Boost your energy, cleanse your body and lose weight with our 3-day cleansing detox diet. Naturopath Sarah Bowles Flannery shows you how with her expert diet tips. Sarah specialises in Naturopathy, which, simply, is a healthcare approach that uses only natural methods. Sounds good to us!
Cleansing detox diets are a brilliant, short-term solution for weight loss. If you're heading off on holiday this week, or need to get yourself looking and feeling your best for that big summer wedding, they can be a great option.
However, it's important to remember that these kind of extreme, detoxing diets are only for the short-term, and aren't a good solution for long-term, lasting weight loss. But again, they're the perfect choice for those wanting to lose weight quickly, and perhaps even kick-start a longer weight loss plan!
See Sarah's top tips below...
When is the best time to start your 3-day cleansing detox diet?
When you’re on a break, says naturopath Sarah Bowles Flannery. Follow the menu to the letter, drink lots of water and herbal tea, then enjoy a lighter body, clear head and more energy after just three days!
What is the detox diet plan?
On waking: 1 cup of warm water with juice of ½ a lemon.
Breakfast: small bowl porridge, berries, sprinkle of ground linseeds.
Morning snack: 1 small apple or pear, and 10 raw almonds.
Lunch: 1 cup of beans (aduki, mung, chickpeas) cooked with garlic and onion, with a small portion brown rice or quinoa, plus mixed salad with herbs.
Afternoon snack: sliced peppers, celery and carrot stick with 2tbsp hummus.
Dinner: small piece salmon, tofu or organic chicken, with steamed green veg sprinkled with sesame seeds.
What exercises should I do on the detox diet plan?
It's important to keep it simple, and not too strenuous. A good exercise option is to take a brisk 30-minute walk in the morning, or do 30 minutes of yoga or walking in the afternoon.
Finally, mae sure to get your eight hours sleep each night, and even be willing to indulge in an afternoon nap if you can! Sleep boosts the metabolism, after all...