What is a detox diet?
A detox diet is basically restoring your organs to their optimal health through food. This is accomplished by eating whole ingredients that are filled with the nutrients that your body needs, while cutting out the ones that are harming your body.
Essentially, you’re giving your body the chance to flush out the toxins that have built up. While this is called a diet, the effects can be felt not only physically, but emotionally and mentally as well.
Heads up: Most Americans have pretty bad eating habits, so when your body tries to purge all the toxins at once during a detox, you’ll probably feel kind of crappy.
More specifically, you’re likely to experience tiredness, lack of energy, food cravings, and crankiness. Afterwards, though, most detox fans report feeling “cleaner” and healthier.
There are different variations to detoxing your body, but one of the easiest ones to follow is a 3-day detox smoothie challenge. Here’s the basics of what you should be doing each day:
- Drink 3 healthy smoothies with a good mix of fruits, veggies, and other cleansing ingredients
- Hydrate with a gallon of water
- Refrain from processed foods (like sugar, white flour, etc.)
- Snack on as many fruits and veggies as you want
TIP: Some people say that smoothies don’t make them feel full.
Consider switching up a smoothie drink with a more substantial smoothie bowl or adding some plain, unsweetened yogurt or Greek yogurt (if you’re okay with it in your detox diet) as an in-between snack to help you feel more satiated.