What to Eat After Detox
After coming off a detox diet, your body is going to be very sensitive. It is also going to be clean, strong and ready to continue healing itself. The best thing you can do is continue to help it and slowly reintroduce excluded foods, noticing which ones react differently or affect you adversely.
Therefore, after a detox, continue to base the majority of your diet around fruits and vegetables.
Introduce allergic foods, if you reintroduce them at all, slowly and one at a time. This means things like wheat bread or pasta, refined sugar, caffeine, and dairy. Pay close attention to how you feel after eating each of these foods now that you have been without them for a while.
Doing so will clue you into food intolerance’s you possess, and it will also lighten the load on your digestive system. Many of the foods you have eliminated during your detox are either hard to process, contain unnatural additives, or cause pH imbalance or allergies. Putting them all back into your diet at once could make you sick and negate the progress of your detox.
Overall, it is best to avoid heavily processed foods and things which might immediately put you back in your same old ruts. Remember, certain foods are addictive. So, if you come off your detox and go for the refined sugar, be prepared. You may have a hard time putting it down again.
In the past few weeks you taught your body to live without those habit-foods…..
And you directed your cravings toward healthier sustenance. Now, albeit with less vigor, your job is to continue on that path. Give sweets, breads, and dairy a backseat when it comes to your daily eating habits. Make them occasional foods, and your body will continue to cleanse itself
Here is a list of foods you should eat or continue eating: edamame, quinoa, amaranth, oats, fresh vegetables (all kinds), fresh fruits (all kinds), frozen berries, lean, grass-fed meats, low-mercury fish, dried berries, raw nuts, raw seeds.
Here is a list of foods you can eat occasionally, in small amounts, after your detox: dried fruits, dry roasted salted nuts, whole grain crackers, dark chocolate, canned vegetables, canned fruits, wheat bread.
Here is a list of foods you should continue to avoid or eat very, very occasionally: caffeine, candy bars, ice cream, cake, pie, pasta, ramen, canned soups, white bread, dairy, most processed foods or foods with a substantial shelf life.