Joy Bauer’s Three-Day Detox Diet
A detox diet may be all you need to get back on track with your New Year’s weight loss goals.
You were doing so well last week on your “New Year, New You” diet plan… and then the weekend came. You lost track, gave in to temptation, and are back to feeling bloated two weeks in to 2011. Awww, shucks.
Before you give up, try this detox diet designed by Joy Bauer, the TODAY show’s fitness and nutrition expert and author of Your Inner Skinny. It has everything you need to get back on track, and fast.
Just follow Joy’s menu plan strictly (that means no additions or substitutes) for three to five days in a row this week, and you’ll have a second chance to start the year bloat-free, energized, and ready to burn some serious fat.
Here’s your daily menu:
Joy’s Protein Power Smoothie
In a blender, combine ¾ cup skim milk (for vegan plan, substitute soy or almond milk), ½ banana, ½ cup frozen raspberries, ½ cup frozen blueberries, 1 scoop vanilla whey protein powder (for vegan plan, substitute soy, rice, or pea protein powder), ¼ teaspoon cinnamon, and 5 ice cubes. Blend until smooth and frothy.
+ Optional black coffee or tea (regular or decaffeinated)
Large spinach salad
• Unlimited spinach leaves
• Unlimited antioxidant-rich produce (Best choices include bell peppers, tomatoes, carrots, red onions, broccoli, and sliced beets. You may also add cucumbers, mushrooms, celery, and cauliflower.)
• ½ cup red kidney, pinto, or black beans
• 1 tablespoon toasted, chopped pecans
• Dress with 1 teaspoon olive oil and unlimited balsamic or red wine vinegar
+ 1 pink or red grapefruit
+ 1 cup green tea (regular or decaffeinated)
+ Drink two 8-ounce glasses water (with optional lemon) within 30 minutes of eating. Drink as much additional water as you’d like during the meal.
Your snack and dinner menu, next…