Monday, October 02, 2006

De-tox time

I've had a Wild Rose De-Tox Cleansing Kit in my pantry for months now. It doesn't expire until 2008 or something like that, so there's lots of time to use it. But I decided on Saturday it was time.

It is a 12-day program combining all natural supplements and a cleansing diet. Now, for those of you who are rolling your eyes, let me just say that it is basically just "super clean" eating for 12 days - no sugar (including tropical fruits that are super sugary like pineapples and bananas), no dairy, no yeast and there are a few other things off the list, too. And there's a few supplements to clean out your system, but I don't find them harsh at all.


This is not a low-protein program by any means. (If it were, you would not find me anywhere near it!) I still eat a fair amount of protein with every meal, and that keeps me happy. There are also no restrictions on the quantities of the recommended foods, so you can certainly meet your daily caloric needs.

As for the diet, I try to "eat clean" most of the time, so this isn't much of a change for me. The first time I did the Wild Rose cleanse about 4 years ago though... Different story. (I'll spare you the details... ) As things stand now, I avoid processed sugars and yeast anyway. I do eat a lot of fruit and dairy, so that's a change... No banana at breaksfast... No yogurt after my work out. (Whimper, whimper...)

If anyone has any suggestions as to what to eat after working out that does not contain processed sugar or dairy, I'm all ears! I've brought a hard boiled egg and an apple today... Not the same as the yogurt, granola nut bar or (sometimes!) chocolate milk I have normally though... Even chocolate soy milk is out because of the processed sugars.

BUT! One thing that IS on the list of allowed foods is coffee (max 2 cups a day), so I am on my way over to Starbucks for a grande soy latte. Oh yeah...

10 comments:

Ginger Breadman said...

wow - I've never heard of such a thing - I'll have to check out your link and read up on it. Funny - I was going to suggest chocolate soy before you said it was a no-go - trail mix is always good if you can add in the things that are allowed.

CM said...

OK, now that I've finished rolling my eyes (because you knew I would), what about natural peanut butter, just peanuts shmooshed up, no additives. Must be refrigerated but it's high protein and not processed/refined. Or some other nuts if you prefer. Almond butter? Must be available at a health food store or equivalent.

Anvilcloud said...

No banana at breaksfast

OK, give. What's the problem with bananas at breakfast?

Sarah said...

Are breads out? How about p-nut butter or tahini on a ryekrisp cracker? Soy yogurt? Clif Bar?

Good luck! Not sure I could do it.

Sarah Elaine said...

CM - Good idea. Picked up some almond butter tonight. I can have it with fresh apple slices.

AC - Tropical fruits have an excess of sugar.

Sarah - flour of any kind is out. Too bad... I miss the Ryvitas, too!

Having said that, the BBQ chicken and beef, and roasted squash, yams and parsnips I had for dinner were all good. See? It's not so bad!

olga said...

May be I should try this, since it sounds quite easy - since I am gluten-intolerant, I am out of bread and pasta anyway. Yogurt, though, and fruit...

wthenrest said...

You are a stronger person than I ...
Although, I don't eat breakfast anyway. mmm I need my banana though. Otherwise, I wouldn't have enough energy to get through the morn.(after 10am) Keep us posted on how it goes.

Downhillnut said...

My father-in-law goes on this diet once or twice a year - says it really helps. The MIL agrees with the cleansing, but the Wild Rose diet does not agree with her as much as it does with him.

She cooks a lot of grains like bulgar and quinoa - I can't remember if that's when they're "on plan" or not.

I don't know if you've tried soy-based cheeses at all, or if they're any good.

Love the tahini idea. Would Hummous or baba ganoush + veggies or even veggie-chips be something you could eat?

angie's pink fuzzy said...

whew, good luck with that!

Turtle Guy said...

You're the third person I've know to try a detox. Is it getting ugly yet? (and I'm not talking about cravings in the kitchen!)

Good luck.