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Nov 25

My Favorite Real Food Detoxes

Cleanses 

First, I will share a few notes on how to make the most of the program you decide to go with:

• I suggest with all cleanses to kickoff the program with a 1-day warm-up – this a great way to slide right into starting it off successfully. The main goal for the warm-up is to be sure you have plenty of foods readily available and so you can prime your body to ease into the cleansing foods and supplements.

• Weigh in before day 1 and not again until come the last day of the program. Take at least 2 measurements on body – naval and hip measurements. Write the data down and consider keeping a journal, collecting the info on your meals and your feelings. I do not suggest using a calorie counting app. Above all focus on listening to what your body needs and really try to take care of yourself.

• Really drink water – it will help you detox faster and more efficiently, excreting the toxins you are breaking down, and allow you to feel more energized and reap all the benefits of the program. The first 1-5 days you will be tired. Be sure to drink plenty of liquids and to keep your schedule light.

• Make salads fun. Great creative with your meal combos. 1) dice cucumbers with diced avocado, diced tomatoes, lime juice and cilantro. 2) shredded Brussel sprouts with lemon, green onion, olive oil and sunflower seeds. Think outside of the box.

• Prioritize sleep and stress management, along w meal prep, then move daily (gentle or vigorous; sense what your body is wanting).

Please note the prices below, do not reflect shipping, taxes or any processing fees. 

Standard Process Cleanse – 21 Days ~$250

• This program includes a number of supplements to aid proper detox at each meal (3x a day) + a protein/nutrition shake 2-3x a day. The program kicks off with a vegetarian focus (3-5 days), then seafood, grassed beef, and poultry are introduced. There are no nuts, dairy, grains (except quinoa or if blood sugar is not an issue, I advise white rice), no legumes/beans (except lentils), no pork, no shellfish, nor sugar; see the Guide for more details, linked below.

Guide, it’ll give you all the details of what to do on the cleanse.

• Comes with a cookbook pdf ($10 for purchase) cookbook and can be followed 100%, or can just provide meal ideas. Overall, you don’t have to follow the meal plan, but you should follow the list of allowed foods.

• In addition to the cleanse protein powder, I recommend adding 2 heaping tablespoons or a packet of Great Lakes collagen powder for each shake you make. Ensure you have plenty of fat with your shakes too (pumpkin seeds, avocado, coconut, ghee). Both of these suggestions will optimize blood sugar control and weight loss.

• Eat 2x as much of veg verse fruit. Get sneaky by adding frozen spinach, cauliflower, broccoli, etc to the smoothies. It’s amazing how well they are disguised in there.

• Start protein come day 4 versus what the program suggests (they recommend day 11). Fish must be consumed daily once the animal protein is introduced. NO pork, shellfish, dairy and no nuts. Pumpkin seeds and sunflower seeds are allowed. This program does NOT include eggs.

review some posts I wrote about last year when I did it for the first time. Just know the first week is tough, the 2nd is much easier, and by the third, results start to show and it becomes breezy.

• The shake comes in a nondairy form, which is also unflavored, but it also comes in whey (vanilla or chocolate). From most of my client feedback, the unflavored is preferred.

Standard Process – 10 Day Blood Sugar Support ~ $151

• The program comes with a pdf Guide, as a variety of supplements and shakes to be had daily. It’s suggested to have 1 shake per meal and ~10 supplements per meal. There is a chart that is easy to follow.

• Excludes high allergen foods (soy, dairy, gluten, wheat, nuts, shellfish, pork). The program comes with a list of foods that are suggested on the program. Eggs are allowed.

• Avoids caffeine, alcohol, sugar, processed meats, artificial sweeteners

• In addition to the cleanse protein powder, I recommend adding 2 heaping tablespoons or a packet of Great Lakes collagen powder for each shake you make. Ensure you have plenty of fat with your shakes too (pumpkin seeds, avocado, coconut, ghee). Both of these suggestions will optimize blood sugar control and weight loss.

Standard Process – 10 Day Healthy Inflammation Response – $145

• Program comes with a pdf Guide, a list of suggested foods, allows for nuts, eggs, seeds, butter, legumes, lentils

• A shake and ~10 pills are taken at each meal.

• Avoids caffeine, alcohol, sugar, processed meats, artificial sweeteners

Thorne – Mediclear – 10-day program  ~$140

• A hypo-allergenic diet + shakes + probiotic + fiber. Each is taken 2x a day.

• $67 (Thorne’s MediClear Protein Powder) + $31 (probiotic) + $42 (fiber) —> the shake comes in vanilla, chocolate and unflavored.

• In addition to the cleanse protein powder, I recommend adding 2 heaping tablespoons or a packet of Great Lakes collagen powder for each shake you make. Ensure you have plenty of fat with your shakes too (pumpkin seeds, avocado, coconut, ghee). Both of these suggestions will optimize blood sugar control and weight loss.

• This can also be expanded into a 21-day program, (week 1, 3 include animal protein, week 2 does not)

• Foods to Avoid – processed foods, refined sugars, potential allergens, such as soybeans/soy, corn, dairy, and peanuts. The diet also excludes beef, pork, shellfish, tuna, processed meats, gluten – found in wheat, rye and barley. Grapefruit can alter your body’s detoxification enzyme, according to Thorne Research, so it is also excluded.

• The program includes a Thorne Research dietary supplement designed to be taken while following the diet. The MediClear supplement is a rice-and-pea protein powder and contains added vitamins and minerals. Thorne Research claims the MediClear supplement is designed to aid the detoxification process. It’s crucial to consult your health care provider to determine whether the MediClear diet is a good option for you.

Let me know if you have any questions or need a hand in ordering from either company. I do not recommend ordering such from Amazon for various reasons, including each company forbids us to sell their products to Amazon.