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Road to Eating Healthier….Day 7 April 24, 2011

Filed under: Happenings — daizey @ 7:31 am

Veggies. Yummy

We were heading out for a bit today so I made my food beforehand.  3 giant salads. carrots. With 3 apples. and tons to drink. The only bit of torture today was eric eating a tuna sandwich form Tim Hortons. It smelled soo good!

Spinach, arugala, bean sprouts, parsley, grapes,  strawberries and apple cider vinegar. Not too horrible…

I was hungry much of today, but it wasnt too awful, and actually, by the end of the day, i think i overdid it becuase I felt very full! I ate an entire bag of carrots!

I made my food for tomorrow at night which was a little bit of torture. Rice! I cant wait for it lol.

 
 

Road to eating healthier….day 6 April 23, 2011

Filed under: Happenings — daizey @ 1:32 pm

Today was torture! And it was all Sam Aldoms fault lol

Thank goodness liquids day is over! Today I went grocery shopping for the remained of my detox. Good thing I don’t do this all the time because I’d be broke if so!

We went to a BBQ at Sam’s. Their food smelled delliiicious! I wanted a burgers so badly. But I obstained!  I was so proud of myself! Wings, burgers, Brownies, cookies….coulda been the death of me. I brought a fruit tray as my side (surprise, surprise). It was full of cantaloupe, strawberries, grapes, pineapple, mango, and watermelon. I ate a ton of it. I also brought a bottle of water with lemon and a blood orange and Basil flavored water. I ate 3 apples during the day too to help. Prior to the BBQ I snacked on the fruit for the platter and had a glass of mango juice when I woke up. I ate another whole mango before bed.

I have to say I was pretty fricken proud of myself! So much temptation and I did it! Yay me! Lol

 
 

Road to Eating Healthier…Day 5…aka starting over day April 22, 2011

Filed under: Happenings — daizey @ 11:06 pm

AKA day from HELL. lol

So I wasnt even hungry today. i didnt even remember until almsot 2pm that I shold probably start drinking.

3:00 bottle of water with lemon, followed by juice, followed by vegetable juice.

As you can guess I frequented the restroom today! I have a small baldder

32 oz of vegetarian organic vegetable broth

another bottle of juice and another of veggie juice

before bed im going to try and get another bottle of water down and some tea.

I feel like junk. Well not total junk, but tired, unfocused, and lazy. Ive barely moved all day. I really want taco bell. hahaha. My friend had to go ahead and mention it. Eric ate chips today. They smelled sooo good. So did his cordon bleu…

XX5.2 today…..that like almsot 8 lbs. I just need to keep that in my head.

I’m sooo looking forward to solid fruit tomorrow. 3 more days till rice!

 
 

Reworking the plan….

Filed under: Happenings — daizey @ 1:59 pm

No, I didn’t cheat. Thats not why I’m starting over.

I actualy just wanted to start again since I didnt start with the all liquids fast. And I didnt eat all the right fruits. And I mixed cooked veggies, with raw….

So heres the plan:

(from http://www.women-workout-routines.com/7-day-detox-diet.html)

Stage 1 Liquids only -Usually this would be just water, which is the quickest and purest means of flushing out the body. But adding a squeeze of fresh lemon to warm water helps to neutralize acidity and stimulate the bowels. If you find this too restricting, there are other liquids that have supplementary benefits – freshly made fruit and vegetable juices, herbal or spice teas and the final option is broth.

Stage 2 Liquid and fruit only-Fruits are generally alkaline foods (although they have acidic taste), so they help neutralize the acidic waste that is produced when you begin to detoxify. High fibers in fruits make them good laxative. Buy only organic fruits because non organic contain toxins and you will do nothing.Following fruits have detox properties: Apples – contain a lot of pectin, which help too remove toxins, and tartaric acid which aids digestion, Pineapple – contains the enzyme bromelin, which helps to produce acids that destroy bad bacteria in the gut, encourage the growth of “good” bacteria that are important for digestion and support tissue repair., Mango – also contains bromelin, and enzyme called papain, which helps to brake down protein wastes., Grapes – help to counter the production of mucus, which can clog up tissues and cleanse the liver and kidneys. Their high fructose content also provides instant energy., Watermelon – is a diuretic and therefore speeds the passage of fluids carrying toxins through the system.

Stage 3 Add raw vegetables in your detox diet. Include bean sprouts (best grown yourself), as sprouting increases the nutritional content of seeds five-fold. Use raw garlic which is excellent blood cleanser. Vegetables share many of the properties of the fruits and some of the once that can be eaten in salads have particular detox powers. Fennel – helps to improve digestion in general and also prevents flatulence, Watercress – contains betacarotene and sulphur, both of which are liver tonics, Dandelion leaves – are a liver and kidney tonic and also act as a diuretic, Parsley – is a mild diuretic and contain zinc and trace minerals that aid liver function.

Stage 4 Add cooked vegetables and brown rice. Cook the vegetables with as little water and for as short time as possible to retain their maximum nutritious value. Steaming is the best method. Leafy green vegetables are good for overtaxed liver. The rice should always be brown short-grain as this kind is by far the most absorbent. It soaks up toxins from the gut and is the easily digested and contains the most fiber. Among the spices you can cook with include cayenne pepper and ginger, both of which stimulates digestion and encourages the elimination of toxins trough the skin. Vegetables normally eaten cooked that have detox properties include the following: Leeks – onion and garlic contain sulphur compounds that bind to and speed the elimination of toxic metals. Globe artichoke – stimulates the liver’s production of bile, which speeds up digestion. Jerusalem artichoke – contains inulin, which aids the growth of beneficial bacteria in the gut. But beware of their deserved reputation for flatulence. Beetroot is an acidic food. Which stimulates the production of enzymes that aid digestion in the stomach.

Stage 5 Add beans, lentils, nuts and seeds. Beans and lentils are a good source of protein but should not be eaten with rice at this stage since mixing starch and protein can slow down digestion. Try to leave four hours between the consumption of the two types of foods. Nuts should be eaten raw and unsalted. Like seeds, they provide useful calories in the form of essential fatty acids, which are needed by all cells in the body but which it can not manufacture.

Stage 6 Add grains and live yogurt The yogurt should be goat’s or sheep’s, which are easier to digest than live cow’s yogurt but have the same beneficial action on the gut. The grains should always be wholegrain, which provide fibre to help move wastes through the intestines and trace minerals useful for liver function. Choose from rye, buckwheat, barley or oats – anything but wheat.

Stage 7 Add fish Any fresh fish will do but your skin will benefit from the essential fatty acids in oily, cold-water fish. By this stage, you should begin to feel more relaxed and not in a hurry to eat everything you have been missing. Ideally, introduce excluded food types with at least a day between each. By this stage you should be more in tune with your body, which will help you to decide what and when.

 
 

Road to Eating Healthier….Day 4 April 21, 2011

Filed under: Happenings — daizey @ 11:39 pm

Today I’m able to eat rice! Only I dont think I’m going to.

I’ve totally done this wrong, so I think tomorrow I am going to start over. All liquids tomorrow…doing the detox the corect way. Not sure waht I think of the whole “detox” idea, but learning to eat better and creating better habits is worth it for me…

Now onto today…

Felt good this morning. Got up super early to take care of some stuff and had a fruit juice for breakfast. Carrots for lunch along with vegetable juice. Grapefruit water all day. one piece of cantalope at lunch….hmm, i feel like im missing something else. Oh! an avacado. Thats right. My students had a field day with that one. They’re fascinated with what I have been eating! Today they wanted to know why there was a ball in the middle of my fruit. lol! Breakfast was not tempting since it was jsut a waffle and i had a meeting at lunch, so i never even saw it.

2 stalks of celery hearts with hot sauce for dinner along with 2 grapefruits. I was a tad  hungry

Felt good for the majority of the day, but very tired in the afternoon. Again, not sure if its cause i was up at 430 am or because my body is starting to feel the lack of protein and grains/carbs/starches….guess we shall see!

 
 
 
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