2 Week Fruit and Veggie Cleanse
Fruit & Veggies Only
If you have never done a fast, this one will be good to start with as it is mild but still very effective. When I do this, I lose weight, the bags under my eyes are 100% gone, and I feel like a million bucks! I have lead many fasting clinics over the years and you are welcome to benefit from my experience and feedback along the way.
2 Weeks of Fruits and Veggies Only
It's that simple. Eat as much as you want and when you want; smoothies, cooked, or raw. Nothing else allowed. If this plan is too aggressive then start with the RESET Food Plan for three weeks before doing the 2 Week Fruit and Veggie Cleanse.
It is very important that you get enough nutrients by eating or consuming fresh green smoothies or juices frequently. In this way you reduce loss of muscle and prevent future cravings. There will be times when your hunger diminishes and you will be tempted to skip meals. If you do this you may be setting yourself up for cravings at the conclusion of the plan. For this reason, I highly suggest adding SP Complete to your smoothies especially if you have a history of intestinal problems due to compromised assimilation.
What to Expect
This plan does not take the place of medical treatment. When my patients do a plan like this they are under my professional guidance and are given treatment to correct underlying issues in hormone, digestive, and detoxification functions. I have posted this publicly because the average person without medical issues can benefit greatly. When in doubt, ask your doctor before starting the plan.
You can eat an unlimited amount of vegetables from the list below (use organic whenever possible). Your vegetable intake should be twice the amount of fruit intake. No dried or canned vegetables; frozen OK. Fresh juices and smoothies made from vegetables allowed (use less fruit). Best to consume half total vegetable amount raw (eat less raw if it bothers your digestive tract). Fresh herbs and spices are optional.
Bean sprouts and any type of sprouts
Beets and beet greens
Bell peppers, any variety
Hearts of palm
Lettuce, any variety Mushrooms Mustard greens Okra
Squash, any variety
Turnips and turnip greens
Eat twice as many servings of vegetables as fruits—fresh or frozen only, not dried or canned.
Cherimoya* (custard apple)
Cranberries, any variety
Grapes, any variety*
Melon, any variety*
Peaches, any variety*
Pear, any variety*
*Fruits that have a high fructose-to-glucose ratio should be limited. If you are over weight then reduce or eliminate high sugar fruits and use vegetables instead.
Legumes (beans) and Pseudo-Grains:
Chick Peas (including hummus as a dip)
Oils and Fats:
Average serving size = 1 teaspoon
Butter: organic, unsalted
Coconut oil: organic, unrefined, raw
Ghee: clarified butter
Grape seed oil
Olive oil: extra virgin
Pumpkin seed butter
Sesame seed oil
Tahini (ground sesame seed)
Coconut milk: unsweetened
Hemp milk: unsweetened
Seaweeds such as arame,
nori, or kelp
Cilantro (fresh coriander) Cinnamon
Sugars and Sweeteners:
Red wine vinegar
White wine vinegar
Increase water intake to half your body weight in ounces. Fatigue is a symptom of dehydration and during times of detoxification, water intake is crucial.
Refrain From Consuming or Using:
Alcohol, caffeine, tobacco, or other stimulants
Grains (wheat, oats, rye, barley, corn, rice, bran, bulgar, couscous, and semolina)
Processed or refined foods (breads, cookies, crackers, chips, etc.)
Animal flesh: beef, chicken, pork, fish, and anything else with eyes or legs
Bars not allowed
Powdered mixes not allowed (unless SP Complete)
Increasing veggies is certainly a good thing but the sudden change can be hard for your body to adjust initially. As a result, it is not uncommon to get increased lower bowel gas. If you don't mind it then carry on. Perhaps you can develop a tune. However, if it is uncomfortable then try adding apple cider vinegar 1-2 tbsp mixed with water taken 1-3 x/day on empty stomach. Also decrease raw veggies as they are harder to digest (cook/blend them instead).
Since your body is shifting into cleanse mode it is important to keep the bowels moving. Staying hydrated with plenty of water will help. If you get constipated take an OTC herbal laxative. Smooth Move Tea by Traditional Medicines works fine for most people. Although dried fruits are discouraged on the 2 Week Cleanse you may also add prunes for this purpose.
Check with your doctor if you have any medical concerns. Recommendations are provided with the intent of supporting the physiological processes of the human body, and not to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease or condition, are not a substitute for medical care, and have not been evaluated by the FDA.