That’s it! Your body is giving you all the signals: you’re drained. The stress of being confined, sheltered-in-place or simply of constantly watching the news has exhausted you!
You have really pushed the limits with long work-from-home days, meals swallowed in a rush, large coffees and “sugar-free” sodas because you’re bored, sleepless nights because you watch the news in your bed until 11pm, the stress of too many demands from bosses and loved ones alike—not to mention a complete lack of physical exercise (or almost). The accumulation of all these stress factors have stored up a lot of toxins in your body!
You have run out of energy, your skin is dull…it’s time to reset the clock with a nice little 3-day DETOX program that will do you a world of good.
Make a date with yourself for tomorrow—yup, that’s when we begin. We will be done by the end of the 3rd night after dinner, but nothing prevents you from going on for another few days to create some good habits.
3 days is short. Very short. Not long enough to establish lifelong habits (that takes at least 3 weeks). Nevertheless, it is sufficient to jumpstart your system, to reboot just like your computer, to cleanse your organism.
Breakfast: juice of a lemon in room temperature water, followed by a cup of Sobacha (roasted buckwheat tea), and then green or white tea.
– 250 ml non-dairy milk (hemp, rice, almond or coconut—avoid soy if you can. As a last resort, soy milk will do) + 1 banana + 1 handful seasonal berries or 4 dried figs or, supreme delight, 6 squares bitter dark chocolate (80% cocoa) + a touch of vanilla extract
Zap zap, enjoy.
If you are still hungry—which is virtually impossible considering the size of your stomach—you can have a large pink grapefruit.
Lunch: We opt for foods with strong detoxifying capacities such as watercress, lambs lettuce, garlic, almonds, apples, prunes, artichokes, asparagus and wholegrain rice.
We substitute meat for a veggie steak, or steamed, grilled or baked (in foil parcel) line-caught fish (no farmed fish to avoid the noxious stuff the poor animals are made to feed on)
Sample menu: kale salad marinated in orange juice to tenderize, followed by baked cod steak with quinoa—you can use a little oil here but no more than a tbsp, and finish with 2 squares of dark chocolate for dessert.
Snack: DETOX smoothie: 250 ml non dairy milk + 1 banana + 5 prunes + 1 tsp vanilla extract.
Dinner: Watercress or lambs lettuce salad followed by Indian risotto: cook some wholegrain rice in vegetable stock, add a little light coconut milk, peas, black pepper, and turmeric—for its powerful detoxifying properties. Finish off with a few lychees and 3 mandarins for dessert.
A homemade wholesome soup followed by the same fruits.
I recommend that you tick off what you have done each day. I also advise you to diarize you meals or log them in your LeBootCamp blog. You are welcome to use the comment box at the end of this post to share your recipes, menus and experiences. I will happily give you personal feedback, constructive criticism or a big pat on the back!