Be good to your digestive system On the final day of your diet, concentrate on helping your digestive system. Why? Bad digestion deprives the body of essential nutrients it needs for metabolism and weight loss. How? First of all, chew each mouthful slowly, coating your food in saliva to start … Read more
Eat natural foods Today, go wholemeal and whole grain. Why? Whole grains, whole wheat and wholemeal foods are packed with nutrients that are essential for health and weight loss: fiber, vitamins and minerals. They don’t contain any hidden sugars or artificial substances that hinder digestion, overload your liver and stop … Read more
Eat good fat Today, make sure you don’t neglect your fat requirements. Why? fat may be high in calories (1g fat contains 9 K cal), but it’s essential for the body. For proof, we should get 25% of our daily calories from fat! A very low-fat diet can cause mood … Read more
Less sugar, more carbs Today, concentrate on eating less sugar. Why? Sugar stimulates insulin production and increases your appetite for calorific foods like chocolate, biscuits and sweets. It also encourages fat storage and makes the liver work harder, which disrupts the digestive process. How? If you have to have a … Read more
Wednesdays’ target is to regulate your blood sugar levels. Why? Because it’s one of the best ways of losing weight! If you have excessively low or excessively high blood sugar, you’re more likely to comfort eat and you’ll store the sugar you eat as fat. How? First of all, drizzle … Read more
Burn fat Today, use the fat-burning power of Vitamin C to your advantage. Why? Dynamiting, immunizing Vitamin C is one of the most effective nutrients for fat burning and weight loss. We mainly find it in fruit and veg, which just so happen to be the best low-calorie, high-fiber slimming allies … Read more
Lemon can have staggering effects on weight loss, so if you want to increase your vitality, eliminate toxins, get rid of excess pounds and boost your glow, get zesting!
Here’s our 7-day plan from nutritionist Dr Andre, with complete menus, recipes and daily targets.
7 days on the lemon diet is all it takes to cleanse your body, recharge your batteries and drop a jeans size!
The benefits of detox
Before you start your diet for real, you need to rid your body of the toxins that are hampering it and kick-start your digestive system. This doesn’t mean fasting! Starving yourself puts your body into a state of deprivation, which, instead of cleaning you out, actually makes your body produce more waste.