We’ll be posting our 6 Night, 5 Day CLEANSE meals and recipes on our FaceBook Food Page: https://www.facebook.com/H.Luiz
As written before, this Food DETOX is NOT a diet and although you will lose some pounds within the 5 days, that is not the intent here. 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, and our hair – well, we shave our heads bald, but if we had some hair I’m sure it would look more shiny! jajajajaja
I described the “Detox Cleanse” (It’s actually part of the Whole Body Action Plan by Dr. Alejandro Junger, author of “Clean”) as cleaning out your Coffee Drip Machines. You’re supposed to run white vinegar through it instead of water and minus the coffee grounds (vinegar is not allowed on the “Detox Cleanse” by the way.) You do this with your coffee machine, maybe 2 or 3 times, to clean it out from the inside. Your coffee will taste fresher, leave no after-taste, and your machine will deliver optimal performance – until will clog it with more coffee sludge (coffee is not on the “Detox Cleanse” either.) That’s what you’ll be doing with your body, your machine – cleaning it out from the inside.
We will be posting our meal pics and hopefully it will motivate and inspire you to maybe try the Detox Cleanse for yourself. The real goal with Facebook Pictures and Recipes is to illustrate how easy the 5 days of meals can be!
I will see you on the other side (https://www.facebook.com/H.Luiz) but first, here are some things to know…
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, fruit sweetener, 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.
Any questions, just ask!