Jump-Starting Spring With A 7-Day Cleanse Could Mean Weightloss & Clearer Skin

Life & Love | By admin | 03/19/2013 | 01:46 PM EDT

What's Good? Springs here (okay well it will be tomorrow)! I consider the first day of spring the real start of my new year, which means time for some housecleaning. Im beginning a detox. No, not the master cleanse. I have no desire to be on cayenne pepper, lemon juice and laxatives for 10 days straight. Instead, Im looking to do a less severe detox--- The GOOP detox includes a few trips to the farmer's market and promises glowing skin. But taking on this detox means you'll be giving up dairy, grains with gluten, meat, shellfish, anything processed (including all soy products), fatty nuts, nightshades (potatoes, tomatoes, peppers and eggplant), condiments, sugar and obviously no alcohol, caffeine or soda. Sounds intense, but you can do it! Check out this sample meal plan breakdown:

DAY ONE

7am (or upon rising): Glass of room temperature lemon water 8am: Herbal tea 10am (breakfast): Blueberry and Almond Smoothie 11:30am: Coconut water* 1:30pm (lunch): Salad with Carrot and Ginger Dressing 4pm (snack): A handful of mixed pumpkin and sunflower seeds 6pm (dinner): Broccoli and Arugula Soup

*Make sure that the coconut water has no added sugar. Fresh is ideal but the brands Zico or Vita Coco are readily available.

DAY TWO

7am (or upon rising): Glass of room temperature lemon water 8am: Herbal tea 10am (breakfast): Raspberry and Rice Milk Smoothie (follow method for Blueberry and Almond Smoothie) 11:30am: Coconut water 1:30pm (lunch): Detox Teriyaki Chicken and Steamed Greens 4pm (snack): Miso Soup with Watercress 6pm (dinner): Pea and Basil Soup (follow method for Broccoli and Arugula Soup)

DAY THREE

7am (or upon rising): Glass of room temperature lemon water 8am: Herbal tea 10am (breakfast): Oatmeal (make with rice or almond milk instead of water so its a bit more substantial) 11:30am: Coconut water 1:30pm (lunch): Blueberry and Almond Smoothie 4pm (snack): Cucumber, Lime and Basil Juice 6pm (dinner): Super Greens Juice / Miso Soup with Watercress

DAY FOUR

7am (or upon rising): Glass of room temperature lemon water 8am: Herbal tea 10am (breakfast): Mango and Coconut Milk Smoothie (follow method for Blueberry and Almond Smoothie) 11:30am: Coconut water 1:30pm (lunch): Miso Soup with Watercress 4pm (snack): A handful of blueberries 6pm (dinner): Steamed Salmon and Greens

DAY FIVE

7am (or upon rising): Glass of room temperature lemon water 8am: Herbal tea 10am (breakfast): Peach and Almond Smoothie (follow method for Blueberry and Almond Smoothie) 11:30am: Coconut water 1:30pm (lunch): Raw crudite (carrots, green beans, radishes, cucumbers, zucchini) with Carrot and Ginger Dressing 4pm (snack): Beet, Carrot, Apple and Ginger Juice 6pm (dinner): Cucumber and Avocado Soup

DAY SIX

7am (or upon rising): Glass of room temperature lemon water 8am: Herbal tea 10am (breakfast): Blueberry and Almond Smoothie 11:30am: Coconut water 1:30pm (lunch): Mixed Greens with Steamed Salmon, Olive Oil & Lemon Juice 4pm (snack): Super Greens Juice 6pm (dinner): Detox Teriyaki Chicken, brown rice, steamed zucchini

DAY SEVEN

7am (or upon rising): Glass of room temperature lemon water 8am: Herbal tea 10am (breakfast): Raspberry and Rice Milk Smoothie (follow method for Blueberry and Almond Smoothie) 11:30am: Coconut water 1:30pm (lunch): Miso Soup with Vegetables 4pm (snack): A handful of almonds 6pm (dinner): Steamed fish, quinoa, roasted squash

If you try this detox, or are on another type of detox program. We want to hear all about your progress!

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