Step 1: Detox

Getting rid of toxins and waste helps to optimise body functions and get the blood flowing like a river after good rains. It’s like setting the “re-set” button on your body functions! It is highly recommended that you detox before embarking on any weight loss programme so that your system is functioning at optimum capacity. Detoxing doesn’t mean starving. This is a time when your body needs good nutrition.

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Detox Guidelines

Aim for 2 litres a day and while detoxing 3 litres a day. Fill a large jug with water and add some fresh mint leaves or lemon slices. Keep it in your fridge and drink frequently for a refreshing treat.
Everyone knows that these foods are good for your health, but so many people fall short of the recommended intake of 5 to 9 servings per day. This ensures that you will be topping up your vitamin intake and filling up on fibre. Use whole vegetables and fruits rather than juice.
These foods are the ultimate health food, supplying fibre and protein. Legumes that do contain fat have healthy mono- and poly-unsaturated fats. Eat one serving daily while you are detoxing, and then include them regularly in your eating plan for the weeks to come.
A healthy intestine has active colonies of “good” bacteria that produce essential nutrients that keep the lining of the gut healthy. This promotes good absorption and healthy immune function. In addition, the “good” bacteria will crowd out the “bad” ones. During your detox and beyond, include a daily serving of low fat yoghurt, as all yoghurts contain probiotics which enhance the health of the digestive system.
Caffeine is found in food and drinks like coffee, tea, carbonated drinks and chocolate. Caffeine is a stimulant, and should not be consumed in large quantities, if at all, when you are detoxing. When you have finished your detox, try to keep your coffee intake to a maximum of 1 cup a day.
Vigorous exercise is not recommended at this time. Rather work on stretching and flexibility exercises such as yoga.
Indulge in a massage – a lymph drainage massage or aromatherapy back massage are two options you could consider. This will enhance the “feel good” effect of your 3-day detox.


While detoxing your body, and especially your liver, you will need all the help you can get. With the help of Mother Nature, G.I. Lean has developed a 3 Day Detox supplement to give you the support you need during your detox. The effervescent tablets are formulated with some of nature’s most effective cleansing ingredients.

One of the liver’s main functions is to metabolise fat. When the liver is clogged up with toxins and waste products, this function is pushed aside. Detoxing allows the liver to burn fat more effectively.

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The most important rule is to ENJOY YOUR FOOD and make sure your meals are nutritionally balanced. Supplements are only effective as part of a kilojoule-controlled eating plan and a moderate exercise programme.