"Let food be thy medicine, and medicine be thy food" -Hippocrates

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Day 2: Healthy Detox

Day 2 of Detox was supposed to only be fruit juice, so this is what I had:
 Acai Berry-this was my least favorite... But it is filled with antioxidants + no added sugar
Bolthouse "Green Goodness" = favorite. This is filed with tons of good stuff (greens + fruit)
"Lite Pom" was okay. It was 1/2 pomegranate juice & 1/2 water, so it tasted basically like it sounds...slightly watered down.

I drank all 3 of these completely + water throughout the day (about 4 full water bottles full)

*Bolthouse Farms juice will help to really fill you up because it is thicker. I EnJoYeD the feeling. I would also suggest the brand "Naked," especially if you can find them on sale at Kroger. 

The point is to cleanse the system :)


Monday, November 7, 2011

Day 1: Healthy Detox!

With what started as a "short" trip to Barnes and Noble with my roommate...ended 3 hours later feeling prepared for a detox :)

I'd like to call this a healthy detox because it's filled with mostly fresh fruits and only lasts 2 days (I am not sure if I'd last much longer...)

 What I started with, but altered slightly
(Did not eat the cucumber, 1 of the apples, & 1 orange)
 Breakfast: Strawberries, bananas, blueberries
Snack: Strawberries & blueberries
Lunch: Orange & Apple
Rest of the day:
-Lemon Water
-Strawberries & blueberries
(Key: Eat only when hungry, about every 1/2 hr-1hr)
*Plus Lots of WATER

Dinner: Spaghetti Squash, diced tomatoes, little marina 
(if you want to strictly follow this detox I would not eat spaghetti squash, and instead stick with fruit. The squash is starchy, which slightly slow the digestion.)

*Key point is to keep the digestion quickly going to cleanse the liver, colon, and small intestine. Fruit breaks down the quickest.

*This has not been terrible, although I admit I have complained. You start to crave, but then have to put it back into perspective. It's only 2 days :)



Friday, November 4, 2011

Low Calorie-Spaghetti Squash!

Spaghetti Squash:
1. Buy a decent sized spaghetti squash-it will say this on the label (we got this one from the pumpkin patch)
*Pre-Heat oven at 350 degrees*
2. Cut the squash in half (you will need some muscles for this) if it helps you can heat it in the oven for just a little bit, take it out, and then cut.
3. Once cut, scrape out the pulp in the middle (click on "pulp" to see what it looks like)
4. Place 2 halves on a cookie/baking sheet
5. Cook 30-50 minutes depending on the size (check occasionally, should be able to stick fork through the back, or flip and look at the middle)
6. Flip the halves over (allow to cool enough to touch), take a fork and pull the stringy squashy off and place in a medium sized bowl. It comes off sooo easily
 7. Clean out both halves
8. And you have spaghetti like noodles made of squash, which hardly taste :)
9. Now the flavoring is up to you. I like marinara sauce with veggies :) ( I did not add any this time, but if I would have...I would cut up mushrooms, carrots,  zucchini, etc.)...OH and don't forget to heat up your sauce to pour over it :)
10. I LOVE this sauce, minus the sodium >:( 
11. YUMMM (everyone in my family enjoyed it, even the younger ones)

Calorie Differences: 1 cup cooked
Enriched Pasta: 221 calories
Whole-Wheat Pasta: 174 calories
Spaghetti Squash: 42 calories

-So if you are looking for a light meal, this would be your choice :) not quite as high in protein, but I am sure you make up for that throughout the day.

-All you really need is a Spaghetti Squash and some Marinara sauce and you are good to go :) Try this recipe out to mix up your pasta routine, and get some extra veggies into your diet, super light on calories :)