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10 Jul, 2023

How a 3-Day Reset Works

We believe that just three days of wholesome, nourishing food and intermittent-fasting can transform your energy levels, reduce bloating, improve your digestive health and even curb that 3pm sugar craving. We outline the nutrition philosophy that will have you feeling great in just three days.


Three Day Reset Nutrition Philosophy

1. Eliminate alcohol and reduce caffeine

These both affect our blood sugar levels and it has been proven that when our blood sugar levels are more stable, we are less likely to crave high sugar foods and are more likely to maintain a healthy weight. A single shot of coffee a day is fine, but try simple swaps like having a cup of herbal tea in place of that extra caffeinated cup and alternate a glass of water with alcoholic drinks each round.

2. Avoid wheat, dairy and refined sugars

All our food is free from these and created using only seasonal and local ingredients. While you may not have an intolerance to wheat or dairy, eating foods that are designed to work with your body, not against it, will help the natural detoxification process.

3. Stay hydrated

You should start each day with a glass of lemon water (juice of 1/2 lemon to 300ml of water), and aim to drink 2 litres of water throughout the day. We like to stay hydrated with plenty of herbal tea throughout the day, and one cup of green juice alongside meals. We also suggest 'eating your water' as much as possible in vegetables that are water-dense (which is most of them). The average salad from Detox Kitchen contains enough veggies that equate to nearly a litre of water!

4. Fasting

Fasting is a great way to give the gut and microbes time to rest. 50% of our energy every day is used for breaking down our food therefore that energy goes towards healing our bodies. Fasting enables the body's enzyme system to concentrate on detoxifying and breaking down toxins in the body quickly and efficiently without the job of heavy food digestion. It helps to reset and balance a healthy gut microbiome.

Our 3-Day Reset plan has been created to support and strengthen a healthy microbiome and encourage good bacteria. The menu is built fulfil these nutritional philosophies and around intermittent-fasting to give your microbes a rest and help your microbiome to thrive, with meals designed to nourish and reset the body, such as soothing broths, fresh pressed juice and salads.

Why gut health is the key to better health

The purpose of good gut health and optimal digestion is to turn the food you eat into fuel for your body’s cells. Many people have poor digestion and what happens when we are not efficiently turning the food we eat into fuel? We feel horrible! Fatigued, foggy, bloated, experience flatulence, possible nutritional deficiencies, constipation, diarrhea, reflux, weight gain, brittle nails, dry skin, an inability to lose weight, cravings, low immune function and hormonal imbalances. The list goes on!

Our gut does so much more than just break down food. It’s really important to remember that a healthy gut needs a good balance of healthy bacteria. Your gut holds trillions of bacteria that help process your food, produce nutrients, and fight disease. When the gut is happy, we flourish. Eating and drinking nutrient rich foods, supports this healthy bacteria like no other.

How do I know if I’m living with poor gut health?

  1. Digestive system issues such as gas, bloating, diarrhea or irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Seasonal allergies or asthma.
  2. Ongoing hormonal imbalances such as PMS or PCOS.
  3. Diagnosis of an autoimmune disease such as rheumatoid arthritis, Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, lupus, psoriasis, or celiac disease.
  4. Diagnosis of chronic fatigue or fibromyalgia.
  5. Mood and mind issues such as depression, anxiety, ADD or ADHD.
  6. Skin issues such as acne, rosacea, or eczema.
  7. Diagnosis of candida overgrowth.
  8. Food allergies, food sensitivities or food intolerances.
  9. Poor immune system.
  10. Arthritis or joint pain.

Our intermittent fasting plan, the 3-Day Reset, provides that perfect opportunity to reconnect with your body’s needs, to blow away mental fogginess, banish sluggish bowels and bits of bloating, to then build on going forward. Find out more, here.

According to a customer ... "Just finished the 3 day vegan reset and it was so brilliant. I lost several kilos and felt so much leaner, lighter and cleaner afterwards. Each meal was generously portioned and so tasty, it wasn't a hardship at all. I will definitely be doing it again, it's worth every penny. I loved not to have to think about what to cook and prepare, it really helped me stay resolved."