I wanted to share with you the Detox Plan I have been following to rid my body of impurities and the Candida Yeast Overgrowth. I have been getting lots of requests to know specifically what I did to lose the 35 pounds, and this is the general plan that I followed. I do want to preface that I am not a doctor and encourage you to consult with a doctor before starting any plan.
Here are the basic guidelines of the Detox Program. It was a very thorough program.
- Limit Calories around 1,000 for women and 1,200 for men.
- Exercise Daily - I did 3-5 miles of walking a day
- Sleep 8 hours a night
- Drink ½ your body weight in ounces of water a day.
Detox Plan - How to remove impurities from your body
Listed below are the foods that you can eat while on this detox plan.
Artichokes, Alfalfa Sprouts, Asparagus, Avocado, Bamboo Spouts, Beets, Bok Choy, Broccoli, Brussel Sprouts, Cabbage (Red and Chinese), Carrots, Cauliflower, Celery, Chives, Cucumber, Eggplant, Garlic, Green Beans, Green Onions, Jicama, Lima Beans, Leek, Okra, Onion, Parsley, Parsnips, Pepper (Green and Red), Pimentos, Radish, Rhubarb, Rutabaga, Shallots, Snap Beans, Snow Peas, String Beans, Sprouts, Tomatillo, Tomatoes, Turnips, Water Chestnuts, Wheat Grass and Zucchini.
Arugula, Beet Greens, Belgian Endive, Bib Lettuce, Boston Lettuce, Butter Lettuce, Cress, Collard Greens, Curly Endive, Red Endive, Escarole, Green Leaf, Iceberg, Kale, Mesclun, Mustard Greens, Oakleaf, Radicchio, Red Leaf, Romain, Spinach, Swiss Chard and Watercress.
Apples, Apricots, Bananas, Blackberries, Blueberries, Boysenberries, Cantaloupe, Cherries, Coconut Meat, Dates, Figs, Grapefruit, Grapes, Guava, Honeydew, Kiwi, Lemon, Limes, Mango, Melons, Mulberries, Nectarines, Oranges, Papaya, Peaches, Pears, Persimmon, Pineapple, Plums, Pomegranate, Raspberries, Strawberries, Tangelos, Tangerines and Watermelon.
Organic Poultry- Free Range: Chicken, Turkey, Duck, Quail
Organic Fish- Wild Caught, not Farm Raised: Cod, Halibut, Mahi Mahi, Salmon, Sea Bass, Sole, Swordfish, Tilapia, Trout, Tuna
Canned Fish - Water Packed Tuna
Lentils and Rice:
Brown Lentils, Red Lentils, Red Lentils, Basmati Rice, Brown Rice, Wild Rice
Dairy and Dairy Substitutes:
Organic Free-Range Eggs, Organic Butter, Coconut Milk
Coconut Oil, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Flaxseed Oil, Grapeseed Oil
I could substitute a nutritional shake as well which I did (1) daily. I mixed it with cold water. It contained 8 billion units of friendly probiotics per serving for digestive health. Sugar free, lactose free, gluten free, no artificial sweeteners. Each serving provides 180 calories with 20 grams of protein and 5 grams of dietary fiber. The brand that I used is no longer on the market, but I would search for one that is similar to these requirements. The important thing is NO artificial sweeteners or sugar.
I took the following: flax seed oil, Vitamin D, Calcium, probiotic, multi-vitamin and a digestive enzyme - they must be gluten free and yeast free.
Day 1 - 6 - Eliminate Fruit and Eat from Food List
Day 7 - 8 - Eliminate all Fruit, Meat and Dairy and Eat from the Food List
Day 9 - 13 - Master Cleanse (Liquid Diet)
Day 14 - 15 - Eliminate all Fruit, Meat and Dairy and Eat from the Food List
Day 16 - 22 - Add Steamed Vegetables, Meat and approved Protein
Day 23 -28- Add ONE Fruit today (introduce a different fruit off the list daily)
Day 29 - 30- Eliminate all Meat and Dairy and Eat from the Food List
Day 31 - 33 - Master Cleanse (Liquid Diet)
Day 34 - 35 - Eliminate all Meat and Dairy and Eat from the Food List
Day 36+ - Eat CLEAN
I hope this helps answers your questions on what I ate. This is a VERY strict program and I can honestly say there was NO cheating - not one bite. Please read my other post about the cleanse as well as Candida Symptoms.
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Disclaimer: I am not a health care professional, and I am not providing medical advice. Always consult with a medical professional before you change your diet or implement a weight loss strategy.