Monthly Archives: January 2015

21DSD January L1Day One

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21DSD January L1Day One

today’s plan: work at home, prep for lectures this week, grade papers, do laundry, tidy up from holiday

today’s eats

breakfast:

  • several mugs of Pheasant bone broth (prepared overnight in the oven in a cast iron covered dish)
  • espresso with a little whole milk x3

Lunch (late in the afternoon, since I didn’t get hungry)

  • homemade almond milk smoothie with whey protein powder, a cucumber, avocado and ginger

Dinner (again, late)

  • pulled pork shoulder, avocado, salsa, tomato, red peppers, sour cream, cucumbers
  • sauteed green apple, cinnamon, ginger, bacon fat, squeeze of lemon, with butter and almond flour, Greek yogurt

Late snack (I was hungry and waited! for it to pass. It didn’t)

  • warmed mug of almond milk
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21DSD T-1 ready?

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I did my “big shop” yesterday: chard, cauliflower, zucchini, Italian chicory, peppers, cucumbers, Granny Smith apples, pink grapefruit, pork shoulder, fresh salmon, smoked salmon, eggs, pork belly, pheasant and chicken bones, and on. I made stock overnight from the chicken thigh bones leftover from dinner. And we smoked the back bacon yesterday. I use the Royal We, but in fact, Jeff watched the smoker temperature all day. I helped by curing the meat for a week, flipping it in the smoker and then putting it away this morning.

Today I’m going to roast the pork shoulder and use up the ground beef I bought a couple days ago. And practice what I preach: sketch out some meals using the  meal planning forms I found on the internet. Each of these forms provides a space for planning breakfast. I felt confused at first. I’ve never really planned a week of breakfasts. Then it occurred to me that mornings would be easier if I at least decided in advance what the possibilities were. THIS planner turned out to be my current favorite. Organized by meal category (breakfast, lunch, snack, dinner), this form includes space for seven ideas for each meal category. Then you can check off each meal after you make it.

The 21DSD book has meal plans and recipes. I want to keep it simple this week. I will try some “tried-n-true” and some new.

Interested in small group support? I am organising coaching support, probably with a couple weeks of testing later this month. I hope to be ready to start in February. Meanwhile, there is a lot of support in the official Detox Forum. You can find more information here. Lots of guides, lists, recipes and friendly people too.

21DSD T-3 Easy meal planning

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My week goes better when I plan meals ahead. I try to keep the menu reaaaallllly simple. And when I have time, I like to try out new recipes. You can find more support and ideas here! in the 21 Day Sugar Detox forum.

  1. Look at your schedule next week and see which meals you need to plan, how much time you have for prep during the week.
  2. Figure out an easy, repeatable breakfast, lunch can be leftovers + a big salad, dinners can be doubled. dinner can be really simple – stir-fry ground meat, spices to make it interesting and veggies, with some healthy fats. Plan some snacks.
  3. Make your list, shop & set aside time Sunday for a cook-up.
  4. Easy proteins can be a pan of roasted chicken thighs, a mix of ground beef and pork, slow-roasted pork shoulder. Chop some crunchy fresh veg for snacks.
  5. Figure out when you’ll need to do a second grocery store run mid-week. And celebrate your success. (I hope I haven’t scared you away!!). xx

21DSD T-5 prepare for success

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