:*Hiccup*: erm, pardon me! Can’t seem to stop tasting everything I’v eaten in the past few weeks because the merry-g0-round of food has been non-stop. Please excuse the whine because honestly, I’m not complaining. I do love the holidays and the gorgeous cornocopeia of food , shopping and family they bring ;I wouldn’t exchange them for the finest figure in the world. Howevs, if your appetite is anything like mine then you too should be feeling like a slovenly beast by now: overstuffed, salt bloated, sugar crashed and cider leaking out of your ears. Which is exactly why the Get Right Detox program will seem like a breath of fresh air to all of us.
First up is SALT:
WHY are we bothering?
Americans typically eat twice (4000 mg)
the amount of salt they need (1700-2300mg
) which can lead to hypertension
, heart disease and not to mention hideous bloating.
Day 1 ( taste bud re-calibration)
* This is a low calorie day/low energy day. Save strenuous workouts for the day before or the day after.
For your convenience, you can prepare 1 large pot of steamed vegetables and separate into 4 servings for the day. Eat every 2-3 hours.
1-2 cups of green tea ( caffeinated or not)
1.5 – 2 cups of steamed broccoli w/a squeeze of lemon juice and 1 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive oil
1 medium banana
1/2 grapefruit w/honey
8-16 oz of lemon water; herbal tea
1/2 Grapefruit w/honey
2 cups of steamed spinach w/ 1 small handful of almonds ( apprx 10-12) + 8-16 oz of water w/lemon
1 cup of herbal tea with honey
Roughly chop 1 whole red bell pepper and 1 whole green bell pepper and mix with 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
8-16oz of water
Cut 1 large eggplant lengthwise, season w/ 1 tsp canola oil, thyme, and red pepper flakes and grill or bake
Combine 1/2 cup edamame + 1/2 cup cooked chickpeas tossed with 1 tsp EVO and 1 tbsp vinegar.
8-10 oz lemon water
herbal tea ( decaffeinated)
* Go to bed early to ensure a full night’s sleep!