Wednesday, February 11, 2009

My Detox Diet

I'm on Day 10 of a 28-day detox diet. It blows, but it's working. My nutritionist recommended it to help flush out any toxins which prevent me from losing weight or help me to gain weight. (Um, I believe that I might be the toxin since I eat a lot. We have found the toxin and it is us).

Anyways, the point of the diet is to cut out various food groups one by one to eliminate the toxins and then carefully add the groups back to see what might be affecting your body in a negative way. So, the first stage you cut out coffee, tea, sugar, dairy products (including eggs) and red meat. Then, you cut out all meat, so your protein is from nuts, beans and the shakes. In Stage 3, where I am now, you are only eating veggies, fruit, their shakes and brown rice.

The diet is careful to state that it is not about weight loss, it's about eliminating toxins. Yet, since I'm eating much less than I normally would, I'm losing weight pretty quickly. I've lost 5 pounds since last week, putting me at my lightest weight since before law school.

I think it's been helping both John Dear and me to refrain from eating so much meat and eggs. Certainly, I think it's going to help our cholesterol levels. I just wish I could get JD to get on the couscous/quinoa bandwagon (Hi, grain addict here). After I'm done with this diet, I do think that I'd like to include more beans and meatless meals in our meals on a regular basis.

7 comments:

noswimmers said...

Woah...you lost me at stage one.

Good for you!

Fertilized said...

i did something similiar 2 yrs ago. It's HARD! GO you!

Leah in Chicago said...

I just did a 9-day detox and have to say that it was a great kick start and I hope to follow the new way of eating. Best of luck!

LJ said...

I love this quote: We have found the toxin and it is us

So true. MMMtoxins...

annacyclopedia said...

Good for you, Jendeis! Those long cleanses are challenging, but worth it. I've been working on eating less meat this year and I definitely feel much better for it. We should do a recipe exchange sometime soon - my problem is I get in such a rut!

Jen said...

I am very impressed! Way to go with the weight loss!

Tricia said...

WOw! That is intense.

Interestinly enough I just had Quinoa for the first time last night and it was such a yummy dish. It was Quiona with shrimp and curry.. YuMMM... I think I like it!