14 Day Get Healthy Detox

If you're like us, following a gym plan is easier than following a food plan, especially with that extra slice calling our name. Nowadays it's easy to hire a personal trainer, and many will offer nutrition advice. More often than not though, there is little accountability on what we are eating, we can sneak in that extra meal or some nuggets on the way home. We have found that sticking to a 'diet' or meal plan is tough because we think it's never ending, we aren't organised, and we don't track progress.

Somebody has probably said to you that weight loss, or most fitness based pursuits, are only 20% what you do in the gym and 80% what you eat. We're not sure if this is true but it does sound good.

We have put together a 14 day get healthy detox to kick start your healthy eating plan. The idea is to remove foods that have a negative impact on your body, causing inflammation or a spike in blood sugar levels for example.

You won't see any weights, calorie or macro guidelines in this detox, this is highly specific based on your current weight, your goal weight, and how active you are. This is purely about foods that you should eat, vs. foods that you should not eat during the 14 day detox. Stick to it, and you should feel more energetic, be sleeping better, and lose a little weight.

  Allowed Not Allowed
Protein Eggs
Chicken, turkey, duck
Red meat
Fresh fish Canned Fish
Raw nuts and seeds Salted or flavoured nuts
Raw nut butters Processed nut butters with added salt or sugar
Pulses e.g. chickpeas, lentils, beans Pulses with added salt or sugar, e.g. baked beans in sauce
Fruit & Veg Almost all vegetables Corn, iceberg lettuce, white potatoes
Fresh fruit Canned or dried fruit, jam, jelly
Fruit juice made fresh Store bought fruit juice
Homemade smoothies Store bought smoothies
Carbs Squash, sweet potato, vegetables Bread, cereal, rice, pasta
Extras Olive oil, coconut oil Sugar, sweets, chocolate, biscuits
Soya products, nut milks without added sugar Dairy milk, cheese, yogurt
All spices, salt in moderation
Stevia or other natural sweeteners Sugar or any added sugar products
Herbal tea Coffee or tea, no caffeine
Alcohol, cordials, sparkling drinks including water

After the 14 day detox, you should have more energy, lost some weight, and inches! Start reintroducing foods gradually and see how you feel. If you feel sluggish in the 24 hours after reintroducing something, think about cutting it out completely.

  • Porridge oats or cereal with no added sugar
  • Brown rice
  • White potatoes
  • Dairy products in moderation
  • Canned and dried fruits
  • Jam, preferably no added sugar

Remember, a balanced diet is key. Starving yourself is as bad as over eating. Create a meal plan that works for you and provides the nutrients you need to stay healthy.

TOP TIP: If you meal prep, try to cycle foods every 3 or 4 days. Don't eat the same meal for 3 days straight, you are more likely to cheat and undo all the hard work.


Little Gym Book are not nutritionists, always seek the advice of a physician, nutritionist or other qualified healthcare provider with any questions regarding diet and/or medical conditions.

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