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Foods to Avoid During the 10-Day Program and the 2-Day Prep Phase ...

preparing for your Jump Start (two days prior):

  • caffeine

    • drink half of what you normally consume on the first prep day , then drink half of that reduced dose on the second day ; quit on the first day of our detox

    • tip: exercise, lots of water, a hot bath and extra vitamin C can help reduce withdrawal headaches

  • alcohol

    • go off alcohol cold turkey

    • don’t taper off; just stop

  • sweetened beverages

    • stop drinking any sugar-sweetened or artificially sweetened beverages 

    • don’t taper off; just stop

  • processed foods

    • stop eating all processed foods

    • don’t taper off; just stop

also during the two days prior,  Jump Start your kitchen by removing:


  • all processed foods and anything that is not real food, unless it is a canned whole food, such as sardines, tuna, artichokes, etc. with only a few real ingredients, such as water, vinegar, spices or salt.


  • any food or drink that contains sugar of any kind (even artificial sweeteners); this includes fruit juices, sports drinks, sodas, etc.

  • anything that contains hydrogenated oils or refined vegetable oils


  • any foods with preservatives, additives, coloring, or dyes


  • all gluten products (bread, pasta, bagels, etc.)


  • all grains (even those that are gluten-free) 


  • all dairy products (including milk, yogurt, and cheese)


  • all beans, soy or soy-based products and starchy vegetables (e.g., corn, white potatoes, taro, etc.)

Additional Details/Further Info on What to Avoid ...

  • sugary/sweet foods

    • all sugar products including sugar, agave, honey, maple syrup, molasses, etc.

    • liquid sugar calories in sweet drinks – soda, sports drinks, sweetened teas, energy drinks, fruit drinks and other sugary drinks

    • fruit juices of any kind

    • high fructose corn syrup (HFCS)

    • artificial sweeteners and sugar substitutes (e.g., stevia, sweet and low, etc.)

  • gluten

    • found in most baked goods; wheat, rye, barley, spelt, kamut, and oats

  • all grains

    • including gluten-free grains

    • including breads, bagels, flours, pastas, cereals, and snacks, even gluten-free ones

  • dairy

    • milk, yogurt, cheese, butter, cream

    • casein (found in non-dairy products)

    • note: eggs are allowed.

  • beans or legumes

    • beans, lentils, split peas, etc.

    • note: green beans are allowed

  • processed foods

    • all processed and factory-made foods

    • chemicals, preservatives, additives ...

      • monosodium glutamate MSG – including anything with the word “glutamate” in it, gelatin, hydrolyzed vegetable protein (HVP), textured protein, hydrolyzed plant protein (HPP), yeast extract, autolyzed plant protein, yeast food or nutrient, glutamic acid, autolyzed yeast, vegetable protein extract, anything “hydrolyzed”, protease, anything “enzyme modified”, anything containing “enzymes”, umami, carrageenan, bouillon and broth, stock, any “flavors” or “flavoring”, maltodextrin, barley malt or malt extract

  • refined oils

    • all refined and processed vegetable oils (e.g., corn oil, soybean oil, canola oil, sunflower oil)

  • alcohol

    • all types (e.g, beer, wine, spirits, etc.) 

  • caffeine

    • coffee and tea 

    • soft drinks and energy drinks

  • other stimulants and sedatives

    • if you are on regular medication, don’t stop taking it without an okay from your doctor

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