Day Two of the Elimination Diet
Wednesday, January 04, 2012
CARBS 289 g
FAT 26 g
PROTEIN 23 g
FIBER 53 g
SODIUM 396 mg
I got 3/4 of the way through day two drinking green smoothies when suddenly I couldn't take it anymore. I heated up some leftover brown rice and cabbage/celery/carrot stir fry and ate that for supper. At bedtime I was still starving so I ate two small roasted yams. These foods are from Phase 1 of the diet so I wasn't off plan, I was just 14 hours early. :D Oh well, I broke down, it's not the first time. The thought of having to drink another one of those smoothies this morning... ack! See the recipe if you don't believe me. www.sparkpeople.com/mysp
The symptoms of detoxing are unpleasant, but having said that I plan to do a 24-36 hour green smoothie detox at least once every three months. I'll even schedule it on the calendar so it doesn't coincide with something else I'm doing. Detoxing creates flu-like symptoms of fatigue, joint tenderness, back pain, and nausea, probably from that "elimination" and gas. It only took 24 hours to turn everything green, if you know what I mean. I barely made it through my 12 minute dog walk yesterday, the abdominal cramps were so bad.
Anyway, so it's day three today and I'll be drinking one Vitamix full of the Minty Green smoothie, as well as a huge green salad (romaine lettuce, baby bok choy, celery, carrots, savoy cabbage, red cabbage, green cabbage) topped with cubed roasted yams. I'll find a Phase 1 dressing and dig in. For supper tonight I'm going to make miso soup. :D Yum!