The 30-day detox is an eating plan that contains whole, nutritious foods that have health benefits and are easily digestible by your body. On the 30-day cleanse, you eat three meals a day: a shake for breakfast, a meal for lunch and a light meal for dinner. It is recommended to eat slowly, until you are about 80 percent full.
It is not necessarily a calorie-restrictive diet. The Offices of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion’s 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommends that adult women and men consume 1,600-2,400 and 2,000-3,000 calories per day, respectively.
The 30-day detox recommends eating a minimum of 1,200 calories and 50-80 grams of protein per day. Since caloric intake for any given individual depends on age, weight, activity level, gender and height, it is possible to eat within the Dietary Guidelines’ daily recommended range of calories and still follow the diet plan.
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Note there are certain types of people that should not try the Clean Detox, including pregnant or nursing women and individuals who are under 18, have chronic diseases or are on medication for bipolar disorder. It’s a good idea for anyone to consult a doctor before trying a new diet plan.