Spring has always meant for me spring cleaning at my home. But this year, I decided to extend it also to my body and go on a detox diet.
Detoxification in general means having high quality (preferably organic) unprocessed food and drinking lots of water or green tea. You should also eliminate bad food for a period of time to allow your body to get rid of those toxins.
I have read many articles about cleansing diets, and opinions on their effectiveness vary.
Some sources promise you will feel better and lighter after your body removes toxins. Others claim there is no scientific proof detox diets actually work.
So I decided to check it out myself. I think eating only healthy food and banning solid fats and added sugar for some time will certainly do no harm to me, and maybe there will be positive results after all.
Through my research, I have found a few different options: short detoxes lasting only 2-3 days, very strict ones or detoxes that require spending long hours in the kitchen since they give very precise directions as to what and when to eat.
I decided at the end to implement gentle detoxification that I found in an old Elle Magazine article. I liked it because it gave overall guidelines and it was not too detailed like some other ones that make you weigh each and every ingredient.
For clarity and simplicity I divided the products/recommendations for this detox plan into three groups:
To be kept under control:
And here is the suggested DETOX PLAN FOR 2 WEEKS:
Just after waking up:
So with all the research sorted and shopping done, I am ready to start my detox plan!
P.S. If you would like to check how I survived the first week of my detox, please read this post.