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04.Detox eating plan

We spoke with accredited practising dietitian Melanie McGrice to bring you a detailed healthy eating plan. We think this is the best way to give your body a 'detox'.

Daily meal plan

Breakfast

  • 1 serving of grains
  • 1 serving of fruit 
  • 1 serving of milk, yoghurt, cheese

Morning tea

  • 1 serving of milk, yoghurt, cheese

Lunch

  • 1 serving of meat, fish poultry, eggs, nuts, legumes
  • 1 serving of grains
  • 2 servings of vegetables, legumes

Afternoon Tea

  • 1 serving of grains 1 serving of fruit

Dinner

  • 2 serving of meat, fish, poultry, eggs, nuts, legumes
  • 1 serving of grains
  • 3 servings of vegetables, legumes

Supper

  • 1 serving of milk, yoghurt, cheese

Additions 

  • 1 tsp margarine/oil
  • 2L+ of water or sparkling mineral water per day
  • If hungry you may increase your intake of low starch vegetables
  • You may move the timing of the snacks to suit your hunger (for example have the serving of fruit after dinner instead of in the afternoon)

What's a serving?

Grains & cereals 2 x 30g slices bread; 1 medium bread roll; 1 cup cooked rice/pasta/noodles (40g raw); 1 cup cooked porridge (40g raw); 1 cup breakfast cereal flakes (40g raw); ½ cup natural muesli; 1 medium potato or 1 cob corn

Vegetables & legumes ½ cup cooked vegetables/legumes; 1 cup salad vegetables

Fruit 1 medium piece of fruit eg. apple, banana, orange; 2 small pieces eg. apricots, kiwifruit; 1 cup canned fruit; ½ cup juice; 4 dried apricots; 1 ½ tbsp sultanas

Dairy 1 cup (250ml) milk; ½ cup evaporated milk; 2 slices (40g) cheese; ¾ cup (200g) yoghurt; 1 cup (250ml) custard

Meat, fish, poultry, eggs, nuts, legumes 65-100g cooked meat, chicken or fish; ½ cup lean mince; 2 small chops; 2 slices roast meat; ½ cup cooked legumes; 1 small fish fillet; 3 fish fingers; a small can tuna/salmon; 4 prawns; 2 small eggs; 1/3 cup nuts; ¼ cup seeds

 

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