Whole Living has a sample menu plan for week one if you’d like to follow their program check it out here. I am going to try to follow their menu plan best as I can, just all depends on what I have in my pantry and fridge and what mood I’m in. My main goal is to try to follow the “foods to avoid “list for seven days! Not sure if you checkout the “food to avoid list”, brace yourself it’s not an easy challenge!
- Processed Foods/Beverages
- Added sugars
- Gluten/wheat/barley/rye/oats (unless certified Gluten Free oats)
You can even take it a step further and eliminate the following in week 1:
- Peanut products
- soy/ soy sauces, etc.
If you dare to take the challenge you might just want to modify to what fits you best. For some people, just a two day detox over the weekend works if seven full days is a bit much. Also if you are starting a new eating or exercise program, you should consult with your physician or health care provider first.
Anyhow, this is a sample of my eating today. Sorry nothing too crazy or exciting with my eating today. I wanted to document a sample of my detox diet mainly for my clients. I get asked all the time by family, friends and clients about what detox diet are the best for your body. Personally I believe eating whole food closest to nature as pure as possible, pretty much just eating foods that are back to basics.
I like to eat real food wholesome food, I keep it simple and light for the first day or two, focusing on fresh fruit and vegetables throughout the day, very little animal protein or none. I drink lot’s of water and tea to help flush out the toxins. If I feel hungry I’ll add some nuts or seeds to fill me up or I’ll add other protein sources such as organic chicken or organic eggs with my small meals.
So this how my day went, it went something like this:
In the early morning I made a green apple detox smoothie:
A few hours later I had my favorite breakfast cereal, oatmeal. I dressed it up to taste like an “apple pie!”. Well to me it tasted like an apple pie! I had some chamomile tea and chia seeds with flax meal to mix into my oatmeal.
I planned on taking a yoga class today but didn’t happen, then went to the gym to take a pilates class that lasted 10 minutes until I got called down to child care because my 2 year old wasn’t feeling well. This phrase kept going through my head all morning long…..(sorry for the “B” word!)
So instead I did a Jillian Michael’s DVD at home, “Banish Fat Boost Metabolism” workout (great workout!).
My post workout meal, raw zucchini salad that I absolutely love from chef Pandita:
For dinner I made Lemon Tuscan Herb cod dish with sauteed spinach,
I also made my warm kale salad with apples and cranberies on the side.
For evening treat I had banana ice cream with a touch of cinnamon and 1 tsp of almond butter mixed in.
Day one was very challenging especially since my kids are still home from winter break, plus my two year old is not feeling well. There were times I wanted to make a cup of coffee or grab a handful of pretzels but I didn’t, I stuck to the challenge!
I had some other clean eating snacks in between but for the most part this was my day one! So far so good!
How about you? How did you do with your new year’s goals?