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The Diet Plan

The Mermaid Detox Diet is a mostly raw vegan diet that consists of eating as many raw vegan and cooked vegan foods as you like.  During times when you want to detox or lose weight, you increase the number of raw vegan foods you eat for maximum potential.  If you just want to focus on the detoxing, please see my original post or try a negativity detox or a detox bath or detox workouts to get started!

You can get the free Mermaid Detox Diet meal plan and grocery list here.  It’s awesome!  It comes with a 5-day detox plan to get you started, as well as juice recipes and dinner recipes.  Yum!

The method of this diet is to eat as much fresh, organic produce as one can possibly get on any given day.  You can do that by wrapping your plant-based burger in a leafy bun or creating fresh dressings made out of vegetables right from your fridge.  Why more veggies and fruit?  Veggies and fruits are nutrient dense and keep you full longer, which is a win when you’re on a diet!

The No-Diet Diet

The detox diet is also a no-diet diet!  This means that you don’t have to hop on the scale every day or count calories or obsess over the numbers.  Instead, you shift your focus to eating healthy, organic foods and sweating out toxins!

As part of the no-diet diet, you can also put an emphasis on revving up your metabolism through fitness.  Each morning when you wake up, you’ll have a whole new outlook on life!  Chances are, if you’ve gained weight, you have a love-hate relationship with food.  With the mermaid detox, you’ll begin to see food as life-giving and nourishing!

Dock of the Bay

Tips For the Detox Diet

  • Clean out your fridge and cupboards, first and foremost!  This prepares you for your new healthy eating lifestyle and it’s like good feng shui to prepare yourself to lose the weight.
  • Go grocery shopping.  Keep reading for your shopping list.  Then print!
  • Keep your scale in a place where you won’t be tempted to look at it often.  In fact, hide it away until your clothes feel lighter.  Weight is just a number, baby!
  • Don’t count calories.  Just eat as many cooked or raw fruits and veggies as you like and your body will do the work for you!  You can check out the recipe index for yummy meals.
  • Do exercise!  Make it a lifestyle.  It doesn’t have to be anything complicated either.  You don’t have to go to the gym (though your welcome to)to get a good workout.  Just start dancing right there in your living room to burn calories.  It’s fun.  Clean your car or house to burn even more calories.  Make it into a fun game throughout your day 🙂
  • Build a good relationship with food.  Food is not the enemy.  Stop labeling foods good and bad.  Instead, label everything your eating as a good food!
  • Find your happy weight.  Everyone has one.  What’s yours?
  • Stop comparing yourself to others!  There’s no one like you in the world.  You are special and unique and God just doesn’t make mistakes.  You are perfect!  Need a boost of confidence?  Try my Body Confidence Charm School.

Mermaid Detox FAQ

How much weight will I lose on the Mermaid Detox Diet?  Really, that all depends on you and what your happy weight is.  Since the Mermaid Detox Diet is a lifestyle and not just a diet plan, you can stick with eating mostly raw vegan for life!

How fast will I lose all the weight?  This always depends on you as an individual.  I encourage you to visit your doctor before beginning any weight loss or exercise program.  This will help you to determine if there are any health issues that could affect weight loss.  Another key indicator of how fast you lose weight is your metabolism.  Your metabolism is revved up according to the types of foods you eat and how active you are.

Can I eat bread, pasta, and other starches on this diet?  While it is not part of your diet to eat bread and pasta, I say it doesn’t hurt to eat it from time to time.  To avoid any stomach issues, be sure to go for gluten-free options., and save these types of meals for a rainy day.

Do I have to become a vegan to use Mermaid Detox Diet?  In short, yes.  Going vegan is a really good place to start.  To go vegan, start here!  This diet won’t work unless you’re dairy-free and meatless.

Can I eat sweets on the detox diet?  Sure, you can!  Just make sure it’s no more than once or twice a week, especially when dieting.  For detoxing, I highly recommend you go sans sweets until the detox is complete.  Otherwise, it kinda defeats the purpose.  You can find vegan and raw vegan treats here.

Can I eat nuts, seeds, and beans on the detox diet?  Absolutely!  Everything vegan is allowed so long as its plant-based.  This doesn’t include bread, pasta, rice, or refined sugars typically, but if you want to have those things from time to time, do it guilt-free!

How much weight will I lose per day?  If you follow the program closely and get equal amounts of exercise, you will lose a minimum of one pound per day, but possibly more, depending on where you’re starting at.  Factors may include:  If you were a vegan before.  If so, then your body has already adjusted to this diet change.  A new vegan, on the other hand, will probably lose more.  How fast you lose it depends on how closely you follow the diet.

Mermaid Detox Diet Meal Planner and Grocery List

For the Mermaid Detox Diet grocery list, you can alternate these foods as needed, according to the meals that you
plan to prepare for the week. During your five day detox, you’ll want to be eating raw foods, because you’re
detoxing, but since this is a lifestyle, you’ll want to see a way to continue it afterward by adding whole foods to
your diet.

The best way to work this plan is to keep it light and raw during the day, a raw till four plan, and then eat something
cooked (as in cooked veggie meals) for dinnertime. I’ve included 5- days worth of juices and smoothies for the
actual detox, and another 5-days worth of both cooked and raw meals for after your detox period. This is to keep
balance in the spiritual and physical work you’ve done for your body so far!

This is also so you can create a healthy eating lifestyle, something that falls in the middle, and creates balance, that
can be used all the time. The meals are nutritious and delicious, and will get you started!

Grocery List

Potatoes
Olive Oil, Coconut Oil, or Veggie butter for cooking. I use Earth Balance with Olive Oil, and highly
recommend that you do too!
Red pepper
Cilantro
Purple onion
White or yellow onion
Red potatoes (the small ones)
Lemons
Spinach
Mint Leaves
Quinoa
Mushrooms, white button, and portabella
Watercress
Avocados (ripened)
Brown Rice
Tofutti or “vegan” sour cream
Kale
Sweet Potatoes
Berries (all kinds, any kind)
Red wine vinegar and oil
1/3
Almond Milk
Carrots
Earth Balance “vegan” butter
Artichokes
Black Olives
Cashew Milk
Seasonings (I really like cayenne pepper and basil leaves myself)
Pink Himalayan Sea Salt
Celery
Agave Nectar
Baked potatoes
Bananas
A large watermelon (if it’s summer)
Vegan parmesan
Cucumbers
A large pumpkin (if it’s winter)
Romaine Leaves (length-wise) and the kind that you scrunch up for salads
Living sprouts
Chia seeds
Oranges
Almond slices
Grape Nuts
Flax Seeds
Acai Berry Must have superfood!)
Green Tea
Tofu Crumbles
Coconut Water
Pineapples, coconut, kiwi, etc. and all manners of tropical fruit.

Again, please note that you don’t have to fulfill the whole list every week. It’s going to be according to which meals
you’d like to make on a daily basis. What would you like to make? Think about it, write down recipes that strike your
fancy, and then add them to your list!

Some items listed, you’ll only have to buy once every blue moon, which will make shopping easier for you. These
types of items, like flax seeds and chia seeds, are usually more expensive, but again, they last awhile. It’s good to
stock your kitchen with things that will last, what feels like, a lifetime!

Mermaid Detox Diet 5-Day Smoothies and Juices

Maybe you started juicing on day four, maybe you decided to try to incorporate it into every single day of your detox.
Either way, as part of your new healthy eating lifestyle, you’ll want to have at least one or two juices and smoothies
every day. I recommend one of each as a bare minimum because they will serve different purposes to your eating
style.

Here’s How: Smoothies are meals. Yes, a juice can be a meal too, but a smoothie often has a thicker consistency,
can be made into a smoothie bowl, and can generally make a great breakfast or lunch meal. I’ve even had times
where I made them into a dinner, that’s how amazingly satisfied they make you!

Juices, on the other hand, are lighter, more like having a drink that quenches your thirst, but not your hunger so
much. That’s why I recommend alternating between them.

One major difference between a juice and a smoothie is that most smoothies, even green ones, have a base of
almond milk or cashew milk. They are thicker in consistency and can be made into a sort of yogurt or cream,
depending on the blend. Juices can be made in bulk, but are often made as a single cup of no more than one or two
servings.

Juices are lighter in consistency, often form a foam at the top or bottom of the glass, and are predominately made
up of more veggies, fewer fruits. Smoothies, minus the green ones, tend to pair better with fruits, nuts (like grape
nuts, flax seeds, chia seeds, etc.), and a milk of some sort. You can also make more in bulk, that will fill you up like
a cereal would, to last throughout a meal or even the day

Try to drink both, if you can! This is a wonderful way to get nutrition into your body. Most people don’t like to eat their
veggies, and this is a problem that can be solved with a juicer or blender. The direct result will be that the rich
micronutrients (vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants) will hit your body immediately!

Juice and Smoothie Recipes

Blueberry Tonic – Add blueberries (an entire tray), a small handful of kale, ice cold purified water, and 4
tablespoons apple cider vinegar into a juicer and blend well. Serve in shot glasses to act as an energy shot
throughout the day. Serves 2. This is a recipe that will cleanse and detox your liver.

Orangesicle Smoothie Bowl – Add in one whole orange peeled and separated to your blender. Pour almond milk
over the orange until 3/4 of the way full. Add in ice-cold purified water, but keep it to 1/4 cup or to a minimum.
Remember that less is more when making smoothie bowls, as far as the water goes. We’re going for consistency.
Add in 4-tablespoons of grape nuts, a large banana for creaminess and consistency, a tablespoon of flax seeds, and
a tablespoon of chia seeds. Then blend smoothly and well. Then add either more almond milk or water to desired
consistency. We’re trying to make it slightly jello-y and more on the thickish side. Once complete, pour into a bowl,
add another layer of sliced bananas, grape nuts, chia seeds, and flax seeds to the top, in a swirl shape. Eat up
and enjoy! This is a great wake up the smoothie that can also act as a brunch.

Aloe Vera Watermelon Crush Juice – Add a layer of watercress to the bottom of your juice cup, depending on the
juicer you have. If you have the kind that you feed veggies into, just add watercress as the first veggie base to go in.
Then add cubes of watermelon and cubes of aloe vera plant to the mix. Add crushed ice to give it more of an icee
texture. Blend well and drink up! It is both sweet and refreshing, especially for those hot summer months!

Hello Sun Breakfast Smoothie – Add in B12 vitamin to the bottom of the blender and a layer of kale, an entire
squeezed lemon (try to dig seeds out with a spoon or prevent beforehand), almond milk, and a banana, pineapple,
and ice cold coconut water. Blend well and drink up! I’d equate it to drinking up the sun if it was liquid and cool to
the touch.

Berry Mania Juice Elixir – Add acai berry and every other kind of berry you can find in your juicer, add a
handful of spinach leaves, ice cold water, and mint leaves. Blend well and drink antioxidants. This is probably
my favorite skin, hair, and nails juice recipe!

Dinner Recipes

For dinner, you can go rogue, and eat some cooked foods. To get the most out of your new diet lifestyle, most of
your meals will want to be the equivalent of raw, only cooked. Let me explain this further.

You’ll want to cook
veggies and use things like baked potatoes and sweet potatoes as your base. The majority of the time though, since
this is healthy eating living, you’ll want to keep leafy greens as the base of every meal!

Romaine Lettuce Taco Roll-ups – You’ll want long, length-wise romaine lettuce leaves open so that you can fill
them with a plant-based mixture inside to make taco roll-ups! For the filling, you’ll want to prepare cooked tofu
crumbles in a wok. You’ll also want to add in diced tomatoes (which actually increase in nutritional value when
cooked), veggie refried beans (just a little to create consistency), and diced red and yellow peppers and onion.
While that’s cooking, prep some toppings. Cut up some jalapeno slices, Cut up some ripe avocados or make
guacamole out of its creamy texture. Cut up some more raw diced tomatoes. Either prep or use organic storebought
salsa, cilantro, and sour cream. Go for Tofutti sour cream. It’s plant-based and delicious! Make leaf tacos
with the filling, add yummy tacos, and dinner is served. Can serve up to 4 people!

Green Living Bowl – A bowl with a bottom substrate of cooked brown rice. Make sure it’s a light layer. Top with a
layer of romaine lettuce, a second layer of diced tomatoes, a third layer of hashed carrot (carrots that have been cut
using a cheese grater or hash brown grater. Essentially, the same thing), a fourth layer of baby spinach leaves, a
fourth layer of white or living sprouts, a fifth layer of raisins, a sixth layer of purple onions, and a seventh layer of
sunflower seeds, Tofutti or vegan sour cream (just one dollop) and chives. Add a splash of red wine vinegar and oil,
a sprinkle of pink Himalayan sea salt, and eat up! It serves 2 people or makes 2 servings.

Black Olive and Artichoke Hashed Brown Casserole – Make hashed browns as normal, only try to keep it lightly
toasted and use olive oil, and salt and pepper. Meantime, preheat oven to 400 degrees, while preparing. Get out a
can of large, ripe black olives and rinse really well. Canned foods often have a lot of sodium, so wash well. You’ll
also do the same thing again with artichoke hearts from a can. Rinse really well. Once hashed browns are cooked,
add to a casserole dish as a bottom layer. Then top with raw black olives here and there, as well as artichoke
hearts. Add a layer of vegan parmesan cheese and stick in the oven. Heat until crunchy and everything is melty.
Serve up! Feeds two.

Stuffed Portabella Mushrooms With Summer Salad – Wash medium portabella mushrooms really well, inside and
out. Then paper towel and pat dry. Lay on a cookie sheet, should be 6 of them. Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees.
While oven is prepping, use a cooking brush to brush the tops, inside, and bottoms of mushrooms with prepared
olive oil mixture (see below). Then add to oven, so that the mushrooms can juice out all its natural juices. You’ll
see the oils fill up like a cup. Once the cup fills up, carefully spill it out every now and then. It may take twenty
minutes or so of this process. Then, once mushrooms are firm but edible, meaning you can cut them up to eat if you wanted to, then you can take them out. While mushrooms were cooking, you will have been making summer salad. This is a mixture of sauteed summer squash, steak tomato slices, and zucchini, seasoned with almond slices, cooked with Earth Balance “vegan” butter, and seasoned with cayenne pepper and basil. Add that mixture to the center or “bowl” of the portabella mushroom and sprinkle top with vegan parmesan cheese. Add back to the oven for another ten minutes and dinner is ready! Serves two to three people, depending on portion size.

Special Oil Mixture (For flavor, to brush over the mushrooms)
Mix olive oil, basil, cayenne pepper, a squeeze of lemon (which will separate), pink Himalayan sea salt, and black
pepper into a small bowl, and brush onto mushrooms for baking. Yummy goodness and flavor!

Living Baked Potato – Use a real russet potato, wash well, wrap in tin foil, and stick in an oven pre-heated at 425
degrees for at least a solid hour. Try to aim for a small to medium potato, instead of the ginormous ones!
When potato comes out, let it cool down, and add a cool living salad. Living means that all the enzymes are intact
and raw, and have not been cooked out of the veggies. I like to add in spring lettuce mix with cabbage, white living
sprouts, carrot sticks or slices, fresh tomato, a squeeze of lemon, and red wine vinegar and oil. Eat up! It is very
filling. Serves one.

Disclaimer

Before starting this diet or any other diet, be sure to seek the medical advice of a healthcare physician, in order to
get the “ok” that your body is well enough to proceed with dieting. Please note, that Mermaid Detox
Diet and Laurali Star are not responsible for any health risks that you take, for any health/diet/fitness advice that is
given, and that by participating in any “Mermaid Detox Diet” program, you are doing it at your own free will and
volition. Your health, your weight, your diet, and your fitness, are your responsibility, and by participating in
“Mermaid Detox Diet” you agree to take full responsibility for your actions.

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