Detox Soup, a major part of the Detox Diet.
The Detox-Slimming Diet was created to eliminate toxins from your body. It consists of a ten-day detox phase, a stabilization phase that lasts from one to eight weeks, and life-long habits to acquire. The first day you get your body used to eating only fruits, vegetables, and grains. The second and third days you eat only one kind of fruit, but as much as you want. You will have to learn the rules that vary from day to day during the initial phase.
Your diet should include organic fruits and vegetables, fatty fish (three times a week), fiber-rich foods, dried fruit, and oils such as olive or walnut oil. Drink lots of water. Avoid foods rich in saturated fats or sugars, white bread, carbonated drinks, prepared foods, meat, and diary products. Eat at least balanced three meals a day. Reduce stress to reduce toxins. Exercise, for example, walk, run, bicycle, swim, or use cardio-vascular equipment. If you feel tired wait a week before restarting.
Get those toxins out of your organism.
During the initial phase start each day with a glass of 50% lemon juice and 50% hot water. Then do a series of stretching exercises. Have green tea at breakfast. Write down your weight every day. The detox soup includes celery, green cabbage, bell peppers, onions, tomatoes, leeks, eggplant, and herbs. During the stabilization phase eat at least five fruits or vegetables daily. One meal may include meat or fish. Another is the detox soup or sliced raw vegetables. During the final, life-long, phase you should eat daily five to seven fruits or vegetables, a portion of cereal, starchy food, or legumes. Each week eat three to four portions of fish and one or two portions of red meat or eggs.
Here are two sample menus:
Menu 1 (Phase 1, day 1) Breakfast: A bowl of whole-grain cereal with soy milk. A glass of fresh orange juice. Tea. Lunch: A raw vegetable salad. A slice of whole-grain bread. A piece of fruit. Mid-afternoon snack: A glass of fresh fruit juice. Supper: A bowl of soup. A piece of white, skinless chicken. One half plate of whole grain rice. One half plate of vegetables. An orange.
Menu 2 (Stabilisation Phase) Breakfast: A bowl of whole-grain cereal with soy milk. A glass of fresh orange juice. Tea. Lunch: Green salad. Vegetarian lasagna. Half a cantaloupe. Mid-afternoon snack: An apple. Supper: A bowl of vegetable soup. A piece of white, skinless chicken. Ratatouille. A portion of whole grain rice. One soy dessert.
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