Thursday, April 29, 2010

Spring Cleanse - Day 3

Yesterday was day three of my Spring Cleanse. The day was dedicated to detoxing the liver, so milk thistle was added to the daily plan.

I was hungry for most of the day, so I ate for most of the day. The beauty of this plan is that snaking is allowed as long as the snacks are whole foods. I had oatmeal with fruit and nuts for breakfast, and then a large fruit salad as an after-breakfast snack. I had brought collard wraps for an afternoon snack, but I ended up eating it before lunch. Lunch was a large salad added to the leftovers of yesterday's quinoa salad. I had some raw cashews as an afternoon snack.

Dinner was a huge vegetable stir-fry. I water sautéed garlic, red onions, sugar snap peas, cauliflower, broccoli, peppers, carrots, shiitake mushrooms, bok choy and raw peanuts, and then added a little olive oil and lemon juice. I made a huge pot of brown rice so that I will have some made up for tomorrow. It was really delicious. After a few days without seasonings, the taste buds really awaken to the taste of vegetables.

Other than being inexplicably hungry all day, I'm still doing pretty well on the detox. I haven't had any adverse reactions at all. I had a some rare free hours in the evening yesterday, so I was able to relax and take a nice hote bubble bath, which I really needed. I need to make sure I fit one in tonight too.

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