A few weeks back I mentioned that i'd been wheat and (artificial) sugar free for a few days after not feeling too well and I was actually quite surprised to hear a fair few of you say that you would like to see the type of foods that I ate. I thought today I'd give you a quick example, especially seeing as some of you said you would have no idea where to start, and thought it sounded really difficult.
In all honesty if one of my colleagues wasn't training to be a nutritionist, I probably wouldn't know where to start either, but thanks to my lovely friend a basic day without wheat and artificial sugar is super easy and would go a little something like this*:
Breakfast: Natural full fat probiotic organic yoghurt, fruit - blueberries and strawberries are good as they contain anti oxidants, I also like having banana and grapes sometimes but these have a very high amount of natural sugar in them, so depending on how strict I need to be depends on if I include them. I also add wheat free muesli into the mix, it's delicious and really filling. If i'm eating breakfast on a normal day I simply switch up the use of wheat free muesli and the types of fruits.
Lunch: I either make a salad for my lunch and bring in some fish from home (all prepped the night before) or i'll have two slices of wheat free brown bread, with some spinach leaves, tomatoes, sunflower seeds (I really like the consistency of these) and greek cheese. If i'm feeling really spendy that week i'll buy some salmon too as it's so good for my skin!
Snacks: At around 4pm I start to get a big hungry, to avoid the hunger grumps I toast a slice of wheat free bread, add some organic peanut butter and throw some fruit on the side for good measure. If i'm only feeling a tiny bit hungry I just have the fruit.
Dinner: There are so many wheat free alternatives now that dinner can be most of the things I would normally eat, but with a wheat free alternative. Lots of people say these don't taste anything like the real thing, but seeing as carbs are never the main focus of my meal I dont really notice a difference. Wheat free alternatives can be a tad more pricey than their wheaty counterparts, so if I'm struggling for money I just throw a salad together and add some fish or chicken. If i'm super hungry then i'll buy a sweet potato and have that on the side with a little cheese.
I tend not to deviate from any liquids other than water or green tea. Normal tea, coffee and fizzy drinks aren't a massive part of my diet anyway but I completely avoid these when i'm detoxing. I find this helps my stomach to detox and that I'm far less bloated than usual when I do this, *however I do think it's best to remember that not everyone needs to detox, and it's best see a nutritionist or consult your doctor if you think it's something that would benefit you. I also only detox for a few days at a time, just to reset everything and flush out all the bad bacteria. And you know, i'm not an expert in this area either, this is just what I've been recommended. Wheat and sugar free or not, the meals above are still really yummy and healthy and make me feel so much better than I would if I ate breakfasts with seriously high sugar content and carb heavy dinners every night. Oh and my skin also looks fantastic, which is way better than eating a chocolate bar...