FMTV - Detox Preparation

Detox Preparation

Runtime: 7m 53s | Release date: 2015

This segment features: James Colquhoun, Laurentine ten Bosch.

Congratulations! You've made it to the first step of the 3 day detox, which is prepping. This step is really important.

You can kick off the 3 day detox anytime your body is in need of a reset, and when you can set some time aside to clear your schedule and relax.

One of the keys to success for a detox is to prepare… Prepare yourself mentally, physically and make sure your fridge is stocked and ready to go.

We’ve designed the 3 day detox to be simple and easy. Across the next 3 days you will be having the same salad, juice, and soup, so there’s no need to spend a lot of time in the kitchen. Once you’ve learned to make it once, you’ll be able to make it again and again - or make a big batch and have it across the 3 days.

In the detox preparation video we are going to step you through everything you need to know to make sure you're ready for 3 days of body cleansing bliss.

Simply click on the preparation video to start playing.

Here are just a few key tips to keep in mind before you detox:

  • Eat lightly. Keep it light, keep it fresh! Stay away from the buffets and heavy meals ;-)
  • Clear your calendar. If you're at work, don't worry. It's easy to bring your food with you, but try not to organize any big social events or parties that could hinder your detoxing abilities and drain your energy.
  • Dust off your juicer, (it's the only piece of equipment you're going to need for this detox) or locate your local juice bar if you don't have a juicer.
  • If you’ve got an unhealthy habit such as smoking, drinking or consuming copious amounts of coffee you might want to start weaning yourself off it.

This detox is not about starving yourself or living off just lemons and juice. It's about introducing lots of fresh green vegetables into your diet and giving your body the nourishment it needs. You'll see from the overview of the daily meals below that there's a mix of salads, soups and drinks to keep you energized and satiated.

Remember… SIMPLE & ACHIEVABLE are two key principles for a successful detox.

3 Day Detox Summary (same every day)

On Rising:
Ginger Lemon Detox Drink
Super Detox Green Juice / Super Simple Green Drink
Green Juice / Green Drink / Herbal Tea
Fresh Green Salad
Green Juice / Green Drink / Herbal Tea
Early Dinner:
Potassium Balance Soup
Before Bed:
Calming Chamomile Tea

We've tried to make the ingredients of the detox as achievable as possible for everyone. However, if you find this particular detox shopping list too expensive due to your personal financial circumstances, don't stress. An alternative is to introduce just one or two of the different meals into your diet for the next 3 days, and to limit the amount of processed food, meats, dairy, gluten you are consuming. Think green, think fresh and ADD these to your diet. If you have an allergy or intolerance, or you simply don’t like a certain food, then swap it out for a similar food that mother nature created.

At the start of each day of the detox we have a video to see how you’re doing and keep you motivated to get through the next hurdle. We’ll also be talking you through some of the normal feelings and symptoms you might experience throughout the day.

Enjoy the detox, and remember you’re not alone on this health journey.

James Colquhoun, Laurentine ten Bosch


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lorraine Cox | 1 month, 1 week ago
Thanks for the answer re blender v juicer, so now I am totally confused - what it the best cold pressed juicer. I am in Australia and I am looking online and there seems to be so many ranging from affordable to way out of my price range, any suggestions. Thanks so much
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Pauline Balidiong | FMTV | 1 month, 1 week ago
Hello, Lorraine. You may want to check our Juicer Buying Guide for some ideas :) ~ Pauline@FMTV
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lorraine Cox | 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Hi, I only have a high speed blender, not a juicer, is that ok ?
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Iris Aguanta | FMTV | 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Hi Lorraine, a juicer is best (see if you can borrow one). As for the detox we want to make sure you're getting liquid nutrition with very little digestive load. You can blend as well, but it's just a little different. You might want to add some extra liquid to the juice recipe when blending 😊 All the best witht he detox! ~ Iris@FMTV
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Safaa Assem | 5 months, 2 weeks ago
What are the greens I can use that are ok with hypothyroidism
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Joyce Ann Solomon | FMTV | 5 months, 2 weeks ago
Hello Safaa, you may check on your local health food store for recommendation :) ~ Joyce@FMTV
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Safaa Assem | 5 months, 2 weeks ago
Unfortunately, Joyce, we don’t have any
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dewi bone | 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Hi, how about Kelp when you have hypothyroidism and if look it up you can find a number of other green vegetables such as Artichokes, asparagus, cooked broccoli etc
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Ginny Williams | 6 months, 1 week ago
Hi there, like a few peeps here I don't have a juicer either.....but I did notice you said that we can have a 'green drink' instead (and reading through the comments the FoodMatters green drink powder is basically 1tbsp of wheat grass powder + 1tsp of spirulina) so I'll do that instead of the juicing part if that's ok? And if that's the case will my shopping list be different? ie will I still need 11 cucumbers etc for 3 salads?....have got next week off, so thought I'd do the cleanse for the first three days of my peaceful 'home' time :-) thanks in advance
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Karelle | FMTV | 6 months, 1 week ago
Hello Ginny. Yes, you can have a green drink instead. You may omit the ingredients that you won't be needing from your shopping list. Enjoy! ~ Karelle