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Metabolic Detox Program

Written by Dr Chris Frykman. Posted in Detox, trUenorth Health Coaching Blog

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What’s a Detox?

There are so many different “detox’s”, “cleanses”, fad diets, and the like out there.  It can be really hard to know what’s actually healthy and what’s just a bad idea.  As a Chiropractor, Health Coach, Applied Kinesiologist, and a Functional Neurologist I have years of clinical experience as well as 1000’s hours of training.  I also have personal experience going through many different types of programs myself.

The best detox protocols will include getting off of all foods that your sensitive to to lift the toxic burden from your body.  In addition, it should include high quality nutritional support.  Detoxification is a natural process that is happening constantly in your body, or you would be dead.  The right nutritional support will push the healthy pathways, thus providing so many great benefits like

  • decreased pain & inflammation
  • clear thinking
  • reduced risk of heart disease, cancer, and all chronic degenerative diseases
  • improved digestion
  • improved immune function
  • and more

Why Now?

- Warning!  Personal Information Enclosed -

For me, the choice to do a detox right now was based on a few things.  I’ve been struggling with low energy.  Low energy can look different for everyone.  For me, I’m still working out (in fact I won a triathlon last weekend), running a business and showing up for people all day long, plus I’m an involved father.  I love my life and I make the most of every day.  But lately I’ve been dragging a bit as I’m getting out of bed.  In addition, I’ve been staying up too late with thoughts running.  And to make it worse, I’ve started snacking at night so it’s a double whammy.  I’m gluten free, which helps but high glycemic, late night snacking is still affecting me.  So it’s time for a reset.

A little about me – I already eat gluten free.  I eat lots of yogurt and cheese.  I have caffeine in some form most days and alcohol most evenings, albiet only a glass or two.  I’m also an avid exercise enthusiast.  A challenge that I’m anticipating is getting enough calories to sustain my work load and not feel like garbage.

Ground Zero

On Friday the 5th, I decided I would start the detox on Saturday.  I’m heading out of town to visit friends and family both of the next two weekends and the timing just seemed better.  So I sat down and brainstormed up a menu for the first 6 days, made a grocery list, and headed to the Wedge.  Plus weighing in at 199 lbs (Danger Will Robinson!), I just feel heavy.  Everything is too hard.

I’m going to list how I’m feeling, what I’m eating and such.  I won’t bother writing out the supplements I’m taking as this may be different for different people and there are more efficient ways to get you that information.

Day 1

Official Weight: 199 pounds (maybe I should consider using kilograms…)

Saturday morning I woke up dug in.  Day 1 was pretty uneventful.  I did a nice easy bike ride with my brother, one of my favorite things to do, making sure not to push too hard.  I wanted to make sure my body was able to use available nutrients and energy for detox’ing.

Diet – Pretty much all fruits and veggies are a go (no oranges).  no beef but most other meats as long as they are clean, free-range, grass fed, organic when appropriate and best if local.  For sure no

  • Dairy
  • Corn
  • Wheat/Gluten
  • Sugar
  • Artificial anything
  • Yeast
  • Alcohol
  • Caffeine (I cheated a little here)
  • Soy
Breakfast

Eggs and Veggie Omelete (If you’re sensitive to eggs, stay away from these but my body loves them so I “cheated the first two days by having eggs in the morning)

1 cup Green Tea (I’m allowing myself a small amount of caffeine to ween down)

Necterine

Lunch

Quinoa pasta, sugar-free marinara sauce, and locally raised bison (No beef but days 1 & 2 some grass-fed, local bison provided me with some great protein, which again, my body thrives on)

Dinner

Grilled Chicken, Asparagus, and Carrots

Quinoa flavored with some lime and cilantro

Snacks

Hummus with Almond/Rice crackers

Granola & Almond Milk (unsweetened)

bananas with almond butter

mixed nuts

pears, lots of berries

Day 2

Official Weight: 197 pounds

Sunday morning I felt slightly groggy. I got up and made breakfast for myself, Nora, and Emma (my two younger daughters).  I quickly found that I had a headache and I was crabby (sorry girls!).  I spend a decent chuck of the day laying in bed wondering at my stupidity at taking on a detox.  Why do I do this to myself?  Ha!  In the afternoon, I figured if I was going to feel crappy, I may as well get some work done so I proceeded to mow the lawn and then put together the pool for my kiddos.  They loved the pool and I found as I was outside moving, my mood improved.

Breakfast

Eggs and Veggie Omelete with some chicken from the evening before (If you’re sensitive to eggs, stay away from these but my body loves them so I “cheated the first two days by having eggs in the morning)

1 cup Green Tea (I’m allowing myself a small amount of caffeine to ween down)

Lunch

Leftover pasta/bison from yesterday

Big Spinach Salad with chicken from last night, blueberries, grape tomatoes, oil and vinegar

Dinner

Grilled Chicken, Asparagus, and Carrots

Roasted Yam (half)

Snacks

Hummus with Almond/Rice crackers

Granola & Almond Milk (unsweetened)

bananas with almond butter

mixed nuts

pears, lots of berries

Day 3

Official Weight: 189 pounds

Monday was the first day I would need to be at work so I was REALLY pleased that I felt better than Sunday.  In fact, I was elated!  I went for a short, easy to moderately paced run Monday morning and felt so light and energized.  It’s amazing how brilliant the world seemed, in stark constrast to my lamentations from the previous day. 
I showered, ate, and went to work and had a fabulous day.  I was so present to how lucky I am to have my clinic, helping people to pursue optimal health and live a pain free life.

Then I changed into some shorts and headed over to a yoga class taught by a good friend, Melissa Joy Schoeller.  I highly recommend her classes to anyone going through a detox or even if you’re just looking for a great workout.  Find out more at www.MJSchoeller.com.  It was the perfect twisting, detoxifying way to draw my day to a close.  That REALLY stimulated my digestive system, which was perfect. I headed home and ate some dinner and hit the hay.

Today – Eliminate Nuts/Seeds, Rice/Grains, Sweenters, and Milk Substitutes

Breakfast

UltraClear Renew Shake

1 cup Green Tea (I’m allowing myself a small amount of caffeine to ween down)

Lunch

Went to the Wedge – Good choice!

Salmon

Gingered Beets

Tuscan Bean Soup

Organic Pear Juice – Yummy (reminds me of when I was a kid and would eat those canned pears)

Dinner

Roasted Salmon

Spinach Salad

Roasted Yam (half)

Snacks

Hummus with Carrots (No more grains today so crackers are out)

pears, lots of berries

“Exotic Vegetable Chips” or something like that.  I might have the name slightly off but basically it’s yams, carrots, potatoes, and squash dried, so it replaces my usual organic corn chip and salsa.

Day 4

Official Weight: 187 pounds
Breakfast

UltraClear Renew Shake

No Caffiene today! – So far, so good!

Today as I write this is Day 4 – Tuesday.  I’m sitting in my home office eating left over salmon from last night and apple juice.  Sorta silly combo but I enjoy getting a different taste than just water.

More updates to come.  I’ll tell ya this.  I feel great.  My cravings are going down and I’m dealing with some emotions attached to food in a very productive way.  It’s not all fun but I’m so glad I’m going through this.  I hope you’ll join me.  If you want information or help just call the clinic at the number at the bottom of the screen or email me through the contact page.

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