The detox I am doing, eliminates gluten, dairy, soy, corn, nightshade vegetables, added sugar, caffeine & alcohol.
Here is my daily schedule - each day, I used the following routine & recipes to keep me full and functioning:
7-Day Cleanse Routine
7AM - Wake up & drink hot water with lemon + took supplement
8AM - Head to work with my Mango + Lime Green Smoothie Recipe or my Pineapple + Strawberry Green Smoothie
Snack - Rice cakes with almond butter or hummus
Lunch - Variations of salad greens with a small amount of protein (egg. 1/2 a chicken breast, 1/2 fillet of grilled fish) with dairy free light dressing.
Snack - Veggies with hummus
Dinner - Green salad and either Kabocha Soup, Thai Curry Soup, Roasted Squash or Stir-Fried Cauliflower Rice
Before bed - Drink hot water & lemon + took my nighttime supplement.
So, how did I do?
Day One and Two were a breeze! I was full of energy and doing well. Day Three, the HEADACHES and fatigue started. From Day Three to Seven I had a raging headache from 3PM until I went to bed. The first couple days, I tried to just fight it off without Tylenol. I drank water, tried to ignore it. By Day Five, I gave up and took a couple of Tylenol. I was seeing results with my weight so I wanted to keep going.
I found I was less hungry than usual which was great. My biggest issue was energy. I was completely exhausted by 8PM and most days were asleep by 9PM. This is odd for me, I usually stay up until 11 or 12PM, so it significantly shortened my day. Add to that I was a little more irritable than usual.
In total, I lost 9 pounds but more importantly, I jumpstarted to plan to eat a little more healthy. I had gotten into a bad habit of not eating enough during the day, then eating too much at night and enjoying too much wine. I am hoping to start a better pattern of eating a health with this cleanse.
Planning to do it again before the summer to get ready for summer clothes & beach season.
Have you got ideas of great smoothies or cleanse recipes? Leave them in the comments below!