Detoxing for a week—Day 1

I have been on a quest to have my body function healthier because I feel that I have been eating things that could have contributed to mucus development, allergies, and lack of energy. I went to see a holistic doctor in NY last month and she told me that I had small intestine and mastoid issues. However, she was trying to get me to come once a week to NY and pay her $500 to have her tell me what not to eat. I figured that I could figure it out myself at a cheaper cost, with less wear and tear on my car, since I am about an hour away from NY. After trolling the nutritional and diet section, I came across the book Detox 4 Women by Natalia Rose. The book is pretty straightforward, but you have to purchase a juicer (She recommends a Breville, which can be expensive, but I found a cheap one on the website everything kitchens for about $100. Also google coupon codes for this website. I saved an additional $11) and for you to buy a body brush to stimulate your skins ability to detox.

You will also need to buy a lot of vegetables for the Green Lemonade that she recommends you drink every morning after a liter of water and body brushing.

Day 1: Sunday

Got up and went to 8 am church service and then headed to whole foods and trader joe’s to pick up some acceptable food items (eggs, organic chicken, more greens, fish, and goat cheese).

I then came home and prepared the Green lemonade

1 head of romaine lettuce

5 to 6 stalks of kale

1 whole organic lemon

All went into my juicer and boy was it bitter!!!!!!! I had to drink it in nose plugged gulps. But I must admit, I felt better after drinking it. I did decide that I would add carrots to the drink tomorrow, so I can get rid of some of the bitterness. After making the juice, I started the marinade for my dinner. I minced some garlic and then chopped up some cilantro and then threw it into a bowl with some olive oil. Then I added a 1/2 lb cooked shrimp and mixed and then added a little salt. After that, I stuck the shrimp in the refrigerator until I was ready for dinner.

Around 5pm, I took the shrimp out and then I made a huge green salad with cherry tomatoes, onions, and goat cheese and then topped that with some red wine and olive oil dressing from Trader Joes.

Following dinner I had Dark Chocolate containing 78% Cocoa…very yummy I must add!

So other than the bad tasting Green lemonade, the first day of detox went well. Tomorrow, I will get up and start over again. Wish me luck!

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5 Responses to Detoxing for a week—Day 1

  1. Kate says:

    It sounds pretty do-able. I am very tempted by the green lemonade…!

  2. brandnewphd says:

    try it and let me know how it goes. You must let me know how your project is going as well:)

  3. Nicole says:

    I have a detox for you! 😉 I’m sure you probably came across it in your search. I’ve done the master cleanse. I felt great on it. I also heard Dr. Ian’s detox was really good but I haven’t tried it.

  4. brandnewphd says:

    The master cleanse, wow. I heard that it is intense. How long did you do it for?

  5. Pingback: Dr. Oz’s Green Juice | Fashionably Cosmopolitan

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