Eight Foods Cleanse [Take 2!]

On Monday I set out to do the Keri Glassman’s 8-Foods Cleanse.

Keri just posted the cleanse instructions and shopping list on her blog so I think I can share the plan here.

For 4 days, eat the same thing each day – and that is:

  • Breakfast: 1 whole egg plus 2 egg whites (scrambled), ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • Snack: 1 medium Granny Smith apple, ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • Lunch: Lentil Spinach Salad (spinach, ½ cup cooked lentils, 1 hard-boiled egg, and 1 teaspoon olive oil)
  • Snack: ½ cup artichoke hearts OR 1 small steamed artichoke with a squeeze of lemon
  • Dinner: Salmon Spinach Salad (1 cup spinach, 4 ounces grilled salmon, and ¼ avocado)

You can go get the shopping list at the post I linked to above.

I made some modifications due to some digestive issues (IBS). Some of the foods above cause bloating for me, such as lentils and apples. I am going to sub out lentils with a fish protein – some type of canned seafood (I have tuna, clams, and crab). I am going to sub out the apples with oranges or papaya. I hope that is OK!

The way I picked my substitutions is loosely based on the FODMAPS plan – it does work for me, when I stick with it. More about this later I think. Elise is a fodmapper too and she has lots of good tips.

Anyway… wish me luck! Today is the first day of truly following the plan. I have to go prep my food and get to work.

Happy Wednesday! How has your week been so far?

Mine has been good – I managed to find the curtain rod I’ve been needing (had to go to 3 different West Elms in the last week to find it).


I was able to get it in the 28″-48″ size for my one window last Saturday, but I needed the 44″-108″ for the other window. Now my bedroom is almost complete 🙂 I got the darker one, the “rubbed iron” color.

6 Replies to “Eight Foods Cleanse [Take 2!]”

  1. So, do you strictly follow the cleanse (other than the subs you mentioned)? I feel like I’d be starving. For example, is that all that’s allowed for breakfast? I’d at least add a bunch of veggies to the eggs to make it more filling and add fiber to the meal. You’ll have to give us a report on how the cleanse goes for you! I’m curious! Have a great day!

    1. @Michelle – I think I am going to have to do that!! I tend to not be that hungry in the morning but by lunchtime I start feeling it. I’ll probably add some berries/veggies as needed… I’m also pretty tall – so I tend to eat a lot anyway? I think I will probably have to add to this but I’m playing it by ear so far. I might just start doubling portions if I get hungry. 🙂

      1. I’m tall too! That must be it. 🙂 I try and eat a bigger breakfast just to make sure I’m not wanting to eat my arm by the time lunch comes around. It seems to set a good tone, and has worked well for me so far. Good luck with the experiment!

  2. good luck!
    im really excited to get back to a more strict FODMAPs friendly diet post partum. right now im so ready to be done with pregnancy i am starting to despise all food!

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