Detox Challenge: Day 1

One day down, nine to go.  Today was the go day which started off with deciding what I’d eat on my work lunch outing Friday…we’re going for Italian and I ordered a salad only.  It feels like a crime. But I survived one day and no cheating!  Here’s a breakdown of my day and a little recipe to share.

Breakfast: Frozen strawberry, banana, and yogurt smoothie.  Delicious!  Which is a good thing since I have a lot of strawberries left!

Morning Snacks: Half of a small grapefruit and a teeny tiny apple (one at 9 and one at 10am)  Both were satisfying, but then a little while later my stomach was growling.  I guess it’s used to getting lots of morning carbs.

Lunch: Small garden salad and a strawberry greek yogurt.  We have a pretty decent cafeteria at my work.  Unfortunately they were also serving one of my favorite soups too.  I think it was just tempt me. :)

Afternoon Snack: Handful of homemade roasted chickpeas (yummm) and 2 clementines.  I tried to spread them out but by the time I left work I was getting seriously hungry!

Dinner: Homemade Vegetable Soup.  Let me just start off by saying that I normally like to have a recipe to follow but today I mostly just winged it and threw in whatever other veggies I could find in our house.  The result – dee-lish!  Which is good because I made a huge pot of it!

To recap in a recipe-ish way.


  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, pressed
  • 1 small onion, minced
  • 1 box of veggie broth
  • 3 small bags of veggie soup mix (or whatever vegetables you would like)
  • 2 small bags of corn (ours were bags of corn that we froze in the fall)
  • 2 cans diced tomatoes
  • salt & pepper to taste

Pour olive oil in a large stock pot on medium heat.  Add in onion & garlic and allow the onion to begin to soften.  Then add in your veggie broth and veggies of choice.  Keep on medium to medium-high heat and allow it to simmer.  Salt & pepper to taste.  Enjoy!

And even though I got comments like “I like my vegetable soup with dead animals in it,” Jason still managed to go back for seconds and thirds.  I’d call it a success!

Update:  I’m taking the liberty to include potatoes & olive oil to my “can eat” list.  Both in moderation though!

I feel like it’s very true that as soon as you can’t have something you want it even more.  I’m to use that as my excuse for the intense urge I have to eat chocolate (and any other foods that I see that are not included in my current “diet”).

Does anyone else feel this way?  What are some tricks to overcoming the temptation? 

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5 Responses to Detox Challenge: Day 1

  1. Peter says:

    I want to make these:

    They look deliciously detoxing! Need to get a blender first…

  2. Annie says:

    Okay… so the first day of my fast is almost over. Boy was it a tricky one! I’m proud of myself though. We had a birthday party for my mom, my aunt, and my cousin Hailey today with fried chicken, cake, ice cream, etc. – all those things I love to eat! I ate only roasted potatoes, a little bit of mac and cheese (didn’t know if this was a no-no or not), and an apple. I did devour a can of corn because I was starving by the time I got home… but I drank juice and water all day. So, overall, I think I’m off to a good start! Hope yours is still going well!

    • Ashley says:

      great job annie! i think the first 2-3 days were the hardest. i had a lot of weird cravings (mcdonalds french fries, papa johns pizza, etc) now i’m at the point where a piece of fruit mostly satisfies my “sweet tooth” moments and i feel good. just make sure to stock up on lots of good for you snacks! it definitely helps :)

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