Wow, I am excited about the personal emails and comments! It seems like everyone has the same questions so I will try to answer some of them here to get us started. If you are new to the Clean and would like to start a day or more behind us, we will post what we have planned to eat each day every morning. That way, you will have a good idea of what to eat at each meal. I know I will get in a groove and drink the same smoothies over and over again..I’m weird like that. But feel free to play around with the clean ingredients and make up your own recipes.
First, I urge you all to read Dr. Junger’s book so that you truly understand the mechanics of detoxing. The what, why, and how is pretty technical and we can’t possibly get you all of the information that the book is loaded with (but we will do our best!) When you know why your body is feeling better than it has in years it gives you the added motivation to stick with the program! Of course, we are not doctors, so please check with your own doctor before drastically changing your diet. As you will read in the book, many ill people have found health again by following Dr. Junger’s plan, but only your doctor will know if this is right for you.
So the big questions I have gotten over the weekend is what do you eat, when, and where do you buy your ingredients. Andrea started a list this morning, I will go into a little more detail here. I realize that not everyone has a Trader Joe’s and I know these products are available at larger grocery stores, they’re just cheaper at TJs. Anything you can get a local farmer’s market is always preferred but it gets harder this time of year to get all of your produce there.
Here is my list to get you started:
Organic greens and other produce, I always shop at Trader Joe’s (TJs) first and buy whatever organic produce I need that they have because it is the lowest price around for organic (exception; Costco, Sams, or BJs!) I buy spinach, kale, bok choy, red cabbage, butternut squash, zucchini, mushrooms, apples, blueberries, pineapple, whatever looks good and fresh! No tomatoes, eggplants, potatoes, or peppers.
Bags of RAW almonds, walnuts, and sunflower seeds, TJs
Herbal tea bags, green tea, seltzer or mineral water
Agave syrup, TJs
Almond milk, unsweetened vanilla, I love the cold carton with the milk at TJs
cans of coconut milk, TJs
unsalted almond butter, TJs
bags of frozen organic fruit (mango, blueberries, pineapple)
bag of flax meal (TJs) (store in freezer)
spices (cumin, turmeric, dill, oregano) ginger, sea salt, garlic
Bulk foods from Whole Foods (lentils, split peas, quinoa, brown rice)
This is a good start, happy shopping! I will get started with a green smoothie for breakfast and post tomorrow’s eats in the morning!
Peace and greens,