will this detox diet work and how much weight will i loose?
Foods to Eat
Use organic fruits and vegetables as they have less pollutants and chemicals. Organic food also has a higher nutritional content than non-organic commercialized produce.
Basically your diet should mostly consist of juiced, raw, frozen, or lightly steamed fruits and veggies. Corn and avocados should be avoided, white potatoes can be eaten only in moderation. Eating a variation each day will ensure you are getting enough vitamins and keep this diet as interesting as possible.
Foods to Avoid
Here is a brief list of foods to avoid while on this plan. To get the full detoxing effects, stick to the diet and be sure that you don’t cheat!
Dairy and animal products
Bread, pasta, grains, cereal
Pickled vegetables or canned fruit
Alcohol and cigarettes
Coffee and tea (except green and herbal)
Variations of fruit or fruit puree are great for breakfast. They are nutritious, filling and the natural sugars will give you energy to get through the morning.
To make a fruit puree, cut up your fruit and place in a pot on the stove with a small amount of water. Cover and leave it on a low heat until the fruit is soft. Now just throw it in the blender and add a squeeze of fresh lemon to taste. I also like to add a little cinnamon.
My favorite blends contain apples, plums, nectarines, pears and berries, but really anything goes. You can also mix it up a bit by using your blender to achieve different consistencies.
- Lunch & Dinner
For your main two meals its important to keep calories low but nutrition high. A vegetable puree soup is the answer. This will give you energy to get through the day and all the nutrients you need.
Cut up your vegetables, add approximately one cup of vegetable stock, and cover on a low heat until the vegetables are soft. Now throw it in the blender and spice it up with a raw clove of garlic or jalapeño pepper (only a little as it’s very spicy!). I also like to add cilantro and a little olive oil.
I like to experiment with different vegetables for this soup. Great ideas are spinach and broccoli, collard greens, zucchini, onion, carrots and sweet potatoes. Beans also make a great addition. I like to use chickpeas but be sure they are organic.
- Desserts & Snacks
This diet can sometimes leave you feeling hungry (it wouldn’t be a diet if it didn’t!), so its important to have some filling snacks around for when you need a boost.
Fruit smoothies are a great options for dessert or a snack between meals. You need to buy packs of frozen organic fruits from your supermarket. These lock all the goodness into the fruit and are very convenient. I actually find that frozen bananas taste much better in a smoothie than fresh ones so I peel ripe bananas and put them in a ziplock bag in the freezer.
Just add ice and a little water, then blend away! I like blends of blueberries, strawberries, blackberries and banana. Its really up to you to find a few combinations that you love. Be creative!
Freshly squeezed juices are very detoxing and a great way to get some condensed nutrition into your body. Fresh juice is also packed full of enzymes which are fundamental in maintaining good health and preventing disease.
Some ideas for recipes – try playing around with these super-healthy ingredients. Cucumbers, apples, carrot, ginger, garlic, beet and broccoli.
Don’t forget to drink Green Tea. This is so effective as a diet aid because it increases your metabolism and reduces your appetite. It has also been used for more than 4000 years in Chinese medicine, to cure ailments ranging from headaches to depression.
oh and right now im 5 ft 7 and 120lbs and i want to get down 5-10lbs
To see results it takes few weeks
but after a month, you will def see it.
Its best to take pictures every week so you know what is happening
What’s your favorite macrobiotic recipe?
I am doing a macrobiotic detox and I’m looking for some new food ideas. I’m also a vegetarian, so here is what I can’t eat:
Dairy (except natural yogurt)
Fruit (except bananas)
Wheat, gluten and yeast
Nightshades (tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, eggplants and potatoes)
Funghi (aka mushrooms)
Anything with processed sugar
Jams and spreads
Coffee (including decaf) and tea (except herbal tea)
Artificial flavorings like ketchup, vinegar and mustard
Here is what I can eat:
Vegetables – especially leafy greens and salad
Eggs (maximum four per week)
Tofu and other soy products
Grains (no wheat) and brown rice
Beans and lentils
1 1/2 Cup Brown Rice washed
2 Cup Spring water
1 Cup Cooked Chickpeas
1 Ear Sweet Corn kernels are removed
1 Carrot diced
1/2 t. Sea salt
1 t. Ginger Juice
Place all except ginger juice in a pressure cooker and bring to pressure over a medium high flame. Reduce flame to low and place a deflector under the cooker. Cook for 45 minutes.
Let pressure return to normal, remove lid and sprinkle with ginger juice. Allow rice to rest for a few minutes, then transfer to a wooden serving bowl.
Does this fit your diet?
healthy whole-foods morning smoothie recipe? ?
I make a shake yesterday morning, I used ground raw cacao and goji berries. then added soy milk and a bit of organic cranberry juice. a scoop of greens+ and a few frozen organic strawberries and a drop of honey. It was good! Got any ideas of what else I could throw in there? I thought flax and chia seeds, essential oils, chlorophyll (for detox)
Ive got my hands on everything natural. Looking for something right now that might fight off a flu. Also why wheat germ?! Any ideas or recipes for my smoothies would be awsome! Thanks!!
I do pediasure and ice cream with a bit of extra chocolate syrup. That’s probably not what you’re looking for but it’s still good.
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