Now that you’ve started to minimize your toxin intake with prep, it’s time to detox. For the next 14 days, you’ll be supporting all six organs of detoxification with supplements, nutrition and lifestyle habits.
1 D.TOX shake per day
2-3 D.TOX-friendly meals per day.
2 D.TOX shakes per day
1-3 D.TOX friendly meals per day.
Use our approved and non-approved foods list and recipes (in the prep section) to help create your own D.TOX-approved meals, or use our recipes and sample meal plans that each include grocery lists.
We recommend drinking a shake for breakfast every day during your detox.
During days 11-14, you’ll be consuming two D.TOX shakes per day, We recommend continuing the daily breakfast shake habit, and adding in a afternoon or evening snack shake. Since you’ll be treating shake #2 as a snack, you want to go lighter on the calories.
Detoxification isn’t just about taking supplements. It’s a lifestyle change that includes eating the right foods and getting enough rest and activity. Follow these guidelines to ensure your best results.
It helps remove pesticides and bacteria.
The following vegetables help cleanse the liver: asparagus, artichokes, beets, garlic, onions, leeks, radishes, broccoli, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, red or green cabbage and kale. If you experience digestive issues from eating these aw, try preparing them steamed or roasted. One serving is 1 cup raw or ½ cup cooked.
Organic berries and cherries are high in antioxidants and low in natural sugars. One serving is ½ cup fruit (1 cup berries), 1 small piece of fruit or ½ banana.
This helps to stabilize blood sugars, energy level and cravings as well as provides amino acids needed for the detoxification pathways. Try to include both animal and plant-based protein. Aim for 1 gram of protein per pound of goal weight.
These essential fats are critical for building healthy cell membranes and reducing inflammation. Get them from wild-caught, fatty fish (salmon) and take a daily fish oil supplement, as plant-based sources are not converted well by humans.
Water is the most important nutrient for your body, especially during the D.TOX® program. Water cleanses your organs and helps flush toxins and waste from your cells. Optimal intake is half your goal body weight in ounces.
Fiber helps eliminate environmental estrogens like BPA and feeds the intestinal cells. You will receive fiber from fruits and vegetables, legumes and the Life Time Fiber.
This plan will help optimize the detoxification process. It takes a lot of energy to properly detoxify, and undue physical stress through intense / frequent exercise or mental stress can inhibit this process and dampen your results.
Consuming the right nutrients in the correct amounts is critical to your success in this program. Not only does proper nutrition support your detoxification pathways, it also supports your energy and immunity.
Studies show that it’s easier to stay motivated when you write down your goals. Use our daily journal to keep track of your food and supplement intake, activity level, sleep and reactions.
10,000 steps a day (equal to 5 miles) helps reduce body weight, body fat and inches around your waist. A pedometer is an easy way to track your steps each day
In a current routine? Do a lighter version and keep sessions under 30 minutes.
Not in a current routine? Avoid additional stress on the body during detoxification and focus on 10,000 steps a day — indoors and out.
Try for two to three sessions per week. Restorative yoga helps rebalance the nervous system. And as you practice deep breathing, toxins are expelled through the lungs.
Regenerate through the night. Aim for 7 to 8 hours per night between 10pm and 6am. Deep sleep is when your body physically repairs itself, releasing hormones for healing and growth.
REM sleep is critical for memory and emotional processing, allowing us to learn and develop new skills.
Sweat it out. We encourage 3 days per week for 15 to 20 minutes. After each session, take a cool shower to wash the toxins off your skin.
Mind over matter. Slowly work up to 20 minutes per day.
Stimulate the body. Get a lymphatic drainage massage at least once during the detox. Your skin is your largest organ. Your lymphatic system is also known as the “garbage disposal” of the body.
It’s important to plan ahead before you leave the house. Here are a few ideas to get you started.
Look up the menu before you go.
Request organic, grass-fed, pasture-raised or wild meat. If unavailable, choose a leaner option (fish, chicken, turkey, tenderloin or filet mignon).
Ask how food is cooked and if it is served with sauces or marinades. Grilled or baked meats are best, prepared plain with herbs or a spice rub.
Go for veggies. Steamed is best, plain (no butter or sauce). Or request a side salad (without cheese or croutons) served with vinegar and olive oil for dressing.
Find out what food will be served and compare with the approved and non-approved food chart.
Bring a dish or two to share that will be safe for you to eat.
Eat a meal or snack before you go or pack one for the road.