Hitting “Reset” – a simple 3-day cleanse

Posted by: admin in: ● November 14, 2010

I just got back from major travel… a long weekend/mini vacay in Hawaii, and 2 weeks working in China and Hong Kong. It is so easy (and often excusable!) to stray from normal eating habits when away from home and I am no exception. When visiting someplace new, part of the fun is trying the local fare to really experience the culture since food is such a major part of that! This was the case at the onset of my trip which started with a mini vacation in Hawaii. It was easy and felt right to eat the amazingly fresh fish dishes that were line-caught that same day just outside my door… and equally easy to always say “yes” to desserts like the macadamia nut pie (think pecan pie) and other yumminess because, after all, “this is MY vacation.”

In other cases, it can be nearly impossible to find the types of foods you normally eat when in a foreign place. Case in point – Shenzhen, China, where I spent 8 days of my work trip. The Chinese haven’t really embraced the concept of a salad, or for that matter, preparing most any dish without adding their favorite ingredient – pork. I’m not even going to get into the full days of travel and airline and airport food. Having been to this part of the world before, I was prepared with a giant bag of Lara and Kind Bars for snacks and Jason’s Almond Butter packets to accompany the bananas I knew would be in the fruit basket in my hotel room each day. Nevertheless, one must eat things other than whole food bars and fruit, and there are work dinners and happy hours and other social activities that tend to derail us from our normal routine.

So without being too hard on myself, I loosened my usual guidelines and ate fish and seafood, lots of cheese and bread, as well as pasta a couple of times, and again, the desserts. If you’ve been to a buffet at a 5-star hotel in Asia, you’ll understand that I had to exercise MAJOR self control every day. Needless to say, there was also a lot more alcohol consumed than I normally partake in. I was lucky to have the opportunity to do some sort of physical activity and work up a sweat almost every day, either practicing yoga or running/working out in the gym, but my diet was far from my usual. So….

…I’m back home and it’s time to hit the RESET button!

Day 1: Juice Fast

Morning: Green Juice from romaine, celery, kale, apple

Mid-morning: Carrot Apple juice

Lunch: Green Lemonade from apples, lemon and cucumber

Afternoon: Chamomile Tea

Post Yoga: Coconut Water

Evening: Watermelon Cucumber juice

Day 2: Raw Food Wednesday

Breakfast: Banana, Pear and Kale Green Smoothie

Snack: Pineapple

Lunch: Gigantic arugula, avocado, tomato & etc. salad

Snack: Fresh figs

Dinner: Spinach salad with raw hummus, raw chocolate brownie bites

Day 3: Whole Food Thursday

Breakfast: Green Almond Smoothie

Snack: Apple

Lunch: Green salad with quinoa tabbouleh and hummus

Snack: Baby carrots, snap peas

Dinner: Black Bean Quinoa

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1 | Chelsea

19 de November de 2010 to ● 1:04 pm

Do you have a more detailed version of this cleanse somewhere? Something that would list the ingredient quantities? I am interested in trying it, Thanks!

2 | Rita

2 de January de 2011 to ● 3:34 pm

Chelsea – most of the recipes and prep can be found in the recipe section of this site. Let me know if you have something in particular you are interested in that isn’t already up…


3 | small business grants

2 de January de 2011 to ● 8:29 pm

Great site. A lot of useful information here. I’m sending it to some friends!

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