Detox, Diet, Weight Loss

3-Day Detox Diet Plan For Weight Loss

Here is a powerful 3-day detox diet plan for weight loss that you can follow to improve your health, increase your energy levels, lose weight, and make your skin look beautiful.

Detoxing for weight loss is not easy but it can be done if you put your mind to it. Simply remember the benefits whenever you get those hunger pangs and you will be able to complete your detox.

What Is Detoxing

Detoxing means ridding the body of toxic and harmful substances that we acquire daily from the environment, the foods we eat, and stuff we put in our bodies like cigarettes and alcohol. 

Now we are exposed to toxins every second of every day but the body already does a great job in removing these toxins. That said, sometimes, our organs go through an overload and don’t do their jobs properly.

When this happens, it usually means that we need to lend a helping hand by simply changing what we eat and drink. This is where detox diets come in. So how do we know when it’s time for a detox? Continue reading.

Signs You Need A Detox

There are many signs and symptoms that can help you decide if you need a detox right away. Some of the most common signs include:

  • Mood changes
  • Changes in sleeping patterns
  • Skin problems
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Gastrointestinal problems
  • Weight gain
  • Allergies
  • Bad breath
  • Inflammation
  • Fatigue

Please note that some or more of the symptoms above can also indicate other health issues, therefore, it is always recommended to see a doctor before trying to self-treat.

3-Day Detox Diet Plan For Weight Loss

3-Day Detox Diet Plan For Weight Loss

The following diet is simple, you will only be eating 5 foods for 3 days, don’t worry, you are going to love the recipes so just hang on tight, and let’s get this started. This diet will help you refrain from eating large meals, processed foods, fats, and foods high in sugar.

While on this detox diet, I highly recommend that you drink at least 8 glasses of water during the day and go for 30-minute walks if possible. If not, an hour of chores around the house will do the trick. The idea is to sweat out toxins from your pores to help your body detox correctly.

The 5 foods used in this diet are:

  • Yogurt– provides your body with probiotics for optimal gut health
  • Blueberries– increase energy and antioxidants which removes toxins
  • Spinach– provides fiber & vitamin A
  • Almonds– Provides protein & healthy fats
  • Red Onions– Improves skin health and provide antioxidants

Before we begin, please remember that you are about to begin a diet that requires you to eat the same foods for 3 days in a row! If you smoke, drink, or consume coffee, you will have to give that up too for the next 3 days and drink green tea instead so with that out of the way, let’s begin:

3-Day Detox Diet Plan For Weight Loss

Breakfast- Smoothie

For breakfast, you will need to start your day with a healthy blueberry protein smoothie. You can also try this green smoothie or these detox smoothie recipes if you want to mix things up a little.

Ingredients for 1 serving:

  • 1/2 cup of non-fat yogurt
  • 1 cup of fresh spinach leaves washed
  • 1 1/2 cups of water
  • 1 cup of fresh or frozen blueberries


Blend all of the ingredients above in a high-speed blender and drink it right away. You can also add in some ice cubes but that is optional.

Berry Smoothie Nutrition Facts

Each serving of this smoothie contains 190 calories, 0.6 grams total fat, 3mg cholesterol, 120mg sodium, 15% total carbs, 15% dietary fiber, 7 grams of protein, 5% vitamin D, 19% calcium, 16% iron, and 11% potassium. These percentages are based on a 2000-calorie diet.

3-Day Detox Diet Plan For Weight Loss

Lunch- Yogurt Fruit Bowl

Ingredients for 1 serving:

  • 1 cup of fresh or frozen blueberries
  • 1/4 cup of almonds
  • 1 cup of plain Greek yogurt


Place the yogurt into a bowl and top it with the rest of the ingredients. You can also add in some cinnamon which is optional just to give it some flavor.

Yogurt Fruit Bowl Nutrition Facts

Each serving of this yogurt fruit bowl contains 320 calories, 16% total fat, 5% saturated fat, 3% sodium, 11% total carbs, 23% dietary fiber, 20.4 grams total sugars, 24.1 grams protein, 17% calcium, 16% iron, and 9% potassium. 

3-Day Detox Diet Plan For Weight Loss

Dinner- Spinach Salad

If you don’t like the taste of the following salad, you can find other vegetables that help detox the body and substitute them in the recipes below.

Ingredients for 1 serving:

  • 1/2 cup of red onions sliced
  • 1 cup of fresh blueberries
  • 1/4 cup of almonds
  • 3 cups of fresh baby spinach
  • 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar
  • pinch of salt


Slice the onions and chop the almonds (optional) and mix all of your ingredients together into a bowl and enjoy. You can also add in some strawberries and raspberries if you like but make sure not to add too much salt.

Spinach Detox Salad Nutrition Facts

Each serving of this spinach detox salad contains 259 calories, 16% total fat,5% saturated fat, 10% sodium, 12% total carbs, 33% dietary fiber, 17/5 grams total sugars, 9.1-gram protein, 13% calcium, 30% iron, and 18% potassium.

Lemon Detox Water

There are many benefits of lemon water but it works wonders for detoxing because it is extremely high in vitamin C which is a natural antioxidant. Antioxidants help rid the body of harmful toxins and improve the immune system.

Try these 8 detox lemon water recipes that you can easily make at home using natural ingredients.


  • 1/2 lemon
  • 1/2 lime
  • 8-10 fresh mint leaves
  • 1/2 an orange
  • 16 oz water


Squeeze the lemon, lime, and orange, and wash the mint leaves properly. Pour the water into a pitcher and add the rest of your ingredients. Drink this lemon detox water 3-4 times during the day to reduce hunger pangs, food cravings, and headaches. This drink will also help improve your mood and increase your energy levels.

Benefits of detoxing:

  • Boost your energy levels
  • Removes toxins from your body through your urine and sweat
  • Manages your weight
  • Improves digestion
  • Reduces inflammation
  • Promotes healthy skin
  • Strengthens the immune system
  • Improves your mood

Side effects of detoxing

For some people, detoxing may cause the following side effects:

  • Low energy levels
  • Low blood sugar levels
  • Muscle aches and cramps
  • Fatigue
  • Dizziness or lightheaded
  • Nausea

Who should not detox

Teenagers, people with diabetes, heart disease, or chronic medical conditions should refrain from detoxing. Pregnant women or people with eating disorders should also refrain from detoxing.



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3-Day Detox Diet Plan For Weight Loss