Cleansing Diet

The aim of this meal plan is to make a significant difference in a short time. The idea is to continue to provide the body with the necessary nutrients, not to starve it, and to adopt a more natural way of eating.

Foods to cut from the diet:
Caffeine and alcohol - coffee, Ceylon tea, hot chocolate and cola drinks .
Milk & cheese.
Refined sugars.
Processed fats - margarine, sunflower and canola oil .
Wheat products - bread, Provitas, pasta, All-Bran, muesli and Weet-Bix.
Fatty protein of animal origin - red and cured meat.

All foods have to be as natural and fresh as possible and shouldn't contain any preservatives. Fruit juice should also be preservative-free.

The diet

Breakfast:

A glass of cranberry or apple or kiwi juice (to combat bladder infections) with a small fruit salad consisting of (where possible) strawberries, almonds, paw-paw juice, pineapple, pumpkin seeds and walnuts.

½ a cup of cooked (preservative-free) oats with honey and half a banana.

Mid-morning snack:

One slice of 100% rye breador or Ryvita biscuits with avo and/or tomato slices and lemon juice. No butter or margarine. Wheat is cut from the diet since it is a common allergen.

Rooibos tea with honey and a lemon slice / mineral water / fresh fruit

lunch or dinner
One small sweet potato, or ½ a cup of cooked brown rice, or ½ cup of cooked wild rice or one slice of rye bread.
A combination of fresh vegetables or a salad, which may include lettuce, cherry tomatoes, cucumber, red, green and yellow peppers, bean sprouts, carrots, mushrooms, baby marrows, celery, apple, roasted sunflower seeds and avo.
You can add a touch of olive oil and lemon juice to your meal.

Snack:

100% juice, diluted with water / Rooibos tea with honey and a lemon slice / mineral water / fresh fruit

The main meal (lunch or dinner)
90 g of low-fat protein, like a chicken fillet (without skin) or fish, which can be baked, stir-fried or steamed, but not fried.
A combination of veggies, which may include pumpkin, squashes, baby marrows, patty pans, fresh asparagus, mushrooms, leaks, broccoli, cabbage, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower and butternut.
You can add a touch of olive oil if you choose to bake the vegetables in the oven. Add lemon juice, garlic and black pepper for flavour.

What to expect:

If you're used to drinking alot of coffee and tea, you might experience a headache during the first two days of the diet. In all other respects, you should start feeling better, more energetic and healthier!
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