But I am getting ahead of myself. First, let me explain what the detox is. You have a shake for breakfast, lunch is either a shake or something healthy, and dinner is a healthy choice as well. Not much snacking going on. If you need a snack it can be a handful of almonds or something similar. A "healthy" meal consists of half of your plate as green veggies, a small portion of a gluten free starch, and a hunk of lean/clean protein that is about the size of your fist. What is not included in that list, and should be given up includes: Soy, sugar, gluten, dairy and caffeine (WHAT???!!!). I usually lose people when they hear they can't have their morning coffee. Let me just say that I started drinking coffee when I was about 14 years old. I love coffee. I have had it every single day of my life since then. I am 38 years old. That's a whole lotta coffee. I have it in the morning when I get up. I have it after lunch around 2:30. I would also have it at night after dinner (decaf). That was really asking a lot out of me. BUT - I like to try things out, so let's see what happens.
So, you wake up and have warm lemon water. Not quite coffee, but a surprisingly nice substitute!
Lunch and dinner I have brown rice, chicken and veggies usually anyway, so that is not a huge stretch for me.
Back to my first day. I decided I was going to have to get crafty if I were going to get through these bags of protein. So I went home that night and made some protein bars! They consisted of:
- · 1 cup peanut butter
- · 2/3 cup honey. Some local honey preferrable.
- · 1 cup protein powder (1/2 choc, ½ vanilla)
- · 2 cups whole oats
Heat the honey and pb over a low heat. Add in the powder and then add this to the oats. I greased the pyrex dish with coconut oil and put them in the dish. Some people roll them into balls, but I prefer to eat a bar. These were good!!! Yes!
I I also knew that at the 15 day mark I would be heading to Disney with the crew...It is almost impossible to detox at Disney - and to be quite honest, I didn't want to. I wanted to eat in the places where I made my reservations 180 days ago, and I wanted to eat whatever was on the menu.
S So, my first day started off a bit bumpy. It got MUCH better! Check out my next post to see how I did...