Is Doing a Cleanse a Good Idea? (Page 5)

A Healthy Clean-Eating Plan

Instead of a full-out cleanse, try a healthy clean-eating plan (like this week’s worth of clean dinners). Cut back on things like salt, sugar, processed foods, alcohol and saturated fat. Focus on upping your intake of fruits, vegetables, whole grains and lean proteins (like chicken breast and beans). Occasionally "re-setting" your diet by cleaning it up can be a really helpful reminder of how many times you might be swinging by your coworker’s candy jar or eating a few too many slices of bacon.

Pictured Recipe: Clementine & Five-Spice Chicken

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