Detox: Week One

I’m one week into a two week detox.. and it sucks! Granted, this is one of the easier detox programs… I can still eat a ton of food, just restricted on some things, and I have a supplement that I take twice a day. Nothing like those juice cleanses or 3-day detoxes where you can’t eat anything or you have to be by the toilet all day. No, this one is more about being mindful of what you eat and decreasing the amount of toxins in your body. It also focusses on avoiding allergens… not necessarily foods that you are allergic to, but foods that people are generally allergic to..

The following foods are restricted during the detox:

Dairy and eggs
Soy and soy based products
Gluten
Peanuts
Citrus
Processed foods
Refined sugar
Red meat
Shellfish
Tuna and swordfish
Chocolate
Caffeine
Alcohol

It’s been tough. Anyone who knows me knows that I love eating candy and junk food (like Flaming Hot Cheetos). I also love bread and cheese and meat (like Big Macs).. so it’s been pretty rough going. All I ever crave is barbecue, pizza, and candy (and now Big macs). Apparently, fruit alone is not sweet enough, nuts are not as satisfying as chips, and fish and chicken have nothing on a juice steak or burger….

So here’s what I HAVE been eating:

Everyday:

Breakfast Smoothie – consists of 1/2 c almond milk, 1/2 cup juice (pomegranate, apple, or carrot), 1/2 T chia seeds, 1/2 cup mixed berries, 1/2 banana, handful of baby spinach, handful of cucumber slices, + detox supplement powder

Breakfast Smoothie: Tastes better than it looks….

SNACKS: mixed berries (strawberries, blackberries, blueberries, raspberries), nuts (roasted brazil nuts, pistachios and raw almonds), veggies (carrots, celery, cucumber, sweet peppers) and hummus

Sunday:
Lunch: Salad – mixed greens, avocado, red onion, cucumber, grilled chicken, olive oil and vinegar
Dinner: grilled swai, mashed potatoes (no milk, just a mashed with a touch of olive oil), sauteed swiss chard with slivered almonds

Monday:
Lunch: rice pilaf and grilled chicken kabob (Daphne’s)
Dinner: acorn squash stuffed with quinoa, chicken and pecans

Tuesday:
Lunch: leftover acorn squash and quinoa
Dinner: sous-vide chicken drumstick, broccoli and mashed potatoes

Wednesday:
Lunch: brown rice, black beans, grilled fish (Wahoo’s)
Dinner: spaghetti squash with ground turkey and fresh tomato sauce

Thursday:
Lunch: sushi made with brown rice (Whole Foods – FREE!)
Dinner: grilled salmon and brown rice (Malibu Fish Grill)

Friday:
Lunch: leftover chicken, broccoli and mashed potatoes
Dinner: rotisserie chicken, green beans, plain baked potato (Claim Jumper)

Saturday:
Lunch: turkey leg (OC Fair)
Dinner: grilled salmon salad

Generally speaking, the food is good for you.. but I’m getting so tired of breakfast smoothies and veggies with hummus.. How am I supposed to survive another week? And how am I supposed to survive the fair on Saturday.. or book club on Sunday?? Probably would be only hurting myself with cheater days on the weekend, right?

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  1. Pingback: There’s No Place Like.. the OC Fair « Think Tran

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