Jo Mead, Weybridge Nutritionist and Body Work Practitioner

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26 May Detox Diet Plan

Is It Good To Detox?

healthy diet benefitsThis is the time of year when we start thinking about the summer break we have had planned since winter. Most of us decide it would be a good idea to shed a bit of weight before the holiday and plan to change bad eating habits and go on a diet. Evidence shows that diets don’t work in the long term and a healthy eating plan is the way to go for sustained weight loss. There is lots of research evidence indicating that being overweight indicates the body is in a very inflamed and toxic state. Therefore occasionally it is beneficial to our systems to undertake a detox.

The orthodox medical profession does not believe a detox is ever necessary as our systems especially the liver is already doing this task every day. Some naturopaths believe that it is very beneficial to give our systems a rest as we have to deal with so many toxins found in foods, drugs and the environment at record levels. Some schools advocate regular bouts of fasting to give the body time to recover, for some people this prospect would be very daunting. A compromise would be a partial fast or cleansing diet completely changing your eating habits for 7 days and this type of fast or cleanse has a number of benefits

Benefits Of A One Week Detox Plan

* Help you lose weight and keep it off

* Cleanse your body of metabolic wastes and toxins

* Improve your skin tone and health, making you look younger

* Stimulate new cell growth, making you feel younger

*Strengthen your immune system and natural defences

* Improve glandular health and hormonal balance

* Increase mental clarity

* Enhance your moods, enjoy a more positive outlook

* Give you more energy and enthusiasm

Below is my version of a 7 day cleansing diet using brown rice.

Rice is one of the most common foods in the world, providing up to 50 percent of calories for half the world’s population. Brown rice is rice detox diethigh in fibre and nutrients, and is much healthier than white rice and can also play an important part in losing body fat and maintaining healthy weight.

Brown rice is an excellent food to keep your body healthy and energized as it is loaded with vitamins, minerals and essential amino acids. It is also a very good source of dietary fibre that can help fight and prevent many gastro intestinal problems and constipation.

The cleansing and detoxifying qualities of brown rice have been known for centuries. Unbleached rice works as a sponge in your digestive system scrubbing and absorbing all of the toxins accumulated there over the years. Brown rice is also known to help with allergies, maintain healthy heart, is a great food for type II Diabetes and is gluten free.

Most brown rice diet plans are very popular because they are:

* low calorie/ nutrient dense

* highly effective

* fulfilling

* able to cleanse the whole body

* very delicious

7 day detox diet plan 

If you have any major health problems, please do not follow this plan  without consulting a medical professional. It is also advisable to consult with a qualified nutritionist before embarking on a detox regime as certain supplements taken alongside of the program will help you stay on track and enhance the benefits achieved.

Day 1

Breakfast 100 grams cooked brown rice, 1 apple, 1 cup green tea

Lunch 100 grams cooked brown rice, mixed green salad

Dinner 100 grams cooked brown rice, mixed steamed vegetables (except corn or mushrooms)

Day 2

Breakfast 100 grams cooked brown rice, 1 piece of fruit (except banana or grapes)

Lunch 100 grams cooked brown rice, raw vegetables or salad

Dinner 100 grams cooked brown rice with small portion of grilled / baked fish, steamed vegetables (not potatoes)

Day 3

Breakfast 100 grams cooked brown rice, pot plain yogurt

Lunch 100 grams cooked brown rice, portion vegetable soup or mixed bean salad

Dinner 100 grams cooked brown rice, 65grams lean chicken with salad or steamed vegetables (not potatoes)

Day 4

Breakfast 100 grams cooked brown rice, 1 piece of fruit (except banana or grapes)

Lunch 100 grams cooked brown rice, raw vegetables or salad

Dinner 100 grams cooked brown rice, small portion of grilled or baked fish and steamed vegetables (not potatoes)

Day 5

Breakfast 100 grams cooked brown rice, pot plain yogurt

Lunch 100 grams cooked brown rice, portion vegetable soup or mixed bean salad

Dinner 100 grams cooked brown rice, 65grams lean chicken with salad or steamed vegetables (not potatoes)

Day 6

Breakfast 100 grams cooked brown rice, 1 piece of fruit (except banana or grapes)

Lunch 100 grams cooked brown rice, raw vegetables or salad

Dinner 100 grams cooked brown rice, small portion of grilled / baked fish and steamed vegetables (not potatoes)

Day 7

Breakfast 100 grams cooked brown rice pot plain natural yogurt, 1 fruit

Lunch 100 grams cooked brown rice, portion vegetable soup or mixed bean salad

Dinner 100 grams cooked brown rice, 60 grams lean meat steamed

Steamed vegetables or mixed salad

Throughout each day drink plenty of water or herbal teas

  • The rice can be flavoured with garlic, chilli pepper, cilantro, ginger, parsley, onions
  • A very small amount of olive oil can be used to dress salads and rice if desired
  • Fresh vegetables can be eaten raw or lightly steamed
  • Vegetable crudités can also be eaten as a snack between meals.

Never follow this regime for more than 7 days and when returning to a normal eating pattern try to avoid processed, high fat, high sugar foods.

Just following the rice cleanse for a few days (which I know is quite tough as most people these days have become sugar addicted) will bring many benefits to your health.

So there you have it – the Jo Mead 7 day detox diet plan for weight loss

If you are in the Surrey area, I hold nutritional consultations in Weybridge and can help you find a personalised diet plan to suit your lifestyle as well as supporting you through your one week detox diet.

 

 

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  1. Gary Perez says:

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