1 Week Cleansing Diet

by MiShaun Taylor

People choose to do a one week cleansing diet for a number of different reasons. Many women feel that the occasional cleanse can help them to clear out their system of toxins, to make them feel better, and even to help them to lose some excess weight. Cleansing can also help to increase energy, since the body will no longer have to deal with all of the toxins in the system. Many women also report that it helps to rejuvenate their hair, nails, and skin. It can also make the digestive system more effective. Many different types of cleansing systems are on the market and you can find a host of them at Everydiet.org. The following is a simple way to begin a good cleansing regimen.

Items you will need

  • Fresh fruits
  • Vegetables
  • Water
  • Raw nuts
Step 1

Begin the one week cleansing diet on a week when you are not menstruating. You don't want to deal with the effects of your period when you are beginning your cleanse because you want your body to be in peak condition when you start.

Step 2

Choose whole, unprocessed foods at the grocery store. These can include nuts and seeds. You should also buy plenty of fresh vegetables and fruits. Eat the fruits, veggies, and nuts raw. You can find information on the many different kinds of food that you can use for your cleanse at springclean-cleanse.com. Having a wide variety of these healthy foods while on the one week cleansing diet will help ensure that you have proper nutrition for the week.

Step 3

Stay away from foods that will hamper the effects of the cleanse. You should avoid processed and refined foods, as well as fatty foods. You should also avoid caffeine, alcohol, and all other forms of drugs when you are on the diet. Do not drink sodas or any beverage that contains high fructose corn syrup or aspartame. This includes diet sodas. You should also stay away from meat when you are on the cleanse.

Step 4

Drink plenty of water. You should have at least two liters of water each day when you are on a one week cleansing diet. You can add lemon to the water to give it flavor. The juice from the lemon can also aid in the detoxification and weight loss process.

Step 5

Stop the cleansing diet if you feel any adverse affects such as dizziness, fainting, irregular heartbeat, or severe stomach cramps. If any of these feelings persist after you have stopped the diet, make sure that you consult your physician right away.

Warning

  • Please consult with your physician or medical professional before beginning or engaging in the one week cleansing diet.

References

About the Author

With more than 15 years of professional writing experience, MiShaun Taylor specializes in legal- and wedding-related articles. Her work has appeared in "Pediatrics for Parents," "ISBA News" and Recipestoday.com. Taylor holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Illinois and a Juris Doctorate from the Chicago-Kent College of Law.