Monday, May 2, 2011

Day 1 Menu

Day 1 will have the most variety still available to you. Right away, we are eliminating all caffeine, alcohol, sugar, and processed foods. Know that although you can eat as much of the food as you want, don't expect to lose any weight if you down an entire bag of rice a day and eat half a loaf of gluten free bread :o)

Breakfast:

  • Smoothie: ice, banana, 1 scoop of detox powder, frozen organic berries, 1 tsp of agave nectar, and almond or rice milk (depending on what flavor powder you have, a tblsp of almond butter may be delicious in this as well)
  • 1/2 Grapefruit w/ stevia sprinkled on top
Lunch:
  • 2 slices of gluten free toast with 1/2 avacado, tomato, sprouts, and dijon mustard
  • homemade hummus (recipe at bottom of page) w/ carrots and celery
Snack:
  • 1/2 cup of greek yogurt with berries and agave nectar on top
  • Herbal tea or  hot lemon water all day long
Dinner:
  • Stir fry: combine any vegetables you have in a saute pan with 1-2 tbsp of safflower oil. Add any dried herbs and garlic you have to flavor. Remember to use sea salt very sparingly through out the week.
  • Add stir fry to 1 cup of cooked rice
Dessert:
  • "milk shake": Combine ice, almond/rice milk and frozen berries or chocolate dynamic greens powder if you have it
Hummus Recipe
  • 1 can organic chick peas
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 tblsp of tahini
  • juice from 1/2 lemon
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • olive oil to preference for texture 
Combine in a food processer and add olive oil until the consistency is smooth but still thick

3 comments:

  1. Only 1 meal into day 1- but so far feeling great and very enthusiastic about what's to come! I noticed last night how bad my cravings have gotten. No matter what I eat for dinner, I still crave crackers or bread. My body is addicted to junk food!

    I'm beginning to get a headache, which reminds me to remind you that drinking water constantly throughout the day is an essential part of cleansing the toxins. So drink up and skip that ibuprofen!

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  2. Hi Lauryn: Thank you for posting this awesome blog!! Quick question: I noticed that the Metagenics guide does not start with the detox powder until day 2, but you began on Day 1. Was this a personal choice? Thanks, Susannah

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    1. Yes, it was. I also restrict more foods on day 1. I find that with my patients- by the time people are starting day 1, they really want to "get this show on the road" and are mentally prepared to get started. Feel free to ease into the diet if you wish, I just prefer 10 full days of the detox.

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