Friday, January 14, 2011

Clean Day 1 and Pre-Detox Prep

Ok so Ben and i decided to do a Detox last year, but was not sure where to start and what kind of detox to do. Well, I got a blog post from GOOP where Gwyneth Paltrow was talking about a detox program that she liked and had success with, called Clean TM. So I went to the website and did more research and looked at other programs. After a year of hearing more and more good press about the Clean program I was sold. So Ben and I decided after the Holidays we would dive in. The kit arrived yesterday. We purchased the Clean Renew kit at the cost of $250.00 including shipping. They have two programs this is the more milder one of the two. The Renew program is for people that have never detoxed before. The program kit came with three large canisters of drink powders and three bottles of pills. The powders are two canisters of Nourish one flavored with chocolate and the other is vanilla the third canister is called Move. The pills consists of one bottle of Ease (63 tablets), one bottle of clear 1 (21 tablets) and one bottle of Balance (63 tablets).

This is how the program works. Before you even get the kit you go on a three to five Elimination Diet depending on how much crap you eat determines how long you need to do the Elimination diet to prepare for the detox.

Ben and I did not need to do it because we where eating pretty close to the elimination diet already. We have been using Almond Milk for a year now so we where used to it. I we just stopped drinking wine, eating cheese(which we did not eat much of anyway) and switched from espresso to Matcha Green Tea in the mornings. We also started the habit of drinking hot water with lemon zest and juice at night as well.
The Elimination Diet Consists of:


  • Fruit: Whole fruits (including lemons and limes), unsweetened, frozen or water-packed, diluted natural juices
  • Dairy Substitutions: nut milk made from "clean" nuts (hazelnut, almond, walnut, pecan, Brazil), unsweetened brown rice milk, seed milks like hempseed, sunflower, pumpkin, sesame, coconut milk (unsweetened and in small amounts)
  • Grains: Brown rice, millet, quinoa, amaranth, buckwheat, teff
  • Meat: free-range chicken, turkey, duck, fresh ocean fish-pacific salmon, ocean char, halibut, haddock, cod, sole, pollock, tuna (preferably fresh, but canned is okay), mahi-mahi, lean lamb, water-packed canned tuna (watch out for the ones that have added soy protein), wild game
  • Plant based proteins: Split peas, red and green lentils, all legumes and beans (except edamame and peanuts)
  • Nuts and seeds: walnuts, sesame, pumpkin, Brazil, sunflower, hazelnuts, pecans, almonds, cashews, hemp seeds, chia seeds, flax, nut and seed butters
  • Vegetables: everything except nightshades (eggplants, tomatoes, peppers and potatoes and no sweet potatoes or yams) consumed fresh/organic/local, raw, steamed, sauteed, juiced, roasted
  • Oils: Cold pressed olive, coconut, flax, sesame, almond, sunflower, pumpkin, walnut, coconut
  • Beverages: Filtered or distilled water, green tea, herbal teas, seltzer or mineral water, yerba mate, coconut water, kombucha (in moderation if you're already consuming it), fresh juices
  • Sweeteners: Brown rice syrup, stevia


  • Fruit: Oranges, orange juice, grapefruit, strawberries, grapes, banana
  • Dairy: Eggs, milk, cheese, cottage cheese, cream, yogurt, butter, ice cream, non-dairy creamers
  • Grains: Wheat, corn, barley, spelt, kamut, rye, couscous, oats
  • Meat: Raw fish, pork, beef, veal, sausage, cold cuts, canned meats, hot dogs, shellfish
  • Plant based protein: Soybean products (soy sauce, soybean oil in processed foods, tempeh, tofu, soy milk, soy yogurt)
  • Nuts: Peanuts, peanut butter, pistachios, macadamia nuts
  • Vegetables: corn, creamed vegetables, sweet potatoes, tomatoes, potatoes, eggplants, peppers
  • Oils: Butter, margarine, shortening, processed oils, canola oil, salad dressings, mayonnaise, spreads
  • Beverages: Alcohol, coffee, caffeinated beverages, soda pop, pasteurized juices, soft drinks
  • Sweeteners: Refined sugar, white/brown sugars, honey, Agave, maple syrup, aspartame, high fructose corn syrup, evaporated cane juice, Splenda®, Equal®, Sweet’N Low®
  • Miscellaneous: Chocolate (processed with dairy and sugar), ketchup, relish, chutney, soy sauce (with gluten, sugar, and gmo soybeans), barbecue sauce, teriyaki sauce, other condiments

My Grocery List some I have on hand but this is what you would need for two people:
Three packs of Trader Joes Organic Drum Sticks
Two Packs of Wild Saki Salmon
Two Packs of Wild Salmon Patties
One pound of lamb that has been cut into chunks
Two Pounds of Ground Organic Turkey
Four Bunches of Organic Baby Broccoli
Two bunches of regular Organic Broccoli
Head of red cabbage
head of napa cabbage
one large container of mixed salad greens greens
one large container of spinach
Twp butter nut squash
Two Spaghetti Squash
Two Acorn Squash
Two bags of organic peeled baby carrots
Two bags of apples
Two container of Trader Joes Almond and Flax Seed Butter
Four half gallons of unsweetened Almond Milk
One containers of Teavana Imperial Grade Matcha Green Tea Powder
6 onzes of Yerba Monte loose Teavana Tea
One box of Gunpowder Peets Green Tea in bags
Assorted Loose Teavana loose leaf Herbal Teas
Old Bay Seasoning
Creole Seasoning
Red Pepper flakes
Black Pepper
Kosher Salt
One large Bottle of Cold Pressed Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
One jar of Virgin Coconut Oil
One bag of Almond Meal
Coconut Flakes
Eight Cans of Coconut Water
Two bags of Limes
Two bags of Lemons
One bag of Meyer Lemons
One bag of Red Onions
Stalks of Ginger Root
Eight Bulbs of Garlic
Eight Shallots
Several Bunches of Rainbow and regular Chard
Several Bunches of Dinosaur, Curly and regular Kale
Six Bag bags of Trader Joes Wild Organic Frozen Blueberries
Joes Organic Frozen Raspberries
Two packs of Frozen Organic Mango Puree
Two cans of Organic Pumpkin Puree
Pumpkin Pie Spice
Assorted Mushrooms
Big bag of Quinoa
Big bag of Brown Rice
Organic Tamari Sauce
Costco size case of Toilet Paper;)
Case of Mineral Water
Water Purifier if you do not have one already
Shaker Containers(BPA FREE)
Water Containers(BPA FREE)
Almonds (Individual snack packs form Trader Joes) and sliced
bag of ground almonds, bag of whole raw almonds
Now I did not buy all this all at once. This is about what Ben and I eat over a three week period and this would be purchased over a three week period.

Supplements that i recommend:
Wholefoods brand Probiotics Complex
Vitamin D 1000 I.U.
Food Based Rainbowlight Brand Calcium/Magnesium/D complex
Fish Oil Capsules
Men's or Women's Multi Vitamin I use Code Brand
****This one I recommend HIGHLY!!!!! Peter Gillham's Natural Vitality Natural Calm you can get it at any health food store. Comes in a canister and it is a powder and comes in flavors, un-flavored as well and sweetened with Stevia, so it is perfect. This is important to take all the time even after the detox. It helps calm you and gets your bowls moving if you need that(on the detox you will need it)also if you suffer from Migraines and headaches this does the trick. Just add to the detox shake in the morning. After the detox mix in some boiling water in the moring of mix in your morning shake everyday. SOOO worth the money!!!!:)

What we ate today:

  • Matcha green tea with stevia and zest and juice of a Meyer lemon.
  • Morning shake with scoops of nourish-chocolate and Move. Used half water half almond milk, blueberries, a few raspberries, ice, cinnamon and almond meal.
  • Supplements ours and the Clean Programs-ease, Clear1 and Balance

I had three whole almonds and two baby carrot sticks for snack


Sauteed Baby Broccoli
  • 6 to 8 stalks of broccoli
  • splash of olive oil
  • red pepper flakes
  • some sliced red onion
  • two chopped cloves of garlic
  • Saute till done but still crunchy
  • *I steamed it some by putting the top on the pan with two splashes of organic chicken broth and let is sit on low heat until Ben came home for lunch. I let it cook a little too long but still good.
Lemon Chicken
  • Roasting pan
  • five drum sticks
  • one large lemon, zest the whole lemon and juice the whole lemon over chicken
  • drizzle some olive over the chicken
  • old bay seasoning
  • turmeric
  • salt
  • pepper
  • let marinade for about an hour or two
  • bake on 375 for 25 minutes
  • based the chicken form the juices and broil for about 5 to 8 minutes
  • Remember to not eat the chicken skin
Garlicky Quinoa
  • I use a rice cooker it is just too easy that way
  • 3/4 cup of quinoa
  • 2 cups of chicken stock(low sodium organic)
  • Dried Garlic Flakes
  • Cook and stir every once in awhile. The machine does the work for you.
Supplements ours and Clean Program-Ease and Balance

Late After Noon Shake:
  • Scoops of Vanilla Nourish and Move powders, cinnamon, nutmeg, pumpkin pie spice, two table spoons of pumpkin puree, ice, half water half almond milk and flax seed meal.

Ben had three almonds and I had two for snack

Late Lite Dinner:

Tossed Salad using the reaming drum stick from lunch
  • Mixed Greens
  • sliced almonds toasted
  • Trader Joes Broccoli Organic Slaw
  • Chopped chicken from one drum stick divided for the two salads
  • Drizzle of Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Zest of two lemons and juice of the lemons
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • sliced red onion
  • dried garlic flakes(organic you can get them at Whole Foods)
Supplements Clean Program Balance and Ease

We had teas all day with either lemon, Meyer lemon and lime and a lot of water!!!!
I went on a long walk. Tomorrow I will do weights and a walk. Sunday hopefully yoga and weights and a walk. Then Monday Hot Yoga class.

Advice of the day:
You will feel kinda loopy all day until night time. Also stay close to a bathroom after lunch. Your first BM will come very soon after and fast!! After that your fine. We felt really fool and did not go hungry either. The morning was a little tough but I think tomorrow morning will be better.

My weight as of today is 150
Ben's weight is 213


rebecca said...

Hey girl good job! You are using a lot of lemon is that because you really like the flavor or is that part of the program?

Shara said...

I really love lemon, but because I am so limited with sauces and things I just use more to add more flavor. You cannot have like Balsamic because of the sulfites:(