Saturday, January 1, 2011

It’s a new year, it’s a new meal plan, it’s a new me!

Happy New Year everyone! I hope you all are eating your black eyed peas. I am ;)

I’m all set and ready for my new 28day detox starting Monday. I just got back from the grocery store and I feel like it’s going to be a good year already. I picked up a couple new items at Kroger that I’ve never tried before. One is Coconut water and the other is Agave. They are both ingredients for my smoothies next week. I was reading the labels and thought they were both very interesting and thought I would share.

Agave- “Agave is a natural sweetener extracted from the heart of the agave plant. It’s low in glycemic index, so it is slowly absorbed into the body preventing spikes in blood sugar. It’s 25% sweeter than sugar, so you need less.” It looks like honey to me.

Coconut Water- “It has 15 times the electrolytes found in sports drinks, and is as natural as natural gets. It has more potassium than two bananas.”

I’ve tried Coconut water before while I was in Brazil. It was straight from the coconut. I wasn’t a big fan but maybe it will be better mixed with fruit.

For those of you just joining me I thought I would give you a brief overview of why I’m blogging about food. First of all, I love food! I’ve decided to try a new challenge. It’s call the 28day mind and body challenge I will be documenting everything I eat right here for the next month starting Monday. For the first 4 days I will be having a liquid breakfast and liquid dinner. I can have solid food for lunch as long as it doesn’t contain caffeine, sugar, process foods, dairy, or gluten. After the 4 days I can slowly add those back in. I’m looking forward to it because this will force me to be creative and dedicated.

See you all bright and early Monday morning!



  1. What inspired you to do this challenge?

  2. Hey Sam! I get asked all the time by my clients whether I think a Detox is necessary. I know there are all types of detoxes out there but a coworker of mine told me about this one. We both decided to do it for the experience and to see if it really makes you feel refreshed. It also is a challenge for me to be more disciplined with my eating choices. I’m hoping to inspire others to eat healthy and enjoy it. My favorite part of my job is to see people realize that healthy eating can taste good. It doesn’t have to just be celery and carrots all day long. ;)