Cleanses and detoxes can help you jump start a diet by encouraging the elimination of toxins from your body and are a great way to help get you on the path towards losing weight. Here are a few proven methods to help you get ready for swimsuit season.
1. Lemonade Master Cleanse
One of the most well-known cleanses, the Master Cleanse, requires you to drink three different liquids over 10 days. The cleanse involves a salt water flush, a mixture of lemon juice, water, cayenne pepper, and maple syrup, and an organic peppermint tea.
2. Fruit and Veggie Detox
This three-day fruit and veggie detox plan is a simple way to not only help lose weight, but will also load you with nutrients that will make you feel refreshed. It also proves that detoxing doesn’t have to be an intense process.
3. Green Smoothie Cleanse
This full 10-Day cleanse consists of three smoothies, snacks, and water/tea for the entire ten days. Only use green leafy veggies, fruits and water in your green smoothies—preferably dark green leafy vegetables such as arugula, beet greens and kale.
4. Joe Cross’ Three-Day Weekend Juice Cleanse
This short juice cleanse featured on Dr. Oz consists of five different all-natural concoctions filled with powerful nutrients and antioxidants.
5. Seven-Day Detox Plan
This week-long detox plan includes a combination of juices, raw foods and exercise. Make sure to find a week where you have a clean break from functions or events that might derail your detox, such as weddings, birthdays or special occasion meals. This will make it easier to give up on grains, alcohol, milk, and sugar.
6. Salt Water Flush
While it may not taste as good as many other options, the Salt Water Flush is a simple and cost-efficient way to cleanse your system of built-up wastes and toxins. Non-iodized sea salt is a natural disinfectant which will effectively flush out your entire intestinal tract.
7. The Rainbow Juice Cleanse
This sugar-free juice cleanse involves drinking a “rainbow” of seven different vegetable juices throughout the week. Each vegetable color has been specifically chosen for its detoxifying and weight-loss abilities.
8. Fourteen Day Full-Body Detox
In just two weeks, this full-body detox will help your body get rid of all the toxins that are weighing down your body. By increasing your water intake, drinking all natural nutrient-rich smoothies and making some adjustments to your diet, you can cleanse every part of your body.
9. Citrus Cleansing Diet
Not only does this citrus cleansing diet provide nourishment to your body with fundamental vitamins and minerals it needs to function, all while helping to reduce toxins and eliminate excess weight. One thing to keep in mind is due to the extreme restrictions of this diet, it’s only advisable to stay on it for five days at a time.
10. Raw Foods Cleanse
This temporary cleanse uses uncooked fruits and vegetables, combine with small amounts of raw nuts, seeds and sprouts. This is an excellent way to detoxify the colon, liver and other bodily systems. If you don’t think you can eat all raw food at first, a good way to start is by eating 75% raw and 25% lightly cooked foods.