To drink tea is to forget the noise of the world – Unknown
It has been an uneventful day – except that I was immersed in paperwork/accounting – my least favourite thing on the planet – which boils down to…I would like nothing more than to go home and pour myself a nice glass of wine. That however is big fat no in my detox plan and I’ve already been less than good today.
Here’s my menu for the day:
Müssli with sliced bananas and 1/2 cup 1% milk
Sushi (no this was not a good idea as I chose to have sushi not sashimi – that means I had a ton of white rice – detox required whole grain – but somehow I didn’t think the sushi chef was going to comply)
Genmaicha (this instigated the sushi craving)
Vegetable stir fry fajita – using whole wheat flax tortillas
Will have: Jasmine Dragon Tears – at least its an indulgence
The second part of this detox is proving to be much easier than the first part. Perhaps I would be complaining about it had I have not started with the liquid detox. Now, having said that – I was not in a controlled environment today – meaning – I was at First Canadian Place surrounded by awful food courts. You don’t realize what poor choices you’re faced with until you face them consciously. So, I did the awful – I skipped lunch – I had a cup of Sunshine Mate instead. Mate is an energy booster, an immune system booster and it’s filled with vitamins and minerals – it’s also been known to be an appetite suppresor – so..I figured that if I was skipping lunch, I should at least get some nutrients into my system and curbe my appetite.
Here’s my menu for the day:
Multi-grain Müessli, blueberries, half a cup 1% milk
Vegetable omelette with smoked salmon
Woohoo! Chewing again!! Who would have thought that would truly be the highlight of my day!! I’m feeling ‘healthier’ – I don’t know if it’s in my mnind though – or if there are true changes to my body. I’m guessing that not having had a single glass of wine since Saturday has got to be doing something good for me. I am feeling less bloated –
Here is my menu for the day:
Rooibos Prickly Pear
Whole grain Müssli with banana and half a cup of 1% milk
Lichee Congou Emperor
Turkey sandwhich – whole grain bread with roasted turkey breast, sprouts, mustard
Roasted chicken breast with lemon, paprika rub
Blanched green beans with yoghurt dressing
I have to admit it…I’m bored – of what I’ve ingested for the past three days. Tea this morning and for lunch I had more of the soup I made last night. The soup was great – I was just happy to get something warm in me besides tea. Speaking of which – I’m drinking lots – I don’t add anything to my tea – so I’m not missing anything there – that seems to be the easiest part of this.
Needless to say – I’m moving on from the juice detox – I said I would do three days and see how I felt about five – but the thought of not eating solids for another two days make me want to cry. I’m sssiii looking forward to tomorrow – I don’t think I’ve ever been so excited about eating solid foods! Boy do I miss chewing.
I woke up this morning thinking – hey this isn’t so bad – and then I saw my husband enjoying breakfast – tough when someone else is eating in front of you. Was pretty hungry last night before going to bed – I found that brushing my teeth helped a lot with that – I’m guessing because it put a minty flavour in my mouth.
Started my day with hot water and lemon – have had copious amounts of tea – Rooibos Ginger Melon and I found a pot of the Quangzhou Milk Oolong helped in the afternoon as I was feeling particularly tempted to quit this detox. I should have perhaps scheduled the liquid cleanse part of this detox on work days when I’m too busy to think about food. Oh well – I will persevere!
Vegetable juice today is carrot, apple and ginger – love the mixture. I’m now making a cauliflower soup for dinner:
1 head of cauliflower
2 cloves garlic
1 tbsp horseradish
salt and pepper
Boil cauliflower in water with garlic. Take off heat and let cool. Pureé mixture, add horseradish and salt and pepper to taste
I’ve made it through most of the day and so far I’m feeling good. Started my day with hot water and lemon, had a cup of Green Tea Kombucha Lime around 11:00am. Kombucha is a culture of good yeasts and bacteria that bind the toxins in your blood and your organs making them water soluble. I’ll be drinking lots of this tea over the next two weeks – it helps tha I love the flavours. I then had two cups of freshly squeezed vegetable juice – beet, carrot and ginger – I’m sure I’ll be having some more of that before the day is done.
I’m not feeling cranky yet – but then again, it is only Day1.