Breakfast: Mushroom Omelet: Cook two eggs omelette-style with ghee (clarified butter) and fill with unlimited mushrooms, onions, arugula, and/or herbs.
But not all detoxes are created equal. I decided to go with The Blood Sugar Solution 10-Day Detox , designed by Dr. Mark Hyman, an NYC doctor who specializes in nutrition. It would be more than just a quick fix. The premise: to eliminate all foods, drinks, and habits associated with spiking blood sugar, ultimately putting a halt to all my cravings and giving my body the R&R it needed to reboot and recover. In short, I would be going back to basics, and giving my diet and my life a much-needed overhaul.
Foregoing a glass of wine after a rough day at work was doable, especially since I was so freaking tired without coffee that I just wanted to collapse into bed. The weekend, however, was another story. I really can't tolerate the late-night bar scene without some whiskey, so my usual weekend shenanigans were cut short, and I binge-watched Netflix at home instead. I happily used the detox as an excuse for my lameness.
The Blood Sugar Solution 10-Day Detox Diet plan – what to eat and foods to avoid.
10 Day Detox Diet Prep Phase.
But one of the best aspects of the plan was that I had to take a relaxing bath infused with baking soda and Epsom salts every night. The salts I found at Duane Reade were infused with lavender, making for the most glorious evening ritual ever.
Detoxers tend to be stunned by how much their appetites shrink. “But when you replace appetite-stimulating sugar and starch with appetite-quelling good fats and fiber-rich veggies, it makes a tremendous difference,” Dr. Hyman says. “And if you eat the right foods, appetite will stay under control permanently.” Also key: Harvard research shows fiber from veggies and nuts feeds types of gut bacteria that activate dormant genes linked to weight control. Preliminary findings show the bacteria are slimming enough to mimic many effects of gastric bypass!
Foods to avoid or limit with the 10-Day Detox Diet Prep Phase.