Inexpensive, Easy Detox – The One Gallon Challenge

DIY Detox: 10 steps to cleanse on the cheap - Frugal Living NW

Given all the sugar and not-so-healthy stuff that you have eaten over the festive season, it's time to give your body some TLC with these detox plans.

The list is flexible and can be made to your specification with things you have at home. You can find good detox recipes online and sub ingredients to meet your requirements. I was able to do all of this using ingredients I already had at home.

Consult your doctor before trying out this detox plan if you have medical problems. Actually, to be on the safe side, consult your doctor before you choose any detox plan if you have medical problems. (Read: 4 things fasting does to your body (and they re all good!))

Snack Yogurt parfait, 180 calories: mix in 1 cup low fat yogurt with one and a half teaspoon of honey, a few drops of vanilla extract. Top it with one teaspoon of shelled, roasted chopped pistachio.


The budget-friendly detox is similar to a fast because it requires few ingredients, most of which are household items for many people. This is especially true those for who already have to cook for families with a wide variety of nutritional needs. For me, only a couple of specialized ingredients were needed.

Vitamins and minerals present in fruits and vegetables also help with weight loss and fat loss. For example, a Canadian study revealed that vitamin and dietary supplements not only lowered body weight and fat (more in men than in women) but supplementation reduced postprandial appetite. [4] (Read: 8 foods that will help you detox naturally.)

Are you ready to shed some weight and renew your energy? You’ve heard that your neighbor felt so much better after she tried a “detox,” and you wonder: “Does it really work? What does it cost? Should I do it, too?”