7-Day Clean Eating and Detox Menu

by SkinnyMs.

Photo:  Mediterranean Quinoa Salad
It’s never too soon to begin eating healthy. Changing your lifestyle to banish processed foods and load up on fresh, whole, healthy ingredients will have a major impact on the way you look and feel. If you’re looking for a way to kickstart your new lifestyle change, try the 7-Day Clean Eating and Detox Menu! This 7-day plan is a great way to cleanse your body of toxins, and celebrate your new, healthy lifestyle.

By committing to clean eating now, you are making a statement about how important your health is and what you are willing to do to maintain it. Plus, when you acknowledge that healthy eating is a way of life, and not just something you do on occasion or when the pounds creep back on, you’re truly allowing yourself to a lifetime of good health. There is nothing wrong with an occasional treat, but try not to spend an extended period of time indulging in unhealthy foods. Eating challenges are one of the best ways to refocus your commitment to health.

What is a cleanse?

Some healthy eating challenges include a cleanse. A cleanse varies in intensity, but it usually includes flushing your system of all the “bad stuff.” The average American diet consists of too many processed foods, which, over time, can have a detrimental effect on your health. Occasionally, detoxifying the system is a good idea. Some people cleanse by drinking only water for several days. Others choose to do juice cleanses or eat only fruits and vegetables for a set period of time. Our clean eating challenge is simply about eating whole foods and ridding the body of processed foods filled with refined sugar, white flour, and sodium.

Do I need to detoxify my body?

Some people choose to detox several times per year, while others engage in a cleanse only once in awhile. How do you know it is a good time to do a food detox? You might be feeling run down or lethargic. You may have slacked off on healthy eating and put on added pounds. Maybe you would like to kickstart a weight-loss plan or boost your energy level. Regardless of your reason, this 7-day clean eating plan will help you reframe your attitude toward food and health.

How do I get started?

Head to the grocery store or farmer’s market and purchase the ingredients for your 7-Day Menu. Feel free to improvise a bit and add additional fruits, vegetables, and nuts if you choose, but you must limit your shopping to only whole foods. As far as beverages are concerned, stick with water as much as possible. If you have access to a juicer, feel free to drink fresh juice, but avoid bottled varieties from the store. Herbal tea is also an option.

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25 Comments on "7-Day Clean Eating and Detox Menu"

  1. Jen  November 4, 2013

    Went to the grocery store tonight and have the pumpkin pie oats in the slow cooker now! Excited to kick off this week of clean eating!

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  2. Jenn  March 19, 2014

    I've been following this plan for the week and have enjoyed the recipes so far. Great list with great information for beginning a clean eating program Thanks!

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    • SkinnyMs  March 25, 2014

      You're welcome:)!!

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  3. sara  May 31, 2014

    Is there a shopping list for this 7 day plan?

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    • SkinnyMs  June 4, 2014

      Sara, We don't have a typed shopping list for this menu.

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  4. Lisa  January 18, 2015

    When doing a cleanse, will you lose weight as well as cleansing your body?

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    • SkinnyMs  January 19, 2015

      Lisa, It is not unusual to lose a pound or so when doing the cleanse.

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  5. beth  February 24, 2015

    Would Organic Brown Rice Pasta (such as Tinkyada Brand) be considered "clean eating"? All that is in it is "Organic Brown Rice, Rice Bran, and Water" Thanks

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    • SkinnyMs  February 25, 2015

      Beth, Absolutely that would be considered clean eating. Clean eating is basically eating whole, real foods and not refined, process foods. So brown rice and brown rice noodles are great!

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  6. Christine  July 13, 2015

    Planning on starting this clean eating plan next week, looks like lots of yummy recipes. When I was making my shopping list, however, I noticed several of the recipes have rather large serving sizes (8-10). Since these fresh recipes wouldn't freeze well and I'm only one person, I'm wondering which recipes you would recommend subbing for each other. In other words, if I cut one of the mediterranean salads in half, and used for two dinners and two lunches, what should I swap out? I do appreciate the places where you carry one recipe over to the next day already, as this simplifies things somewhat.

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    • SkinnyMs  July 14, 2015

      Every recipe included in the detox was created because its ingredients offer cleansing properties. This means that you can move them around from day to day, or delete, according to your preferences. In other words, it doesn't matter which recipe you sub out in place of the salad. :)

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  7. Tiffany  September 22, 2015

    Can you do this while pregnant or nursing? I want to start eating healthy but I am pregnant; due in 5 weeks. My family does not eat healthy at all & I know that starts with me. However, I am afraid I will hurt my unborn child if I start something now & I plan to nurse as well.

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    • SkinnyMs  September 23, 2015

      While eating clean is an important part of leading a healthy lifestyle, it is always a good idea to check with your doctor before making any changes to your diet when you are pregnant or breastfeeding. He/She will help you to ensure that all of your nutritional needs are being met.

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  8. Lakesha Thomas  January 29, 2016

    Hello. I’m trying to loose weight. What’s the best option?

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    • Gale Compton  January 30, 2016

      Lakesha,
      Use salad size plates for all meals, eat mainly whole foods, and exercise 6 days a week. That’s the healthy way and one that works! :)

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  9. Diana Mills  February 6, 2016

    I am doing a 7 day clean eating group, I wanted to use your information, how do I add all of this information to my page – minus all the adds? Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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    • Gale Compton  February 6, 2016

      Hi Diana, Write a small paragraph about the the detox menu and include a link to our menu. Thanks!

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  10. Sue Richmond  March 12, 2016

    I’m allergic to bananas. What can I use as a substitute?

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    • Gale Compton  March 13, 2016

      Sue, Try a soft fruit, for example, mango, pear, or cantaloupe.

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  11. Alex gibbs  March 14, 2016

    What is an appropriate size for the lettuce wraps since it does not call for a recipe?

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    • Gale Compton  March 14, 2016

      Alex, Look at the size of your palm, that’s a good guide. :)

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  12. Dave  March 22, 2016

    Is it normal to start urinating more frequently when starting this cleanse?

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    • Gale Compton  March 23, 2016

      Dave, If you’re drinking more water and other liquids, definitely.

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  13. Jess  April 4, 2016

    Is there a separate grocery list and/or menu page that lays everything out?
    Eager to get started!

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    • Gale Compton  April 4, 2016

      Jess, We currently don’t have a shopping list for this menu.

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