I like to do a detox diet at some point but instead I have changed my diet as follows, and kept this up for the past three weeks (not as strictly as I’d like):
1) I drink soya milk instead of cow’s milk and have it with my cereal and stay away from sweetened varieties.
2) I’ve cut out red meat and chicken. As a result I hardly eat much easily-available junk food. I’m now eating fish, seafood, vegetables. I did stray now and then when tasting other foods or when there wasn’t much choice.
3) I’ve cut down on alcohol and either drink a fiet soft drink or a cup of tea.
4) I try to alternate between drinking herbal and normal tea.
5) I eat fruit every day. Eat fruit as a snack if I feel a little bit hungry late at night.
6) I’ve stating eating brown rice, brown tortilla wraps, bulger wheat and brown pasta, brown bread and cous cous.
7) I take a few vitamin and mineral supplements.
8) I tend now to drink water instead of cordial.
9) I have started eating more mushrooms and tofu (I’ve always liked tofu).
10) Eating a small sushi snack if I do get hungry.
11) We make packed lunches more, to save money but also me can make sure lunch is healthy.
12) Bean wraps are good.
13) I also use ricotta cheese, goats cheese, low-fat cheese when cheese is needed for a receipe.
14) We also have changed to eating free-ranged eggs.
It wasn’t as hard as I thought it was to give up red meat and chicken, partly because this is a joint effort with my girlfriend (and that she’s a good cook) but also partly because we have so mainly interesting healthy receipes that I’m now interesting in other non-meat flavours. There’s such a variety of fishes, mushrooms, vegetables that I’m now appreciating food from a different angle.
Alcohol is sometimes hard to cut out as drinking at a pub is partly a social thing but I’m gradually finding it easier and easier to substitute with a non-alcholic drink. I’ve definately cut it down (roughly 3-6 units a week). Also, as a result, I don’t get those alcohol-induced munchies and end up eating really greasy kebabs.