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Mid-way Detox Check in

We are more than half way into detox.

Eight more days to go and counting down.

DH was almost at the end of his tolerance couple nights ago.

He wanted a kielbasa.  He wanted a hot dog.

I kept selling him the vegetables dishes we had at home.

The eggplant hummus that I made.

I also stir-fried some romano beans with Chinese sweet black bean sauce, and made a stew with squash and heirloom beans.

He did not want any of it.  He wanted something substantial.

He wanted cashews.

That was ended up what he had for snacks after dinner.

Me?  I want chocolate.

Chocolate, chocolate, chocolate.

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Annual Detox Program

First day of my annual 3-week detox program.

Welcome the challenge to cook with limited ingredients!

My first experience with this detox program was about 3 years ago, based on the recommendation from my Naturopath.

We were interested in finding out whether I had any mild food allergy.

The plan was to go on this fairly restrictive diet for 3 weeks.

After that, slowly reintroduced one food at a time back to my system.

Any reaction in my body would indicate that I had mild allergy towards certain food.

At the end of the first year detox, we did find out that I am mildly allergic to dairy.

Reason why I am not having dairy every day now, but about 2 times a week with days in between consumption.

It is culinarily challenging during detox because of ingredient limitations.

Some foods are easier to let go than others.

Wheat, eggs, seafood, corn, beef, pork, dairy products, added sugar processed food, grapefruit, peanut, tuna, processed meats, alcohol, soda, and caffeinated products.

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