Sugar Detox – Why this works for me and Chipotle Sun Dried Tomato Dip



Sugar Free Day 5

The days are moving along smoothly. The only minor twinges I feel are when looking at my favorite blogs when they're featuring yummy sweet things, or when I'm doling out raw chocolate to friends and family. I remind myself that I'll be eating sweet things soon enough.

It was an exciting morning as a beautiful birthday gift arrived in the mail from one of my dearest friends, Ulyana. Gorgeous turquoise hoop earrings - she knows me well, it's is my favorite stone. I bought a turquoise ring last month that the earrings go perfectly with. This stone has powerful healing properties!

It was a catering day. I assembled tuno salad sammies, packed up kale chips, and made delicious cucumber dill soup which I hope to make again soon and write down to share with you.

Meals

- 2 eggs, chard, tomato (same ol'!)
- Protein shake: 1 scoop protein powder, frozen wild berries, plain yogurt, water
- Snack of lettuce/tomato, tuno salad spread, 1/2 piece veggie bread
- Cucumber dill soup, tuno sandwich w lettuce and tomato, 3 oz moose meat, handful kale chips
- Protein shake

Exercise

Self "Your Best Butt Fast" - 40 mins
There's a segment that really gets your booootox! Another video I've had a long time and enjoy periodically. I like that a bit of yoga is incorporated at the end.

Day 6

Moving right along! I feel energized and thinner even though I'm eating substantially. Normally after a meal I crave something sweet even if something small. With this diet plan I feel satisfied after every meal.

A reason why I think this works for me...


Someone recently asked what my blood type is. I'm type O - the hunter/meat eater/oldest blood type - according to Dr. Peter D'Adamo who wrote Eat Right For Your Type. I came across this book for the first time when I was 14 years old, and had just turned vegan. When I started getting terrible fatigue, became underweight (to the point that people called me anorexic), and pale, my mom suggested I heed this information. Of course not! I was very set on my new healthy lifestyle and wasn't going to turn back because it was "the way". Now, years later, I see truth for me in his research. I see that I feel best on the diet he maps out for Type Os and it does for my Type O friends who used to be vegans too. I certainly don't follow it to the letter but the idea of more animal protein for my type seems fitting and I have an O friend who followed it exactly and got marvelous results. Go figure, my mom is lucky Type AB -  more the vegetarian! But in any event, I can't help but suggest that if you're a Type O who is struggling on a raw/vegan diet, check out this book.

My boyfriend made this delicious spicy dish for dinner. Zucchini noodles with a tomato curry sauce made of fresh tomatoes, spinach, onion, garlic, curry, sea salt, and hot peppers, toss with prawns. I don't normally eat prawns since they're "bottom feeders" but I enjoyed a few in this dish.

Meals

- Protein shake
- Handful almonds and cucumber
- Salad (romaine, tomato, red pepper, celery, avocado), 4 oz moose meat, 1 piece veggie bread spread with egg salad
- Plain yogurt with wild blueberries
- Edamame
- Zucchini noodles with cooked tomato curry sauce, prawns and raita
- Protein shake

Exercise

40 minute power walk

Day 7

This is hump day! Halfway along. I had to package an order of turtles and I had a second of feeling like I wanted one but the thought passed quickly enough.
I still get hungry often on this food plan even though I'm eating quite a bit. All the protein is pumping my up metabolism I suppose. I ate yogurt just before going to bed and I still woke up in the middle of the night feeling hungry... I guess I'm still finding just the right amount to eat.

I made a yummy chipotle sun dried tomato dip (recipe below) to bring for a girls night along with tomato flax crackers and veggies. I'll definitely be making it again! There were yummy looking sweet things to be eaten and normally I would have brought a raw dessert but was just as happy with veggies, crackers, and dip.

Meals

- Protein shake
- Miso soup, salad with 2 oz moose meat, 1 egg, 1/2 piece veggie bread
- Protein shake with spinach
- 2 eggs with cooked chard and fresh tomato
- Flax crackers with sun dried tomato chipotle dip, cucumber, red pepper, romaine
- 1/3 cup plain yogurt

Exercise

- 45 mins power yoga - Shiva Rea, Yoga Shakti
She's fabulous and this video is great because you can customize your own yoga routine with the yoga matrix.



Chipotle Sun Dried Tomato Dip

1/2 cup packed sun dried tomatoes, soaked in enough water to cover
3/4 cup cashews
3/4 cup tomato soak water
1/2 cup diced tomato
1 clove garlic
3/4 - 1 teaspoon himalayan salt
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
2 tablespoons nutritional yeast
1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
1/4 teaspoon chipotle chile powder

Blend all ingredients until smooth, reserving one piece of sun dried tomato.
Chop the dried tomato and stir into the blended dip.

Wishing you a great weekend!

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13 Comments
  1. September 17, 2011 at 21:02
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    I love this post! Thanks so much. I'm also a Blood type O. When ever I find a meal plan that makes my body the happiest it's based on the type O diet. I also tried to ignore it after it was first recommended to me but realized that all the things I was eating was actually giving me an autoimmune disorder because my body was so allergic/intolerant.

  2. September 18, 2011 at 00:33
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    That dip sounds delicious - almost like a hummus, but more original.<br /><br />You're doing great on your cleanse! Keep up the good work. :)

  3. September 18, 2011 at 01:15
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    Glad that you're feeling and doing so well!<br /><br />The chipotle dip sounds wonderful--smoky and creamy are such a great combination.<br /><br />My mom always thought I must be blood type A because of the foods I'm naturally drawn to, but I'm actually type B negative. I haven't noticed any great relevancy for me with that, but I haven't really tried it out much either.<br /><br />Chocolate's on the 'no' list for every blood type, I noticed, but coconut is on the no list for B's, and I find it hard to imagine never eating coconut (although come to think, I've been eating so little fat lately , which is probably to blame for some of my recent health relapses, that maybe I _could_ give up coconut...

  4. September 18, 2011 at 01:20
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    that dip sounds so yummy! thanks for sharing the recipe!

  5. Anonymous
    September 18, 2011 at 02:05
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    Great update! I am an O type too.

  6. September 18, 2011 at 05:48
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    When I first went raw, I ate very simple; a large smoothie in the morning and a large salad in the evening. Then we started to meet other raw foodies and were introduced to the world of raw gourmet and our taste-buds were ecstatic. Fast forward a few months later, and we were no longer thriving and decided to add some cooked foods and animal products back and, while I did fell better for a while, I noticed my blood sugar issues arising again. I hadn't had this issue since before going raw. I was so happy after going raw, that I was no longer having to deal with that.<br /><br />I remembered hearing that meat can cause your blood sugar to rise and drop swiftly, so decided to go back to a vegan diet an Dec of 2010 and I have not had those blood sugar drops and intense hunger pains that I was having. <br /><br />I still haven't sorted out all of my issues, and I am still eating cooked vegan food, which seems to make social gatherings much more pleasant. <br /><br />What a blessing that we can share and learn from one another. And thank you, Heather, for being so candid with what you are doing in your day-to-day life.

  7. Debbie
    September 18, 2011 at 14:41
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    I'm an O type, too and also have failed on high raw diet so it's nice to be reassured. I feel best on a similar diet to yours although, I don't eat much dairy.<br />What type of yogurt do you use?

  8. September 18, 2011 at 15:49
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    glad your detox is going well, our little elimination diet is going good so far too! and we read that book many many years ago too and it got us thinking about food differently. we are blood type A that due better with little meat, fish, etc. more veggie based, so we tend to eat that way and so far so good! <br /><br />and that dip sounds AMAZING!!! <br />xoxo

  9. September 18, 2011 at 18:35
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    Annoyingly I don't know my blood type because I've heard of this book before and was interested. Once whilst at the doctors I asked him my group he looked at my records and shrugged. <br /> Its something I definitly would love to look into though

  10. September 20, 2011 at 21:04
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    you are doing well! I see sooooo many tempting goodies on blogs every day. <br /><br />I was wondering if you would share some of your favorite raw food blogs? I would love to know them!

  11. September 21, 2011 at 13:54
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    Thanks everyone!<br /><br />Debbie - I use Liberte organic plain yogurt and sometimes greek yogurt.

  12. September 21, 2011 at 19:36
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    Hey! I 'm starting 2 cut sugar trying to heal from candida more smoothly. <br />What is in your protein shake? :)

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