Today is the last day of our 10 day detox. I have to say that I have been feeling really great physically, as long as I have had enough to eat. I feel lighter and slimmer, and my mood has been stable and positive (I was feeling overly emotional and overwhelmed before the detox began). I am more present and focused while teaching my yoga classes and I feel stronger and more energetic while taking yoga classes (especially not getting lightheaded in hot yoga). Overall I have found this experience to be a wonderful way to get back into healthful eating patterns and most of all, to observe how I feel and notice how I ate before and to see what positive changes I can make to my diet to carry on after the detox is over.
Examples of What We Ate
Breakfasts: Oatmeal/cinnamon/almond milk/sunflower seeds; rice noodle soup; quinoa with nuts
Lunches: Dinner leftovers, gluten/dairy/meat-free soups - think lentils or other bean soups, vegetarian chili, etc.
Snacks: Quinoa; rice; fruit; nuts and raisins; falafel chips with hummus, guacamole, or salsa
Dinners: Balsamic roasted broccoli/grilled salmon/quinoa
-Brown rice pasta/tomato sauce/green pepper/spinach/roasted garlic (pictured)
-Cajun spiced shrimp with lime juice/black forbidden -rice/steamed green beans
-Spaghetti squash topped with black beans, green peppers and salsa
-Roasted acorn squash stuffed with quinoa cooked with garlic and shallot in a miso broth, chopped mushrooms, spinach and pecans
-Southwestern style veggie burger with portobello mushroom “bun” topped with salsa and guacamole and sweet potato fries on the side (roasted with olive oil, salt, pepper and thyme)
-Out to dinner at Viet Thai Paradise: tofu vegetable pho soup; tofu coconut curry with rice
Observations, Realizations & Notes
Thanks for reading! I would love to hear your feedback on detoxing, nutrition, food and meal suggestions, or any questions or answers you might have for me about any health related topic. You can leave a comment below or email me: firstname.lastname@example.org