- Wheat products (that includes foods made with white or whole wheat flour). Instead eat brown rice, millet, oatmeal (not the packaged ones with sweeteners and salt-add a teaspoon of pure maple syrup and organic cinnamon for a delicious treat), wild rice, and other whole grains on this program.
- Margarine. Contrary to common advice, margarine is not a health food.
- Salt-Switch to Celtic sea salt or Himalayan crystal salt, or another type that contains naturally-found minerals alongside the sodium. Usually they have a grayish or slightly orange color due to the minerals present. Of course, reduce consumption of salt if you’re a heavy salt user.
- Coffee and black tea. Reduce your consumption to no more than a cup a day. Try drinking herbal or green tea instead. Sweeten with stevia if desired.
Remember: your efforts will be worth it.
Of course, you should consult your physician if you have any health conditions before starting any new eating or lifestyle program. And, if you’re diabetic, pregnant or nursing, you should avoid detoxification.
NEXT WEEK: Week 2–Kidney and Intestinal Cleanse
Adapted with permission of the author from the book, The 4-Week Ultimate Body Detox Plan. (Wiley, 2006).