Warm cooked foods are nourishing to your body. Raw foods on a can be difficult to digest, particularly during a detox. Include raw foods in your detox diet by adding them to your plate of cooked foods. You’ll get all the essential enzymes and nutrients while fully satisfying your body.
Burn & Build Body Lifestyle
Guidelines for Healthy Eating
Burn & Build Body detoxification dietary guidelines are based on consuming 3 meals and 2 snacks every day, each separated by 3 hours. (See Meals & Snacks for suggestions) These foods will support your body during detoxification, help with the elimination of toxins and help create healthy eating patterns.
For all meals, keep your portions moderate. Eating every 2 1⁄2 to 3 hours will keep your metabolism and energy at its peak. If you are still full after 3 hours, you ate too much at your last meal. Simply adjust your portions. A simple way to measure a portion size is to match the portion of food to the approximate size of your clenched fist.
Why we created a "food based" detox
1 Food, as it is being eliminated, will bind to the toxins and speed them out of your body. 2 The types of food are those we recommend for a healthy lifestyle, so you’ll create new eating patterns.
During your detox, we recommend that only fruit be consumed until mid-morning. It doesn’t matter how much or what type of fruit you eat, as long as you consume only fruit and nothing else. However, if this does not satisfy you, or you exercise frequently, we recommend that you include some protein with your breakfast meal by blending your fruit with a serving of Protein Lean and some water or “milk” of your choice.
Lunch and Dinner
Always consume a source of protein with lunch and dinner. Fish, chicken, turkey, eggs, beans and organic non-gmo tofu are all good. Avoid red meat and dairy. Eat lots of high water content vegetables, and a limited amount of starchy vegetables and gluten-free grains.
Drink water. Lots of water. Drink at least 10 eight-ounce glasses of water a day. Drink herbal teas, almond or rice milk, green tea, and small amounts of fresh squeezed juice. Avoid coffee and ban dairy, wine, beer, alcohol, soda and undiluted juices. Try the Burn & Build Body Anti-Inflammatory Drink - a lemon-turmeric drink that you can make at home.
A snack (See our snack suggestions) is a very small meal. Its purpose is to help you maintain an even “blood sugar” level and to keep you from overeating at your main meals. Be creative with your snacks. It’s always preferable to choose organic produce, vegetables and meats. Do not use deli meats or heavily processed foods.
Protein Lean Power Food makes an excellent snack, mixed with water or a non-dairy milk. Banana is always a good fruit to blend with Protein Lean. As an after dinner snack or desert try Protein Lean Power Food puddings, they're are quick to make, low calorie and satisfying.
include high water content vegetables and gluten free grains
Vegetables: Artichokes, asparagus, broccoli, brussel sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, celery, chives, cucumber, dandelion greens, endive, green beans, kale, kohlrabi, leeks, leafy greens, okra, onions, peppers, parsley, sea vegetables, swiss chard, watercress and zucchini.
Grains and starchy vegetables: Brown rice, quinoa, millet, buckwheat and amaranth. Sweet potatoes, turnips, beets, carrots, eggplant and avocado.
Foods to avoid
This list contains foods known as inflammatory or are potential allergens. Some contain chemicals from processing or are slow to digest. While our bodies can generally digest small amounts of these foods on an occasional basis, over indulgence can cause bloating, intestinal discomfort, fat gain and systemic inflammation. For optimal results, eliminate these foods during your detoxification.
- Wheat and gluten containing foods
- Milk and dairy products
- Citrus, except lemon
- Corn, white rice and white potatoes
- Peanuts and peanut butter
- Artificial and highly refined sugars
- Vinegar, fermented foods and yeasts
- Deli meats and red meats including pork
- Highly salted foods
- Fried foods and hydrogenated oils
- Heavily processed foods
- Coffee, wine and alcoholic beverages
- Sodas and soft drinks
Signs of a food allergy, sensitivity or toxic reaction
- Bloating, gas and irregular digestion
- Itchy eyes, sneezing, sinus congestion
- Skin breakout
- Feeling tired and lethagic
- Depression or nervousness
- Sugar cravings and increased fat gain
Tips for better digestion
- Sit down to eat all meals.
- Avoid reading or watching television or working at your computer.
- Put a reasonable amount of food on your plate – regardless of hunger.
- Before eating, note the aroma of your food, which will stimulate your salivary enzymes.
- If you’re still hungry after eating, wait 5 minutes before having more.
- Chew each bite to liquid and swallow – before putting more food in your mouth.
- Sip only pure water with your meals, no big gulps.
- Keep each portion size about the same size as your clenched fist.
Eating a diet abundant in whole, fresh, unrefined and unprocessed foods is a key factor in vibrant health and anti-aging.