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Spark! Wellness January Detox Day 1

Posted Jan 19 2010 12:00am

Whether you were working or working on your REM cycles yesterday, I hope you had a great one! For me, I spent my day around food, talking about food, photographing food and doing laundry. You can guess which of these activities was my least favorite…

I spent my morning with more notecards while baking up a batch of tofu seasoned with one teaspoon of sesame oil and a dusting of ground ginger. I also folded and put away the aforementioned laundry while enjoying smoothie #1 of the Spark! Wellness and Choosing Raw January Cleanse! I know I mentioned the cleanse last month and discussed the different levels and requirements before, but now I’m finally going to give you some mid-cleanse feedback.

Last week, we completed a “pre-tox”. The last seven days have involved the reduction and elimination of common toxins like caffeine, alcohol and processed sugars. In addition to the pretox helping me to transition toward a good mindset for the cleanse, it also steered me away from the “last supper” mentality many people experience when they are about to embark on a new diet or cleanse. Even though I did have one small final hurrah (a cup of tasti-d-lite on Saturday night), I woke up yesterday morning ready to take on the detox and get the most out it.
My breakfast was a mega smoothie, which included all of these wonderful ingredients:

And a few closeups:

While I studied, I like the tofu bake so I wouldn’t be scrambling around the kitchen while my stomach growled at dinner time. One of the keys to this cleanse is being prepared! I also made a double batch of brown rice and steamed some broccoli and cauliflower. My lunch looked like this:

And dinner was stir-fried vegetables with brown rice and baked tofu:

Throughout the day, I had lots of water and a grande vanilla rooibos tea with soy milk. My smoothie made me so cold that all I wanted was hot stuff!

I didn’t work out today, as I want to take it easy for the first few days while I assess my energy level. I did, however, get some good walking in since I visited Lindsay for another food photography session!

Even though we were so focused on photographing food, the puppies had their moments in the spotlight too.

So Day 1 is under my belt. Hope Day 2 is just as successful!

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