3 Day Weight Loss Cleanse Diet – Day 1

For SHA Wellness Clinic
Thursday January 17th, 2019
Healthy nutrition

Melanie Waxman - Nutrition Expert
Melanie Waxman - Nutrition Expert

Do you feel as if you have put on weight over festivities? Follow this simple weight loss plan that will get your metabolism moving and your energy jumping. Don’t forget to exercise for at least 30 minutes especially outdoors in nature. Happy, healthy eating!

Buckwheat Porridge*


  • 1 cup buckwheat
  • 2 cups of spring water
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sunflower seeds


  • Rinse the buckwheat and place into a bowl.
  • Add 2 cups spring water.
  • Leave to soak overnight.
  • In the morning bring to a boil on a medium flame.
  • Simmer for 10 minutes or until soft.
  • Mix gently and serve garnished with toasted seeds.


Marvelous Weight Loss Soup*

 This makes a larger amount of soup so you have enough for 3 days.


  • 3 carrots finely sliced
  • 1-2 cloves garlic sliced
  • 1 medium sweet potato cut into small pieces
  • 1 onion diced
  • 3-4 cups cabbage shredded
  • 3 celery stalks finely sliced
  • 2 strips kombu
  • 4 shiitake soaked until soft and sliced
  • 1 cup kidney or chickpeas soaked overnight in water
  • 10 cups water
  • Olive oil
  • 2 heaping tablespoons barley rice miso
  • 2 heaping tablespoons white miso
  • 1 tablespoon fresh grated ginger
  • Parsley or cilantro finely chopped


  • Place the oil in a large pan and warm. Add the onion and garlic, and sauté for a few minutes.
  • Layer the vegetables in the following order – kombu, shiitake, celery, cabbage, sweet potato, carrots, and finally the beans.
  • Add enough water to just cover the beans.
  • Bring to a boil and simmer for at least 1 hour or until the beans are soft.
  • Add the rest of the water and return to a boil.
  • Remove from the heat and add the diluted misos and fresh ginger.
  • Mix gently and serve garnished with lots of parsley or cilantro.

*You can add more wáter for a thinner soup.

*You can add more miso for a stronger flavor but remember it does contain sodium.

*Any dried beans can be used.


Stir fried vegetables with tofu*


  • ½ block firm tofu cut into cubes
  • 1 tablespoon fresh grated ginger
  • 3 tablespoons tamari
  • Juice of half a lemon
  • 1 tablespoon of water
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • ½ cup cauliflower
  • 1 carrot finely sliced
  • 1 celery finely sliced
  • ½ onion sliced
  • 1 cup greens – spinach, kale, lambs lettuce – chopped


  • Place the tofu in a bowl and add the tamari, lemon, wáter, and ginger. Mix so the tofu is covered in the marinade.
  • Let sit for at least 15 minutes.
  • Warm the oil in a skillet and add the onion. Saute for a few minutes and then add the carrot, followed by the cauliflower and then the celery. Saute each one for a minute.
  • Add the chopped greens and mix through.
  • Add the marinated tofu minus any marinade and mix through the vegetables.
  • Add a Little of the marinade and and mix well.
  • Serve hot.


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