So day 1 of the fat flush is done. In all honesty, I am not sure I am going to make it a week, much less three days. I have mentioned before that I don't really believe in diets, so you may be wondering why I was willing to put myself through this cleanse. It's just to kind of jump start my system and get out the toxins, but all the restrictions are already kind of bugging me. I am much more a fan of moderation, so that is probably what I will switch back to before today is over. However, I did want you to know that I have been eating actual food including dishes like this stir fry. One of the key points of this flush is to use little to no salt. Instead, you're supposed to use other spices (but only certain ones) to enhance the flavor of the food. In this stir fry, the flavor comes from ginger and cayenne. Since the FM was closed over the weekend, I was a little delayed in getting my vegetables so I just used what I had around. This is actually not a bad tasting dish despite its bland appearance. The ginger and cayenne definitely liven it up and the crisp vegetables are definitely the way I prefer to eat vegetables. Thanks to everyone for all the support with this. Your words of encouragement (and one "raw" cookie and a handful of peanuts), definitely helped me get through the day!
(Adapted from The Fat Flush Plan)
2 tablespoons low-sodium chicken broth
8 ounces chicken (you can also use shrimp, lamb, or beef)
1/2 cup broccoli florets
1 carrot, thinly sliced
1/2 teaspoon ginger
Heat broth in a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.
Add the protein and cook until almost done. Add veggies and seasonings, cooking until tender.