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The Three-Day Detox

Can you feel like a new person in just 3 short days? Can you undo the damage you did over the holiday season? This 3-day plan can put your feet on the path to regaining your energy, looking like you’ve taken to napping and glowing with vitality.

 

Keep it simple; follow this plan for three days…just three days. It’s a nutrient-dense, easy to digest power plan that will restore your radiant glow.

 

The promise of such a difference in how you feel and look may seem too good to be true, but what do you have to lose? 3 days? You will experience…in just 3 days…dramatic changes in how you look and feel.

 

I confess this plan requires a bit of cooking, so make the time to do it. You’ll love the results. As I worked to create it, I kept our busy lives in mind, but we must do some cooking if we are to be the masters of our wellness.

 

Here you go. Enjoy. Repeat these meals over the 3 days. Yes, it’s repetitive but it’s only 3 days.

 

I’d love to hear about your results, so post pics or comments on my Facebook page, on Twitter or on Instagram so we can all share in your glorious glowing vitality.

 

Breakfast

2 cups scrambled tofu (made with 1 teaspoon olive oil, 2 sliced scallions and 6 sliced fresh shiitake mushrooms) Simply crumble the tofu to resemble scrambled eggs. Sauté scallion and shiitake, add tofu and sauté with a splash of soy sauce and a dash of turmeric until warmed through.

(Tofu is high in protein and low in calories and fat; shiitake help dissolve fat and  turmeric is an anti-inflammatory.)

 

1/2 cup cooked oatmeal (not instant).

(A great source of fiber and low-glycemic carbohydrates.) Sprinkle 1 teaspoon chia seeds on oatmeal (for the essential fatty acid, Omega 3)

 

1 apple or 1/3 cup fresh berries.

(Apple is heart healthy and hydrating to the skin. Berries are rich sources of antioxidants.)

 

Now the hard stuff…no fruit juice, coffee or toast. Try green or herbal tea for your hot beverage. It’s just for 3 days, kids.

 

8-12 ounces spring or filtered water

(Don’t skimp here. It’s essential to stay hydrated.)

 

Lunch

4-6 ounces lentils, cooked until tender

(High in fiber and heart healthy)

 

2 cups green salad made with romaine lettuce or other dark leafy greens, like kale, cucumbers and cherry tomatoes. Dressing: extra virgin olive oil and fresh squeezed lemon to taste with a pinch of sea salt. Serve cooked lentils on top of the salad.

 

1 piece seasonal fresh fruit or ½ cup fresh berries

 

8–12 ounces spring or filtered water

 

Dinner

4-6 ounces tempeh, lightly pan-fried in 2 teaspoons oil and 1 teaspoon soy sauce

 

Green salad as described above (without lentils)

 

1/2 cup steamed vegetables, like broccoli, kale, cabbage, cauliflower, collard greens. Stay away from starchy vegetables like potatoes.

(Steamed vegetables hold nutrients and these particular choices are high in fiber, antioxidants and anti-cancer compounds.)

 

1/2 grapefruit, sectioned

(Grapefruit contains compounds that help the body rid itself of accumulated excess.)

 

8–12 ounces spring or water

 

Before Bedtime Snack (to be taken 2 hours before sleep)

1 apple

Small handful of hazelnuts, walnuts or almonds

(rich source of fatty acids and folic acid)

 

1 cup herbal tea with lemon
 

And because I love you, here’s your shopping list so it’s even easier to kick-start your healthy lifestyle.

 

Shopping List

Blueberries, raspberries or mixed berries — fresh

Old-fashioned oatmeal

Chia seeds

Tofu

Tempeh

Lentils

Kiwi fruit

Apples

Lemons

grapefruit

Romaine lettuce

Kale

Collards

Cauliflower

Broccoli

Cucumbers

Cherry tomatoes

Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Herbal tea

Soy sauce

Sea salt

 

After your 3-day detox is over, you can fall in love with this version of tofu scramble:

https://www.christinacooks.com/recipes/best-scrambled-tofu

 

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