Fall 5- Day Detox


Fall is the perfect time to detox your body. As the seasons change and we move from the warmer months of summer to the cooler months of autumn our bodies begin the readjustment for the cooler weather. It also means that the holidays are coming soon (10 weeks till Thanksgiving!). My 4 week plan, available in November beings with this Warm-Up Week Detox Plan.

Take some time this week to slow down, reconnect to yourself, and make goals for the last few months of 2011.

1. Drink 8 glasses of water per day. Start your day with a glass of cool weather. Have water with every meal. Add lemon to your water to help detoxify your liver.
2. Do not eat processed foods. Anything with more than 5 ingredients is processed.
3. No caffeine or alcohol. Instead have tea (green tea is okay and encouraged), water or natural juices if you have a juicer.
4. No dairy products. That means cheese, eggs, milk, yogurt, etc. Dairy causes mucus in the body and may cause inflammation.
5. Walk for at least 20 minutes a day. 
6. Practice Yoga for at least 20 minutes 3-5 days. 
7. Fish. Although I suggest having no animal products this week, fish is okay.
8. Eat breakfast within one hour of waking up. 
9. Do not eat anything less than 3 hours before bedtime.
10. Eat organic and local whenever possible. 


A Typical Day:


Wake Up-
-A glass of water
-20 minutes of Yoga or your 20 minute walk
– A cup of herbal tea
-Smoothie or fresh fruit for breakfast with a handful of almonds
Smoothie Recipe:
1 cup of strawberries
1 cup of blueberries
1 whole banana
1 cup of almond, soy, or rice milk. 
Blend till smooth.


Mid- Morning-
 Have a snack of fruit or veggies
– A glass of water
Veggie snack:
Carrots, celery, radishes, and/or broccolli 
Hummus for dipping


Lunch-
A glass of water
– Soup and or salad for lunch
– Take a walk if possible
Salad Recipe:
Lettuce, carrots, tomatoes, onion, broccoli, sprouts, peppers
1/2 cup pf quinoa
1/2 cup of grabanzo beans or beans of your choice
2 tablespoons of sunflower seeds
Top with balsamic vinegar or this Honey Mustard Dressing:
Whisk together 2 tablespoons of honey with 2 tablespoons of Dijon mustard 


Late Afternoon-
– A glass of water
– Fruits, Veggies, handful of nuts
– A cup of herbal tea
Snack Ideas:
Apple slices with sprinkled cinnamon
Raw nuts with dried fruit of your choice
Guacamole with raw veggies
Tomato slices with fresh basil


Dinner-
– A glass of water
– Steamed veggies, brown rice, and beans or fish
– Take your 20 minute walk after d inner if you haven’t already

Good luck!
In Health,
Tricia


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