I woke up on Sunday and felt pretty sluggish. You know that overall blah feeling that comes with you eat like crap and ignore exercise. I knew I wasn’t necessarily overeating but I also wasn’t eating foods that were going to make me feel better. I was doing things like having a latte for breakfast, a handful of goldfish and multiple pieces of Halloween candy for lunch and snacking on whole boxes of cereal after work.
So I decided to do a Five Day Gentle Cleanse…Not gonna lie, I woke up this morning feeling GREAT! Like I really noticed a change so I decided to share just my one day Cleanse because just a one day cleanse even has benefits.
- 1 Grande Soy Latte
- 1 banana with 1 oz. almonds
- 2 Slices of Whole Grain Wheat Bread with 1/2 Avocado
- An apple
- Carrots & Cherry Tomatoes
I then had a large iced oat milk latte
- 1 cup lentils, 1 cup chicken broth with carrots
- 3 oz of chicken
Then, 1 Tbsp of apple cider vinegar in 1 bottle of water with frozen raspberries.
I stayed up late and was hungry around 10 pm so I had 1 cup of dry cheerios.
As you can see, I don’t believe there needs to be strict “rules” for a detox. I believe everyone can make up there own definition of a cleanse and see results.
For me it usually includes elimination of packaged or processed foods, dairy and red meat. I focus on the addition of plant based protein like beans and healthy fats like nuts and avocado. I consume very little animal protein. Fruits and vegetables are my snacks. I try to limit snacking late at night.
It’s also about just feeling better and reminding myself what healthy food feels like.
I’ll keep you posted on Day 2!