We are diving in at day number 3 and I hope you all are staying on track. It has been difficult for me so far being a vegetarian because my meals are a bit limited and I have to keep track of my protein intake.
Since I am a vegetarian I do eat quinoa and full fat greek yogurt as in level 1. Other than that I have cut out all sugar and stick to veggies, lots of eggs, quinoa, almonds, paleo bread and yogurt for my protein. I have also been eating a lot of fat such as avocado, coconut oil and natural almond butter (no sugar and manufactured only with other almonds-no soy or other nuts).
In the beginning I was moody with headaches and hungry. I realized I wasn’t eating enough so I added more snacks full of fat, veggies and protein. I also take a daily live women’s multivitamin and a probiotic to enhance absorption of vitamins and minerals and support healthy digestion.
Now I am satiated and sleep like a baby! However I still miss my daily banana, (ripe-not green) with almond butter and Trader Joe’s black bean/quinoa tortilla chips with hummus 😦
So today this is what I inhaled:
Breakfast: Two organic omega-3 scrambled eggs in coconut oil with spinach, onions, garlic, cumin, cracked pepper, pink Himalayan sea salt, thyme and cayenne pepper. I also made quinoa flakes with cinnamon and chia seeds with a cup of three ginger tea. Oh, and did I mention I also miss my green tea full of caffeine?! Well I do.
Snack #1: Full fat greek yogurt with cinnamon and chia seeds.
Lunch: Broccoli and kale salad with tomatoes, avocado, boiled eggs and cucumber. I make my own dressing with fresh squeezed lemon, olive oil, thyme and pink Himalayan sea salt and ground pepper.
Snack: #2: Toasted coconut paleo bread with natural almond butter and cinnamon with a side of spinach salad.
Dinner: 1 cup of garbanzo beans, brussel sprouts and a kale salad with the same dressing as above with garlic and onions added.
Snack #3: Toasted coconut paleo bread again with coconut oil, 1 hard boiled egg sliced on top with fresh spinach and avocado.
Whew! I’m tired just typing all of this. But I have to say I do have more energy and sleep like a baby, but I crash earlier than usual–bed time is 10pm now.
Here’s my advice to you. Make sure you plan and prep your meals ahead of time. It will seem tedious in the beginning, especially if you are cooking for several family members like myself. Although I am a vegetarian, I do cook fish and chicken for my husband and 7 year old daughter, so I understand that our time is precious. But once you have your grocery list, meals and recipes planned you will be good to go.
Okay, enough about me I’d like to hear how this detox is going for you! Please share your journey with us!
Let’s go Team!
Yours In Health,