won’t you join us? We start Monday Morning May 19th!
This Food DETOX is NOT a diet in efforts to lose weight, although my Partner and I lose about 8-12 pounds each within the 5 days of our cleanse. It’s a detox – plain and simple. When we go through this 5 day cleanse, we feel more energized throughout the day, our eyes look brighter, our heads feel clearer, our skin seems to glow (yes, more than usual jajajaja) and our hair – well, we shave our heads, but if we had some hair I’m sure it would look shiny!
Our “Detox Cleanse” is actually part of the Whole Body Action Plan by Dr. Alejandro Junger, author of “Clean.” We make it as simple as possible for us. We have Almond Milk Fruit Smoothies (no sugar) for breakfast AND dinner. Then we have grilled fish with veggies or split pea/ lentil soups for our lunches. 5 Days during the week- DONE!
I will be posting our meal pics (it keeps me honest jajaja) and hopefully it will motivate and inspire you to maybe try the Detox Cleanse for yourself. You’ll find those pics on my FaceBook Food Page next week at H. Luiz Presents…FOOD!
Here are some tips…
Foods to Include:
•Dairy substitutes- rice and nut milks such as almond milk and coconut milk
•Non-gluten grains- brown rice, millet, amaranth, teff, tapioca, buckwheat, potato flour, quinoa, gluten-free oats
•Fruits and vegetables- unsweetened fresh or frozen whole fruits, water-packed canned fruits, diluted fruit juices and raw steamed, sauteed, juiced, or roasted vegetables
•Animal protein- fresh or water-packed fish, wild game, lamb, duck, organic chicken, and turkey
•Vegetable protein- split peas, lentils, and legumes
•Nuts and seeds- walnuts; sesame, pumpkin, and sunflower seeds; hazelnuts; pecans; almonds; cashews; nut butters such as almond or tahini
•Oils- cold-pressed olive, flax, safflower, sesame, almond, sunflower, walnut, canola, and pumpkin
•Drinks- filtered or distilled water, decaffeinated herbal teas, seltzer or mineral water
•Sweeteners- brown rice syrup, agave nectar, stevia, and blackstrap molasses
•Condiments- vinegar; all spices, including salt, pepper, basil, carob, cinnamon, cumin, dill, garlic, ginger, mustard, oregano, parsley, rosemary, tarragon, thyme, and turmeric
Foods to Exclude:
•Dairy and eggs: all
•Butter and mayonnaise: all
•Grains: wheat, corn, barley, spelt, kamut, rye, triticale, most oats (oats are usually contaminated with gluten unless you can find a gluten-free brand)
•Fruits and vegetables: oranges, orange juice, corn, creamed vegetables
•Animal protein: pork, beef, veal, sausage, cold cuts, canned meats, frankfurters, shellfish
•Vegetable protein: soybean products (soy sauce, soybean oil in processed foods, tempeh, tofu, soy milk, soy yogurt, textured vegetable protein)
•Nuts and seeds: peanuts and peanut butter
•Oils: shortening, processed oils, salad dressings, and spreads
•Drinks: alcohol, caffeinated beverages, and soft drinks
•Sweeteners: white and brown refined sugars, honey, maple syrup, high-fructose corn syrup, and evaporated cane juice
•Condiments: chocolate, ketchup, relish, chutney, barbecue sauce, teriyaki
Things to Watch For:
•Corn starch is often present in baking powder, beverages, and processed foods.
•Vinegar in ketchup, mayonnaise, and some mustard usually comes from wheat or corn.
•Breads advertised as gluten-free still might contain coats, spelt, kamut, or rye.
•Many amaranth and millet flake cereals contain oat or corn.
•Many canned tunas contain textured vegetable protein, which is from soy; look for low-salt versions, which tend to be pure tuna, with no fillers.
•Multi-grain rice cakes are not just rice. Be sure to purchase plain rice cakes.
Wish us luck and Good Luck to YOU!!
Here’s a link to an in-depth WEEK 1 of the Whole Living Action Plan which our Detox Cleanse is based on: Click Here for Action Plan