Today is Rest Day for my yoga practice and other exercise programs.
Today is also day 3 of the Fruit Flush 3 day Detox. I am using the Jay Robb version.
From google search:
What It Is
The fruit flush 3 day detox is, simply put, a detox diet that cleanses yours body via healthy vitamins and minerals in fruit. There are 3 days, each with their own rules about when and what to eat.
Looking at the name, it’s pretty clear that you’re going to be eating mostly fruit on this diet, but you do get to eat every two hours.
This is typically called the pre flush day. This is actually not a fruit eating day at all, but rather a protein day. The reason behind that is if your body takes in a lot of protein today, it will be enough to last the other two days of the fruit flush diet.
That’s important because it prevents the body from using muscle for protein and allows it to burn more fat. This pre flush day also allows your body to get used to a decrease in calories as well as allowing for slight detox, which will hopefully reduce the detoxification symptoms you may get.
At any rate, here’s what you do. From 8 am to 4 pm, you drink one protein shake every 2 hours. You drink one glass of water every hour after you drink a protein shake. It would basically look like this. 8 am, protein shake; 9 am, water; 10 am, protein shake; 11 am, water, etc until you get to 4 pm.
At six o clock, you get to eat some actual solid food. 3 to 6 ounces of very lean meat or scrambled egg whites, along with 3 to 6 cups of mixed salad with one half teaspoon of olive oil and the juice of half a lemon. An hour later, drink a glass of water. And that’s it. You’re done.
Days 2 and 3
These are the days you see why this diet is referred to as a fruit flush diet. Day two is the day actual detoxification begins. Instead of protein today, you’ll have 1 serving of fruit every two hours from 8 am to 4 pm and one glass of water each hour after having a piece of fruit.
You’ll have to be careful when choosing the fruit that you know the correct serving size. For example, the serving size of a pineapple varies. It’s either a cup in chunks, or one slice that is 3/4 of an inch thick.
With most fruits, 100 ounces is considered a serving, so if you have a food scale, you’ll have an easy time of it. At six pm on this day, you’ll get that same mixed salad, 3 to 6 cups, with the olive oil and lemon juice, but instead of meat, you’ll be drinking a protein shake. 12 ounces of water with 4 to 5 scoops of a high quality whey protein powder. And, of course, the customary glass of water an hour after dinner.
Day three is simply a repeat of day two.
Things You Should Know
When choosing your fruit, it’s best to get organic, but it’s necessary that you always get fresh raw fruit. The protein powder used for your protein shake should be free of any added sugar, carbs, or fat. A Whey isolate is probably best.
Finally, there are some side effects that you may get on the 3 day fruit flush diet. These are detoxification symptoms and include headaches, fatigue, and possibly nausea. Headache was the most common symptom found amongst people who did the detox.
Caffeine is not allowed during the detox, so you may want to wean yourself off a week prior to doing the detox, to avoid caffeine withdrawal symptoms.
The great thing about the fruit flush is that because of the way it’s structured, side effects are very mild, if they even show up, and because you consume nutrients every two hours, you won’t be really hungry the entire time.