A systemic cleansing and detox is definitely the way to go after each holiday. It is the key to fighting high blood pressure, heart disease, cancer, and other health-related illnesses.
Okay Lee Haney, why not? So after eating way too much cheese and other Thanksgiving classics, I decided to do a week long detox. The last time I went on a detox it drove Chris to eat a five-pound burger for a free t-shirt.
Sadly, I did not get to witness this event since he was in Wyoming on a work trip, but he does have the t-shirt to prove it. Apparently, it took him seventeen minutes to finish this. Maybe that is why I go on so many cleanses…
This is my game plan. I am following an anti-inflammatory diet, and might even try and eat strictly vegan too. Here is what I am restricting:
Dairy, caffeine, gluten, corn, sugar, artificial sweeteners, oils, citrus fruits, peanuts, red meat, and alcohol.
It is a very challenging list, but it is only for two weeks…and I get to eat this:
Three Bean Chili
1 medium onion chopped
1 teaspoon olive oil
1 can kidney beans
1 can black beans
1 can pinto or chili beans
1 tablespoon minced garlic
2 cans (14 1/2 ounces) undrained diced tomatoes
1 can (15 ounces) tomato sauce
2 tablespoon chili powder
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/2 teaspoon red pepper
1. Heat olive oil over medium heat and brown onion.
2. Drain and rinse beans.
3. Add all ingredients into crock pot.
5. Cook on low heat for 8 to 10 hours.
Since I couldn’t add creamy cheese and sour cream, I substituted avocado. Yum!
Then I used nut thins in place of chips or crackers.
They are crunchalicious and gluten-free. Perfect with Three Bean Chili.
So far I haven’t had to sacrifice taste for this detox. We’ll see how that turns out.
What is the craziest diet you have tried?