Happy Day 6! What’s the latest? Still feeling good? Sleeping well and feeling energized? Now is a perfect time to start thinking about what happens the day after tomorrow. Will you go back to your pre-Detox eating? A modified version? Take today and tomorrow and make a plan for what you’d like to do long-term. Here are some popular, healthy, and realistic post-Detox modifications to consider:
1. Go back to drinking the morning cup of coffee you missed, but with vanilla almond milk instead of cream and sugar. Try this creamy, dairy-free concoction. Or, enjoy green, white, or black tea as your morning caffeinated beverage.
2. Continue eating the level of fruits and veggies with a giant heaping of cooked veggies at either lunch or dinner, and a giant serving of raw veggies at the other meal. Shoot for HALF your plate being veggies (either raw or cooked) at mealtime.
3. Continue with shakes or smoothies in the morning, but add a protein powder such as this hemp seed one from Trader Joe’s or Planet Fusion’s Vanilla Plant Fusion. High in protein, fiber, and essential amino acids, and makes your morning drink more filling.
4. Add a more substantial morning meal such as gluten-free oatmeal (Trader Joe’s has amazing gluten-free oats that seem exactly like traditional rolled oats) with a handful of dried cranberries for sweetness, raw cashews, cinnamon, and cooled down with a dash of unsweetened non-dairy milk. Or heat up a cup of cooked quinoa from the previous night’s dinner with dried fruit, nuts, cinnamon, and non-dairy milk.
5. Enjoy a raw food bar in the afternoon to satisfy your sweet tooth–they’re easy to keep on hand, easily survive life in the bottom of bags, and can be stepped on without changing shape. Examples: Larabar, Pure Energy, and KIND. These can all be found in any old grocery store, TJ’s, or Whole Foods.
6. Continue with the Detox as your constant (developing your own menus using the guidelines), and veer from the Detox for special weekend days, when you go out to eat (trying your best to keep with the guidelines, but allowing yourself those treats you may have been missing), have potlucks, or attend parties.
7. Do the Detox 1-2 days per week or 7 days a month, and a modified version on the other days.
What else will you do to carry on the healthy changes you made once the Detox is done? Hopefully you’ll all continue drinking all those energizing fluids!
Enjoy this day and the new, healthy you! XOXO
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Hi Everyone – In keeping with my #2 goal of posting a comment every day – I have “Date Night and Day” with the Husband. I will spill all the details tomorrow. The food, people….
I’m back after Date Nite and Day. We were supposed to to this last weekend (so I could start the detox after a weekend of not so clean eating) but plans got changed and we went this weekend.
For me, eating outside the home is a challenge. I live in a “Happy Cow” desert, ie, no vegan or vegetarian restaurants for 25 miles around. I get tired of eating the basic plain salads when the rest of the family eats whatever. We ended up eating two dinners and one breakfast out.
1st Dinner – Was at our local bar and grill. I had planned to get their mushroom soup and salad, but they were out of it by the time we sat down to eat (we were later in the evening. Ended up getting walleye lightly sauteed with house veggies and salad. Also had 2 gin and tonics (my usual). Our waitress “gifted” us with their new dessert – homemade bread pudding complete with buttery granola and Nutella ice cream. Double Yum – but not in the guidelines :-/. I won’t lie, I enjoyed every bite!
Breakfast ended up brunch/lunch because the first two choices were already closed by the time we got there, we ended up at IHOP, of all places. I was able to get a vegetable omelet made with egg whites and fruit bowl. Husband noticed that they did not offer avocado anywhere.
The absolute surprise and highlight – The salad and hot food bars at Whole Foods (Gasp!). I have not been a huge fan of WF, primarily due to they have their distribution warehouse here in my hometown, but you can’t buy retail from it……If I want to shop at WF, I have to drive 50 miles round trip, and that really gripes me..I’m a loyal Trader Joe’s shopper…..back to the salad and hot food bar. The Husband got a mix of hot and salad stuff, I got a totally vegan bowl of stuff. A coupla drink things we never had tried, fruit salad for desert, two dark choc 88% cacao bars, and spent a total of $45. I know it sounds expensive, but we liked everything we ate, and it was really healthy. We plan to eat there again in the future.
I know that I didn’t stick to the detox plan 100%, but overall, the week went pretty well as expected, considering the meals out with the Husband. I’m satisfied with my effort for now.
Thanks for reading,
Sounds like a successful week and weekend, Karen. Thank you so much for writing regularly. Hopefully you gained some longer-term habits and insights from the detox that can work for your whole family. Be in touch! – Jen