Hi Everyone, ready for Day 1?
I want you to start out knowing the first 3 days will be awful and hellish but stay with me and on day 4, you’ll feel great. Depending on how bad your diet is you may experience: tiredness, headaches, pimples, nausea, “flu” like symptoms and lots of bathroom trips. You may also hear your stomach growl and actually experience hunger again – these are all good!
Your poor overworked liver is getting rid of toxins and you are re-learning what it feels like to be hungry. You’re supposed to be hungry by your next meal – seriously!
By day 4 you will also realize you’re not that hungry all day any more. This is because when we don’t get the proper nutrients, our brain sends out signals to tell us we’re still hungry – it wants the proper nutrients, so we keep stuffing processed food in and not satisfying our brains. This detox will give you proper nutrients and give your body and brain the fuel they need. Of course, you should always talk with a doctor before starting a change in how you eat.
I’ll provide a week of Wicked Green Smoothie recipes for you to try and then mix and match over the next 3 weeks (there are over 100 smoothie recipes in my upcoming book so follow along and I’ll let you know when it’s available). Get your mind right and let’s start down the path to good health.
For Day 1:
Drink at least 8 glasses of water a day. Try and drink 3 cups of green tea as well. It’s good for you.
Get Chia seeds (optional) eat a tablespoon a day or break into 1/2 tbsp, 2x a day. These help fill you up. You can also add them to your smoothie but if you are a “texture” person, be warned, in water, they have the consistency of jell-0 so if you don’t like chewy bits in your drinks, then just chew up the seeds. You can do this before a meal or in-between if you’re feeling hungry. Also, chia seeds are great for you and highly recommneded by Dr. Oz and Dr. Perricone.
Feel free to make a big batch of one of these and drink it all day if you don’t want to mix up three different smoothies. You may also substitute any fruit/veggie with one you like but try something new, you may surprise yourself.
Not sure about greens? SImply use a small slice or one piece or couple of leaves of lettuce. Once you realize that’s ok, increase the amount. So don’t feel like you have to use the amount below. More greens help to keep you full BUT, start slow so you’ll like the taste and keep going.
1 stalk celery
1 c. OJ
1/2 c. pineapple (canned in its own juice is fine or frozen or fresh)
blend celery and cucumber first w/juice. then add fruit. using frozen fruit gives you a thicker consistency. you can also add ice cubes to make it thicker.
handful lettuce of your choice
1 c. strawberries
1/2 c. blueberries
1 c. OJ
handful of ice if fruit is not frozen
1 c. blackberries
1 c. soy or almond milk
1/2 c. low fat yogurt of your choice
small handful of lettuce
See you tomorrow!