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Step 2: Detox

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Ready, Set, Detox

Now that you’ve started to minimize your toxin intake with prep, it’s time to detox. For the next 14 days, you’ll be supporting all six organs of detoxification with supplements, nutrition and lifestyle habits.

Now that you’ve started to minimize your toxin intake with prep, it’s time to detox. For the next 14 days, you’ll be supporting all six organs of detoxification with supplements, nutrition and lifestyle habits.

Days 1–10
1 D.TOX shake per day
2-3 D.TOX-friendly meals per day.

Days 11–14
2 D.TOX shakes per day
1-3 D.TOX friendly meals per day.

Each shake: 2 level scoops D.TOX Shake Mix + 1 scoop fiber. Use our approved and non-approved foods list and recipes (in the prep section) to help create your own D.TOX-approved meals, or use our recipes and sample meal plans that each include grocery lists.

For the most part, your current supplement routine can stay the same while D.TOXing, with a few minor exceptions below.

Can be included during D.TOX Consider holding off while on D.TOX
  • Additional soy-free vegan protein (if you want an extra protein boost or if you’re vegetarian/vegan), such as Life Time Vegan Protein
  • Life Time Collagen Peptides
  • Life Greens
  • Life Time Cal/Mag
  • Life Time Magnesium
  • MultiPro30B Probiotic
  • Life Time Vitamin D3 + K2
  • Life Time Amino Complex
  • Life Time BCAA complex
  • Life Time Vitamin C
  • Life Time Digestive Enzymes
  • Life Time Zinc + Quercetin
  • Caffeine-containing supplements, such as pre-workout
  • Multivitamins, since the D.TOX shake mix contains a multivitamin/multimineral blend
  • Generation UCAN, since it’s made from corn

D.TOX Non-Negotiables

  • Drink half of your body weight in ounces of water
  • Consume one D.TOX shake every day on Days 1–10 and two D.TOX shakes on days 11–14
  • Include at least a palm-sized serving of protein or a serving of protein powder three times throughout the day (at each meal)
  • Ensure you get a minimum of 8 hours of sleep
  • Follow approved food list, and avoid the following: dairy, corn, eggs, gluten, soy, peanuts, sugar, caffeine, and alcohol
  • Focus on lots of non-starchy vegetables, protein, and healthy fats
  • If you’re active, you can include a cupped handful of complex carbohydrates around workout times and in the evenings. Choose beans, sweet potatoes, winter squash, rice, or quinoa.

How To Make a D.TOX Shake

Meal Replacement Shake

We recommend drinking a shake for breakfast every day during your detox.

  1. Liquid: water, unsweetened nut milk (10-12 oz.)
  2. Protein: D.TOX Powder (2 scoops)
  3. Fiber: Fiber Powder (1 scoop)
  4. Veggies: spinach, kale, riced cauliflower, Life Greens (1-3 handfuls)
  5. Fruit: berries, banana, lime, pineapple, mango (½ cup)
  6. Healthy Fat: almond butter, avocado, chia seeds, flax seeds (1-2 Tbsp.)
  7. Bonus: vanilla extract, mint extract, oats, coconut, cinnamon

Snack Shake

During days 11-14, you’ll be consuming two D.TOX shakes per day, We recommend continuing the daily breakfast shake habit, and adding in an afternoon or evening snack shake. Since you’ll be treating shake #2 as a snack, you want to go lighter on the calories.

  1. Liquid: water, unsweetened nut milk (10-12 oz.)
  2. Protein: D.TOX Powder (2 scoops)
  3. Fiber: Fiber Powder (1 scoop)
  4. Bonus: vanilla extract, mint extract, oats, coconut, cinnamon

Tips to Detox the Right Way

Detoxification isn’t just about taking supplements. It’s a lifestyle change that includes eating the right foods and getting enough rest and activity. Follow these guidelines to ensure your best results.

Wash your produce

It helps remove pesticides and bacteria.

Eat at least 6 to 8 servings of vegetables per day

The following vegetables help cleanse the liver: asparagus, artichokes, beets, garlic, onions, leeks, radishes, broccoli, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, red or green cabbage and kale. If you experience digestive issues from eating these raw, try preparing them steamed or roasted. One serving is 1 cup raw or ½ cup cooked.

Eat 2 servings of fresh fruit per day

Organic berries and cherries are high in antioxidants and low in natural sugars. One serving is ½ cup fruit (1 cup berries), 1 small piece of fruit or ½ banana.

Eat high-quality protein with each meal

This helps to stabilize blood sugars, energy level and cravings as well as provides amino acids needed for the detoxification pathways. Try to include both animal and plant-based protein. Aim for 1 gram of protein per pound of goal weight.

Consume Omega-3 fatty acid sources several times per day

These essential fats are critical for building healthy cell membranes and reducing inflammation. Get them from wild-caught, fatty fish (salmon) and take a daily fish oil supplement, as plant-based sources are not converted well by humans.

Increase your daily intake of water

Water is the most important nutrient for your body, especially during the D.TOX® program. Water cleanses your organs and helps flush toxins and waste from your cells. Optimal intake is half your goal body weight in ounces.

Consume adequate fiber daily

Fiber helps eliminate environmental estrogens like BPA and feeds the intestinal cells. You will receive fiber from fruits and vegetables, legumes and the Life Time Fiber.

Follow the exercise and lifestyle plan

This plan will help optimize the detoxification process. It takes a lot of energy to properly detoxify, and undue physical stress through intense / frequent exercise or mental stress can inhibit this process and dampen your results.

Follow the nutritional plan

Consuming the right nutrients in the correct amounts is critical to your success in this program. Not only does proper nutrition support your detoxification pathways, it also supports your energy and immunity.

Commit to your goals on paper

Studies show that it’s easier to stay motivated when you write down your goals. Use our daily journal to keep track of your food and supplement intake, activity level, sleep and reactions.

Healthy Lifestyle Habits

Excercise & Movement

Daily Movement

10,000 steps a day (equal to 5 miles) helps reduce body weight, body fat and inches around your waist. A pedometer is an easy way to track your steps each day

Cardio or Strength Training

In a current routine? Do a lighter version and keep sessions under 30 minutes.

Not in a current routine? Avoid additional stress on the body during detoxification and focus on 10,000 steps a day — indoors and out.

Restorative Yoga

Try for two to three sessions per week. Restorative yoga helps rebalance the nervous system. And as you practice deep breathing, toxins are expelled through the lungs.

Heal & Recharge


Regenerate through the night. Aim for 7 to 8 hours per night between 10pm and 6am. Deep sleep is when your body physically repairs itself, releasing hormones for healing and growth.

REM sleep is critical for memory and emotional processing, allowing us to learn and develop new skills.

Dry Sauna

Sweat it out. We encourage 3 days per week for 15 to 20 minutes. After each session, take a cool shower to wash the toxins off your skin.


Mind over matter. Slowly work up to 20 minutes per day.


Stimulate the body. Get a lymphatic drainage massage at least once during the detox. Your skin is your largest organ. Your lymphatic system is also known as the “garbage disposal” of the body.

Out & About

It’s important to plan ahead before you leave the house. Here are a few ideas to get you started.

Eating in restaurants

Look up the menu before you go.

Request organic, grass-fed, pasture-raised or wild meat. If unavailable, choose a leaner option (fish, chicken, turkey, tenderloin or filet mignon).

Ask how food is cooked and if it is served with sauces or marinades. Grilled or baked meats are best, prepared plain with herbs or a spice rub.

Go for veggies. Steamed is best, plain (no butter or sauce). Or request a side salad (without cheese or croutons) served with vinegar and olive oil for dressing.

Social gatherings

Find out what food will be served and compare with the approved and non-approved food chart.

Bring a dish or two to share that will be safe for you to eat.

Eat a meal or snack before you go or pack one for the road.

The content on this site is not intended to suggest or recommend the diagnosis, treatment, cure, or prevention of any disease, nor to substitute for medical treatment, nor to be an alternative to medical advice. The use of the suggestions and recommendations on this website is at the choice and risk of the reader.

*This article is not intended for the treatment or prevention of disease, nor as a substitute for medical treatment, nor as an alternative to medical advice. Use of recommendations in this and other articles is at the choice and risk of the reader.

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