When you go through a process like this to remove toxins and junk from your body it isn’t easy. I tell my patients the beginning is the hardest. It is something new and you are trying to get used to it. There will be ups and downs and you won’t always feel very good. This is detoxing in a nutshell. Day 2 was a down for me. I started feeling foggy in the morning and by lunchtime I had a nagging headache. This headache persisted on throughout the day and into the night. No fun to say the least but actually a good sign the cleansing process is working.
I fought through it and kept on with the program. I had my shake with breakfast, a shake with lunch, and a pear and an apple for snacks in between. Dinner was a treat since my lovely wife who is also doing this program with me made stuffed peppers that were cleanse worthy. Here is how she did it.
Ingredients: 3 bell peppers, 1 cup quinoa, 2 cups organic tomato sauce, 1/2 cup mushrooms, and 1 onion.
1). Cut the peppers and half and bake in the oven till soft.
2) boil quinoa till ready
3)saute mushrooms and onions for 3-4 minutes while heating the tomato sauce. Afterwards combine. ( we also added garlic, celtic salt, pepper, and basil to taste)
4)When quinoa is done combine it with sauce
5)scoops sauce/quinoa mix into halved bell peppers and enjoy!
Today I woke up feeling so much better than Day 2. My headache was about 90% gone and that made me very happy. Another thing I noticed was I didn’t crave coffee as strongly this morning as I usually do. Breakfast consisted of the usual shake.
For lunch I tried making jack fruit pulled pork style after seeing it on a buzzfeed video. I thought if you could make a fruit taste like pulled pork then you have a golden idea. The recipe I used from the video called for sauteing the jack fruit and until you could pull it apart with a fork. Appearance wise I would give it a 9/10 on the likeness to pulled pork. Taste and texture I would give it a 3/10. The texture of the jack fruit was obviously a fruit and not pork meat. I might try some other variations to see if this can be improved.
Between lunch and dinner I had another shake with more greens to keep the fruit down.
For dinner we made crushed lentil soup. This is a fantastic dish that is very cleanse friendly and helps hit the spot when you’re missing hot foods. Just to kick it up a notch I like to add cayenne pepper. Here is the recipe we used.
Ingredients: red lentils, 1 onion, 1/2 cup mushrooms, 1/2 cup sweet potato, 2 cups vegetable broth, avocado oil, lemon juice, garlic, celtic salt, cumin, turmeric,
1) Cook lentils until soft while sauteing cut up onions, mushroom, and sweet potatoes.
2)Add vegetable broth and seasonings to saute pan and simmer for 8 min.
3)Combine lentils and brothmixture in a blender and blend for 15-20 seconds.
4)Add lemon juice to taste!
By the end of the night my headache is completely gone. Now I am experiencing some heavy drainage from my sinuses. This is another symptom/sign of detoxifying from reducing inflammation in the body.
*Anytime you can reduce inflammation you put yourself more towards Health and Wellness. When you increase inflammation you put yourself closer to disease.