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Jul 17, 2012 10:36pm
We kicked off the 28 Day Detox on Sunday morning. For those of you who missed it, we will have a make-up session on Sunday, July 22nd at 4:00 pm.  I recommend that you read the book "Clean" by Alejandro Junger, M.D. The book can be purchased at Barnes and Noble and is available as an eBook. Dr. Junger was a presenter on the film "Hungry for Change." If you have not seen the film, you are welcome to make an appointment and come to the studio to view it. There are also many great recipes in his book that can be followed throughout the detox program.  Although our 28 Day Detox is not as aggressive as the Clean diet, the book is packed with valuable information pertaining to detoxification and the body.

I didn't have time to grocery shop on Sunday following the workshop: However, I went first thing Monday morning. I went to 3 separate grocery stores, as I often do, and I realize that most people don't shop at 3 separate grocery stores.  I find that shopping takes far less time overall than going out to eat, so I don't mind hitting several stores.  If I wasn't buying fruit in bulk, I would have skipped Costco and purchased the grapes and berries at Whole Foods.

Trader Joe's
Cereal- TJ's Corn Flakes Organic
Brown Rice Gluten Free Bread
Organic Brown Rice Cakes Low Sodium
Brown Rice Tortillas Gluten Free
Simply Trek Mix Organic
Mediterranean Hummus
Organic Plums
Organic Brown Eggs
Organic Ranier Cherries
Organic Red Cherries
Organic Persian Cucumbers
Organic Sugar Plum Tomatoes
Lara Bars Cashew Cookie
Pure Bars Chocolate Brownie
Greens Bars

Costco
Organic Red Grapes
Organic blackberries
Organic raspberries
Organic blueberries
Pineapple

Whole Foods
Organic yellow mini tomatoes
Unsweetened Almond Milk
Organic Kale
Organic Bananas
Raw Organic Take a Hike Trail Mix
Organic Red Bell Pepper
Fresh Lentil Soup (hot bar)
Organic Raw Almonds
Organic Raw Almond Butter

As soon as I got home, I washed all of the fruit and vegetables and packaged everything in glass containers ready to eat in the fridge. I also packed lots of fruit, mini tomatoes, rice cakes, bananas and bars to bring to work.  I stashed a few things in the glove box of my car and stocked the car with bottled waters.  

This morning (Tuesday) I had a Greens Bar with my vitamins before my 9:00 am bootcamp (burned 600 kcal) and then made a shake with 12 oz. of unsweetened almond milk, 1 scoop of vegan vanilla protein, 2 Kale leaves and stem, 1 large cup of ice and a banana.  I mixed it all in the vitamix and drank it throughout the day. I was craving carbs, so I warmed up a brown rice tortilla with my shake.  Once I got to the office, I put the cherry tomatoes, red grapes and the cherries in plain view and snacked on them throughout the day. Before the 6:00 pm boot camp class, I snacked on 3 brown rice cakes. For dinner, I had organic gluten free oat cereal and almond milk with a bowl of berries. 

My biggest challenge is definitely the caffeine and usually the sugar.  Once I break the cycle which takes about 2 weeks, I am home free, but until then, I am constantly challenged by my caffeine dependancy and my insatiable sweet tooth.  I have decided to wean off of the caffeine to avoid a complete breakdown.  I have cut back on the coffee, but I have not yet eliminated it. Tomorrow I will start to replace detox tea for coffee throughout the day. 

I have decided that the person who blogs the most about their experiences with the detox will win a $150.00 shopping spree in our store. In order to win, they must also participate in the workshop (either last Sunday or next Sunday).  Please blog often and share anything you like! This is part of our support system and the best forum for sharing recipes, foods, triumphs, failures,useful tools to overcome weaknesses, and anything else we experience along the way.

I wish you all  a "CLEAN" and SUCCESSFUL DETOX! 
Jen


These "detox friendly" dark cacao truffles are organic and raw.
They are only 70 calories.

Ingredients:
Organic Cacao Powder, Organci Cacao Butter, Organic Agave, Organic Ground Cacao Nibs, Organci Vanilla Bean and Celtic Sea Salt.

Dark Cacao Truffles Organic and Raw

Steaz Energy Shot from Whole Foods

Ingredients:
Organic Green Tea
Organic Acai
Organic Yerba Mate
Organic Guarana






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