A full work week has passed while I (Dr. Joey) have been on the nutritional cleanse, and I can honesty say I haven’t felt this good in a while. As the days have passed during this hectic transition from graduating Chiropractic College to getting back into the working world, I have allowed a normally regimented lifestyle I had to slip. Those slips have set me into a “living moment to moment” pattern. What pattern do I speak of? Rather than taking time on the weekend to plan meals for the week, I’ve taken a less disciplined road and during my mealtime I just grab something quick. When I felt fatigue setting in, I’d justify grabbing a coffee. When I got home from work, I would eat with a less than optimal focus on aspiring for optimum health. It’s a road I feel I’ve detoured from in order to get back on a major highway to my own personal health journey. I’m happy to say the journey looks like a great one. Here’s the menu for the week.
Day 4: Overall feeling (No fatigue, sleep improvement, better focus)
Breakfast: Smoothie with SP Complete, spinach, cabbage, carrots, pineapple, strawberries
Lunch: romaine lettuce, 1/2 cup of brown rice, salsa, bellpepper cuts, onion chuncks.
Dinner: I got home from work pretty late, so a smoothie was in order so I wouldn’t have a heavy stomach before eventually before going to bed.
Day 5: Overall Feeling (Same, decided to do a 15 minute session of yoga in the PM)
Breakfast: Chopped up Apple Slices along with a Strawberry-pinapple with Spinach smoothie containing the SP Complete
Lunch: Heaping bowl of steamed broccoli, carrots, chopped mushrooms, and 1/2 cup of brown rice with some garlic and herb seasoning on top.
Dinner: Green beans lightly boiled, brussel sprouts lightly boiled
Day 6: Overall feeling (Even better with energy and I can tell the food has more flavor which means my tastebuds are “turning on”)
Breakfast: Pineapple, Apple, Cabbage, Carrots with SP Complete smoothie
Lunch: Same as the previous day due to the large amount of left over food.
Dinner: Another late trip home, but I wasn’t that hungry because of the big lunch, so I just had a smoothie.
Day 7: Overall feeling (Awesome! A whole week under my belt!)
Breakfast: cabbage, spinach, strawberry, and blueberry with SP Complete smoothie
Lunch: romaine lettuce, brown rice, pinto beans, bellpeppers, onions, olive oil with garlic and herb seasoning.
*Side note: went to the gym to get a total body workout in with a 15 Bike Interval Cardio session followed by a nice stretch.
Dinner: green beans, broccoli, carrots, onions, with an apple for a dessert.
It doesn’t look like the fanciest menu I admit, but I feel I’ve covered quite a bit of the super foods that are recommended we eat on a daily basis. The supplements are easy to take at this time. I’m completely finished with the Cleanse supplement and have moved on to the Green Foods supplement now. I express the with 100% sincerity that this hasn’t been the easiest process so far, but has been very gratifying. I’ve lost 9 pounds along the way as well. That’s one of those nice little “side-effects” I mentioned in an earlier post. Have a wonderful weekend and remember, your health is a choice, not a chance.