Detox Meal Plan Challenge


Many of us have a few extra lbs to shed and most of us could stand to clean up our diet.

I’ve created the following Detox Meal Plan Challenge to get “right” this Spring. It consists of a toxin-free, dairy-free, alcohol-free, caffiene-free, gluten-free, low-fat, low-carb, alkaline, vegetarian, vegan**, macrobiotic*, kosher, REAL FOOD diet.  So all are welcome! And, it’s as easy as easy as 1, 2, 3!

My Goal is to maintain it for 30 days…I will also be taking a detox supplement 3 x day

Throughout the day enjoy a total of up to 1, 2, and 3 of the following:

Choose 1  smoothie


3 Tbsp almond butter

1 cup almond milk

1/2 banana
1 cup spinach
(1 tsp maca powder–optional)
(1 Tbsp chia seeds—optional)


1 cucumber
1 clementine
1 celery stalk
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup frozen pineapple
(1/4 tsp cayenne–optional)
(3 large basil leaves–optional)


1 cup frozen berries
1 cup almond milk
1 zucchini
1 cup kale or spinach
1 tsp cinnamon
1 Tbsp honey

Choose 2 of following:
sweet potato* (technically unless you eat it raw or slow cook it at less than 116 degrees, it’s not raw/macrobiotic)

1 green apple (low glycemic index)

1 orange

1 avocado

1 cup berries


Choose 3 of following:
hard boiled egg* * (animal product, vegans omit this option)

1/2 cup walnuts, almonds or sunflower seeds

1/2 cup beans

large leafy green salad containing greens + any vegetables listed below (dressing must be from list)

1 cup cucumbers

3 celery stalks

chopped onion

1 cup mushrooms

1 red, yellow, or green pepper

Beverages (at least 100 ounces daily):
hot green tea

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Madeleine Vanstory attended Duke University and began her post-graduate journey at The Elaine Clark Center working with special needs children. She went on to work as a Clinical Research Scientist running clinical trials for the CDC and developing medical devices for Welsh Allen, Abbot Labs, Roche and Johnson & Jonhson Her work included non-invansive cervical cancer detection, continuous diabetic glucose monitoring, non-harmful infant bilirubin level detection and studying Vitamin C's anti-aging effects on the skin. Madeleine attended Medical school at The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University and completed a residency in Family Medicine at Moses Cone Hospital in Greensboro NC. Dr. Madeleine Vanstory is a board certified Family Physician who has practiced all over the world. She has lead medical missions in Kenya and Honduras. She has participated with Operation Smile in Russia, she has patients in North Carolina, Maine, Oregon and New Zealand. Dr. Vanstory has worked the medical tents in the Marine Corps marathon in Washington DC and at the Kona Ironman World Championships. And Dr. Vanstory has marched with the Surgeon General promoting "Exercise is Medicine" at the World Congress Sports Medicine Conference. Disillusioned by the current health care system and armed with the realization that culture, nutrition and emotional well-being have a profound impact on health, Dr. Vanstory now motivates clients and patients to discover the healthiest versions of themselves through humor, counseling in her "Upgrade Your Health" Wellness Program.

2 thoughts on “1, 2, 3 DETOX CHALLENGE

  1. You actually make it seem so easy with your presentation but I find this topic to be really something that I think I would never understand.
    It seems too complex and extremely broad for me. I am looking forward for your next post, I’ll try to get the hang of it!

    1. Detoxing can be a simple or a complex concept –there are thousands of “detox” systems and products out there. We all, as you mentioned in your post, have toxins that build up in the body over time. Pollution, additives, emotions etc. You can approach detoxing in numerous ways, accupuncture, sweating, more water, cleansing foods, supplements, wraps, etc

      I tried to provide a simple menu/program to encourage people to eat less processed foods and more cleansing foods–especially for folks who find vegetables less palatable

      Simply, though more water more greens helps keep the system ‘clean’

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