Naturopathic Detox Days 4-7

Naturopathic Detox Days 4-7

Day 4 followed suit with days 1-3. No major challenges or adverse effects. Day 5 was rough. Everything that could go wrong, did go wrong. I had a long list of things to do, but my home phone wasn’t working (yes I still have a landline), my text app wasn’t working, I ran out of easy to grab detox foods, I was tired from the week and the half bag of salt and vinegar Kettle chips from before I started my detox insisted on harassing me all day.  It was a struggle to find my motivation and stick to the plan; I slipped once and had a cup of Orange Peko tea, but with the help of my support network, I got to Saturday…and then to Sunday.

This past weekend, I was really craving a treat. I made a delicious and nutritious apple and raspberry crisp, but still wanted something chocolate. Without chocolate, only cocoa, and without sweeteners of any sort, dried fruits or eggs, I tried to make some healthy, homemade treats. Well, I failed miserably and in the process, wasted a lot of good health food items. You can imagine my defeat. I ended up settling for some organic apple and cherry sauce.

Any type of lifestyle change has its challenges – whether it is exercise, diet, overcoming addictions or trying to get to bed earlier, there are going to be obstacles to your success. Having a plan in place and utilizing your resources becomes so important when faced with these hurdles. It may sound simple, but having your options laid out for you and asking for help can make a world of difference to help you to reach your goals.

 

Day 4 Diet

Breakfast:

2 pieces of Silver Springs bread, double toasted, open-faced covered with hazelnut butter, a sliced banana and topped with no sugar added raspberry jam

1 cup of Jade Snow Green tea

Lunch:

Veggie Delight tofu croquettes, 8 pieces. I skipped the sauce it came with and dipped them in homemade hummus

Dinner:

4 slices of Quesadilla made on brown rice wraps with spiced black beans, onions, garlic, mushrooms, string green beans, red pepper, grape tomatoes, avocado and Daiya gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free fake cheddar style cheese

Side of homemade hummus for dipping

1 bowl of carrot and coriander soup

Supportive Behaviours:

45 minutes in Far Infrared Sauna

Water:  at least 3 liters

 

Day 5 Diet

Breakfast:

2 slices of Queen St. White Bean and Millet Seed gluten-free bread, double toasted, covered with avocado and mixed greens

Amande raspberry creamy cultured almond (fake yogurt)

1 cup of Orange Pekoe tea -I actually never claimed to go caffeine free, since Green Tea has caffeine in it, I didn’t want to be misleading; but I did cut back on black teas for the detox and this was the first one I had, with no adverse effects noted.

Lunch:

2 slices of leftover Quesadilla from last night with hummus for dipping

Dinner:

Baked tofu in homemade sauce (recipe to be posted shortly)

Steam-fried mixed vegetables –onions, carrots, zucchini, string green beans with slices of avocado and ground flax seeds over the whole thing

Quinoa made in water and concentrated carrot and coriander soup (I accidentally left the soup on the night before and lost a lot of water. I used it to flavour the quinoa instead of regular broth and it turned out quite nice).

Dessert:

Yes, I said dessert!

Homemade apple and raspberry crisp with cinnamon, nutmeg, tapioca flour, almond flour, soy flour, ground walnuts, olive oil, stevia

Supportive Behaviours:

Exercise: 20 minutes on rowing machine + 100 abdominals + 15 minutes stretching

45 minutes in Far Infrared Sauna

Water:  at least 3 liters

 

Day 6 Diet

Breakfast:

2 pieces of Queen St. White bean and Millet seed bread, double toasted, open-faced covered with hazelnut butter, a sliced banana and topped with no sugar added raspberry jam

1 cup of Jade Snow Green tea

Lunch:

Leftover rice and veggie pasta from a few nights ago

Dinner:

Powerhouse Rice Bowl from Fresh (brown basmati rice with avocado, chick peas, grilled tofu steaks, sunflower sprouts, toasted nut and seed mix, tomatoes, red onion and spicy tahini sauce.  The meal and the sauce are both gluten-free, although Fresh cannot guarantee no contamination from gluten-containing foods.

Dessert:

Homemade apple and raspberry crisp

Homemade fruit popsicle

Supportive Behaviours:

35 minutes in Far Infrared Sauna

Water:  at least 3 liters

 

Day 7 Diet

Breakfast:

1 bowl of Bob Red Mill’s Tasty Hot Cereal with cinnamon, apple slices, raspberries, stevia with flax seed milk and topped with ground flax seeds

1 cup of Jade Snow Tea

Lunch:

Late Sunday breakfast today and wasn’t hungry for lunch.

Organic Apple and Cherry Sauce

Dinner:

Tofu and veggie casserole-type dish topped with avocado

Dessert:

Homemade apple and raspberry crisp

Air-popped popcorn with olive oil and sea salt

Supportive Behaviours:

45 minutes in Far Infrared Sauna

Water:  at least 3 liters

 

For more info on detox or other health concerns, contact me at:

Shawna Clark, ND. Forces of Nature Wellness & Naturopathic Clinic

2447 Yonge St., 2nd floor Toronto ON M4P 2E7

416-481-0222

SClarkND@ForcesOfNature.ca

info@ShawnaClarkND.com

 

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