Some of you have wondered how it was going. I can say simply amazing. I am through the first week of the "gentle food detox" and have been able to slowly add things back in this week.
Foods to Avoid: Week 2
- Added sugar
- Processed foods and beverages
- Fruit juices (a splash is fine, but don't guzzle OJ -- the sugars add up.)
Read more at Wholeliving.com: Action Plan Detox Dos and Don'ts
I did have to cheat a bit this weekend and had a coffee before church on Sunday. I am not a big coffee addict at all, but certain days it sure sounds wonderful. I had a whole grain sandwich of Almond butter yesterday, and that was lovely. I find I am really liking almond butter verses peanut butter. I can add wheat, dairy, soy and corn back in this week. I honestly don't feel the need for it much. I am very happy with all the lovely recipes loaded with whole grains, veggies, and fruit.
Above are some of the recipes I tried from last week. I know I added radishes, and peas to the Quinoa Salad, just how I would normally make my couscous salad. The quinoa is pretty similar to couscous for those of you who may not have tried this before. I am sure I added a splash of vinegar too.
The Gigante Lima beans was another favorite recipe from last week . The soup though was my top down favorite.
I have also been making sure to add some physical activity to everyday. Whether some heavy housework, or a turn out in the garden, and on those days I am running errands, I do make myself get on the blasted elliptical trainer for a bit.
Another great thing from all this focus on nurturing, besides some great weight loss, I am closet by closet, draw by draw, getting a major reorg done in my house. When that is all completed, I want to tackle my garden shed. Every since I saw Sharon Lovejoy's " Little Sprig" last spring I have had a passion to fix my shed up with a bigger dose of charm and functional organisation. Click on Little Sprig to go check it out.
This Thai Beef salad is one of the second week recipes I am looking forward too...yummm