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Teresa Marie’s 3 Day Detox

Whether you need to detox your retox, slim down for an event or just hit the reset button, my 3 day detox will help!

I created this 3 day detox plan well over a year because I frequently find myself in one of the three scenarios and short detoxes are a great way to get back on track, quick! But I’m a marathon runner, so I can’t take the nutrient deficiency that comes with most traditional juices cleanses (some are as low as 600 calories a day with no protein or fiber). While a traditional detox leaves you feeling great, the process of getting there can be painful, and for me, too disruptive to my training schedule.

3 day detox strikes again

I’ve had friends and clients try the plan and the results are awesome! From feeling great, to dropping pounds to ab selfies that make your jaw drop.

As it turns out, I’m not the only one who likes to detox but also still maintain my energy.

I just have to tell you I love your 3 day detox! I did it for a 3rd time this week. Results: clear mind, glowing skin and a flat tummy!

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A little insight into my detox philosophy…

I don’t normally write about fast or quick weight loss, mostly because I don’t believe in it. Real weight loss is ultimately a simple mathematical equation and it takes time to see the pounds peel off for good (remember, it took some time to put then on too, right?). Anything much more than 1-2 pounds per week or 1% of your body weight is likely not fat loss. But you know what? Sometimes life is toxic! Cocktails, cheese, candy and cookies add up and they leave a residue that makes you feel fluffy and icky — maybe even “fat.” So when you get on the scale Monday morning and the number spikes your heart rate a bit, it’s time for some fast action!

These before and after pics are a bit more than I've shared in the past, and I'm not sure which is more alarming -- ha ha

These before and after pics are a bit more than I’ve shared in the past, and I’m not sure which is more alarming — ha ha

What makes this 3 Day Detox Different?

As I mentioned earlier, I am not really a fan of simple juice cleanses because I get way too hungry and I have a hard time working out or I get way too space cadet-y, which makes it hard to work. So I decided to do a little twist on the traditional juicing detox. In addition to fresh juice, I decided to add smoothies for protein and a little optional healthy fat and roasted vegetable soups for fiber and satiation. And of course, liters and liters of water and some dieters tea to move everything through.

Teresa Marie’s 3 Day Detox Experience

Every time I do this 3 day detox, it’s a different experience, but ultimately I lose weight, feel great and always love the simplicity of not having to think about or prepare food. Not to mention, less dishes to wash. Day one is always the easiest, day two the hardest, day three you see the light at the end of the tunnel and day 4, you may not even want it to end. It’s that great. 

The Full 3 Day Detox Plan Includes:

  • Delicious recipes for more than enough soups, smoothies and soups.
  • Getting started juicing video series in case you’re a newbie here.
  • Detailed instruction guide so you can mentally and physically get the best results.
  • Easy to print and use tracker/planner tool.
  • Daily coaching from me so you know you’re on track!

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Teresa Marie’s 3 Day Detox Results

The first time I did this plan, I literally lost 7 lbs, and I don’t weigh all that much to begin with. On average I lose about 3-4 pounds, and about two of them will come back on shortly after the detox is over. But you still come out way ahead for very little effort and the feeling you have on the morning of day 4, makes it all worth it! And this isn’t just about the number on the scale. This is about giving your body a boost of clean, pure, whole nutrition to spike energy, fight disease and build radiance…from the inside out!

It’s a quick and simple way to obliterate a temporary lifestyle retox and get back on track in a matter of days. Over the past year, more and more people have tried this plan with similar results. My friend over at There D Goes took the time to document her entire 3 day detox experience Here is one of my most favorite quotes ever from a client who followed this plan…

What witchcraft is this??????? Who cares! Felt great. Thank you for the guidance and support!

And here is one from a client that I just love because traditional detoxes tend to fail at teaching you any healthier habits or deliver benefits that last beyond the term of the detox. I absolutely love how this gal will have better habits moving forward after she did the 3-Day Detox!

I didn’t do the plan 100% on point, but I did my best and I still lost 5 lbs. The biggest thing I am thankful for is the fact that I am now truly trying to be healthier, and plan to keep up the drinking veggie juices and protein shakes. I had never been able to do this before. The structure you provided was exactly what I needed and I LOVED how simple it was to get my grocery list ready and to schedule my juices on the calendar provide. It made it so easy to follow!

How the 3 Day Detox Works

You can totally wing this detox based on the info below, but it’s so much easier if you invest in all the 3 day detox tools and resources. Below is a sample schedule to give you an idea of the structure, but I wouldn’t get too tied up in following it to the minute. Every day will be a little different depending your schedule, sleep time and how hungry you feel.

 Sample 3-Day Detox Schedule:

3 day detox schedule

Essentially you’ll have this each day:

  • 2-3 fresh juices
  • 2-3 protein smoothies
  • 1 vegetable soup
  • 4 liters of water
  • 1 detox tea per day.

Daily Nutrition: Based on the recipes and how many you decide to have, it will net out to about 900-1400 calories per day, 30-40g of fiber and 60-90g of protein. Potentially a little bit on skinny side of the diet scale for me, but for a 3 day detox, pretty nutritionally sufficient.

3 Day Detox Recipes

To make it easier, more fun and likely increase your chances of success, I’d suggest you pick up the full 3 day detox program and get instant access to all your success tools (including more than enough simple and yummy recipes), for just $19, but here are few to get you started… 

Basic Detox Green Juice

  • 1/2 Beet
  • 1/2 Green Apple
  • 2 cups Raw Spinach
  • 3 stalks of Celery
  • 1/2 Cucumber
  • 1″ fresh Ginger
  • 1/4 Lemon

Directions: Squeeze the lemon juice in the bottom of the glass. Put everything else in the juicer. Poor your detox juice on top of your lemon juice and enjoy right away. If you let it sit to long, you’ll lose a lot of the enzyme goodness.

The full program has 5 more delicious, easy to make recipes! 

3-day detox juice recipes

Vanila Berry Protein Smoothie

  • 1 scoop Vanilla Protein Powder
  • 5 frozen Strawberries
  • 1/2 cup frozen blueberries
  • 2 T ground Fax Seeds
  • 6-8oz Water

Directions: put everything in the blender and start at your lowest level until all the chunks are ground up. Then slowly increase the speed and let it run for at least 30 seconds to froth it up and make it more fluffy and delicious.

The full program has 5 more delicious, easy to make recipes! 

3-day detox smoothie recipes

Pureed Detox Vegetable Soup

  • 1 Medium Cauliflower
  • 3 cups Water
  • 3 cups Spinach
  • 3 T ground Flax Seeds
  • 1 T Lemon Juice
  • 1 T Spicy Mustard (optional)
  • 1 T Braggs Liquid Aminos
  • 1 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1 tsp Cayenne Pepper

Directions: Core the cauliflower, chop florets into large chunks and save stems for juicing. Fill a large pot with water and bring to a boil. Add cauliflower and let boil for 30 minutes. Add the boiled cauliflower to a blender or food processor with 2 cups of the water it boiled in (preserves some nutrition value) and blend until smooth. Add remaining ingredients and blend until smooth and serve.

This soup is a nutrition super star with 26g of fiber and under 300 calories for the ENTIRE pot. It also has 500% of your vitamin C, 170% Vitamin A, 36% Iron and 29% daily calcium requirements. Woot! 

The full program has 5 more delicious, easy to make recipes! 

Get all the Simple Secrets to make this 3-Day Detox a Success for just $19!

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Are you ready to pull the trigger and hit the reset button? What are you waiting for? If you try this or a version of it, do let me know how it goes! Or if you have a different way to clean out the toxic effects of the holidays — please share!

3 Day Detox Disclaimers

This disclaimer lives on my blog and applies to everything I talk about, but I like to call it out here to be very clear.  I am not a medical doctor or miracle maker. However, I do have a formal education in nutrition, and 17  years of experience in the weight loss industry (both side of the scale). I have personally tried and witnessed a lot of “diet” experiments and only share the ones I feel are nutritional sound and effective. With all of that said, I cannot guarantee that everybody will have the experience, so you should be smart when trying on any new dietary habit. You are responsible for your own health. Any recipe or nutrition instruction I provide, should be taken only as recommendation, not prescription. You should always consult with your health care practitioner before making any rash changes in your diet or lifestyle — especially if you have existing health conditions. 

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  • Chattynatty

    I plan to do the 21 day detox program starting January 6. I ordered the e book and have started reading it but wanted to know how to sign up for motivational emails once I start. Also do I sign up for other contact? Thanks.

  • teresamarierun

    Oh this is so great to hear!! You can sign up for the email series on the 5th and it should coincide perfectly with your program. Here is the sign up form: http://forms.aweber.com/form/23/1563280123.htm. If you want to make it more fun, feel free to sign up for the diet bet too — it’s 28 Days, but you should have no trouble winning 🙂 http://www.dietbetter.com/games/29887 and of course, feel free to message me directly with any questions or comments! I can’t wait to hear what you think and really hope you enjoy the program!

  • Connie Pino Oliver

    How many servings does the puréed veggie soup make?

  • Meredith

    What is Super Dieters tea? Is there a recipe for it?

  • Amanda

    Would you get the same benefits from blending the juice rather than using a juicer? Or would I be in fiber overload?

    • Teresa

      It might be…but you can try it and see how it goes? Fiber is indigestible, so in theory it should all pass through 😉 But that might not be all that comfortable, you could try a more broth based soup instead of the cauliflower to cut back the load? Smoothies also often have more calories than juices, so watch the ingredients to keep calories in check.

  • Liz

    If I want to make the detox juices, but have to work during the day, can I make them ahead in the morning so I can have them the two times you have them during the day?

    • Teresa

      Hi Liz! It’s best to drink your juice within 20 minutes of juicing, but I totally get that’s tough for most lifestyles. I’ve recently started juicing my entire day at once to save time and cleanup and I’m storing them in mason jars. Just squeeze a lemon wedge in the bottom, overfill slightly, seal airtight and keep it cool. You’ll be good for a day or 2 that way 🙂 Enjoy!

  • Karen

    Hi Teresa! I’m considering doing this detox and am wondering if you can estimate how many ounces these smoothies are? I like your mason jar idea and want to know what size to get. Thanks!

  • teresamarierun

    Hi Karen! I think mine usually come out to 12-16 ounces. It depends on how crazy I get with added fruit 🙂 I have mini 8oz mason jars I use to store the fresh juice, but for smoothies you’d want at least 16 oz. Let me know how it goes for you!

  • Kerry Martin

    is the dieters tea really necessary? I am starting this tomorrow but don’t have the tea and am not sure I want to use it anyway. It seems to me like “moving things through” would not be a problem on a liquid diet? Any advice is appreciated! Thanks!

    • Teresa

      Hi Kerry! It’s totally up to you and not at all necessary. But I do recommend an herbal tea of sorts at night, just as a soothing way to wind down the night. Also, this is not a detox where you are supposed to be overly hungry. So if you find yourself too hungry, be sure to add an extra protein shake and/or include some good, healthy fat in one of the other two like avocado or coconut oil. Good luck!

  • Kerry Martin


    Thank you! This is my first go at any sort of liquid diet, but this seemed like a very achievable plan for me and I am really looking forward to getting a bit of a jump start on my weight loss. the soup ingredients have been prepared (roasted sweet potatoes, boiled cauliflower), and smoothie ingredients and Suja juices purchased! Thanks for the advice on the avocado/coconut oil for hunger – I work out pretty vigorously each morning and may need that!

    • Teresa

      You are going to kill this! I can’t wait to hear how it goes! Everybody is different, so it’s important to make sure you really tune into how you feel. You are not supposed to feel bad I promise! Sometime I do it, I need the extra fat, sometimes I don’t – it’s weird. But I can tell you that every time I get to day 3, I go to half of day 4 because it feels good!

  • Kerry Martin

    Well I’m going out to a celebration dinner for my son on Friday night (decided after I planned my detox) so this is actually a 2.75 day detox! But it’s all good – I’m SURE I’ll be doing this again! And I’ll definitely let you know how it goes.

  • Kerry Martin

    Well its 4pm and I am too full for my protein smoothie! Everything tastes great but the butternut squash soup was so filling that I should have skipped the 2pm juice and gone for the protein shake at 3 or 4. Ill try that tomorrow. So far I feel fine – the only issue I’m having is I can’t drink as much water as is called for – only 2 liters so far…but I’m working on it! Cant wait to see what this brings tomorrow!

  • Kerry Martin

    Felt great this morning and a few pounds lighter is why! Keeping it up today and no issues…I have to back off the water a bit as tonight is my golf night and Ill never make it around the course if I drink all of my water! 🙂

  • Stephanie A Santorico

    Would this work okay is you’re also doing intense exercise or should it be over “rest” days?

    • Teresa

      Excellent question Stephanie!! I do love this detox because I can still exercise (most I can hardly think straight let alone run) and I’ve found that I can still do moderate exercise but anything intense is too hard for me. I’m not exactly sure why because the macros of this plan are still pretty balanced, but I think I just must eat a ton on a normal basis. I have had some clients have some of their best workouts on day 2 of this. So my best advice is to plan for moderate activity and if you feel good — go for it! Let me know if you decide to give it a try, I’d love to hear what you think about it 🙂 Cheers!

  • Julie

    ooh the vegetable soup is very easy to make — I already have the ingredients in my fridge :-).

  • Kimberly uresk

    Are the juice and protein shake recipes for the entire day, like will the one recipe need to be divided by 3. Or do you juice the 1/2 apple ect. 3x a day?

  • ruth

    Hi , I love the sound of this plan. It’s east. My question is , how often can I do it? Can I do it like every month?

    • Teresa

      Hi Ruth! So happy to hear you like the plan! It’s a good one and I love it as a once a month plan. It’s great for maintenance and honestly is how I got back down to race weight back in 2014. I did it about 3x over 3 months and that was all it took! Suppose this is a gentle reminder I should give it another go soon — lol 😉 Enjoy!

  • Arshiya

    Hi! How often can this be repeated. I have to lose 10 kgs and I have also joined a gym . Can I repeat it after 7 days gap . Or can I continue doing this program till I reduce 10 kgs?

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