Detox Day 5

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Have you noticed the theme of our eating yet? Clue:  Almost everything on our menu is from the earth and not man made! The best way to avoid over-consumption of table salt and subsequently reduce hypertension is to aggressively shop for low salt products and reduce your packaged food intake. There, that’s about the 100th time I’ve said that and trust me, I sometimes need reminding just like everybody else. You might have noticed that you’re craving sweets and fat a little more and there is the conundrum. When we limit one aspect of eating sometimes other cravings come through which is why you will sometimes find MORE fat and sugar in reduced salt products. Shop wisely and read the labels but don’t beat yourself up. We will be tackling sugar and fat soon enough so one thing at a time. In the meantime, our dietary requirements for salt is approximately 1500 – 2300 mg per day and our fat calories should be around 28-30% of our total daily calories.

Breakfast

1. 3/4 – 1 cup Fiber One  w/ skim milk or light soy + banana and grapefruit w/honey + 1-2 cups Green Tea

Mid-morning snack

2. Sliced apple w/ almond butter + 8-16 oz water

Lunch

3. 3 cups spinach, or mixed greens topped with 1/2 cup red beans, olives,tomatoes  and dressed with 1 Tbsp EVO and herbs + 1 SERVING reduced sodium ( less than 140mg/serving)  soup ( for example Healthy Choice) + 8-16 oz water or Crystal Light

Mid afternoon snack

4. 1 cup of green or oolong tea + toasted english muffin w/ 1 Tbsp hummus + handful of nuts ( 8-10)

Dinner

5. 1 cup brown rice mixed w/ 1/2 cup red lentils and topped with 4 oz of herb seasoned chicken breast + steamed 1 cup broccoli + 8-16 oz water or Crystal Light

After dinner snack

1 cup oolong tea + fruit cup, drained

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