Half-way done!

Day 3- I am tired and when I got up this morning I felt horrid. However, now that I am up and moving around, I don’t feel so bad. I wish they had a list of side effects, both good and bad, so that you could tell how well the detox was working. I did noticed today that my skin seemed really smooth and glowy and my eyes were alert, despite my tiredness. I did lose a pound (!) from yesterday to today; however I am not doing this for weight loss, but rather to give my body a healthy start for the spring.

I had my pineapple carrot drink (more on this later) right away because I was extremely hungry, and now I should be good for a couple hours. I brought lentils and rice for lunch, placed on a bed of lettuce and topped with salsa. I have discovered that salsa adds so much flavor to food without all the calories of other condiments. The fresh veggies are a great plus too! I am bummed because I didn’t get to make my soup last night, but hopefully tonight I’ll be able to and then I’ll have it for a nice liquid dinner.

I found the official snack list for the program (I had based my snacks off the food lists), but this gives snack suggestions if you cannot think of anything tasty to bring or you are getting bored with the same old snack. The one thing I can’t figure out though, is why yogurt is on the snack list–I thought dairy was a no-no. Well, regardless, I am going to stick with the ‘yes’ list and avoid the dairy. However, if you are running out of ideas for snacks, they had a lot of good thoughts, so here is is.

I have somewhat altered/ revised my pineapple carrot drink so that it is a thinner consistency and more easy to drink. Here is the modification:

Pineapple carrot tea

1 (14 oz) can sliced carrots

1 cup crushed pineapple in 100% juice

1/4 to 1/2 cup citrus tea or 100% pineapple juice

ice

Make a cup of citrus tea with a tea bag or loose tea leaves. Reserve 1/4 to 1/2 cup of the tea. Rinse the carrots very well to remove as much sodium as possible before making the juice. Place the carrots into a large glass jar, and using a hand blender, make a puree out of the carrots (it becomes the consistency of baby food). Add the pineapple and blend it into the carrots. Mix the tea or juice into the drink until you reach your desired consistency. Serve over crushed ice or blend the ice into the drink. Viola!

I only have one day to go with Martha’s plan, but from watching the taping of the show where Martha had the detox creator on, he said that he normally does it for 21 days! I’ll try to work up to that…. If you are feeling ambitious, here is the site for the doctor’s 21 Clean program.

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