Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Day 1:"The Cleansing Cocktail"

Recipe:8 oz. all-natural cranberry juice (Trader Joe's or RW Knudsen Family recommended)
56 oz. water
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. ginger
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
3/4 c. fresh orange juice (takes about 2 & 1/2 navel oranges)
1/4 c. lemon juice
stevia plus sweetener (to taste - recommended 5-10 packets per batch) -
Ground flaxseed (the powder)

Directions:Bring cranberry juice and water to a light boil. Place cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg in a tea ball and steep in the liquid for 15 minutes.

Allow to cool, then stir in OJ and lemon juices. Add sweetener to taste.

The Plan:

Day 1: Upon waking, stir 2 Tbsp. ground flaxseed into 1 cup cocktail and drink. (keep stirring while you drink or it will thicken -from what I've heard anyway)

One hour later, drink 8 oz. water. Every hour for the next 12 hours, alternate drinking juice (no flax), and drinking water.

Before bed, mix another 2 Tbsp. ground flax in the final cup of juice and "enjoy".

Days 2 & 3: (unless otherwise mentioned it's pretty much "not allowed" - only water is allowed to drink - with the exception of water WITH lemon for breakfast)

Breakfast:2 eggs, Veggies, (spinach, onions, peppers, etc - basically a veg. omlet without the butter/etc)
Water with lemon

Morning Snack:1 cup plain yogurt (does not have to be fat free) with berries (raspberries,strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, etc.) and ground flax (may use flax seed for crunch and added texture)

Lunch--Salad greens with beets, and artichokes (no dressing, but the artichokes can be the marinaated kind)6 oz. of lean protein (can be lightly seasoned with salt/pepper/season salt) - we're having ck. breast

Afternoon Snack--Baked apple with cinnamon & nutmeg (cut top off apple and core - sprinkle generously with cinn & nutmeg and bake at 350 for 20 - 30 minutes) .

Dinner--Steamed cauliflower and broccoli, 6 oz. lean protein

No cheating - no coffee/alcohol, etc. unless it's mentioned or the "cleansing cocktail" - the only thing you can drink is plain ol' thirst quenching H2O. Good luck!


Hannah said...

Keep us informed on how it worked! Did it jumpstart you into shape? Did you lose so many pounds etc?? Thanks! =)))

Dana said...

I'm on day 3 of the diet so far.... I noticed that some area's of my body are less giggly, but I haven't been on a scale yet. I'm going to try to stay close to the meal plan for a few more days to get my body used to eating less and more often. I'll weigh myself tomorrow and let you know if I have lost any weight!

Hannah said...

I am proud of you! Such Dedication! =))