Happy New Year 2012!
Whole Food Cleanse-Day 1
Evan and I decided to kick off the new year with a whole food cleanse. We are ditching booze and processed foods for 14 days. This will be a challenge as we both like our carbs and I enjoy a glass of wine while Evan has his cold beer in the evening. And we both love cheese-on everything! But who doesn’t, right?
Not only will this cleanse help to detox our bodies, this will also be a great way to hopefully fit back in my skinny jeans. Like many, we gained a few pounds during the holidays. I knew I had but was in denial until I saw a few unflattering pictures of myself from this last trip to the Big Island with a muffin top coming out of my jeans. Lovely. Not good-especially if you go to the beach as much as I do.
If you would like to join us in this challenge, I’ll provide a day-to-day diary of what we ate and an easy and yummy recipe to help you through the cravings for processed foods. This cleanse it simple to follow-just stop eating anything out of a package or box and get back to the basics of natural whole foods.
Let’s track our progress together.
Wishing you all happy and healthy new year and always!
Whole Food Cleanse: Day 1 Menu
Brunch(we woke up late ): Garden greens scrambled eggs, brown rice and fruit and berries
Snack: carrots, almonds and a banana
Dinner: Cajun Grilled Marlin and Squash with brown rice
Super Food Ingredient: Squash
- Squash is rich in a variety of nutrients including beta-cryptoxanthin which counteract the cell damage that leads to heart disease and cancer.
- They are also known to have anti-inflammatory properties that may relieve pain of many age-related conditions.