A good detox diet will prepare your body for the 7-day fast and will make it easier for you physically. If your body has been gradually introduced to healthier food, the first days of your detox will be easier, with fewer detox symptoms. Detox foods include all whole plant foods.
This detox diet will balance your body’s pH from acid to alkaline. During the fast, your body will be detoxifying your cells and stirring things up. This process will release metabolic waste in the bloodstream, which will be responsible for symptoms like headaches, nausea, joint, and muscle aches.
If you do not prepare your body with our suggested detox diet, your body will also have to detox from the unhealthy food you ate, which will cause even more acidity. If you prepare correctly by eating detox foods, that part will already be done once you start the fast.
Prior to the 7-day detox program, we advise you to follow a pre-cleanse program with non-acidic food. The longer you prepare for the fast, the better it is for you. We suggest you eat a vegetarian diet 1 to 3 weeks before you start your detox.
Avoiding animal products is preferable (including dairy and eggs). We also recommend avoiding processed and junk foods.
Try not to eat out and prefer home-cooked meals. Replace caffeinated beverages, sodas, commercial juices and alcohol with freshly pressed juices or water. Consult our detox juice recipes page to get some ideas.
Foods to Avoid During your Pre-Cleanse
- Meat, fish, and poultry
- Dairy products
- Refined sugars and flours
- Caffeine and sodas
- Deep fried food
- Processed food
- Alcohol, drugs & cigarettes
We recommend you to start your preparation 1 to 3 weeks before you start the program. If you do not have time to prepare for 2-3 weeks, no problem. But do a minimum of 1 week.
We have prepared you a list of great plant-based meals with the best detox foods. These dishes are quick and easy to make and most importantly, they taste delicious! During your preparation, you can always choose recipes from the Pre-cleanse and Post-cleanse pages, which are mostly raw. They also contain fewer calories and fat, which is perfect for those who wish to lose weight or control their blood sugar levels.
If you need a meal plan, we suggest you this FREE 7-day meal plan of vegan bowls from our friends at Nutriciously. They also sell an amazing 14-day meal planner if you’re up for it…