What’s On Your Plate: A Perfect Combination Con’t

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OK, so here’s the scoop, but before I go on, let me just remind you that at ReneuDetox, we aim for you to consider “what is reasonable for you most of the time.” If you desire to go further and deeper and cleaner and optimize your beauty and wellness, we can get there together, but remember, its ok to start where you are! In fact, it may be critical that you do so in order to ensure staying power and increasing your success. Don’t berate yourself or think yourself a failure because you didn’t adhere to the advice given here everyday at every meal. That’s completely counterproductive and ultimately sets you up for failure and we’re not in the failure business here. Take this information in and begin to incorporate as you see fit. If you food combine optimally for one meal a day or all day until dinner or just for the weekend, that’s fine, DO IT! But make sure that it’s however and whenever feels appropriate to you. Importantly, take note of how you feel when you consume properly combined meals. This is key! Feeling less bloated, less gassy? Feeling more stabilized and neutral, calm throughout the day? Notice that you’re satisfied and full enough and not keeling over proclaiming how “fat and gross” you feel? Oh, and how’re those jeans fitting the next day? It’s not a mistake, its real…allow it to happen and expand on the time you experiment. That’s how you grow inner, true change; allow yourself to incorporate it fully and sincerely, without judgement and without urgency. You will find it to be one of many changes you will grow from. Very exciting! Here, as promised, are the optimal combinations and optimal foods to choose:

PROTEIN/Animal Based (if you must)

Eggs (cage-free), Wild caught fish/seafood, Grass-fed, free range, hormone free: beef, chicken, pork, and game (venison, buffalo, etc.) and Raw cheeses (goat/sheep milk cheeses)

OR

STARCHES

Gluten free pastas, whole grain/gluten free breads, Brown rice, Wild rice, Sweet potatoes (yams), Lentils, Chick peas, Avocados, COOKED Corn, COOKED peas, Spaghetti squash, eggplant, Kombucha squash, Acorn squash, Grains: millet, buckwheat, quinoa

WITH any of the following:

NEUTRALS

Organic butter, Spices, Wine, ALL RAW vegetables (including corn, peas, tomatoes), Herbs, All low-starch, cooked veggies (spinach, Swiss chard, Brussels sprouts, summer squashes, lemons, Sea salt and Stevia (an herb used as a sweetener) and Dark chocolate.

So, lunch might be a big leafy green salad with avocado, raw corn right off the cob, herbs, sliced raw peppers and a lemon vinaigrette. And perhaps you still find yourself hungry after that AVOCADO salad. You may then choose to enjoy a small sweet potato (with a pat of butter, if you like, but honestly, they’re great without, especially the Japanese varieties). Dinner may be a smaller green salad, this time with crumbled feta cheese and a grilled piece of wild caught halibut. On the side you may enjoy sautéed onions, peppers, garlic and bok choy….YUM…!! Make sense? Really not complicated, but again, you may take some time to get used to it. Hang in there, give it a shot and enjoy the delicious meal that IS there in front of you on your plate; you’ll see, you won’t mind what’s missing at all!

Enjoy!