I’m doing a 2-day Detox


I did most of the prep work and shopping yesterday and started the actual Detox today.

I’ve been feeling kind of crappy and haven’t been eating as well as I could — since about Thanksgiving, so I decided earlier in the week that I would start cleaning up my act this week… working up to a 2-day Detox beginning today.

I’ve consulted several books I have and also looked on line. The critics got both ways saying whether or not these things work… and I feel the same way and won’t do all the detox steps (like dry-brushing the skin, using certain essential oils, etc.). I want to keep this simple and doable and figure it can’t hurt to eat a mostly raw fruit and vegetable diet for two days.

My ultimate goal is to significantly reduce the amount of cow’s mild, sugar and white flour/wheat I eat. I’ve tried before and haven’t been hugely successful… because it’s HARD. But I will say this… when you cut these things out of your diet, once you make it through the first 24 to 48 hours, it is SO much easier to cut back on them. I HAVE experienced that before.

So what’s involved? For the most part, I am following the 2-day Detox plan found in the book Slim for Life by Dr. Gillian McKeith. I am altering a bit, based on ingredients that are difficult to get or too expensive and I’m allowing myself some additional items… like seasoning (including a little sea salt) and raw almonds (as a protein filler). I know myself, if something tastes bad or doesn’t fill me up… I will have a very difficult time staying on the program.

So, with that said… here is what I have had so far today:

Breakfast:

Yogi Fasting Tea w/ a squeeze of fresh lemon juice, fresh lime juice and a little Organic Agave Sweetener
— Mixed Berries — large bowl of blueberries, stawberries, raspberries and blackberries

Mixed Berries 

Mid-morning Snack:

— 1/2 pineapple and the leftover berries (that I couldn’t finish from breakfast) run through the juicer
— 1 handful of raw almonds

Lunch:

— 1 bowl of Detox Vegetable Broth, which I made yesterday (recipe below)
— Large salad containing: Chinese cabbage, endive, dandelion greens, celery, organic sprouted beans and dressed with some avocado oil, lemon juice and salt and pepper


Detox Vegetable Broth

2.5 quarts of water
6 carrots
2 yams (she called for 3 white potatoes)
1 turnip (she called for 2, but I only had one)
1 cup cilantro (she called for parsley, but I didn’t‘ have any)
4 celery stalks
2 cloves garlic
1 sheet nori (dried seaweed)
1 leek (my addition)

Add water to large saucepan. Chop all vegetables into to medium-sized pieces. Bring pot to a boil and then reduce to a simmer. Let simmer for at least 2 hours. Strain and save the broth.

I couldn’t see throwing out all the leftover vegetables, so I transferred them to a large bowl, mashed them by hand with some light butter, added salt and pepper and then used a hand blender to further puree the mix. It came out DELICIOUS! I can’t wait until the Detox is over so I can eat it! The broth is actually quite tasty too… especially with the addition of garlic pepper and sea salt.

Check back later for my progress and my meager dinner.

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