Thursday, June 17, 2010
Here it is:
Kathy Freston's #1 Secret: A 21-Day Detox Plan
Kathy Freston's most important secret involves doing a "cleanse" once or twice a year to detox the body.
Here's how: eliminate caffeine, alcohol, gluten, animal products and sugar from your diet for 3 weeks. During that time eat healthy foods. Freston highly recommends foods associated with the Mediterranean diet, an eating lifestyle praised for its ties to heart health and longevity. Some Mediterranean diet staples include walnuts, chickpeas and other legumes, vitamin-rich leafy greens like kale, heart-healthy olive oil and fresh fruit, packed with phytonutrients.
Freston's detox plan may seem challenging, but you'll be rewarded with amazing energy and probably shed a few pounds to boot.
Vegetables & Fruits
* leafy greens
* brussels sprouts
* sweet potatoes
* onions, leeks, shallots
* peppers: bell, jalapeno
* berries - blueberries, strawberries, raspberries
Whole Grains (Remember nothing with gluten for 21 days)
* whole grains (bread, pasta, tortillas)
* soy products (tofu, beans, milk)
Spices & Herbs
* flaxseed/flaxseed oil
* extra virgin olive oil
Desserts/sweeteners (No sugars for 21 days)
* dark chocolate
* green tea
* ginger tea
* red wine (1 glass/day)