I was ready to give up on this quick-start eating plan as mentioned in my first post about the 3 Day Detox Diet. But strangely I felt better on the morning of the 2nd day and was ready to give it another try. This time, however, I made some changes as you will see.
You’re supposed to have 2 apples with herb tea. Apples aren’t my favorite fruit unless they’re covered with caramel and nuts and on a stick. Or sliced and dipped in caramel or peanut butter or baked. I could barely finish them. The only fun part was that I went out and purchased 2 organic apples – one gala and one Fuji and it was kind of like a blind taste test. I could tell the difference. Only problem was I didn’t know which was which. At least it offered a little bit of interest instead of eating 2 of the same apples.
I really missed my coffee the day before and felt my agitation and discomfort the prior evening was from detoxing from my daily cup of coffee. I didn’t necessarily try the 3 Day Detox diet for the detox effect – I just wanted a low-calorie quick-start plan to get me back on track after being sidelined with a back injury and getting back into bad eating habits.
So I said screw it – I’m having my one cup of coffee. I can’t drink black coffee so I had it with my normal milk. I guess that does blow the detox benefits of the plan but I didn’t care.
This is a repetitive diet and once again it called for 1/2 cup of raw cranberries. After yesterday’s experience I said no way and I made one quick serving of cranberry sauce using Stevia. Eating it that way was OK and I planned to do the same thing the next day.
I just put the 1/2 cup of cranberries in a small saucepan with some powdered Stevia and a little bit of water and heated it until the water evaporated and the cranberries were soft.
Besides different fruits each morning, the only other switch-up is that on the 2nd day you have your brown rice with 5 cherry tomatoes and some fresh basil with some olive oil and 2 cups of spinach with olive oil and lemon juice for lunch vs. dinner like the day before. I made the same stir fry as yesterday by throwing everything together in a frying pan and it was an acceptable lunch.
Oh wow, another home made lemonade. I made sure I added enough Stevia this time and it wasn’t too bad.
The switch-up was 1 cup of vegetable soup for dinner instead of lunch like Day 1. Doesn’t sound like much for dinner but I wasn’t hungry! I made a quick run to a store and picked up the Lipton dry vegetable soup packets since I couldn’t find any wheat in them and I didn’t have time to do a lot of soup searching.
I followed the directions but the pieces of dried veggies were kind of chewy and not very pleasant. The only good thing was I ate the entire amount the packet made as it was so low in calories. Only 1 more day left so I decided to just use the remaining packet even though it wasn’t the best tasting vegetable soup.
Summary of Day 2 on the 3 Day Detox Diet
- Good thing it’s only 3 days – pretty boring
- I felt much better on the 2nd day – but maybe substituting my coffee for the herbal tea helped
- I also drank regular iced tea throughout the day
- I actually felt pretty good the 2nd night – I had a lot of energy
- I wasn’t hungry at all
Read about my final day here.