I've been mentally preparing to cut out the things that I have been indulging WAY too much in lately like bread, rice, chocolate and coffee. Like I said before my diet is pretty clean but with the holidays I fell back into bad habits and I am looking forward to how I am going to feel in the next few weeks. My goal is to do this cleanse every year around this time to reset and rebalance my eating habits. Find your goal and try and stick to it I'm here to cheer you along. You may only commit to one week or even three days but it's a start.
I've shared the list of what TO eat and what NOT to eat but it's up to you to make the healthy choices. I'd be lying if I told you I wasn't tempted when I walk by a coffee shop and smell fresh coffee or don't hear the call of Mayson Kaiser and it's fresh baguettes taunting me. I can eat a whole loaf with butter right now!!! But WE have the choice of what we put into our bodies and WE choose how we want to look and feel in the end. Losing some lbs. on this cleanse is a bonus but feeling less tired, more alert and not achey in my joints is what I am looking forward to.
- Planning ahead will make planning meals easier. Here's a typical menu that I follow.
- Wake up and have hot water with lemon (and definitely sip water throughout the day)
- Breakfast - 2 eggs (scrambled, omelet with veggies, hard boiled)
- add ins - avocado, quinoa, sautéed greens, breakfast muffin (recipe to follow)
- Snack - Greek yogurt with a touch of stevia
- Lunch - Salad with lots of greens and veggies on the low glycemic chart
- Snack - Guacamole with red peppers, zucchini and cucumbers
- Dinner - Roasted chicken with grilled veggies or another salad