My Detox Plan

Its the last couple days of the “Game On Diet” and I’m having a really hard time reaching my goal weight. Last week I tried a one day juice cleanse to drop a pound, which didn’t work.. So for the last four days I’ve been much more strict on my diet. I am still following the basic rules of the diet with 5 small meals, and I’m keeping the portions the same, except for slightly reduced protein and fat and slightly more green, raw veggies. The other rules of my diet include no more soy, dairy, eggs, gluten and the only meat I am eating is fish. Its hard, but not as bad as a lot of detox plans can be. So far the plan is definitely working! I was up 3 pounds from the cheat day and now I’m down 3 again, I just have 1 lb. to be on track for the week!


Here is an over view of detox foods and basically what I’ve been eating:


  • fresh or frozen fruits


  • Vegetables thought to be particularly good detox foods include broccoli, cauliflower, broccoli sprouts, onions, garlic, artichokes, beets, and dark leafy greens such as kale, collard greens, and swiss chard
  • sea vegetables, including kelp, nori sheets, wakame
  • avoid corn – it is acid-forming
  • note: some people are sensitive to the nightshade family of vegetables, which includes tomatoes, bell peppers, eggplants, and potatoes, and may wish to avoid them

Grains and Starches

  • quinoa
  • oats

Beans and Legumes

  • split yellow and green peas
  • lentils
  • adzuki beans

Nuts and Seeds

  • almonds
  • walnuts
  • sunflower seeds
  • pumpkin seeds
  • sesame seeds
  • chia seeds
  • flax seeds



  • cold-pressed, extra-virgin olive oil
  • almond oil


  • almond milk
  • water
  • herbal teas
  • green tea
  • mineral or seltzer water – in limited amounts


  • real maple syrup
  • raw honey


  • basalmic vinegar
  • lemons and limes
  • fresh and dried herbs and spices

Animal Protein

  • wild, cold-water fish, such as Alaskan salmon

Daily Detox Do’s

  • Drink a minimum of 3 liters of water per day
  • Chew food well.

Foods to avoid during your detox

  • Red meat, chicken, turkey and any meat products like sausages, burgers, and pate
  • Milk, cheese, eggs, cream
  • Butter and margarine
  • Any food that contains wheat including bread, croissants, cereals, cakes, biscuits, pies, pastry, quiche, battered or breadcrumbed foods, etc
  • Crisps and savoury snacks including salted nuts
  • Chocolate, sweets, jam and sugar
  • Processed foods, ready meals, ready-made sauces and takeaways
  • Alcohol
  • Coffee and tea
  • Sauces, pickles, shop bought salad dressing, mayonnaise
  • Salt
  • Fizzy drinks and squashes, including diet versions
  • Meat except for fish

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