THESE TIPS WILL MAXIMIZE YOUR TEATOX PROGRAM

The information featured in this page is designed to benefit to improve your health and obtain maximum benefits from your SCULPTea™ Detox Program.
The objective of SCULPTea™ Detox Program is to detox your organism. 
The herbs contained in SCULPT® Teas are used for centuries health purposes, mainly in Eastern civilizations. Detoxification is a physiological process of elimination of toxins from the body, through the kidneys, lungs, bowels and skin, which is our body's major organ. 
A detoxification process normally results in weight loss and an increased sense of well-being.
SCULPTea™ Detox Program raises this to another level, as it promotes an increase on energy levels and weight loss, boosts metabolism, increases fat burn, reduces liquid retention and cellulitis, slows the aging process.
DRINKS
WATER
1.5 - 2L per day, throughout the day.
A way to add more fun to your water intake is to add fresh lemon juice, besides aiding flavour it also aids digestion. It is important to hydrate during SCULPTea™ Detox Program.
COFFEE 
For detoxification it is best to avoid coffee or try to limit yourself to 1-2 expressos per day, preferably black. No sweeteners should be used, unless you use Stevia based sweeteners.
If you are a long term caffeine user, please note that decreasing its intake can affect your metabolism, by decreasing it.
SHAKES
Protein shakes, meal replacement shakes and smoothies are permited throughout your SCULPTea™ Detox Program. However, be sure they don't contain animal milk (look for vegan alternatives). Also be sure to check that they don’t contain sugars or artificial sweeteners, because they will impede the detoxification process. Look for sweeteners such as stevia or alcohol-based sweeteners.
JUICES
Juices like green juices, fresh pressed vegetable juice (carrot, beet, celery, cucumber, cabbage, spinach, parsley, ginger, greens, etc) and the commonly knowned "super juices" (aloe vera juice, chlorophyll, açaí berry juice, goji berry juice, etc.) can only complement your daily diet. DO NOT detoxify your body using only these kind of juices as your only food source. Just be careful to check them for added substances (sugars, preservatives, artificial sweeteners, etc.).
FOODS TO AVOID
Sugar (specially white)

Table salt

Red meat (not forbidden)

Dairy products (including butter, milk, cheese, etc.). Unsweetened yogurt is fine.

Refined flour products, white rice, white pasta, white bread, etc..

Processed foods (including canned foods, packaged foods, frozen foods, biscuits and peanut butter).
Alcoholic beverages

All drinks that contain added sugar (including soft drinks and flavoured drinks, etc).
Artificial sweeteners

FATS:
Saturated fats and trans-fats are known as “bad fats” because they increase the risk of heart disease and are cancer-related.

SATURATED FATS:
• High-fat cuts of meat (including beef, lamb)
• Chicken with the skin
• Whole-fat dairy products (milk and cream)
• Butter
• Cheese
• Ice Cream
• Palm and coconut oil
• Lard
TRANS FATS:
• Baked pastries (cookies, doughnuts, cakes, pizza)
• Packaged snack foods (crackers, microwave popcorn, chips)
• Margarine
• Fried foods (french fries, fried chicken, chicken nuggets, breaded fish)
• Candy bars
ALTERNATIVES:
• to dairy:
Rice milk, almond milk, oat milk, soy milk.
• to sugar:
Raw honey, rice bran syrup / brown rice syrup, 100% pure maple syrup – use sparingly in place of sugar.
• to salt:
Herbal seasoning or sea salt - use in place of table salt.
• to dressings:
extra virgin olive oil, lemon juice and apple cider vinegar

FOOD YOU SHOULD BET ON
GRAINS:
Sprouted seeds, grains and legumes.
Brown rice, wholemeal pasta, wild, wehani, or red rice, millet, quinoa, oats, buckwheat, sprouted grain bread (wheat-free).
Note: If weight loss is your objective, limit the intake of carbohydrates (particularly bread and pasta) throughout the Program and in afterwards.
After the detox program, you should re-introduce gluten and dairy slowly.
Please note that symptoms may arise such as digestive distress, aching joints, bloating, which can indicate gluten and/or dairy sensitivity, and indicate that gluten or dairy should be limited in a daily basis.
NUTS & SEEDS:
Raw walnuts, cashews, almonds, chia seeds, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, etc..
These should be consumed with moderation, because they have a very high calorie and fat content.
One serving a day (about a handful) is enough for the obtain health benefits, however it is mandatory to avoid roasted/toasted nuts.
VEGETABLES:
All raw and steamed vegetables (except potatoes and other starchy vegetables).
Vegetables should include broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, onion, radish, turnips, leeks, dark and leafy greens (kale, collards, mustard, turnip, or dandelion greens, bok choy, tatsoi, chicory, watercress, radicchio) and field greens (arugula, organic mesclun, romaine, red and green leaf lettuce).
Other vegetables such as mineral rich seaweed; carrots; beets; green, pumpkin; sweet potatoes, parsnips.
FRUITS AND BERRIES:
Seasonal fruits are always the best option.
Tropical and citrus should be reduced to a minimum (except lemon, lime and grapefruit which are great detoxers).
Berries are a great source of antioxidants and vitamins, and to maximize the antioxidant power of SCULPTea™ Detox Program, you should try to include: Açai berries, Acerola cherry, Aronia, Blackberries, Blueberries, Cranberries, Goji berries, Maqui berries, Noni berries, Raspberries and Strawberries.
BEANS:
Beans portions have 15 grams of high quality protein and don’t contain saturated fats found
in other protein sources, like red meats, and are  a great source of fibre (around 5 grams per serving).
Note: if you are prone to bloat after eating beans, you should refrain to eat them while teatoxing
LENTILS:
Lentils are a great source of protein and fibre.
CHICK PEAS:
Also known as garbanzo beans, they’re also a great source of fibre, protein, and healthy fats.
OATS:
In a cup of cooked oatmeal there's 4 g of fibre and 6 g of proteinl.
The complex carbohydrates will provide you with plenty of energy to burn calories during the day.
AVOCADOS:
Rich in Oleic acid, it may fool your body to feel satiated.
BLUEBERRIES AND RASPBERRIES:
Well-known for their anti-aging effects, blueberries and raspberries and filled up with antioxidants, preventing cancer and aging. 
BROCCOLI:
A cruciferous veggetable, broccoli is known for its cancer-preventing properties, as well for its considerable content in filling fibre.
QUINOA:
Source of protein and fibre, this grain is also low in carbohydrates, having a great satiating power and helping control your blood sugar.
FISH, MEATS AND EGGS
SALMON:
This healthy fish is filled up with omega-3 fatty acids, which are heart-friendly, and may in fact improve
your heart health, reduce depression, and prevent inflammation.
EGGS:
Eggs are a great source of protein, and studies say that the yolk is not so bad for your cholesterol after all!
Also it's a main component of an healthy and protein-enriched diet.
LEAN MEAT:
Know as "white meats", chicken or turkey meats are a great ally to increase your protein intake without the risk of eating too much prejudicial fats and cholesterol.
AN IDEA FOR A GREAT MEAL PLAN
BREAKFAST:
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day!
You should bet all you've got on an healthy and rich breakfast, and start to reduce your calorie intake as the day goes by.
Start by a cup of your SCULPT Energy Boost Tea.

Oats made with greek yogurt or rice milk, frozen berries, honey or maple syrup.
Fresh fruit juice with natural Greek yoghurt and honey

Breakfast smoothie (eg: banana, frozen berries, greek yogurt, honey or maple syrup, chia seeds, flax seed oil, maca powder, etc..

Poached/boiled eggs and avocado

Egg white omelette (3 egg whites and one yolk) and spinach.

LUNCH:
Grilled Salmon filet with green salad, cherry tomatoes and sprouts


Vegetable, bean or lentil soups

Nori wraps with avocado and mixed vegetables.
Sashimi
Roasted beetroot salad with spinach leaves, walnuts and green apple
DINNER:

Stir fried vegetables and brown rice.
Poached chicken salad.
Vegetable, bean or lentil soups.
Roast vegetables with garlic balsamic vinegar and olive oil.
Vegie burger with green salad.
Mexican grilled chicken with fresh salsa, home made guacamole and black beans.
White fish with steamed vegetables and brown rice
SNACKS:
Vegetable sticks with hummus.
Organic unsalted corn chips with guacamole (home made is better; avocado, lemon juice, salt, pepper, red onion and
Greek yoghurt) or fresh salsa.
Raw nuts (maximum of 28 grams/day)
Apple with a few raw almonds or a tablespoon of almond butter