Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Detox - The Food Kind

Sorry for the hiatus; is March nuts for other people?

The no buying thing is still working out. Unfortunately, I've replaced my buying stuff errands with buying food errands. So, I've gained back almost 1/2 of the weight I lost last year. So, it's time to detox.

I'm not a doctor, and I can't tell you if my plan is healthy for everyone, but I hope it works for me! I have a sugar monster… and the Easter grocery store mania doesn't help. A friend posted that they were doing a Whole30 detox which got me on the kick. I've done the 21 day sugar detox before, and it was AMAZING! Click here for the book

I wanted to do something a bit different this time, and I wanted to do something focused on resetting my gut. I did some shopping, and here is my plan:

Each day will start with a detox drink. 1/4 cup no-sugar-added cranberry juice and a tablespoon each of apple cider vinegar and lemon juice. You can dilute it if you want, but the lemon cancels out the ACV and the cranberry juice is just really tart. 
Why these ingredients? Cranberry is great for the lymphatic system and cleaning the kidneys. Apple cider vinegar helps decrease inflammation, detox the liver and improve circulation. Lemon juice helps the immune system and aids digestion. 

I plan to almost exclusively eat chicken, so to help with boredom, I cooked a variety of flavors. 
Herb, balsamic, and lemon pepper to be exact. I always cook chicken with low-sodium organic broth in the oven at 325 degrees for 45 minutes. I did all 3 at the same time, so I increased the time to an hour.

I LOVE cooking in my Pyrex dishes. I threw away most of my plastic storage a while ago, for chemical issues, and replaced it with this set. I like that they can go from oven to fridge:

I'll also have one of my favorite protein drinks each day. I get these from the Vitamin Shoppe, but they sell them online, too. I like the Orange best, but the Alpine Punch and Grape are also good. For 160 calories, 40g of protein, and no sugar, you can't beat it!

**If you purchase anything from any of the links in my post, I may receive small financial compensation from the selling company. I haven't been paid to post or use any of the products, I just want to share what I love with all of you!