Excuse my clumsy punning!
So I am just over one week into the detox and it’s been interesting. No major issues so far, I have reduced my caffeine intake to one cup of (English breakfast) tea a day, my dairy is down to a splash of milk in my tea, dairy is out; I am all about the soy milk and yogurt although I do miss my Fage Greek yoghurt, coffee is decaf, no red meat and no chocolate/candy. Eliminating wheat has been a bit tricky; it’s in everything; bread, cereal, energy bars etc.
So I was mooching about Whole Foods and I saw, appropriately enough, Mochi. It’s a gluten free rice based snack that comes in several flavors either savory or sweet. I picked up a packet of “seed” flavor and tried it at the weekend, I over cooked it and it was a bit crunchy, I also think I cut it up too small but even so it was actually pretty good! I ran it by HolisticGuru on Twitter and she gave it the thumbs up and I used it a vehicle for hummus, which I am totally into of late, after listening to Brett (Texafornia) on the ZenTri podcast, to which I am a recent listener but complete addict, extol it’s virtues! Anyway back to the Mochi, basically you cut it up into 1.5” squares and bake it at 450f for 10 minutes…tricky huh! The next time around I picked up some cinnamon flavored (red packet) and it is yummy, The green pack is "seeds" and is savory great with hummus but with a dab of blue agave sweetener it's also yummy! It’s not bad value at $4.00 a packet which gives you about 16 pieces.
So that overcame the bread issue but there was still the question of breakfast. My breakfast diet for years has been oat based and for the last two years or so has been my own “Cereal Killer” anyway in another aisle I found the following, Perkys Nutty Flax and Bakery on Main mixed them together and voila! Not quite as interesting as the home made stuff but really not that bad at all! Mixed together I get about 10 days worth and that costs out at about $1.30 a bowl.
Snackwise in addition to hummus and Moochi, I discovered in Trader Joes, which was a good thing because Whole foods is not the cheapest shop on the planet, two gluten free bars, both are pretty tasty but they are really calorific the Pure bar is 200 calories for 1.7 oz and the Organic bar is a whopping 310 calories for 2.4 oz, that’s over three bananas in a bar! Both are priced around $1.50-2.00. Anyway once in a while they’re fine but not everyday.
So what are the results? Well I have 2.5 pounds with no real effort and this is despite the reduction in the rate of calorie burn from the height of my training; last week I put in 28 miles and this week will be the same. So things are heading in the right direction without any real effort. I managed to put my back out over the weekend; a trip to the Chiropractor put it straight, but this meant the P90X workouts didn’t start till last night proper; Back and Arms, I’ll report on that later…so in summary so far so good!