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Monday, January 20, 2014

Jillian Michaels' Detox Water

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Plain and simple...just the way we like it!

This is a detox water that you drink along with your clean, healthy meals...it is not designed to be a full-fledged cleanse, rather it should be used to reduce bloating and water weight. It's perfect to drink when you're seven days away from a big event. Also see the following posts that will help you prepare for that special event:


For the most effective cleanse and detox, try this drink out along with the NutriClean 7-Day System. If you're interested in learning more about this cleanse, feel free to reach out to us via email (thegang@heandsheeatclean.com), post a comment below, or hit us up on one of our social media platforms (FacebookPinterestInstagramTwitter, and YouTube)!

If you are interested in more information on living a healthy lifestyle, check out our FREE Two Week Healthy Living Challenge!


Jillian Michaels' detox water consists of distilled water, cranberry juice, organic dandelion root tea and lemon juice. Why these particular ingredients mixed together? It's a natural diuretic drink!

But WAIT! Isn't distilled water bad for you? The short answer is no...distilled water isn't bad for you. Many people have this misconception because distilled water is slightly acidic and doesn't contain any organic minerals because everything except for the pure H2O is removed during the distillation process. You want to use distilled water for a cleanse or detox because you want the pure water to help remove toxins from your system, not add more toxins back into your system!

Moreover, your kidneys regulate the minerals you consume through the foods you eat, so unless you have existing kidney issues (and contrary to the opinions in the comments section), this drink will not harm you! With that said, we use spring water or alkalized water for daily water consumption while not detoxing. We don't recommend distilled water for daily consumption because our diets are already very acidic by nature, so alkaline water is the best way to go to keep your pH balance in check.


Ingredients:
60 oz of distilled water (if you're still afraid to use distilled water, spring water will be fine)
1 Tbsp cranberry juice (only PURE cranberry juice not the juice cocktail!)
2 Tbsp lemon juice

Directions:
1. Brew the tea as listed on the box and let it cool to room temperature
2. Mix all ingredients together and add the tea (once cooled)
3. Drink the entire mixture each day for up to 7 days (you will make a new batch each day)

I actually liked the taste of this water but it is bitter!

Note - you can consume this drink every 12 to 16 weeks.

Don't forget to try our other detox waters!

- Whitney

83 comments:

  1. Am I supposed to drink this in place of water or in addition to the amount of water I try to drink each day?

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    1. In replace of the water you normally drink.

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    2. can i just use purified water instead of distilled? Because it take too long to distill that much water for this recipe and i dont want to tote almost 7 gallons of it from the store either. :)

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  2. Where can you get the dandelion root tea bags?

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  3. I just bought some organic dandelion root tea bags from GNC:)

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  4. Anyone realize your not supposed to drink distilled water? It strips your body of minerals...

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    1. My understanding is that distilled water has an osmosis effect when it enters your body, and you can have, like you said - mineral depletion. I believe it also messes with your electrolyte balance. It can - with long term exposure - kill you.

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    2. Deionized water is responsible for mineral depletion (hence the name), it is used in most laboratories for water purposes to prevent contamination. Distilled water is fine.

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  5. I thought so too. Should I replace with spring water?

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    1. I Started Drinking The Smartwater Brand..Bottles Water..You See On The Back Of The Label That It's Distilled Water.

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  7. I thought dandelion leaf was better for water retention than dandelion root..

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  8. Distilled water is safe for consumption.

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  9. To the anonymous folks saying you shouldn't drink distilled... do you know what distilled is? It's a process where you boil the water and catch the steam. It's the best way to purify water. No bacteria, no minerals, just water. Perfectly safe to drink.

    As for the recipe... do you use part of the 60 oz of distilled to make the tea and combine it all together? Or is it 60 oz PLUS the 8 oz or so of Tea?

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    1. It's true. When our water would get contaminated as a young child they told us to boil the water so we could drink it. Perfectly clean and safe.

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  10. They would not sell distilled water as waterwith out warning lables if it were nit safe to drink. Like anon stressed above its stream that is caught. It's as pure as you can get. Please do your research before you post & scare people.

    On a side note, back to main post at hand. I to wonder 60 + 8. Or boil with the 60?

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  11. Oh man, I'm a gonner. I've been drinking distilled water every single day for over 10 years now.

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  12. Geesh, I thought that my child who is now 13 had an iron stomach cause that's all I made her formula with! Please prevent gossip.... check your "facts" before preaching....

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  13. 64oz = a gallon.

    If you tried to use 60oz + an extra 8oz to make tea pluse the other ingredients it would be more than a gallon.

    I believe the recipie is to make a gallon of this detox water not more.

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  14. There are 128oz in a gallon...

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  15. I am cracking up reading the comments from people with no common sense. I hope my gallon of 64oz distilled water doesn't poison me. hehe

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  16. Now that we are clear distilled water is good to drink. Goodness! Has anybody tried this detox and if so how were the results? Thx.

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    1. LOL - I've done it a few times but never really weighed myself before and after - I just like the taste of it for a change!

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    2. This sounds CRAZY, but... I started this yesterday and weighed myself that morning at 7 am and again at 7 am this morning and I've lost 5.4 lbs.

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    3. This is awesome.. I'm going to try this detox.. Thanks for the update, #Anon

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  17. Does the tea have to be cooled?

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    1. I've never tried it not cooling the tea!

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  18. Do you just drink this and not eat at all? For seven days? wow.

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  19. Dandelion root tea, on its own breaks down fat, helps your digestive system and cleanses toxins but remember this is only a 7 day cleanse, it is not something you do all the time.

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    1. Just wondering WHY you couldn't do this all the time? People drink dandelion root tea every day along with their daily amount of water so what's the difference? Just curious because I really actually like this drink and would drink it for more than 7 days

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  20. These comments are hilarious. Thank you all, both dumb and smart for the laughs.

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  21. just curious does this taste good? Because i smelled the tea and it smells pretty bad...

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    1. it tastes OK. However, I did not lose even one pound ......... so, scratch that off my list :-(

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    2. It taste a little bitter. Not sure how to explain it. But, I just added more lemon into my mixture.

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  22. I couldn't quite gather this from the posts or comments.....
    Do i boil the 60 oz of water with one tea bag or do i take 8 oz from the jug and just mix it all up?
    I suppose it'd end up the same either way, but I'd still like to know what others did. Thanks.

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    1. Take some water from the 60 oz. Brew your tea in it and pour it back into the mixture. Some people just put in the tea bag into the mixture without brewing it.

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  23. Does it have to be distilled/purified water for it to work or can I just use tap water?

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  24. Just wondering where you got your container. Does it fit the full 60oz?

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    1. Target has the same container for $1.99 depending where you live. But it is less then $5 and yes it fits the 60 oz.

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  25. I tried this last year. I felt less bloated, but never weighed myself. Don't nit pick the recipe. Get the ingredients and follow instructions, or dont. It's pretty simple. I got my jug, threw everything in, let sit overnight in fridge and sipped throughout next day. I did not boil tea. The container pictured can be found at walmart

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  26. I don't even boil the tea - I just drop it in the 60oz of water with the lemon and cranberry juices. I found that if I steep the tea too long the water doesn't taste as good. I think the point is just to drink the water, and the tea and juices are kind of beside the point. Consuming 64oz of water every day; the theory is that there is ALWAYS at least a LITTLE water in your stomach, thus helping to prevent you from overeating. I don't think anyone is seeing this as some kind of magic bullet instant pathway to being thin - at least I hope not. It's safer than diuretic drugs, that's for sure.

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    1. Do I use one tea bag for the 60oz

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    2. yes one tea bag for the 60 oz. I place the tea bag in hot water only for 2 minutes than i pour it into the mixture. Maybe I will try it without brewing it.

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  27. I'm going to buy the teabags tomorrow and try it out! Some sites say it can even replace caffeine (I'm sure it'll take getting used to) but I'm intrigued..

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  28. i did this last year before my wedding. i didnt lose a single pound from it. but i did lose 15 pounds from running and eating right.

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  29. Do you drink the 60 oz throughout the 7 days or in one day ?

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  30. Is there a way to sweeten it a little bit...just enough to take the edge off the bitterness?

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    1. I added a tablespoon of cranberry juice. That helped.

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  31. seems like a lot of water for very litte other ingredients..??

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    1. Yeah it is a lot of water. But, I drink a lot of water as is. Not even 2 hours my container is half way gone.

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  32. The last two days I've been drinking the GET CLEAN tea alone in the morning and and night before bed. I have lost 2 pounds. Today is my first day trying this cleanse. I added another lemon so the mixture can taste a bit better. I purchased my tea from fresh & easy. It is in a blue metal container. A bit pricey but after reading so much great reviews online I had to try it myself. The flavor is an almond/vanilla taste. I love it! It does has dandelion roots in it.

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    1. **** Not literally drinking the tea alone where I am only drinking the tea and not eating! I am eating the same food just less portions. I can't say no to my bacon cheesy mash potatoes :) I meant just the tea itself and not this cleanse yet.

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  33. How many ounces in a gallon ? If the conversion is from U.S. fluid gallons to ounces then there are 128 ounces in a gallon. The commonly converted numbers and the results can be found in the conversion table at the end of the page but for anything else please use the converter below.

    1 Gallon [Fluid, US] = 128 Ounces [Fluid, US]
    1 Gallon [UK] = 160 Ounces [UK]

    For ounces to gallons converter, please go to ounces to gallons
    For other volume unit conversions, please go to Volume Conversion

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  34. can i just use purified water instead of distilled? Because it take too long to distill that much water for this recipe and i dont want to tote almost 7 gallons of it from the store either. :)

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  35. Drinking this tea as I type!!! Surprisingly it is really good! After smelling the dandelion root tea I was concerned about how it would taste. I could drink this everyday instead of plain water. Thanks Whitney and Tiffany for posting!

    Tiffany sorry to hear you are leaving, but God's are always perfect!!!

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    1. Thanks for trying it Kaaren! Glad you liked it! :-)

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  36. Glad you cleared that up about the distilled water. I got fresh info from your article. :-)

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  37. Is it ok to make the night before and put in refrigerator or best to make 1st thing in the AM? Starting tomorrow and already made it! I also can't do room temp water so I am freezing some of the mixture in ice cube trays and putting in my ontainer. Hope this doesn't change the results!!??

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    1. Yes, I usually make it the night before! :-)

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  38. I bought a tea that has dandelion root in it and asked my pharmacist if it would interfere with any of my prescriptions and he told me that it theoretically could interfere with my birth control pill. I'm not sure if I should drink it now... and I really wanted to try this detox water too.

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  39. Hi guys, do you know whether I can eat small potions with this cleanse?

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    1. What do you mean? If you are asking if you should eat less the answer is no (well assuming you don't over-eat). :-) You should eat your normal healthy meals when you drink this.

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  40. Should we avoid this if we have had a gallbladder removal? I see the warning on the box about gallbladder inflammation but can't find anything about avoiding it if you don't have a one. Thanks!

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    1. Hi Julie! I would definitely speak with your doctor about that!

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  41. Hey will this work with green tea?

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  42. Has anyone had issues with their skin breaking out? I know that can happen sometimes with more traditional "cleanses." I'm 6 days out from my wedding and can't be too careful!

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  43. I was wondering if anyone had had an issue with this interfereing with hormonal birth control pills? I know things like St. John's Wart will, and it is possible some other herbs but there hasn't been enough research to conclude this. Has anyone had an issue with this? I took a small sip this morning, and I was wondering if this would be a problem with my birth control.

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  44. Can you use regular tap water? If not why? Will it still work?

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