I eliminated foods that would cause yeast growth before I started the cleanse (Bread, cookies, muffins, and sweeteners like honey and maple syrup and of course sugar). Even though everything I eat is gluten and dairy free, I have to limit the carbohydrates for 3 months to clean up my gut.
Fruits are another source of sugar. For the first month, I did not eat any fruit. The second month I added green apples and blueberries. I also had brown rice pasta and wild rice only two times a week. I kept a food diary of everything I ate and wrote down how I am feeling with this cleanse.
A normal reaction to this diet is fatigue and not to be gross but I had a lot of "prairie dog moments" (LOL). I miss dark chocolate and honey so much. I do yoga stretches every day to help with stress.
Surprisingly, it's not that bad. I have lost 5 pounds and I feel leaner. Here is a one day example of what I eat on a daily basis:
Breakfast: bone broth and wild rice
Lunch: vegetable soup and salmon salad
Snack: almond crackers and almond butter (homemade by moi)
Dinner: Chicken thighs marinated in coconut aminos with zucchini and pesto spaghetti and a beet salad
Here is a recipe for the salmon salad:
Ingredients: Wild Planet Wild Sockeye Salmon, half of a red onion diced, one teaspoon parsley, one stalk of celery diced, a third of a cup of extra virgin olive oil, one teaspoon of dijon mustard, three teaspoons apple cider vinegar, salt and pepper to taste
Directions: Drain salmon. Combine onion, celery and parsley. In a bowl, whisk EVOO, mustard, vinegar and salt and pepper. Mix dressing with the salmon. Can be served over lettuce, greens or crackers.
If you have any questions about this cleanse, email me.