Detox Diet & Discovery: Week 3
I received some sad news Monday, but I was able to bounce back quickly. I’m feeling great heading into the finish line.
I’ve already seen some great results physically. After 3 weeks, I can tell I’ve lost some weight. I’ve been focused on eating well and it’s paying off. Since I haven’t been physically active due to my injury, I can see the effects of diet alone on my body. Pretty amazing.
Sticking with a simple system and repeating some things I liked from the last 2 weeks.
- Same breakfast
- Simple dinners
- lunch is leftovers
- Snacks are fruits and nut butters
I’m reusing some recipes I enjoyed and finding other similar dishes.
My Digital Media Manager, Matt, also showed me a resource that LifeSource provides their customers. I found it extremely useful for searching for some more recipes. I’m going to try and dive into that more next week.
You’ll notice an update to the shopping list below. I’ve copied and pasted the recipe line item for 2 reasons:
- How much of the item to buy (sorted)?
- How to prep and store them before use?
Breakfast: Eggs, Sausage, Bacon
Snacks: Apples, Bananas, Oranges, Mandarins, Almond Butter
- Lunch – Balsamic Glazed Chicken Stir-Fry
- Dinner – Burger Bowl
- Lunch – Burger Bowl
- Dinner – Chicken Bacon Lettuce Wraps
- Lunch – Chicken Bacon Lettuce Wraps
- Dinner – Lemon Chicken & Asparagus
- Lunch – Lemon Chicken & Asparagus
- Dinner – Roasted Chicken
- Lunch – Roasted Chicken
- Dinner – Chicken Thighs with Roasted Butternut Squash
- Saturday (Meal Prep day)
Rough Cost Estimates
- $120 Total
- $4.30 per serving (28 servings, roughly)
Each item is linked to our online shopping website.
Click the link and add the item to your cart for quick and easy shopping. Skip items you already have to reduce your grocery costs.
- 1 (8 ounce) red bell pepper, cut diagonally into 1/2-inch pieces
- 2 (4 ounce) zucchini, halved and sliced diagonally 1/4-inch thick
- 3 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
- 1/4 cup chopped basil
- 1–2 cups chopped Asparagus (1 bundle fresh or frozen)
- 2 lemons, sliced
- 2 sprigs sage or rosemary
- 4 or 5 citrus fruit (oranges, mandarins)
- Brussels Sprouts, trimmed and halved (1/2 lb)
- Green Leaf Lettuce (2)
- Red Onions (1)
- Winter Squash (add item instructions and say you’d like a butternut squash)
- Grape Tomatoes (1-2 packages)
- Small Avocado (2-3, we actually skipped these)
- Green Onion (2)
- 1 lb Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast, sliced 1/4-inch thick
- 1 lb. Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast
- 1/3 cup Chicken or vegetable stock (qty 1)
- 1 cup olives, halved (2 cans)
- 1/4 cup Arrowroot powder
- Eggs (12-18)
- Bacon (3 packages)
- Regular Ground Beef (1 lb)
- Green Onion (2)
- Almond Butter (.25 lb)
- Chicken Thighs (1-1.5 lb)
- Butternut Squash, peeled and cubed
- Roasted Whole Chicken
You may still have:
Chicken at literally every meal? God, I’m already tired of it and I haven’t even started yet. I don’t think that kind of diet is sustainable long term because people crave variety. Maybe encourage people to not eat meat at literally every single meal. Nothing wrong with a few vegetarian dinners a week. Plus, it’s a lot healthier.
Hey Sharon, this is Felipe. Thank you so much for your comment. This plan was for 30 days and I’d recommend checking out week 1 if you wanted to learn more (https://lifesourcenaturalfoods.com/detox-diet-discovery-week-1/). My next plan is to try a plant based diet for 30-45 days and provide meal plans and additional resources. If you have any plant-based recipes, I’d love to try them out and feature them on the site. Feel free to email me directly at email@example.com if you do decide to take on this 30 day whole foods challenge and need any help or recipe suggestions. Thanks again for the comment Sharon and thank you for supporting LifeSource Natural Foods!