On Monday I set out to do the Keri Glassman’s 8-Foods Cleanse – only problem was that I did not get a chance to go grocery shopping until last night (Tuesday). So I ended up going off plan by Monday night because I had no groceries in the house. Whoops. Just goes to show that if you fail to plan, you are planning to fail.
However, I am going to try again, because I picked up all the ingredients I needed. Keri actually 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 do actually have to make some modifications. Why? I have some digestive issues (IBS) and I become incredibly bloated when I eat a few of the above-mentioned foods. Lentils and apples are the worst offenders in these meals. Thus, 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!
(Reasoning behind the substitutions – I try to loosely follow the FODMAPS plan – it really works 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?
I had dental work yesterday and I actually feel great today. I am officially more than halfway through (I think – though I do have one molar that might need more work, but I am going to do that later – blah!). I also 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.