Forget « DETOX », try a 5-DAYTOX Challenge

Stop Dieting instead Question your Relation to Food and Eating.

What does the 5-DAYTOX Challenge mean?

Daytime Eating
  • WHEN? you try to eat during daytime (between sunrise and sunset), looking for an eating window of 12 to 10 hours. It is a simplified version of T. R. E. « Time Restricted Eating » in which the idea is not to eat when its dark to re-sync with natural daylight and to give a break to your organism and digestive system to rest, recover and regenerate. You can read a detailed article on T. R. E. « What did I learn from 2 years of practicing Time Restricted Eating ? ».
  • RELAX, REST & SLEEP: Plan wisely your experiment. Like on holidays or in a zero stress environment, when it feel easier to commit. A stress free environment or the right moment in your life can greatly help to conduct the experiment and also after to reflect on it. Sleep is key to your wellbeing. Especially during that type of experiments, make sure you get your 7 or 8 hours of good night sleep.
It’s not a Diet, it’s a Lifestyle
  • KEEP MOVING: this experiment is not a fast or a detox… so nothing should stop you from being physically active and moving especially outside. Walk, ride a bicycle, swim, run… whatever makes you happy.
  • HYDRATE WELL: 2 liters of water minimum during your day… can be infusions or soups… Also fruits and veggies contain 70 to 90% of naturally filtered water, so they are good options to start your day well hydrated.
Whole food plant-based Eating
  • WHAT NOT to eat: The 5-DAYTOX Challenge is transition from vegetarian or vegan diet to a WholeFood Plant-Based diet and up to S.O.S free (no added salt, no added refined sugar or no refined oil).

Why experimenting?

Kelp Noodles in White Cream — Pure Energy Week — Blue Lotus Hua Hin
Colorful Hummus — Pure Energy Week — Blue Lotus Hua Hin

How to do the 5-DAYTOX Challenge?

  • WHEN to EAT? From sunrise to sunset.
  • WHAT to EAT: a transition to Whole Food Plant-based.
Before… stop stimulating substances
Before … stop legumes
100% whole food plant-based eating
Grain-free Plant-Based Eating
SOS free Plant-Based Eating
OSAKA Power Bowl —Pure Energy Week — Blue Lotus Hua Hin

What I appreciate with the 5-DAYTOX CHALLENGE:

  • Ok, I like experiments.
  • This challenge is the answer to « What should I eat?», the most frequent question I get for the past 15 years as vegan after « Where do you get your proteins?. Simple answer, you have to figure out it by yourself.
  • It helps realize that you are unique. Copying is not always your best option, you need to try our for yourself what works.
  • Habits are highly dependent of convenience and social acceptance… Have fun, go easy on yourself and start by playing.
  • I do believe that T. R. E. plays a big role here… so it’s embedded ;-)
  • A temporary struggle can be good for you. Especially if it reveals certain food that you have difficulties with or certain aspects of your relation with food.



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Christophe Berg

Executive Coach for Everyday Heroes | Consultant on Plant-Based projects | Cookbook Author | 🗣🇫🇷🇺🇸🇪🇸