This plan is designed to help you lose weight, get more clean energy, heal your skin, and kickstart a great weight loss program.
- What it actually means to “detox”
- What makes a great detox program
- The 3-Day Detox Program
- Your next steps
What it actually means to “detox…”
There’s a lot of uproar in the fitness community about detoxing and cleansing and whether or not it’s even possible. The problem is that people take things WAYYYYY to literally.
A detox simply means: a process or period of time in which one abstains from or rids the body of toxic or unhealthy substances.
In other words; to abstain. This doesn’t mean literally taking a scrub brush to the liver or any other mumbo jumbo like that.
It just means to allow the body to get rid of toxins and steering clear of unhealthy foods for awhile. This process allows the body to get some reprieve from the overload of crappy foods, alcohol, and sugars we normally eat.
The result is better health and energy. That’s exactly what this 3-day program is about and why you will feel much better after going through it.
What makes a great detox diet plan?
A great cleanse program can be defined by a couple of things: Simplicity and Results.
This detox diet plan focuses on minimizing hormonal responses and maximizing nutrient uptake.
No carbohydrates will be eaten during this process and lots of vegetables will be.
- People are chronically overfeeding on carbohydrates (to the point of triggering pre and type II diabetes).
- Most people are filled to the brim with glycogen and could use a period of abstinence.
- Not eating carbs will help allow insulin to come down, leptin to increase, and the body’s hormonal responses to have a well deserved break.
Results to Expect:
Lose 3-4 pounds. Because of the minimizing of both calories and carbohydrates, you will see a fast weight drop. Some of this will be water weight unnecessarily held onto by the carbohydrates, and some will be fat that has been mobilized.
Tons of clean energy by the end of day 3. The first couple of days may be difficult and could even result in headaches, but that will pass. The body will begin to better absorb the nutrients it’s getting, and by day 3, you should feel pretty damn good.
More confidence. Completing any challenge and plan should give you a renewed sense of confidence and control. When you feel in control of your body, how it looks, and what it does, you will have a natural increase in confidence.
Let’s move onto the plan itself and get started…
3-Day Detox Diet Plan
Day 1. The 24-Hour Fast
Chances are that for some of our readers, red flags will raise from the term “fasting.”
Years of poor science perpetuating bad studies has led to a few stubborn myths in the fitness industry. One of the most unrelenting is about eating 6 meals a day.
This does not boost the metabolism.
6 meals a day is not better for the body than 1 or 15. A multitude of studies have confirmed this (study,study, study) and it’s important to understand for this next point…
Fasting, or not eating for periods of time, is incredibly good for the body.
Here are some of the proven benefits of fasting:
- High growth hormone levels
- Lower insulin
- Increased metabolic rate
- Reduction of oxidative stress
- Lower blood pressure
- Lower triglycerides
- Better cholesterol
- Improved cellular repair
- Increased brain function and focus
- Weight loss
- Improved craving control
- And sooooooo many more.
Ok, so here is exactly how to do Day 1 on the detox diet plan:
At 5 pm the night before you start your plan, you will have your last meal. You will not eat again until the following evening at 5 pm.
During this time, you will be allowed no food and only these drinks:
- Apple Cider Vinegar
- Black Coffee
- Green Tea or Matcha Green Tea
When you break your fast at 5 pm the next evening, you are allowed to eat only approved protein sources and low-carb vegetables in one big meal.
High Quality Whey Protein, Lean Chicken Breast, Lean Beef, Whole Eggs, Salmon, Cod, and Turkey
All cooking methods allowed except deep frying.
Approved Low Carb Vegetables:
Broccoli, Artichoke, Asparagus, Beets, Brussel Sprouts, Cauliflower, Celery, Kale, Mushrooms, Tomatoes, Spinach, Peppers, Onions, andSquash.
Allowed cooking methods: Steamed, Microwaved, Raw, Boiled. You may also cook with extra virgin olive oil or coconut oil and lightly salt and pepper them.
Day 2. Vegetable on Vegetables on Vegetables
Day 2 is very simple. We call this approach a “veggie fast,” or just think of it as a vegetable spree 🙂
Most people are chronically low on two things:
- Vitamins and nutrients
This is how you remedy the situation. On day 2, consume nothing but the approved vegetables found above. These vegetables can be cooked in olive oil and lightly salted, but that’s it.
We recommend people break them up into 4 meals.
Wake up – 11:00am – Fast
11:00am – Meal 1 (Veggies)
1:00pm – Meal 2 (Veggies)
5:00pm – Meal 2 (Veggies)
9:00pm- Meal 3 (Veggies)
The drinks allowed are black coffee, green tea, apple cider vinegar, and water.
If you’re finding it too difficult to fast in the morning, bump the first meal up when you need to. Some people respond better to fasting than others.
Day 3. Vegetables and Protein
Day 3 is similar to day 2 with one small twist. During your 1st and 3rd meals, you will be adding in 25 grams of approved protein.
No additional flavoring may be added, only light salt, pepper, and cooking with extra virgin olive oil or coconut oil is allowed.
11:00am – Meal 1 (Veggies + 25 grams of approved protein)
1:00pm – Meal 2 (Veggies)
5:00pm – Meal 2 (Veggies + 25 grams of approved protein)
9:00pm- Meal 3 (Veggies)
No need to make things more complicated than they need to be. This plan will help you lose 3-4 pounds (for those than need it) and feel amazing…