Got Detox Questions?
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Q: I am getting ready to do the 3 day detox. You have three options for each meal.....for breakfast, option one looks pretty hefty! DO I really get to eat all of that?....Is there another plan you recommend after that? I think you have a 10 day plan. I don't have that one....How do I get it? I am preparing myself now... Thanks so much!
A: Hi Tina! Yep, eat the food that's listed in each option. You can go smaller portion sizes if you like, but try to get in all the recommended foods.
The 10 Day Transformation is more strict -- recommended juices, blended soups, supplements and body detox regimen. It's very dramatic, with very dramatic results!!
But -- it's not for everyone. That's why I recommend starting with the Three-Day Detox first. As you continue with the Three-Day Detox, you'll get more information about the Ten Day Transformation. For now, have fun and enjoy!
Q: I've been working out a lot and my husband has been traveling these last two weeks. It's all I can do to stay awake and concentrate on work and the kids. Any advice on how to get motivated? ~ Jennifer
A: Hey Jennifer, believe it or not, eating the way I recommend on the Three Day Detox will GIVE you energy, BALANCE your moods and HELP you in stressful times.
This way of eating is MUCH better than fast food, restaurant food, packaged food, no food!
Trust me -- it's easy! Just start doing the breakfast choices. Once you have that going, then add in the lunches. Before you know it, you're doing the Detox!
And remember, it's such a healthy way of eating that you can keep following the plan for as long as you like, increasing your portion sizes or adding another meal of you're losing weight too quickly.
Q: I started the 3-day detox today. Finally had the chance to go shopping. But there is one thing I cannot get a hold of: the fiber drink (I live in Northern Norway). Is it possible to make my own fiber drink? Best regards, May K.
A: Sure! Instead of the fiber drink, you can use ground flaxseeds (sometimes called linseeds). These are tiny, nutritious seeds you can grind in the coffee grinder. Take 1-2 tablespoons of the ground seeds and mix with water. Then drink another glass of water after that. If you can't find the flaxseeds, don't worry about it. Just follow the program as well as you can. Best wishes!
Q: I already follow a pretty healthy diet and I'm not looking to lose weight, but I noticed that my waistband is expanding. (Maybe just from aging) Will the Three-Day Detox work for me?
A: Absolutely! Good for you that you're already on a good path to health. A flatter tummy is one of the most noticeable effects of the detox. You can always increase portion sizes if you are losing weight too rapidly.
Be sure to stay away from soy products and also artificial sweeteners, which cause bloating. Also, the morning lemonade will do wonders for flattening your belly, especially if you follow it with my special abdominal exercise, which I describe in detail in my free wellness tips.
Q: I'm planning to start Saturday, but the store was out of lemons. I was wondering if I could use bottled lemon juice? And should I still take my regular vitamin supplements while doing the detox?
A: Thanks for writing. Sure, the bottled lemon juice is okay to use as a replacement. Start with one tablespoon then work your way up to two if you want. Fresh limes are also a good replacement. I do recommend fresh and organic produce since the nutrients are more potent. But of course, just do the best you can!
About the vitamins, I personally don't take a multi-vitamin (I explain why in the 10 Day Transformation program). During the Three-Day Detox, please stick to the recommended supplements in the program, but if you are on any prescription medication, of course keep taking that. Never discontinue medicine without the supervision of your doctor.
Q: How long after the hot lemony should I wait before I eat, and how many can I drink during the day, because I really like them!
A: You can eat anytime after you drink the hot lemony, and yes -- feel free to drink them throughout the day! I'm so glad you like it -- I can't start my day without my hot lemony!