A - No alcohol, caffeine or soda
B - No breads
C - No starchy carbs
D - No dairy
E - No extra sweets
F - No fruits or fats
I know, I know...what the heck can you eat? I did awesome the first week. I went to the grocery store and picked up what I needed to make my breakfast, lunch and dinners. I only drank water or green tea. I was doing so well. Here are some photos of what I made:
Spinach and mushroom egg white omelette
Spicy chickpeas - recipe here
Baked Salmon with lemon, barley & vegetable mix and snow peas
(I forgot to pull out that stringy thing)
Chicken chili - no recipe as I just threw a bunch of items in the slow cooker - ground chicken, mushrooms, a can of each: tomatoes, chick peas and black beans and some chipotle peppers.
Baked tofu - recipe here, brown rice and steamed broccoli
I was doing so well during the first week. I was going to the gym and following this detox diet. Then Mother's Day came and I pigged out. I thought I could use the excuse of "it was a cheat day", but one cheat day turns into falling off the bandwagon. It didn't help that we needed to get groceries, so I could bring my lunch to work. It was nearly impossible to find takeout that fell into the rules of the detox diet.
I decided last Tuesday that I was going to call it quits and start fresh on Monday. Looks like I will have to go out and by groceries after work. I only have 27 days until I leave for vacation. I must step it up a notch. If you have any healthy recipes you would like to share with me, please leave a link to the recipe in a comment.