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The YES and NO food list for The Clean Program I am using for the next 21 days!!!

Tuesday, February 01, 2011

I know so many of you were wondering what foods I can eat while on The Clean Program I am doing over the next 21 days. Here is a quick break down.

Remember, I have to have a shake or fresh juice for breakfast, lunch with organic foods from approved list and at least 51% raw, and a shake or fresh juice for dinner with small snacks in between like almonds or more fresh juice from veggies on the approved list.

I am happy to see that so many of you are interesting in this program! I have heard from others who have completed the cleanse with AMAZING results!

From The Clean Programs Website.....

The foods we can have - The YES foods!!!

Fruit: Whole fruits (including lemons and limes), unsweetened, frozen or water-packed, diluted natural juices

Dairy Substitutions: nut milk made from "clean" nuts (hazelnut, almond, walnut, pecan, brazil), unsweetened brown rice milk, seed milks like hempseed, sunflower, pumpkin, sesame, coconut milk (unsweetened and in small amounts)

Grains: Brown rice, millet, quinoa, amaranth, buckwheat, teff, buckwheat

Meat: free-range chicken, turkey, duck, fresh ocean fish-pacific salmon, ocean char, halibut, haddock, cod, sole, pollock, tuna (preferably fresh, but canned is okay), mahi-mahi, lean lamb, water-packed canned tuna (watch out for the ones that have added soy protein), wild game

Plant based proteins: Split peas, red and green lentils, all legumes and beans (except edamame and peanuts)

Nuts and seeds: walnuts, sesame, pumpkin, brazil, sunflower, hazelnuts, pecans, almonds, cashews, hemp seeds, chia seeds, flax, nut and seed butters

Vegetables: everything except nightshades (eggplants, tomatoes, peppers and potatoes and no sweet potatoes or yams) consumed fresh/organic/local, raw, steamed, sauteed, juiced, roasted

Oils: Cold pressed olive, coconut, flax, sesame, almond, sunflower, pumpkin, walnut, coconut

Beverages: Filtered or distilled water, green tea, herbal teas, seltzer or mineral water, yerba mate, coconut water, kombucha (in moderation if you're already consuming it), fresh juices

Sweeteners: Brown rice syrup, agave nectar (in moderation), stevia

Miscellaneous: apple cider vinegar, balsamic vinegar, ume plum vinegar, rice vinegar, all spices (but try to avoid large amounts of red pepper, chili, cayenne, chipotle pepper), coconut amino acids, wheat free tamari, sea salt, all herbs (basil, cinnamon, cumin, dill, garlic, ginger, oregano, parsley, rosemary, turmeric, marjoram, cardamom, thyme etc. ), carob, raw cacao, miso, mustard (without sugar or preservatives)

The foods we must avoid - The NO Foods!!

Fruit: Oranges, orange juice, grapefruit, strawberries, grapes, banana

Dairy: Eggs, milk, cheese, cottage cheese, cream, yogurt, butter, ice cream, non-dairy creamers

Grains: Wheat, corn, barley, spelt, kamut, rye, couscous, oats

Meat: Raw fish, pork, beef, veal, sausage, cold cuts, canned meats, hot dogs, shellfish

Plant based protein: Soybean products (soy sauce, soybean oil in processed foods, tempeh, tofu, soy milk, soy yogurt)

Nuts: Peanuts, peanut butter, pistachios, macadamia nuts

Vegetables: corn, creamed vegetables, sweet potatoes, tomatoes, potatoes, eggplants, peppers

Oils: Butter, margarine, shortening, processed oils, canola oil, salad dressings, mayonnaise, spreads

Beverages: Alcohol, coffee, caffeinated beverages, soda pop, pasteurized juices, soft drinks

Sweeteners: Refined sugar, white/brown sugars, honey, maple syrup, aspartame, high fructose corn syrup, evaporated cane juice, Splenda®, Equal®, Sweet’N Low®

Miscellaneous: Chocolate (processed with dairy and sugar), ketchup, relish, chutney, soy sauce (with gluten, sugar, and gmo soybeans), barbecue sauce, teriyaki, other condiments

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
LEMOOK 10/14/2013 11:01PM

    I'm curious to know how this program worked out for you? Are you still adhering to it?

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HOUSEOFSTARKEY 2/18/2011 12:27AM

    Do you calorie count or rely on portions, or it is just a body-listening, moderation approach?

Congrats on your success!

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FITFRANNIEK 2/11/2011 6:59PM

    oh my gosh i don't know how you're doing this, but i'm sure impressed that you are! almost everything i eat is on the no list! my favorite veggies (tomatoes, peppers), my favorite low cal high protein snacks (cottage cheese, eggs)... i would love to try this if i could figure out what i could eat!! haha

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COOPSM 2/2/2011 7:27PM

    Can't wait to hear how this goes for you....I would really miss my bananas....

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LILASIAGO 2/2/2011 11:14AM

    This seems a lot like the elimination diet that can help you discover food allergies or intolerances as you reintroduce the foods.

Loved the blog of your first day!

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JEM0622 2/2/2011 10:52AM

    I am doing something similar, except no meat or eggs. I am allowed to have the nightshades. Certain fruits are preferred but all veggies are okay. I put wheatgrass powder and flax meal in my smoothie as well. GL!

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    Will be following your progress!!! I just finished a 30 day VEGAN cleanse which was much more limited...I feel fantastic and don't see myself ever going back to the way I was eating!!! We'll have to compare notes when you're done!!! Good luck and happy cleansing!!! Jackie!!!

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TOWNSENDB 2/1/2011 7:30PM

    This sounds very difficult...but awesome! Keep us posted..

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DVASQUEZ 2/1/2011 5:02PM

    Wow, definitely want to hear how it goes... emoticon

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HEALTHYCHIC 2/1/2011 4:44PM

    No oats? omg. i can't wait to see what you think of it after you have been doing it for a while !

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    that sounds not too bad,Jen. Can't wait to hear how you do and you're inspiring me to gradually add more raw food to my diet. It's hard when I'm cooking for so many and especially the hubby who was raised on white bread and hot dogs and doesn't understand/care about what's in them. EW! I have cut way back on the hot dogs around fact, I won't eat them and our 6 yr old doesn't like them.
Take care and a big high 5 to all that you are accomplishing!

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SUNNYWBL 2/1/2011 3:12PM

    More power to you! emoticon emoticon

I do well avoiding most beef, all lamb, all veal, most pork(only tenderloin once in a while), no fruit juices at all.
I'm cutting way down on added sugars in anything. Eating way more veggies!

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DEESJOURNEY2FIT 2/1/2011 12:38PM

    I look forward to hearing how you do.

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MELROCKZ 2/1/2011 11:46AM

    I followed a raw diet a long time ago aiming for 60-80% per day only having my protein and limited grain as my 10-20% of non raw food. I did make my own nut milk, which is delish!!!! Almond and Brazil nut were my fav!!!

It became difficult to keep up with once I got married but, tried very hard to at least maintain 50%.

You have inspired me to try it again. I created some great things like making my own milk, avocado ice cream, kale chips, sprouting was a bit challenging .... but I gave it a try.

Good Luck with going Clean your body and mind will love you.!

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SEDGEY 2/1/2011 11:44AM

    Hey Jen! Your program sounds a lot like the "elimination diet" my ND had me on for 6 weeks to suss out any food allergies with the added benefit of a bit of a detox. ND's love this one. emoticon
It wasn't too difficult especially since I was allowed grass-fed beef instead of chicken as well. Don't forget that you can use rice noodles in place of pasta. I did rely on my Thai and Vietnamese cookbooks a lot!
Have fun with it! emoticon

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NUTRIGIRL08 2/1/2011 11:31AM

    I know you will be successful! I'm anxious to read about your journey through the Clean Program. I haven't read it. I'm reading Eat to LIve right now. I think his program/attitude is similar. I'm going to give it a try and see. I've tried the vegan/vegetarian route before only to fall off (mainly due to laziness) but I always come back to it. So I'm trying to go about changing things the smarter way.

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BEST_LIFE_NOW 2/1/2011 11:28AM

  That sounds do-able ... except where's the fage yogurt and feta cheese? I'd be going through withdrawals without them. emoticon

You are selling me on it ... slowly!

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    interesting.. can't wait to hear how it goes..

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NURSELAUREN 2/1/2011 11:26AM

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JMAGEE8871 2/1/2011 11:02AM

    What a great list with lots of variety to choose from. I so wish we had a Whole Foods or Trader Joes here.

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PATTI_SP 2/1/2011 10:47AM

    Great Variety!!! emoticon emoticon

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CYNTHIAMINUS40 2/1/2011 10:39AM

    Reading your list I see that I pretty much eat this way - and I LOVE whole foods market. I'm on a first name basis with the butcher, LOL. If your market has buffalo, I highly recommend it. I bought a roast awhile back, asked the butcher for tips on preparation and it was delicious! I also like that they buy meat from farms that practice more humane ways of raising the animals.

Looking forward to reading about your progress with this.

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NICE_ASPHALT 2/1/2011 10:38AM

    Wow ... I could easily live off that as it's most of my diet anyway. The only thing I'd miss are tomatoes! Best wishes for great results!

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SHASHEE71 2/1/2011 10:27AM

    Wow, there is really a huge variety of stuff on there!! Thanks for sharing!

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MBSHAZZER 2/1/2011 10:22AM

    Jen, that looks like a really nice list of foods! You will not feel deprived on this cleanse, that's for sure! Excited to see your results!

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    Whole Foods Market!!! They have it all emoticon

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GOLIONS 2/1/2011 10:20AM

    Where do you find these foods? The list of fish and meats must be the most difficult!

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