Our Food Detox

This past week, Adam and I decided to try out a new way of eating that we'd been hearing about. It's supposed to help your body go through a detox to get rid of all the unnatural stuff that we put into our bodies day in and day out. The diet is called Ultra Metabolism and the idea is that there are a lot of preservatives and unnatural additives in the processed foods that we eat that slow our bodies down and build up in our systems. So we're cutting it all out to help our bodies do their job with more ease. It's a 21 day plan and we're on day 5. The first couple of days were a little rough for me because we had to cut out all caffeine and of course I am addicted sadly, which meant I had a couple days with pretty terrible headaches and rough nights of sleep. However, by day three I was feeling much better and getting great sleep at night! I guess it's out of my system now. YAY!!
You may be wondering what kind of foods we've been eating then. Well each day we have breakfast, lunch, dinner and two snacks and everything has to be organic. For breakfast we made this brown rice and soy milk concoction seasoned with nutmeg. It is actually really good! We've also had berry smoothies with soy milk and soy yogurt. Tasty too. For lunch we've been having a variety of salads from a chicken salad made with pears, parley and a touch of olive oil to tofu Waldorf salad made with apples, tofu and curry. Today's lunch was a vegetarian burrito made from vegetarian beans and avocado, cilantro and chunky salsa on a corn tortilla. Tasty too! Snacks of consisted of organic fruit and a handful of almonds or cashews and veggies with tapanade or almond butter. Dinner have ranged from organic salmon with baked sweet potato slices and asparagus to a black bean and vegetable soup with a lemon-mustard dressed arugula salad. We've really been expanding our food horizons and in some ways I feel like I'm getting a fun taste of what some vegetarians must eat to get their protein, though this is obviously not a vegetarian diet at all.
The results so far...well I am no longer getting caffeine headaches and Adam has been losing a little over a pound a day on this diet along with exercise! So we have 16 more days to go and hopefully many more positive results to share. It hasn't been easy because we have to prepare a bunch of odd recipes usually the night before to prepare for the next day and stay away from eating out, which I know hasn't been easy for Adam with work lunches and we really enjoy restaurants, but in the end the results should prevail over the hardship. I sure hope so! We're supposed to have more energy, better sleep, better skin and that's just the beginning. I'll keep you posted on our little adventure in detox land.

1 comment:

veganmegan said...

fun! i am sure there are some raw vegan food blogs that might have some recipes that would work for your diet. Good luck!

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