Hollistic Health Coach “Lyn-Genet Recitas,” recommends a 3-day detox plan to help cure our gut from inflammation, a step commonly missed when people go on regular diets.
People commonly decide to go on a healthy diet and switch to regular and clean meals rich in vegetables, fruits and lean meat. However, Lyn-Genet Recitas, a holistic nutritionist, says that there is one missing factor with that plan.
"There's a reason our healthy intentions and diets are not always yielding the results they should. That reason is called inflammation.”
"My own practice treating thousands of clients has shown that even healthy foods can cause inflammation, which can pose serious problems, not only for weight loss but for short- and long-term health."
Recitas points out that it is pretty difficult to point out which foods you’re eating that are causing inflammation. The way she recommends you do so is by paying close attention to your body’s reactions to your meals. You should look out for symptoms such as bloatedness, constipation, 3pm energy dips, irritability, depression, hormonal issues and body aches.
Recitas says that any of these reactions is your body saying: “Please don’t feed this to me!”
Her 3-day detox plan will help your body against gut inflammation.
The Detox Plan
Recitas points out that this plan will be difficult to follow.
For breakfast, she recommends 1 cup of flax granola, along with either half a cup of blueberries or half a pear, and “Silk” coconut milk.
For lunch, have some carrot ginger soup sprinkled with sunflower seeds, 2 cups of steamed or sautéed broccoli, and baby romaine topped with olive oil (preferable extra virgin) and a squeeze of lemon.
For dinner, some sautéed kale, 3-4 carrots, zuchhini, shiitakes, onions, and broccoli, topped with spicy coco sauce. Along with that, you can have a salad comprised of grated carrots, raw grated beets and some pumpkin seeds.
Between any of those meals, have an apple.
You can have the same breakfast as day one, and a similar lunch, but with a small twist. With your baby romane, add ¼ of an avocado. For your snack, have 1oz of raw almonds rather than an apple.
For dinner, have any leftovers of sautéed kale or veggies, 1 cup of basmati rice topped with pumpkin seeds, and another carrot/beet salad like in day one.
The breakfast is the same, but without the silk coconut milk.
For lunch, have the baby romaine salad with ¼ of an avocado as well as a cream of broccoli soup.
For dinner, have a chicken spiced with orange zest and Italian herbs, along with baby romaine side salad.
Along with that, have a plate of oven-roasted zucchini, carrots, onions, broccoli, garlic, a blend of Italian herbs, orange oil and black pepper.
Your snack for your final day is 12-15 almonds.
You can share your thoughts on this detox plan on MindBodyGreen.com