Kicking off your longer term weight or health goals with a 14 Day Detox is a great place to start. Two weeks of eliminating highly allergenic and sometimes toxic foods (along with nutrient support for detoxification processes), can reduce cravings, decrease brain fog, increase energy, and imbue you with enough optimism to keep at it for longer term goals. One of my favorite strategies while detoxing (or anytime really), is to have vegetable soup always at the ready. For me, it's a great afternoon lift - it tastes great, is bursting with nutrients, and it doesn't rev up my afternoon cravings for sugar or salty snacks.
Here's the recipe I made yesterday - you can adjust to suit your tastes, including any non-starchy vegetables you choose.
Detox Vegetable Soup
Lorie Gehrke, NC
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