Spring has finally sprung… I think?! This crazy weather has left our skin dry and our bodies craving sunny days filled with fresh fruits and veggies (well at least that’s how I feel!).
This is my favorite time of year, because spring brings an awakening to reboot, reset, and rejuvenate our mind and body. It is a true rebirth! Following in the theme of Spring Cleaning, it is also a perfect time to detox out of those winter carbs and into light and fresh produce. Many of our clients and friends take this time to do a Juice cleanse (from our friends at BluePrint or our local juicy fav Puree) or a Spring Detox Diet.
If you are looking to ditch the sugars, spring into action, and bring your sexy back, then commit to our 5-Day Spring Detox Menu. Most spring detox articles focus on top tips like go raw, cut out sugar, cook more, choose color, and drink up! All of the above are great, however, I find that my friends and clients are still lost…?!? Start cooking… What? Go raw… Where? Cut out sugar… When? Drink up… How much? It can be overwhelming, so try this easy template to make better healthy choices, stop counting calories, and lose weight by eating more complete and nutrient dense meals!!
5-Day Spring Detox Diet
Try this template for a spring diet that allows you to lose weight without a workout!
Breakfast= Lean Protein + High Fiber Carb + Good Fats (Greens are a bonus!)
Lunch= Lean Protein + High Fiber Carb + Good Fats + Greens
Dinner= Lean Protein + Good Fats + Greens
Breakfast: 1 piece of toast (I love whole foods seeduction) with 1tbsp of almond butter and your favorite berries
Lunch: Green Salad with a hard boiled egg, chick peas, olives, and evoo (extra virgin olive oil)
Dinner: Baked Salmon (evoo, salt, pepper) with green beans and tomatoes topped with sunflower seeds
Breakfast: plain kefir or Greek yogurt with raw nuts and a citrus fruit (I love clementines)
Lunch: Quinoa with black beans and almonds over spinach salad with evoo
Dinner: Egg Frittata with chicken sausage, 1/2 avocado, peppers, over green salad with evoo
Breakfast: Slow cooked Oatmeal (or rolled oats) with 1tbsp of almond butter and berries
Lunch: sushi with brown rice (try salmon avocado rolls) or it you don’t eat raw fish try grilled fish tacos with cabbage, avocado, and cilantro over a fresh gluten free corn tortilla.
Dinner: Roasted herb Chicken Breast with sautéed spinach
Breakfast: 1-2 slices of toast (try to pick bread that is fresh and not the typical sliced bread… i.e. it will go bad in 2-3 days because there are no preservatives) with an avocado spread and some salt and pepper with berries.
Lunch: Roasted Chicken (leftover) over salad greens (I love arugula!) with quinoa and sunflower seeds topped with evoo
Dinner: Baked Mahi Mahi with lemon and evoo and topped with freshly cut mango and cilantro over a spinach salad
Breakfast: 2 eggs (how you like them!) with 1/2 avocado and toss in a veggie (I like to add spinach or red peppers)
Lunch: Greek Salad with Chicken, olives, tomatoes, feta and evoo
Dinner: Baked Soy Glazed Ginger Salmon (I marinate the salmon with soy sauce and freshly grated ginger) with “Crunchy” Kale (Bake in the oven for 10-15mins at 375-400 degrees or until it gets crispy).
Water: half your body weight in oz. Be sure to add 10oz. for each cup of coffee or alcoholic beverage.
Exercise: For an added weight-loss boost, aim for 30mins of exercise a day. Whether you take a yoga, barre, or spin class, or go for a run/walk, just get out and move! If you need more motivation, spring into action with a one-on-one session to get results focused!
Now remember… Food is all about moderation. Eat. Breathe. Enjoy!