The purpose of this blog on my hormone balance detox is, to show you really what a detox can be, to show that I am human, and even though a health coach, am not perfect. Sometimes people don't want to eat with me because they feel i will judge. Believe me, I know it is not easy. And even though I do eat healthy most of the time, I do like to indulge sometimes. I just know what to do about it, and some tips that work wonders, that the average person doesn't realize. And also to show that you can find substitutions.
So, onto day 2. I have my ingredients, but coffee first, even though that is not the correct way to do it. But, somehow, waking up, when it is 30degreees out, makes you or at least me want coffee firsrt thing.
After walking the pups, I made the cereal, with Strawberries, It was very good. I couldn’t use the vanilla, because it is on my food sensetivies list, and I didn’t use sweetner, and I still thought it was really great.
We will see how long until I am hungry. Remember, this is 21 day detoxe for hormone balance. Typically I do not believe in dieting, but eating better. So if this doesn’t keep me full, I will go to other food on the list that is ok for this detox. Not meant to be a diet, but just to get back on track for eating more healthy whole foods, create a lifestyle change, and maybe try out some new recipes that I didn’t have, so that when eating healthy, I have more go tos
The cereal did definitely keep me satisfied until lunch.
For Lunch, I had a fuji apple salad from Panera. I should have definitely prepared more for this. I keep thinking, I will get the food for the week, or I will have time to go shopping. But when I am shopping, I have saved so little time, that I hurry, and have a hard time focusing on getting everything. I need to work on thats, this is also helping me understand the difficulty clients have in eating as healthy as they would like. Meanwhile, I am using the rules, and doing the best I can. For a snack after work, I had a half of avocado, a very healthy fat, and source of protein, for those who didn't know.
And for dinner, which I should be having the soup, or baked cod, I had chicken that I already had, and broccoli, and carrots steamed, with sea salt. I also made my own fries with a sweet potato, andsome spices, cinnamon, and chili powder and salt. Same as last night. I made fries because they cook quicker than a sweet potatoe, but I baked them with a drizzle of avocado oil. Not fried.
Not a perfect day on the detox, but I think I did well, at least having the correct breakfast, and improvising for dinner. No wine. Luckily, it is easier for me to go without wine than without coffee, at least morning coffee. That being said, having a coffee in the car, is just something I love, especially in the winter. But one of the keys to balancing hormones is cutting out plastics. That is definitely a difficulty for me. As I said, I have yet to find even a ceramic mug without a lid that is plastic.
On another note, there are certain spices and veggies that balance your hormones and clear your pathways, and support your systems better than others, but if you are crushed for time, and haven't planned well, at least eating whole foods, not packaged, and with clean ingredients is a start. For more tips on that, contact me here.
Here's to your health!
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