In just two weeks, you’ll most likely be faced with the first of many holiday feasts and party buffets. ‘Tis the season for eating just about everything, so why not kick it off

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Getty: Tetra Images

with a weekend detox designed to flush the sugar out of your system and help you drop a couple of pounds. In addition to adding empty calories to your diet, sugar is bad for your teeth, blood pressure, blood sugar and it can cause mood swings.

With this quick-fix plan from nutritionist Brooke Alpert. You will also sharpen your taste buds and reduce your desire for sweets, so it will be easier to control yourself when you’re faced with a plate of Christmas cookies. It’s easy. Just stick to this delicious, low-fat, high-protein eating plan for three days.


Quick Sugar Detox


Breakfast: Three scrambled eggs

Mid-morning snack: Nuts

Lunch: Poached chicken breast with mixed baby greens and half an avocado

Afternoon snack: Sliced peppers with two tablespoons of spinach hummus

Dinner: Edamame, salmon with stir-fried broccoli and mushrooms



Breakfast: Three eggs scrambled with sautéed spinach

Snack: Nuts

Lunch: Tuna Niçoise salad

Snack: Sliced peppers with hummus

Dinner: Pork tenderloin, sautéed Brussels sprouts and mushrooms with lettuce salad and avocado



Breakfast: Three-egg omelette with shrimp, sautéed spinach and tarragon

Snack: Nuts

Lunch: Grilled turkey burger with sliced tomatoes, lettuce, and sautéed mushrooms, plus kale chips

Snack: Sliced peppers with hummus

Dinner: Baked cod over bok choy and mixed greens

Water: 64 ounces a day.

Each day, you can have:

One cup of unsweetened black coffee

Unlimited unsweetened green and/or herbal tea

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