Dr Joshi’s Holistic Detox – Food Diary – Week 2

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Dr Joshi’s Book.

Day 1

Hot water with lemon and ginger – REMEMBERED!

B: egg white omelette with chicken, broccoli and left over peas and gravy from last night’s roast (egg whites left over from homemade mayo recipe) – 4 egg whites plus one whole egg but I shared about 1/3 of the finished product with Monkey

L: quinoa, chicken and homemade pesto all mixed together

D: red lentil + vegetable patties (cauliflower, butternut pumpkin and broccoli) rolled in rice crumbs and shallow fried

Snacks: only herbal tea today and a few sunflower and pumpkin seeds. My meals were so filling I didn’t need anything else.

Dinner was delicious. I simply adapted this recipe. Bonus is that I have 3 leftover patties for meals later in the week. Winning!

Day 2

Detox breakfast

The little round balls are millet. The longer grains are puffed brown rice.

Hot water with lemon. I ran out of ginger and that was added by me anyway. The detox just says lemon.

B: puffed brown rice, millet, rice milk, honey and walnuts

L: lentil and vege pattie left over from last night

D: Chicken roast from Sunday night

Snacks: Sweet & Spicy organic tortilla chips with flaxseed (all natural, gluten free) with hummus – this means I broke my “no processed food” goal this week but oh well. Also had one of those vegan choc honeycomb things I bought for Monkey last week. Clearly I’m having a bad day.

That chicken roast really is the gift that keeps on giving. It fed Monkey and me again tonight and there is still some chicken left. LOVE IT.

Ate more of those flaxseed tortilla chips with hummus as an after dinner snack. Very naughty day.

Day 3

Woke up feeling pretty crud this morning. Maybe the processed food I ate yesterday? I ate a lot of those tortilla chips. Either that or I’m just coming down with something. Foggy head, headache, just general blah.

B: puffed brown rice, millet, rice milk, honey and walnuts

L: quinoa, chicken, sweet potato and pesto all mixed (this is all leftovers from the fridge!)

D: lentil pattie +veges – leftovers again! Hooray!

Snacks: herbal tea, rice crackers

Day 4

Hot water with lemon. I’m onto a system with this that now works. Yay!

B: puffed brown rice, millet, rice milk, honey and walnuts

L: quinoa, chicken and pesto (that’s now the end of those leftovers)

D: felafel, roast sweet potato, baby spinach and rocket with grated carrot and fresh lemon juice

Snacks: celery, carrots, snow peas (mange tout), herbal tea, vege chips

I had some of the vege chips in the afternoon and they made me feel quite sickly after only a few. I think my cleansed body is rejecting the processed food maybe?

Brown Rice Fried Rice

Brown rice fried rice

Day 5

B: poached egg on gluten free bread on a bed or baby spinach and rocket with lemon juice squeezed over the top of greens and egg.

L: lentil and vege patty on baby spinach and rocket mix, also with lemon juice squeezed over the top

D: brown fried rice with chicken, egg and veg – carrot, broccoli, peas, corn, green beans

Snacks: carrot sticks and hummus, vege chips, rice crackers

Dinner was full of veg and really yummy. Highlight of the week actually. Despite being so healthy I now have a blister right under my top lip in front of my two front teeth AND an ulcer on the bottom right front of my mouth. They are both screwing with me.

Day 6

B: banana

L: brown rice fried rice leftovers from last night’s dinner

D: sweet potato fries – wasn’t feeling like much

Snacks: carrot and celery sticks

I am actually feeling like my body is lacking something so I am toying with the idea of adding back in fruit and banned vegetables. See how I feel after tomorrow.

Poached egg and brown fried rice

BRUNCH – poached egg on greens with leftover brown fried rice

Day 7

I left myself have a big lie in today (Monkey is with his dad) so missed breakfast. By the time I ate it was 10:3am and I was starving so I decided to make it a substantial meal and call it brunch.

Brunch: poached egg on gluten free toast on a bed or baby spinach and rocket with lemon juice squeezed over the top of greens and egg + left over brown rice fried rice

D: healthy chicken patties with baby spinach, rocket and grated carrot. Squeezed lemon juice over salad.

Snacks: herbal tea, snow peas (mange tout)

The chicken patties were amazing. I used this recipe but instead of the watercress and fresh parsley I used the leftover homemade pesto from last week and some dried parsley. They were so yummy and I will definitely make them again. The batch made 10 but Monkey’s dad stayed for dinner and had loads so I have only 1 left. Better than none!

The Verdict

While I feel really healthy I am also feeling that my body is yearning for something that I am eliminating. Just not sure what it is. I don’t think it’s gluten as I’m really enjoying the gluten free substitutes. More like the fruit and vegetables that are not allowed on this detox. I would love to see them back in my diet. Or maybe it’s just wine. Still, I’m going to hang in there and see how the week goes.

Oh and this week I hardly exercised at all and only lost 300 grams. Lucky I’m not doing this for weight loss! For those who are doing it for weight loss I’d steer away from some of my fried options and don’t do the naughty vege chip snacking. Stick to poached or steamed chicken and honey vegetables for example.

To see my food diary from week 1 go here.

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9 thoughts on “Dr Joshi’s Holistic Detox – Food Diary – Week 2

  1. Just remember that this is a detox….so things like mouth ulcers and a few other weird little things will occur. When we did one for 6 weeks last October I had a weird rash come out on my hands and my other half had mouth ulcers!! I also had a weird foggy head and achy joints in my 2nd week. I drank lots of water in that time because the deep cell cleanse is happening and needs lots of water to flush the system.

  2. It is amazing the changes you can go through with a detox. I had the most horrendous headaches and nausea when I quit sugar. Sounds like you’re doing really well. I love the sound of those red lentil patties 🙂

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