A breakfast super smoothie (own creation of spinach, carrot, apple, frozen berries, almonds and walnuts – a good balance of veg, fruit and protein yum!) did little to help, so finished up the last of the pancakes and some of the almond breakfast cake. And then it was off to clinic for the day loaded up with plenty of snacks (nuts and seeds and rice cakes), ultraClear powder and pills, and some soup (Carrot and lentil today) – now that took some planning!
Although the Detox programme is designed to fit around everyday life, it definitely pays to be organised if you want a successful, stress free 2 weeks. Eating out is a minefield, although it can be done – just have to pick your restaurant / café wisely (more on this in a later post). However, for work or those busy days rushing around, the best way is to take a packed lunch with you – soup or a salad are great. Also don’t forget the snacks – these are even more of a hazard, as trying to find a detox friendly snack whilst out and about is a nightmare – there are not many places that sell carrot sticks and seed/nut mix by the packet! Nuts and seeds make great emergency snacks – keep a bag / small tub in your bag or drawer at work, as do rice cakes (the plain, and preferably organic, non-salted / flavoured variety), and of course there is always the piece of fruit (apple, pear, handful of grapes?).
Somehow managed to get through the day – the walk to work in the lovely spring weather definitely helped, as did the copious amounts of water, herbal teas and snacking. Plus fortunately, someone must have been looking out for me from up above as had a relatively quiet clinic with only a couple of clients – phew! Had a quick supper (Arroz con Pollo – a great hit with all the family and so easy and quick to make), then bath and bed with a good book and echinacea and raspberry tea (from Twinings – a great comfort tea with the added benefit on immune boosting echinacea).