Detox: Day 7


Last day folks! The goop detox has recipes for chicken and fish, which I don’t eat. I realized I hadn’t gotten a good source of protein in any of my meals this week and I’ve lost weight, so I decided to have eggs for breakfast. And I would think that organic eggs are less processed than an organic chicken.

Breakfast: Eggs with Veggies & Tea with Almond Milk
2 eggs
1/2 bell pepper
2 tbsp olive oil
A few leaves basil, chopped
salt and pepper to taste 

After heating up the olive oil in a non-stick pan, I added in the egg, bell pepper, salt and pepper mixture. With constant stirring over low heat, the eggs were done in less than two minutes. I sprinkled the chopped basil on top. Normally, I use milk and butter in place of the olive oil. This was tasty, but the milk and butter add a fluffiness that I didn’t achieve using the oil.

The eggs were the densest things I’ve eaten this week. This was a late breakfast so I didn’t get hungry again until dinner.

Dinner: Beet and Carrot Salad
1 cup arugula
1 cup lettuce
3/4 cup sliced beets
2 tsbp olive oil
1 tbsp vinegar
salt and pepper to taste 

Beets and arugula go really well together. Again, I’ve had this salad at restaurants a lot of times, but never thought to make it at home. I ended the day with a rose tea and almond milk. Success!

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I can now look back on the week and say that this detox was overwhelmingly a positive experience. I didn’t feel the effects of eating well until a few days in, but once I did, I felt and looked better with each progressing day. I learned new combinations of fruits and vegetables that taste delicious together. While the time I spent shopping, cooking and cleaning was significantly more than usual, I felt a sense of bliss as I was preparing and eating my meals. Having three unprocessed meals every day is unsustainable for me, but my goal from tomorrow is to have at least one unprocessed meal per day (barring vacations, holidays and special events). I think having a smoothie for breakfast or a salad/soup for lunch is definitely doable.

If you’ve been keeping up with me this week, I hope my posts have inspired you try this, even if it’s only for a few days. It’s definitely worth it, even if it’s just for an exercise in self-discipline. I would love to hear about your experiences!

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