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Doing Life Together

Doing Life Together

Day 2: Dr. Linda on the Dr. Oz 3 Day Cleanse

Day 2: I am motivated to keep going. I learned a few things from Day 1 so will make a few tweaks in this plan.

Starter: green tea, stevia and lemon slice. 

I wasn’t as excited to drink the tea this a.m. I am a coffee drinker so I really missed my morning coffee. Still it was pleasant and I rehearsed the benefits of green tea in my head. My husband asked to leave out the stevia. He thought the tea was too sweet with it.

Breakfast: Ingredients: 1 cup water, 1 Tbsp flax seed, 1 cup raspberries, 1 banana, 1/4 cup spinach, 1 Tbsp almond butter, 2 tsp lemon.

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Last night, I froze the fruit and it made a big difference. I liked the shake colder. I wasn’t as full today after drinking it as I was yesterday. Hope that isn’t a sign that I will feel hunger today. Yesterday, I wasn’t hungry at all. There was so much bulk in the ingredients, that I stayed full all day and amazingly, all night. I wasn’t tempted to snack because of how full I felt. But I did end up doing the shakes later in the evening because of my schedule.

Lunch: Ingredients: 4 celery stalks, 1 whole cucumber, 1 cup of kale, ½ green apple, ½ lime, coconut oil, almond milk, 1 cup pineapple

Both my husband and I decided to cut back on the ingredients a little. Yesterday the shake was massive and took up more than a large cup. We used 3 stalks of celery instead of 4. We also halved the giant cucumber and split in it our drink. We made sure we didn’t over do the Kale (he put way too much in yesterday and almost gagged getting it down). I also peeled the lime and put the whole thing in rather than just squeezing the juice. I also threw in an extra chunk of pineapple. I know the Coconut Oil is healthy, but it looks like I am adding lard to my drink and that kind of creeps me out. I don’t mind cooking with it but eating it cold like that…thankfully it blends in. I can’t think about it too much. I cut everything in small pieces and blended for what seemed like hours. Still it was chunky. But today it actually tasted good. More of the apple flavor came through so I can do it like this. Yeah!  A victory. I still had to eat it with a spoon but at least the association with colonoscopy left me!

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Snack: For me, there is no question which shake to drink. The breakfast shake has it hands down. Today, I was hungry so the snack came at the right time.

Dinner: Ingredients: ½ cup mango, 1 cup blueberries, 1 ½ cup coconut water, 1 cup kale, 1 tbsp. lemon, ¼ avocado, ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper, 1 Tbsp Flax Seeds

I like this shake without the cayenne pepper. It has a creamy taste because of the avocado. My husband added a little hot sauce to give it even more spice and didn’t like the addition. The blueberries make this taste good. We did notice that because we didn’t prepare dinner, we had more time to sit and talk in the family room. We read the paper and magazines and caught up with our day. The evening was longer and because we weren’t fighting hunger, that was nice. But my husband really wanted to eat peanuts while we were watching TV and I coaxed him out of it because we only have one more day.

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Evening Bath: Neither of us wanted another bath but we did it, and it does relax you for bedtime. Day 2 completed. He is ready for solid food and we began to discuss how to re-engage our diet. I will probably drink another shake for breakfast the fourth day, and then go for a salad–eat it, instead of drink it. Then homemade chicken soup for dinner after the cleanse. Seems like we should ease back in to chewing and eating foods again.

 

Tips:

Cut the lunch ingredients into very small pieces and blend for more than you normally would.  If you can’t take all that celery, cut it back like I did and throw in the 1/2 lime instead of squeezing it. Or buy a smaller cucumber.

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Chop things up ahead of time and place them in the refrigerator ready to go. Saves a ton of time.

I had to restock the food because I underestimated for two people. And it is quite expensive so I bought my berries, bananas and pineapples at Cosco/Sam’s. The rest of it, I got at Trader’s Joe–saved a lot that way.

I bought as much as I could organic, but decided not to worry about the Costco items.

 

 

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