit Snack
2 x Beetroot
1 x Cucumber
Bag of Spinach
Tomatoes – for juicing, snacking and salads.
2 x Avocado
Any veg you love – for juicing or your lunchtime Veggie Snack
Any additional veg for your Mean Green Juice.
Salad leaves/Herbs/Veg you love – for juicing or your dinner Salad Snack.
Fish Fillets of your choice.
Herb & Fruit Tea’s
Greek Yoghurt Only
As it is recommended that we try to limit our trips to supermarkets, don’t be scared of buying frozen fruit or vegetables to help. Try to include different fruit and veg in multiple colours, be experimental…it’s more fun!!
All that it leaves me to say is good luck and enjoy!!!
Any questions, queries or support do not hesitate to ask me!!
I will be posting daily on my facebook page ‘Yogalates Mallorca’ my diet/meal choices and exercise ideas & tips.