(Not) Feeling Groovy
Hey, all you adventure seekers!
Who amongst you is feeling like dog doodoo? Bloated, still hanging on to Christmas cookies and pot roast and mashed potatoes and Aunt Tilda’s artery blocking egg nog? Me,me,me! That spare tire around my middle is not going to help me when I have a flat, so I’m getting rid of it. Now, I have made a million promises to myself, and I’ve broken a million and one, so I’m putting this up in a public forum, in case you want to join, encourage, bitch, yell, celebrate and have a big old green party with me. And the hope is, if I’m writing about it and doing it with you, I won’t bail. Got it? Are ya in?
I’m going to follow Kris Carr’s Crazy Sexy Diet 21 day cleanse, but if you want to do something different but still participate, it’s all good, baby. If your goal is to give up cigarettes, white flour, alcohol…whatever it is you want to do, you are welcome here. I’m not into lemon/cayenne pepper fasts, but if that’s your bag, go for it. We’re all in this together.
Here’s my plan:
Breakfast: Green juice til lunchtime. I’ll give you some recipes as we go along.
Lunch: 60 to 80% of your plate, raw veggies, salad, good fats. The remaining 20-40% of your plate can be healthy cooked foods…whole grains, beans, tofu, sweet potatoes, No animal products…meaning, no lunch meat, no cheese, no cow infused ranch dressing.
Snack: More juice if possible or a handful of almonds, and apple and peanut butter, rice cakes etc.
Dinner: Same ratio as lunch
Dessert: Let’s get real. I’m not going 21 days without a little sumpin’-sumpin’ so a square or two of dark chocolate is ok. No point in driving your family away because you are too crabby. (Oh wait…too late.)
SO…to recap…no coffee, no processed flours or sugars (except for the life saving chocolate if needed) and no animal products. I’ll hopefully talk more about it as we go on but that is the short version for now. Go pick up Crazy Sexy Diet if you want to read more about it.
Let’s make FEBRUARY the new resolution month. The gyms are too crowded in January, anyway.