Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Detox Grocery List

The first step in beginning a detox program is to detox your HOME! Here are some general guidelines about how to live in a healthy home:


Next up! Grab your reusable grocery bags, its time to go grocery shopping! While shopping, stick to the outside perimeter of the grocery store. Make sure to hit up the organic section, if your local store has one, and pick up some essential gluten-free items. Even better than the grocery store, if you town or city has a local farmer's market, make sure to pop in for a brief 'holla' to save boat loads of money on fresh, organic and local produce. NOMS!

Here's what to purchase for your detox:

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Delicious Detox Dinner!

Vegetarian, Low-Carb, Fresh, Detox Stir Fry! 


Recipe:

1 clove(s) garlic, raw
0.25 large Onion, raw
1 spear(s) broccoli, raw
2 medium Carrot, raw
5 piece(s) Mushroom, brown, Italian (crimini), raw
2 medium stalk(s) celery, raw
2 cup(s) cabbage, raw
2 tbsp(s) Vegetable oil, sunflower, linoleic (60% & over)
4 head(s) Bok choy, pak-choi, raw

1. Heat your wok or pan over low-medium heat.
2. Add sunflower or canola oil.
3. Add in garlic and onion until onion is translucent.
4. Add it harder vegetables first: broccoli, carrot, celery and cabbage.
5. Add in 1/4 cup of water and cover.
6. Add in softer vegetables: mushroom and celery.
7. Add 1 cup of water and cover.
8. Stir occasionally.
9. Add in baby bok choy pieces and cover for 3 minutes until they turn bright green.
10. Add your favourite low-sodium soya sauce, pepper, cayenne pepper, oyster sauce or terriyaki sauce (be careful, these commonly have gluten hiding within the ingredients list!)

Serve immediately and store extras in a tight zip lock container.

Enjoy!

Nutritional Information (based upon recipe analysis from EaTracker.ca)


205.3
8.7
14.3
26.2
13.7
10.5
2136.4
401.1
0.0
0.0
0.4
0.7
7.8
591.6
1.8
0.0
924.4
7.2
593.5
2445.5

Monday, July 18, 2011

6 Day Detox - The Rules

Beginning on a Sunday and finish on Friday night so you are ready to go for your event on a Saturday.

Here's what's being cut out of my diet for the next 6 days:

  • Increasing water intake.
  • Increasing green tea intake.
  • Decreasing caffeine that's derived from coffee, chocolate and energy drinks. 
  • Decreasing carbonated beverages including soda pop, sparkling waters as well as fruit juices (too much white sugar!)
  • Including raw fruits and/or vegetables with every meal. 
  • Decreasing sugar and salty snacks, replacing them with fresh fruit or roasted soy beans or chic peas. 
  • Eliminate white sugars and artificial sweeteners (even though they are low-calorie, there are far too many health risks associated with them)
  • Limit the amount of meat, especially those that are frozen or ground chuck (they are drenched in sodium and are often fatty).
  • Eliminate frozen foods. Go for fresh fruits and vegetables! 
  • Eliminate trans fats. 
  • Eliminate fast food! Too many fast food restaurant meals are high in white sugars, unnecessary calories, saturated and trans fats and have waaaaay too much salt/sodium! Ick. 
The purpose of this detox is to take a break from the unhealthy foods you've been bingeing on and replace your meals with meals, which your body will actually benefit from. The recipes will be posted daily on our blog (www.rachhfit.blogspot.com) as well as on our dailybooth account (www.dailybooth.com/rachhfit). Follow me on Twitter to find out great ideas for cardio (@RachhFit) and keep up to date with all our detox reviews and recommendations on www.YouTube.com/RachhFit


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Monday, July 4, 2011

What's on my iPod? July Jams

Its been a while since I did one of these, so I thought I'd let you know how I've updated my IPod!

Warm up


Who Says
Selena Gomez & The Scene


Super Bass
Nicki Minaj 


I Wanna Go
Britney Spears



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