Our goal is for you to achieve the best possible results with your detoxification program.
If you regularly consume caffeinated beverages, alcohol or simple sugars, follow our guide below. Also, make sure you’re moving your bowels daily before you begin the 14-day detox.
Decrease to one serving a day, then eliminate completely by the time you start the detox. Caffeine alters your body’s normal detoxification process.
Pro Tip: Ask for 1/2 caffeinated, 1/2 decaf or an 8-oz. cup of caffeinated tea.
Decrease alcohol consumption until you eliminate it altogether. Simply stated, alcohol is a toxin and should be cut out completely during the D.TOX program.
Tip: Create a “mocktail” for yourself while on D.TOX.
Eliminate simple, refined sugars (candy, desserts, soda, sugar, honey and artificial sweeteners). They restrict detoxification by feeding yeast into your gut.
Tip: Keep healthy foods on hand. Your daily shake is a great treat replacement, too.
Increase daily water intake to half of your weight in ounces. Water cleanses internal organs, detoxifies the blood and flushes waste from the cells.
Tip: Use a glass or stainless steel container or water bottles with #2, 4 or 5 on the bottom.
Never heat or freeze plastic, which may release chemicals into your water.
Use a dry sauna a few times during prep week.
Tip: There’s one in your club.
Take a couple of yoga classes and try to fit in a massage.
Tip: Pre-plan the week before or find a friend and make it a healthy outing.
Your secret to success starts in the kitchen. The more prep — mentally and physically — the better experience you’ll have. Stock up on fresh and delicious foods you can eat during detox. It will make cooking and eating healthy foods easier. And resisting the unhealthy more attainable.
Select real, natural food over anything packaged in a box, can or bottle. Use the approved and non-approved food list and grocery shopping checklist for guidance.
Use the approved and non-approved food list to remove any and all non-approved D.TOX® items to avoid slip-ups.
Think ahead and pick out some recipes you’d like to try. Use the approved and nonapproved food list to choose your meals, try our D.TOX-approved recipes or use our two-week meal plan for additional support.
Choose a day or two to make and pack your meals ahead of time. This is one of the best tips for success on the D.TOX program.
Invest in a quality blender or food processor, sharpen your knives, and equip your kitchen to make prep easier.
The reason we keep certain foods out of our diet while detoxing isn’t that they’re all “bad.” It’s to decrease inflammation in the diet, which increases digestive distress and makes it difficult to feel good and lose weight.
That’s why the D.TOX® program eliminates the six most common allergens in our modern diet:
Knowing these foods increase inflammation in the body, we choose to eliminate them all so you have the best chance at feeling great and seeing success.
For some, removing these foods also helps them pinpoint potential food sensitivities they never knew they had. In addition, you’ll also want to eliminate processed food, sugars and hydrogenated oils from your diet during the 14 days, because they’re also inflammatory. Another food you’ll take out is grapefruit — because it interferes with enzyme function, important to detoxification.
Instead of focusing on the foods you can’t eat, concentrate on the delicious and healthy foods — like fruits and veggies (mostly non-starchy), lean meats, legumes, nuts, seeds and gluten-free grains — that will support detoxification and provide nourishment for your body to maintain muscles tissue
while encouraging fat loss.
There is a more in-depth approved and non-approved food list that you can print out or save to your laptop or phone for easy reference. In addition, we’ve included what a healthy D.TOX plate looks like if you’d like to review it for suggested balance and portions. If you’re vegetarian or vegan, you may need to include additional Vegan Protein to provide adequate protein intake during this program. (Protein is critical to the detoxification process.) We recommend three to four servings per day.
If you want a printable version of this table, download the PDF version of the D.TOX Guide.
|Vegetables||All except non-approved. We recommend: seaweed, spirulina, cruciferous vegetables (broccoli, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, kale), onion, garlic and most other fresh or frozen vegetables. Focus on organic, fresh and frozen as much as possible. Limit amounts of canned vegetables (focus on organic and BPA-free can).||Corn, creamed vegetables and limit amounts of canned vegetables.|
|Fruit||Apples, apricots, avocados, bananas, blackberries, blueberries, citrus (except grapefruit) cherries, grapes, kiwi,|
mangoes, melons, nectarine, papaya, pears, peaches, plums, pomegranates, prunes, raspberries, strawberries,
etc. Focus on fresh, frozen and organic. Unsweetened dried, or canned fruit are allowed but keep intake limited.
|Grapefruit (can alter detoxification enzyme function), sweetened fruits (canned or frozen) and sweetened fruit juices.|
|Animal Protein||Fresh and frozen fish, such as salmon, halibut, sole, mahi mahi, cod, snapper, etc. (wild is better than farm-raised|
fish). Organic or pasture-raised chicken, turkey or pork; wild game (venison, buffalo, elk, etc.); lamb; grass-fed and antibiotic-free beef. Limit organic, nitrate-free deli meat and hot dogs made with approved ingredients.
|Tuna and swordfish, preservative laden luncheon meats, hot dogs and sausage, canned meats and eggs.|
Plant Protein & Legumes
|All legumes including peas and lentils (except soybeans).||Soybeans, tofu, tempeh, soy milk, soy sauce, and any other product containing soy proteins.|
|Fats & Oils||Unrefined virgin oils such as olive, flaxseed, avocado or coconut oil. Organic is best. Purified butter (ghee).||Margarine, butter, shotening, hydrogenated oils, canola oil, corn oil, peanut oil, vegetable oil or mayonnaise.|
|Nuts & Seeds||All nuts except peanuts. Almonds, cashews, macadamia, walnuts, pumpkin seeds, Brazil nuts, sunflower seeds. Nut butters made with approved nuts and seeds (avoid if added sugar is on label).||Peanuts, peanut oil and peanut butter.|
|Starches, Grains, & Breads||Rice (or products made from rice), potatoes, potato flour, oats (certified gluten-free), quinoa, millet, amaranth, buckwheat or tapioca, and winter squash||Corn, all gluten-containing products: wheat, rye, barley, oats that are non-certified gluten-free|
|Dairy Products & Substitutes||Unsweetened coconut, almond or hemp milk.||Conventional dairy products including milk, cheeses, cottage cheese, cream, butter, yogurt, ice cream, frozen yogurt, non-dairy creamers and soy milk.|
|Beverages||Filtered or distilled water, herbal or green tea, yerba mate tea, sparkling or mineral water.||Coffee, black tea, sodas and soft drinks, alcoholic beverages, energy drinks or sweetened fruit juices.|
|Spices & Condiments||Vinegar (except grain source), wasabi, mustard, horseradish, pesto (cheese free), cocoa, sea salt, coconut aminos, spices and herbs (especially turmeric / curcuming, garlic, ginger, and rosemary).||Ketchup, relish, soy sauce, barbecue sauce, chocolate, chutney, iodized salt and other condiments.|
|Sweeteners||Stevia, blackstrap molasses, monk fruit extract, xylitol and erythritol.||White or brown sugar, honey, agave nectar, maple syrup, corn syrup, sucralose, aspartame, saccharin, candy, and desserts.|
|Green Beans||Green Onions|
|Pacific herring**||Spanish mackerel**|
|Pinto beans||White beans|
|Almond oil||Avocado oil|
|Coconut oil||Extra virgin olive oil|
|Flaxseed oil||Hempseed oil|
|Macadamia oil||Red palm oil|
If you’re on a budget and wondering what items you should buy organic and what items you can get that are conventional, here’s a list of foods to buy organic when possible — as these foods are grown with the most pesticides. Those not as important to buy organic are grown using the least amount of pesticides.