One of the best ways to push your body’s “reset” button is by doing a detox. However, you don’t need to make strange concoctions or skip meals to do it. The BBAB 21-Day Detox takes out foods that weigh your body down and replaces them with real, whole foods that help your body heal and rejuvenate (no matter what level of sleep deprivation you may be at). The purpose is to take out any potential allergens, chemicals, preservatives, and sugars that inhibit your body so that you can find more energy, better digestion, clearer skin and deeper sleep. In addition, by taking away the “bad” and replacing it with the “good” you can diagnose possible food intolerances you didn’t know you had upon reintroducing some of the real (but potentially allergen) foods back into your diet. Finally, this detox can help you finally kick those bad food habits to the curb once and for all by cleansing your body of addiction-prone foods forever! It’s a great way to start your journey to a health, fit mama.
Hurray for week 3! This week I will add a few more fruits back in (raisins will taste like candy now!) but be sure to limit them as suggested below. Oddly, sugars will make you suddenly crave food throughout the day as it makes your blood sugar levels flux more than other foods with less/no sugar and more fat and vitamins (think avocados, raw nuts, etc). Also, you will again notice that I use meals more than once by using dinner leftovers for lunches. This is a way to not waste food, save on prep time, AND keep your food budget low. Enjoy! You’re half way there. Day 1 Breakfast – Smoothie: 1/2 cup “lite” or carton coconut milk, 1 cup...Read More
Week two should be a bit easier since you have a week of no sugars and grains behind you. I have expanded the meal plan to include some actual recipes for the dinners and even some lunches and snacks. You will find them linked to on the recipe title. As for the snacks, feel free to mix them up as you like. And if you are hungry after dinner a bit try sprinkling cinnamon on granny smith apple halves and broiling them in the oven for about 10 minutes. Yum! Enjoy! Day 1: Breakfast- Banana/Almond pancakes Lunch – Large salad – mixed greens, sliced carrots, cucumber slices, tuna, EVOO and squeeze of lemon Snack – handful of pecans and one sliced...Read More
Here is a basic idea of what to make for the first week. If you find yourself hungry (not just craving food but truly hungry) at least 30 minutes after eating, grab some sliced peppers, make another salad or reheat roasted veggies to tied you over. Be cautious… if you are used to eating lots of food with preservatives and sugars you will be used to eating more food than is listed here. However, don’t eat out of habit. Make sure you are truly hungry before seeking another snack. Another good “sweet tooth” curb is to put frozen blueberries in a bowl, add some coconut milk and a few drops of Stevia. Mix and enjoy. Great and refreshing. ...Read More
Here is a list that will coincide with “Detox Week One” tips, recipes and meal planning. Most if not all of these items are easy to find at Trader Joes if you have one. No need to break your budget! Also, some of these items will roll over into next week. Also, read over the “Detox Do/Don’ts Short List” and review what is nixed on the detox. This is important as you are sure to want some sort of dressing or flavorful addition here or there, but beware ingredients. Soy, wheat, corn, sugar and gluten tend to sneak there way into almost everything on the shelf that is not made of single ingredients. Now, get shopping and get ready to...Read More
Eliminate: Dairy Gluten Soy Peanut Butter White sugar, Honey, Maple Syrup, and artificial sweeteners Coffee (sniffel) Alcohol All fruit except limes, lemons, green apples and berries Pork Farm Raised Fish Non Cage Free Eggs Non Range Free Chicken Non Organic Beef White Potatoes Corn Nitrites MSG Vinegar Include: Rice, Almond and Coconut Milk Brown Rice MIllet Raw Almonds Legumes Stevia or Agave (2 Tbls. per day) Green and Herb Teas Non Starchy Veggies. organic preferred (this is the base of your detox) Organic Green Apples and Berries (frozen or fresh) Cage Free Eggs Wild Cold Water Fish Free Range Chicken and Turkey (organic perferred) Grass Fed Beef (only 1x per...Read More
Ah the joys of a newborn babe. Sweet snuggles. Nuzzling head into your chest. The smell of your newborn’s softest skin. And a schedule that is oddly calm and completely packed full of constant-ness. I didn’t forget how life can fall “behind” with a newborn but I did forget how many things don’t get done. However, with this little Mister I have had an eery calm to just let things happen when they happen if they happen. Thus, the lax blogging. But, here I am, ready to go again! That said, where was I on that sugar detox? Ah, yes… day 5? 6? Um… how about a re-boot? Sunday I will begin a full on sugar detox with...Read More