Diet Plans And Menus – The Detox-Slimming Diet

The Detox-Slimming Diet was created to eliminate toxins from your body. It includes a ten-day detox phase, a stabilization phase that lasts from one to eight weeks, and life-long habits to acquire. The first day you get your body used to eating only fruits, vegetables, and grains. The second and third days you eat only one kind of fruit, but as much as you want. You will have to learn the rules that vary from on a daily basis during the initial phase.

Your diet should include organic fruits and vegetables, fatty fish (three times a week), fiber-rich foods, dried fruit, and oils such as olive or walnut oil. Drink lots of water. Avoid foods rich in saturated fats or sugars, white bread, carbonated drinks, prepared foods, meat, and diary products. Eat at least balanced three meals a day. Reduce stress to reduce toxins. Exercise, for instance, walk, run, bicycle, swim, or use cardio-vascular equipment. If you feel tired wait a week before restarting.

During the initial phase start each day with a glass containing 50% lemon juice and 50% hot water. Then do a series of stretching exercises. Have green tea at breakfast. Write down your weight every day. The detox soup includes celery, green cabbage, bell peppers, onions, tomatoes, leeks, eggplant, and herbs. During the stabilization phase eat at least five fruits or vegetables daily. One of the meals may include meat or fish. Another is the detox soup or sliced raw vegetables. During the final, life-long, phase every day you should eat five to seven fruits or vegetables, a portion of cereal, starchy food, or legumes. Each week eat three to four portions of fish and one or two portions of red meat or eggs.

An advantage of the Detox-Slimming Diet is that it’s easy to follow. However, the ten day initial phase can completely destabilize your organism because to the lack of calories. You may find that consuming only fruit or fruit juice for the first two days may end up causing your body to stock calories instead of burning them. So, after ten days you may find it difficult to maintain your weight.

Here are two sample menus:
Menu 1 (Phase 1, day 1)
Breakfast: A bowl of whole-grain cereal with soy milk. A glass of fresh orange juice. Tea.
Lunch: A raw vegetable salad. A slice of whole-grain bread. A piece of fruit.
Mid-afternoon snack: A glass of fresh fruit juice.
Supper: A bowl of soup. A piece of white, skinless chicken. One half plate of whole grain rice. One half plate of vegetables. An orange.

Menu 2 (Stabilisation Phase)
Breakfast: A bowl of whole-grain cereal with soy milk. A glass of fresh orange juice. Tea.
Lunch: Green salad. Vegetarian lasagna. Half a cantaloupe.
Mid-afternoon snack: An apple.
Supper: A bowl of vegetable soup. A piece of white, skinless chicken. Ratatouille. A portion of whole grain rice. One soy dessert.

Some of the information in this article comes from a fascinating new book, La Bible des Régimes, written by Jenny de Jonquieres and published by Amerik Media. Her book describes over 80 diets and weight reduction programs. Each diet is presented with 5 menu plans, a detailed discussion of its advantages and disadvantages, and lots more. La Bible des Regimes is at present only available in French. For more information consult the publisher’s website.

Levi Reiss authored or co-authored ten computer and Internet books, but would rather drink fine French, German, or other wine, paired with the right foods. He loves teaching computer classes at an Ontario French-language community college. Visit his Italian travel, wine, and food website www.travelitalytravel.com and his wine, diet, health, and nutrition website www.wineinyourdiet.com.

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