Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Day One Down, Onward to Day Two

It's Tuesday, day two of the detox plan that I am following.  I've decided to scratch certain foods from my diet for seven days to refresh my body and eliminate toxins. 

In a nutshell, here are the details: 

Foods I can {indulge} in: Fruits, vegetables, chicken breasts, fish, brown rice, quinoa, raw almonds, seeds, almond butter, whey-fortified protein powder

Foods I am shunning: Dairy, wheat, gluten, sugar, salt, caffeine, alcohol, soy, bread, bananas, peanuts

Foods/beverages that I am missing terribly: red wine and dark chocolate!

I am not starving myself by drinking green juices for a week, and I am still trying to gather enough calories so I feel good on my runs.  I have also made it a point to drink more water throughout the day, along with caffeine free herbal teas.  

Here's the rundown from Day One:

6:00AM - room temperature water with lemon
8:45AM - Whey protein smoothie with spinach and strawberries {some water added for liquid}
11:00AM - handful of raw almonds
12:30PM - Salad with carrots, red onion and pumpkin seeds with a splash of raspberry balsamic vinegar; strawberries
2:00PM - celery with almond butter
4:00PM - smoothie made with spinach and raspberries {and some water for liquid}
6:30PM - grilled chicken with spices, brown rice with basil, tomatoes and a tad of olive oil, sauteed green zucchini and yellow squash

Notice how I tried to trick myself into "thinking" I was drinking wine by serving water in a stemmed glass.  It didn't work.

7:30PM - handful of blueberries for dessert

Just because I am doing this, doesn't mean I can't have dessert...right?  
Day One Exercise: 5 mile run 

At the end of the seven days, it is my hope that I will feel refreshed and cleansed, and that my body feels ready to take on more miles and training in preparation for the fall racing season.  For those of you who are interested in more information, I found a good website that outlines the whys and hows of a detox program for runners.  Check it out: How To Use A Runner's Detox Program

Off to yoga...have a great day! 

1 comment:

  1. Sorry to burst your bubble, but blueberries =/= dessert.