Posted by Amy | Posted in Food, Having It All, Possible | Posted on 16-01-2012
Tags: Clean Eating, lunch, Tasty Treats, UltraSimple Diet, Wheat Free
I love coffee. I really really do. And I’m not talking the dessert coffee drinks of the mocha-choca latte variety. Just give me a plain cup ‘o Joe, with milk and sugar. NEVER skim milk!
OK, fine, I was completely unsuccessful in eliminating coffee from my diet. I’m weak OK! Coffee is stronger than I am!
I’m following the 7 day detox plan laid out in Dr. Mark Hyman’s UltraSimple Diet. I’ve been following Mark Hyman for years after reading UltraPrevention. The UltraSimple plan is designed to reset your metabolism and get your body digesting food properly. It’s pretty simple to follow, as the name suggests, and I can fit it in my life. I did other detoxes that involved juicing and I’m just not interested in buying more kitchen equipment right now.
So, the UltraSimple Diet and his follow up book, UltraMetabolism point to two main causes of excess weight (besides the obvious eating too much and not exercising) - Inflammation and toxicity. Basically, Hyman believe that our modern diets with all the chemicals and possible allergens make our bodies crazy and it hold on to weight. Eliminate these causes of inflammation and toxicity and your body will release the weight. Sounds simple right?
So the diet has you strip out basically all food but veggies, some fruit, rice and a bit of protein. It’s a really manageable plan and exactly the way I like to eat if it wasn’t for you this whole nonsense I have around my life being too busy to eat well. But THAT is another blog post.
So, I’m starting off the program today (and yes, I’m still drinking coffee, that’s right, I’m a rebel). I’ve got a whole pot of veggie broth bubbling on the stove, brown rice cooking and man, I can’t wait for lunch.