Today I decided to start the clean detox program after seeing Dr. Junger on Dr. Oz... He put a free copy of his program on Dr. Oz's website and so I decided to read through it and give it a try I had seen him a few years back on Martha Stewart and was intrigued by his program and have heard Gwynth Paltrow raving about him. His program is available on Dr. Oz's website.
What I like about his program is that he includes real food, and not just shakes. I also like that he has a large variety of food as well, which keeps it from getting boring, however, I am a little confused as to why he does not allow strawberries and bananas on his progam. That is one I cannot figure out, but it's only temporary.
Although I have already lost over 90 lbs. on my own, I am finding it incredibly difficult to lose the last 15-20 lbs. and was hoping that this program can help me jump start my metabolism again. I have suffered from a skin disease and stomach issues most of my life and have been told I have lupus 2 times, however, my blood results continually say that I don't. I decided to remove gluten and dairy 2 years ago, and have totally transformed my life. I still continue to have some issues and feel like maybe there is still something in my diet that is causing me some difficulties. I like the idea of elminating many of the foods that can irritate the skin and cause digestive issues, so I can see if there is another food that is still causing me some problems.
Day 1 was pretty easy... and I feel like I did eat a lot of food. You eliminate all gluten, dairy, corn, eggs, peanuts, tomatoes, night shades (peppers, eggplant) coffee and sugar. I was not able to elminate coffee completely, so I did have a cup of coffee... but since I normally drink 3 cups, I think I can live with 1 cup. Here is how my day went:
Smoothie... Hemp Milk, Brown Rice Protein Powder, Berries.
I have to say that this smoothie was just ok. I am not used to this brand of brown rice protein powder, so I may have to adjust the amount I use next time. A few extra berries also would have made a huge difference too...
Large mixed greens salad with small piece of poached chicken.
For dressing I mixed coconut oil with lemon, apple cider vinegar, stone ground mustard.
This salad with unbelievable. I loved it and although I do not like to eat a lot of meat, he does include meat in his program. I decided to add it in for now. I just made up the dressing, and I thought it was really tasty!
Snack: Smoothie with pineaple, 1 tablespoon of brown rice protein powder and almond milk
2 cups of Lentil Detox Soup
2 or 3 celery stalks
1 cup red lentils
1 or 2 tablespoon red miso paste
3 cups organic veggie broth
1 tablespoon crushed garlic
spices to taste: oregano - mustard powder - garlic & onion powder - sea salt - curry - tumeric - cumin
1 or 2 tablespoons lemon
Today went really well and I can't wait to get started on day 2...