Dr. Oz believes that our modern diet is toxic to our health. This toxicity shows itself in everyday issues, like constipation, headaches, skin blemishes and food allergies. The first step, he says, is to clear our body of these toxins so that we can lose weight and feel better.
The 3 day detox takes (you guessed it) three days. It is also a cleanse, which means that you are flushing bad things from your body. This flushing can have some, well, let’s call them unfortunate side effects. These aren't life-threatening, but a bit of planning could help you avoid starting this cleanse the day before that big presentation to your boss, for example. Some detox side effects are: constipation, headaches, itchy skin (wait, aren't these symptoms of our toxic diet?), bad breath and body odor, fatigue, irritability and nausea.
Combating these symptoms is easy. First, drink lots of water. Really, lots and lots of water; at least 6 glasses a day. Offset those feelings of fatigue with exercise. A half hour outdoors walking briskly can chase those tired feelings away. As to those, can we say antisocial symptoms, it is probably best to plan ahead and schedule a lot of “me time” during your detox.
The 3-day detox diet plan is pretty simple. Instead of three meals, you get three exotic drinks. The breakfast drink is made from raspberries, banana, spinach, lemon, flax seed and almond butter, all blended up with a cup of water. You pair this with a cup of green tea to get you going, along with half of a multivitamin and a probiotic.
Lunch features a drink containing celery, cucumber, kale, apple, lime, pineapple blended into coconut and almond milk. You get the other half of your multivitamin and add an omega 3 supplement for desert.
You also get a mid-afternoon snack. This can be whichever of the breakfast, lunch or dinner drinks you like the best. You get to choose, and you can select a different favorite every day. The possibilities are endless. OK, they aren't endless, there are three choices, but they are YOUR choices.
The dinner drink is mango, blueberries, kale, lemon, avocado, cayenne pepper, and flax seeds blended up in coconut water. Before bed Dr. Oz suggests a “detox ultra” bath. This is a bath (claw foot tub optional) with Epsom salts and lavender oil. Ah, a nice way to relax before bed.
Remember, too, that throughout your day you are drinking water. A glass an hour is a good pace, with time off for your meal-drinks. You aren't getting a lot of calories or nutrition, so your hydration is especially important.
At the end of the 3 day detox, your body has been cleansed of food toxins, your metabolism restarted, and your journey toward a healthier future begun. What do you think, is this for you?