Detox the Gwyneth Paltrow Way

If you have ever wondered how the delectable Gwyneth Paltrow manages to keep in shape, well, it’s no secret. The actress and more recently, the singer, has talked about the program she follows on her very own website www.goop.com. She fully endorses Dr Alejandro Junger’s Clean program because, in her words, it give her ‘such spectacular results’. And what better time to start a detox program than the New Year when we are full of hope, new starts and resolutions. As a special thanks to Gwyneth for the mention on her site, Dr. Junger has created some amazing bonus material, a treasure trove of recipes for a 21-Day Elimination Diet and a three-day cleanse for those of us who want to start with a mini (although Gwyneth loves the 21-day version). The Clean program is simple: have a shake for breakfast, a solid meal for lunch, a shake dinner and your supplements throughout the day.

Dr. Alejandro Junger says about the Clean way of living, “Becoming healthy is the most common New Year’s Resolution for a good reason. It is one of the core resolutions which all other resolutions depend on. Without vibrant health and wellness, how can we begin to really enjoy life to its fullest? As an open-minded physician I am always searching for pathways to true health for myself and my patients. In all my years and travels I have found that there are two essential pillars required to successfully turn a hopeful health resolution into a reality.”

  1. A good plan, which serves as a map and provides structure; and
  2. A support community, to provide accountability and encouragement on your journey

There are three variations of the Clean Program and each plan is supported by the incredible online community at My Clean Program. The community is where anyone can ask questions, get tips and share their journey. The purpose of the community is to help keep members inspired and accountable. Now that you have at your disposal a proven plan and a supportive community, you’ll have the tools to turn your 2011 health resolution into a personal revolution.

Plan A: The Clean 21-Day Cleanse

A 21-day detox program for achieving vibrant health and restoring the body’s own natural ability to heal itself. Specifically designed for the person on the move who wants to remain active and cleanse. Unlike some traditional cleanses, you don’t need to stay at home while you detox. This plan consists of a shake for breakfast, lunch from a set list of approved foods (called the Elimination Diet) and a shake for dinner. Throughout the day you take your recommended Clean supplements. You should do this plan if you are serious about turning around your health in 2011. The cleanse focuses on changing habits and resetting the digestive track so foods that you find yourself craving begin to have very little appeal to you. The cleanse isn’t hard, but it does take focus.

Plan B: Clean 21-Day Elimination Diet

A 21-day dietary program based on removing foods from our diet that are known to cause food allergies, food sensitivities, and disruptions in the digestive process. This diet helps your system reset and cleanse in a very gentle way. This plan consists of eating three square meals a day exclusively from the Elimination Diet for 21 days. The Elimination Diet is my list of approved and non-approved foods. The approved foods will encourage light detoxification. Avoiding the non-approved foods will encourage many things such as improved digestion, improved beneficial bacteria levels, and light weight loss. This plan is perfect for someone who is looking for a stepping stone on their path to optimal health, but might not be ready for a full-blown cleanse.

Plan C: Clean Mini 3-Day Cleanse

This is a 3-Day mini-cleanse designed to give your digestive system a rest and boost your energy levels. The plan consists of one liquid meal for breakfast and two solid meals from the recipes provided below for lunch and dinner. No supplements are needed for this mini-cleanse. You should do this mini-cleanse if you only need a slight reset. It’s also used as a maintenance program for those that have first gone through Plan A or Plan B.