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Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Detox diet examples

A couple people were interested in finding out what I've been eating during this body burden detox so, for those participating in the Detox Challenge, they get an idea of what to eat. There's some meal repetition, a lot from just having leftovers or more of the same ingredients on hand. I'm not including the water I drank. I generally included 2 servings of Detox Tea each day as well.

Just to recap the food portion of the detox, it goes a little sumptin' like this:

Food and Drink
  • No alcohol
  • No coffee or tea (regular or decaf)
  • No processed foods
  • No fried foods
  • No refined grains or sugars
  • 60 - 70% total food intake is fruits and vegetables
  • Focus on cruciferous vegetables (broccoli, cabbage, Brussels sprouts, kale, cauliflower)
  • 15% protein sources (lean meats, beans, nuts, seeds)
  • 15% grains (brown rice, oats, quinoa, buckwheat)
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil (or flaxseed oil) per day
  • All food is 100% organic
  • No dairy (or, if you must, choose non-fat)
  • 2 - 3 liters of water (dependent on sweating) a day
  • Yogi Detox Tea
  • Juicing

Here's what I ate the previous Sunday (all organic):
  • 1 banana and 1 apple, chopped with lime, honey and cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup oatmeal with raisins, pecans, ginger, coconut
  • 1 Tablespoon peanut butter
  • 3 carrots, 1/4 cup hummus
  • 1 cup bok choy sauteed with eggs (3) in olive oil
  • Green olives with almonds and peppers
  • Salmon, 1/2 cup brown rice, Brussels sprouts, beets (all cooked in olive oil)

Here's what I ate last Thursday (all organic):
  • 1/2 cup oatmeal with raisins, walnuts, ginger, cinnamon
  • Green smoothie made with 1 banana, 1 cup fresh apple/carrot juice, 1 cup chopped rainbow chard, 1 Tablespoon ground flaxseed, 3/4 cup frozen blueberries, 5 large frozen strawberries, cinnamon
  • 2 cups Brussels sprouts, beets, olive oil
  • 1 cup bok choy sauteed with eggs (3) in olive oil
  • 3 carrots, 1/4 cup hummus
  • 1/2 cup brown rice, chicken breast, tomato sauce
  • Roasted cauliflower and garlic in olive oil

The last couple of days I've been eating Bob's Red Mill 5 grain hot cereal (mostly like a polenta with buckwheat and gluten free stuff in it) for breakfast, a green smoothie after my sweat session, eggs with bok choy or swiss chard or leftovers for lunch, carrots and hummus for snack and dinner varies considerably.

It doesn't look like I'm eating much, but I can't say that I'm hungry much, mostly from all the fiber and water, I'm sure.

5 comments:

Simply Green said...

It doesn't seem like much, but when you add it up it's about average for me! Good luck and congrats, looking forward to learning the results. I hope you're enjoying the challenge.

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Lisa said...

When I read "70% of your plate should be fruits or vegetables" I freak out wondering how to make that happen. But your examples make it look quite do-able. I think we (Ok, I) forget how often we put them into what we eat.

I'm set to start the challenge on the 18th (mostly because we'll be gone for the holiday weekend and I can't guarantee I'll get organic food away from home). Thank you once again, Crunchy; your challenges are always so inspiring!

Dmarie said...

admirably healthy diet choices. and this reminds me that I've got some of Bob's 5-grain stuff around here that needs using & as I've vowed to eat from my own pantry in Jan., now's the time. thx for another great post, CC!

shortystylee said...

Bok choy and eggs sounds... amazing! I always go for spinach but the bok choy sounds like something I need to try.

Jessica

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