Who are the best people to ask for ideas if you want to lose weight and improve your complexion? Fashion models!
During my time in the modeling industry I learned to manage my weight in a healthy way, and eat just the right combination of foods that left my skin looking better and better with each passing year.
Its a very easy plan to follow that can still get fantastic results. Unlike some of the other cleanses on this site, the Model Detox Plan can provide a healthy basis for long term changes to your lifestyle.
Foods to Eat
Use organic fruits and vegetables as they have less pollutants and chemicals. Organic food also has a higher nutritional content than non-organic commercialized produce.
Basically your diet should mostly consist of juiced, raw, frozen, or lightly steamed fruits and veggies. Corn should be avoided, while potatoes can be eaten only in moderation. Eating a variation each day will ensure you are getting enough vitamins and keep this diet as interesting as possible.
Foods to Avoid
Here is a brief list of foods to avoid while on this plan. To get the full detoxing effects, stick to the diet and be sure that you don’t cheat!
Dairy and animal products
Bread, pasta, grains, cereal
Pickled vegetables or canned fruit
Alcohol and cigarettes
Coffee and tea (except green tea, herbal teas and chicory coffee)
Variations of fruit or fruit puree are great for breakfast. They are nutritious, filling and the natural sugars will give you energy to get through the morning.
To make a fruit puree, cut up your fruit and place in a pot on the stove with a small amount of water. Cover and leave it on a low heat until the fruit is soft. Now just throw it in the blender and add a squeeze of fresh lemon to taste. I also like to add a little cinnamon.
My favorite blends contain apples, plums, nectarines, pears and berries, but really anything goes. You can also mix it up a bit by using your blender to achieve different consistencies.
Lunch & Dinner
For your main two meals its important to keep calories low but nutrition high. A vegetable puree soup is the answer. This will give you energy to get through the day and all the nutrients you need.
Cut up your vegetables, add approximately one cup of vegetable stock, and cover on a low heat until the vegetables are soft. Now throw it in the blender and spice it up with a raw clove of garlic or jalapeño pepper. I also like to add cilantro and a little olive oil.
I like to experiment with different vegetables for this soup. Great ideas are spinach and broccoli, collard greens, zucchini, onion, carrots and sweet potatoes. Beans also make a great addition. I like to use chickpeas but be sure they are organic.
Desserts & Snacks
This diet can sometimes leave you feeling hungry (it wouldn’t be a diet if it didn’t!), so its important to have some filling snacks around for when you need a boost.
Fruit smoothies are a great options for dessert or a snack between meals. You need to buy packs of frozen organic fruits from your supermarket. These lock all the goodness into the fruit and are very convenient. I actually find that frozen bananas taste much better in a smoothie than fresh ones so I peel ripe bananas and put them in a Ziploc bag in the freezer.
Just add ice and a little water, then blend away! I like blends of blueberries, strawberries, blackberries and banana. Its really up to you to find a few combinations that you love. Be creative!
Freshly squeezed juices are very detoxing and a great way to get some condensed nutrition into your body. Fresh juice is also packed full of enzymes which are fundamental in maintaining good health and preventing disease.
Some ideas for recipes – try playing around with these super-healthy ingredients. Cucumbers, apples, carrot, ginger, garlic, beet and broccoli. See more ideas on our Juice Cleanses page.
Don’t forget to drink Green Tea. This is so effective as a diet aid because it increases your metabolism and reduces your appetite. Its great for your health too – it has been used for more than 4000 years in Chinese medicine, to cure anything from headaches to depression.
Recipes for the Model Detox Diet
3-4 Medium to Large Tomatoes
1/2 medium Cucumber
1 Bell Pepper any color
1 Tablespoon Apple Cider Vinegar
1 Garlic cloves
2 Tablespoon Extra Vinegar Olive Oil
1 Cup Ice Water
1/2 Tablespoon Chili Flakes
Salt and Pepper to taste
Core the tomatoes and dip them in boiling water for 1 minute to blanch them. Transfer the tomatoes into iced water so that the skin can be removed easily. Dice the tomatoes and put them in a food processor.
Set aside 1/3 of the peppers and cucumber. Add the remaining ingredients and blend until smooth. Chop the peppers and cucumber and stir them in the soup. Enough for 2 portions.
Avocado and Cucumber Soup
Scoop out avocado flesh, cut up cucumber, add everything else to the blender. Really easy and it makes 2 servings.
Easy Tomato and Chickpea Soup
Steam the onion, then add the tomatoes (or boil in a little water if you don’t have a steamer). Add tomatoes, onion, can of chickpeas, ACV, and salt to the blender. This should be enough for 2 good servings.
Steam the zucchini and leeks or onions in steamer. Then put in a blender, add garlic cloves and olive oil. Add water for desired consistency, then blend. Pour in bowl and add sea salt.