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  • FitKim’s 7 Day Detox


    Before we dive into the details, let’s first look at the difference between cleansing and detoxing.  Although the words are used interchangeably, cleansing and detoxing are actually different.  Think of a cleanse as something long-term, anywhere from 30 days to two years, depending on the amount of toxins built up in the body.  I do an herbal-based supplement program twice a year called the Total Cleanse.  During this time, your goal is to eliminate anything in your diet that would cause more toxins to be stored in the body, such as wheat, dairy, meat and any processed foods.  On the other hand, a detox is usually shorter in length and meant to give your body a healthy boost if you’ve fallen off the healthy-eating wagon a bit.  Make sure you take a good probiotic daily during this time, as this helps your body ensure there is enough good bacteria in the body.  Sometimes cleansing and detoxing can flush out all bacteria, and you want to avoid that.  Right now I am also obsessed with Cell Food, which helps your body become more alkaline and is loaded with essential minerals.

    Powerful Proteins 2So what is detoxing?  It does not mean you have to eat grapes and hummus for an entire week, or throw out everything in your kitchen and head to the nearest Whole Foods.  Doing a detox just means you will choose to eliminate foods that cause inflammation and toxicity, and replace them with fresh, whole foods that repair and rebuild the body.

    There are several variations out there, but I created this gentle Detox because it is realistic, flexible, and inexpensive.  Follow these simple steps as many times as you like.

     1.        Take a look at the items under the “Foods to Enjoy” category, and incorporate as many as possible into your diet.  Go for local, organic and whole foods.

     2.       On the first day of your detox, pick one item from the “Foods to Avoid” section to eliminate for the rest of the week.  On the second day, choose another item to forgo, and so on.  Repeat this each day, until you have eliminated seven items by the last day.

     3.       To help your body heal itself, enjoy one or two cups of the Repair recipe and the Rebuild recipe each day.

     4.       Lastly, enjoy a soothing bath with the Relax ingredients.  This supports elimination as your body rids itself of toxins.

     Because this is such a gentle detox, you shouldn’t experience too many side effects.  However, achy, flu-like symptoms, fatigue, and headaches are possible.  Don’t worry if you do, this is actually a great sign that your body is eliminating toxins.

    So take some time now and decide when you will do your detox.  You will feel refreshed, rejuvenated, and so very glad that the word diet can be put to rest once and for all.  Once complete, you will feel more healthy and happier than ever before!


    Foods to enjoy-local, organic or whole foods

    Filtered water


    Lean chicken or turkey

    Fresh vegetables

    Fresh fruits


    Brown rice


    Rolled oats



    Herbal tea

    Foods to avoid-processed foods



    Dairy products

    Gluten (wheat, rye, barley)

    Red meats



    Hydrogenated oils




    Repair Soup

    Broth-4 cups (May use Chicken and roasted garlic, Chicken, or any organic broth – except beef)

    Water-4 cups

    Wild rice-1/2 cup

    Carrots-20 baby or 2 large

    Green beans-2 handfuls

    Tomatoes-2, chopped

    Raw greens (spinach, mustard, collard, etc.)- 1 handful of each

    Green onions-3 stalks, diced

    Red pepper flakes-1 tsp

    Curry-1 tsp

    Paprika-1 tsp

    Black pepper-1 tsp

    Basil-10 leaves

    Place all items in a slow cooker except for basil. Cook on high for 3 hours.  Top with a few fresh basil leaves, chopped.


    Liquid Protein (1oz) (I use Genesis Today’s) OR Whey/rice protein powder-1 scoop

    Flax oil-1 tbsp

    Ground flaxseeds-1 tbsp

    ½ Scoop of GenEssential Greens

    Ice-1 cup

    Filtered water-1 to 2 cups

    Frozen/fresh berries-1/2 cup

    Place all items in a blender.  Add filtered water until you reach desired consistency.

    woman relaxing in bathRelax

    Epsom salts-2 cups

    Baking soda-1cup

    Lavender oil-10 drops

    Add all items to hot bathwater.  Soak for 20 minutes.
    ~by Kimberly Olson


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8 responses to “FitKim’s 7 Day Detox” RSS icon

  • Do we follow this every day. How do we know what to eat? Nd the bath, do we soak the items for 20 minutes or do we ourselves soak for 20 minutes?

  • Kim! I am just about to venture on a journey! I am 62, funloving , 40 lbs overweight, slave to my tastebuds kinda girl. Addicted to sugar to boot! eeek! help! I have the cleanse gonna start march 1st(gonna share the 2 bottles with my 89 yr old mom..I have coffee from our new 1-cup machine with hazelnut creamer…eek….gotta stop that i guess, gonna trn and stop all ice cream, cookies after dinner…tv time at night is my weakness…any suggestions??? gonna try and stop the meat, dairy (most)cheese isn’t good for us huh? stop alcohol (bye bye happy hr with girlfriend.:( wish there were HEALTHY go to goodies! I’ve got to shed these 40 pounds before my Bday in june! I copied down your soup recipe, and watch your youtubes…i saw you have a book…are there recipies in it? HELP!

  • Has anyone been through or know anyone who has been through rapid detox for addiction? Is it safe? Does it work?

  • I hope it works. but thanks and good luck.

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