This weekend: your 3 day detox

Boost your energy, cleanse your body and lose weight with our 3-day cleansing detox diet. Naturopath Sarah Bowles Flannery shows you how with her expert diet tips below:

Best time to start your 3-day cleansing detox diet?
When you’re on a break, says naturopath Sarah Bowles Flannery. Follow the menu to the letter, drink lots of water and herbal tea, then enjoy a lighter body, clear head and more energy after just three days!

Detox diet plan

On waking: 1 cup of warm water with juice of ½ a lemon.
Breakfast: small bowl porridge, berries, sprinkle of ground linseeds.
Morning snack: 1 small apple or pear, and 10 raw almonds.
Lunch: 1 cup of beans (aduki, mung, chickpeas) cooked with garlic and onion, with a small portion brown rice or quinoa, plus mixed salad with herbs.
Afternoon snack: sliced peppers, celery and carrot stick with 2tbsp hummus. 

Dinner: small piece salmon, tofu or organic chicken, with steamed green veg sprinkled with sesame seeds.

Detox diet exercise and relaxation plan
Take a brisk 30-minute walk in the morning.
Do 30 minutes of yoga or walking in the afternoon.
Get eight hours sleep each night and an afternoon nap.