How To Do A Detox Cleanse – Do You Need To?

Hello friends! Today I am going to be explaining how to do a detox cleanse for full body. Have you ever wanted to get through a day without feeling bloated, sluggish, or fatigued? Most of the food we put in our bodies makes us feel this way throughout the day, and overtime these foods can build like garbage lining our organs (liver, kidney, intestines, etc.). A detox can help clean out your body, get rid of bloating and fatigue, and give you energy throughout the day. You don’t have to eat unhealthy to need a detox. Foods that we eat every day (milk, eggs, coffee, soy, etc.) can build up toxins in your body. These thing are not necessarily bad for you, but they can affect your body.

What Is A Detox?

A detox is a commitment! There are many different kinds of detox’s, and they all help clean out your body. Most include detox pills, some include juices, teas, protein powders etc. One thing is for sure, you have to change your eating habits for a week or two to see the best results.

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  • No caffeine (coffee, tea, soda, etc.)
  • No Dairy (milk, cheese, etc.)
  • No Gluten
  • No Soy
  • No Sugar

However if you have NEVER done a detox before, you should only do it for few days to start out. The reason for this is because the longer you go without doing a detox, the more toxins are built up in your body. When you do a detox for the first time, your body doesn’t know what is happening because it is so used to you eating whatever you want. When you cut out the things above there is a possibility you could feel nauseous, have headaches, and feel tired the first few days. This is just how some bodies react, because they are getting rid of toxins in the body. While getting rid of those toxins, the body is also getting rid of some fat. So when you do a detox, you will most likely lose fat. This great for people who want to lose weight, ans for people who have a high body fat percentage even though they are in shape.

That’s why it is a commitment! You have to commit yourself to finishing the detox even if you are not feeling well in the beginning. Work past the discomfort, because in the end you will feel AMAZING! The first time is the hardest, but the more often you do it the easier it gets.

Detox Recommendation

I would recommend doing a good two week detox at least twice a year. However, you can also do small detox’s throughout the year if you would like; such as drink a detox tea every week, do a juice cleanse for a few days every couple months, etc.). Just don’t overdo it. If you cleanse your body too often you could lose important macro-nutrients. Here is a detox program I would recommend you to try…

Protein Powder – This is important to have during a detox because your body NEEDS protein. It will help keep you strong, and it does not make you gain weight (contrary to what some women might believe). The protein must be dairy free, gluten free, soy free, and grass-fed. The Be Well protein below is the best one I have ever used.

Fiber – This is another important thing to have when you are doing a detox because the fiber helps flush out your body when you use the restroom. You can get it from some foods but the powder helps speed up the process so the detox can go through you. FiberMend below is one of the best fibers to use, and it helps mend in the process.

Detox Pills – These are the MOST important when doing a detox, because without these you are just eating healthy but not actually cleaning your body. These pills will help get all the toxins out of your body. The Ultra Cleanse detox pills below work very well for a whole body detox cleanse.

Meal Plan for Two Weeks:

  • Breakfast – You should have a protein shake in the morning for breakfast, include the protein and fiber powders, and you can mix it with water or almond/coconut milk for more flavor (you can also add fruits and/or veggies to the shake if you have a blender).
  • Lunch – Eat healthy! Have a healthy protein (chicken, fish, lamb), a fruit, a vegetable, and a healthy carb (white rice). Take the detox pills with your meal.
  • Snack – Have another shake! You can change it up by adding different fruit and veggies.
  • Dinner – Eat another healthy meal just like at lunch, and take the pills again.

You only have to do it for two weeks, but it should help you get in the habit of eating healthy. It is also important to take fish oil and multivitamin supplements to help the process of detoxing. You will start to see and feel the difference in your body.

Final Thought

If you think you don’t need to do a detox cleanse, think about this; would you stop changing the oil in your car? No, because your car would break down and it would cost a lot to get it fixed. The car needs oil, just like your body needs food. If you don’t clean your body out something could go wrong (you could get sick, damage your organs, etc.) and you would have to go to the doctor to feel better. Let’s face it, as a society, we DO NOT eat healthy. Even when we try to make smarter eating choices, it’s always easier to stop by a fast food place on the way home so you don’t have to cook after a long days work. This is why we have to cleanse our bodies. Detox’s help you clean out your organs (liver, kidneys, intestines, etc.) so your body will feel better, have more energy, and live a longer life.

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If you have any questions or have had experience with how to do a detox cleanse, please leave a comment below!

Live Well and Live On,


This article has 6 Comments

  1. Hey, Karissa. Like your site. It’s also great to see someone mentioning such an important daily priority – eating well!

    I do a four or five day fast at the start of every year to detox. The hardest thing is staying away from sugar. Wow, is that tough!! You can totally tell it’s addictive, ‘cuz at about day three I am TOTALLY wanting some chocolate. BAD. lol

    I usually fill my fasting days with a lot of water that has lemon, turmeric and a little cayenne pepper in it. Have you ever added that to your regimen?

    Since I’m vegetarian I don’t find detoxing to be that bad. Except, as I said, for SUGAR!!!

    Here’s to staying healthy and living long!

    1. Thanks for the comment TJ! I agree, we are all addicted to sugar because it is in EVERYTHING these days. That’s good that you detox once a year, I bet your body appreciates it lol. I’ve never tried lemon water with cayenne pepper, but I will. 

      Keep up the good work!

      Live Well and Live On,


  2. I think detoxing is a great idea. It’s always good to give your body a break and let it reset. On your food suggestions for lunch you mentioned having a healthy carb and mentioned white rice. Did you mean brown rice? I have heard that brown rice is much healthier with nutrients than white. This is a great reminder. I think after the holidays would be a great time to do a detox after many of us have likely eaten a lot more than usual. Thanks for the article.

    1. Hello Jen,

      Yes, detoxing after the holidays is a great idea! 🙂

      Brown rice is healthier, I just said white rice is an example of a healthy carb. Both are good examples of healthy carbs to replace bad carbs. Thanks for the comment!

      – Karissa

  3. I see that you gave an example meal plan…is there somewhere that I can find a “menu”, so to speak, of various foods that I can eat while doing the detox? For example, I saw in a comment above that you can have brown rice instead of the white rice that you happened to show in your sample. Where can I find a list of acceptable foods for the meal plan?
    Thank you

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