This is my own little food-based detox that I developed to try and shake up my food routine and get me back on a healthy eating track. I don’t do it very often (I probably should do it more, like 3-4xs a year;) It’s very simple (but not really easy.)

I eat fruits and vegetables (whole preferably) for 3 days straight then I fast for 1 day. Always drink plenty of fluids (NO SODA OR JUICE!!) like water, tea (unsweetened,) and maybe coffee (decaf, no sweetener.)

Now, I have a tendency to cheat and have dressing and other non-veggie toppings on salads etc. But ideally you should probably abstain from those types of things (I said it wasn’t easy!) That said, it definitely boosts my produce intake and decreases the sheer volume of food I eat.

Now, I personally am a high-protein type so I’m pretty starved by the fasting day anyway, but I’m sure it’s different for everyone. After my fast, I try to add in (on top of the fruits and veggies,) things like nuts and seeds, yogurt, fish, bone soup, fermented veggies (I’m not very good at this one,) etc. I find it easier to focus on what I should be eating as a opposed to trying to eliminate foods. That being said, I feel very strongly that some foods should be either eliminated or kept to a bare minimum. These include

Grains (even whole grains)

sugar (saw that one comin’ right?)

fried foods (damaged fats)

vegetable oils

anything artificial

I hope this helps simplify what for some has become a rather complex issue. Why don’t you give it a go and let me know what you think?

Warning: if you are starting from a state of being severely unhealthy, you may experience what is called a health crisis. Any time you detox, those toxins get released into your bloodstream in order to be flushed out of the body. This may make you feel ill. If you can push through, you will feel much better afterward.