What to eat When You Got Off Track
Sometimes we get off track when we had been following a clean eating plan. Or, maybe we are just starting the journey – moving away from processed foods toward a new lifestyle of eating whole, natural, unprocessed foods. Either way, taking three days as a reset is a good idea. Not only will it give you a solid start but you will be eliminating better and preparing your digestive system.
Here are tips on how to do the three day cleanse
What to eliminate for three days
Eliminate all processed food, and even most animal protein for the three day cleanse. The basic plan is to eat simple, unprocessed, clean foods. Like a green smoothie for breakfast, a salad and soup for lunch and fish and steamed vegetables for dinner. I have a few soup recipes to share with you in this post.
Fish or chicken can be added to soup, a salad or you can have it with steamed or roasted vegetables for dinner.
What about alcohol and caffeine?
Don’t drink any alcohol for three days. Ideally avoid caffeine, but if you drink coffee and can’t taper off before the cleanse, drink a cup if you need to, but do not add cream, creamers or sweeteners. MCT oil and collagen are fine to add.
Drink lots and lots of water, go for 3 quarts or more each day
How to make a meal replacement smoothie
:::Protein (Collagen Hydrolysate) watch most protein powders ingredients
:::Fat (Avocado or canned coconut milk)
:::Veggies (Romaine, Carrot, Celery, Cucumber)
Salad for Lunch
To the salad greens and any veggies, and use any greens. Cruciferous veg, spinach, kale, garlic, celery, carrot, beets, zucchini, broccoli, peppers, cauliflower, cabbage, asparagus, onion, sweet potato.
Add avocado to help with satiety. Add cooked chicken or fish, nuts or seeds if you like.
AFTER the salad, some whole fruit is ok: apples, berries, orange, pineapple, cantaloupe, honeydew.
Soup made with good broth and veggies and optional protein is a good option at dinner.
Or, instead of soup, steamed veggies and a little fish or baked chicken.
Ideally – use bone broth or organic vegetable stock or chicken stock – check ingredients and avoid artificial or gluten or dairy.
- Beet Detox Soup
- Sweet Potato Detox Soup
- Broccoli Detox Soup
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