Today, I’m reminded why I love this detox so much. I feel phenomenal! Although I’ve been following a pretty strict paleo diet, introducing foods into my diet really takes a toll on my body. When you have an autoimmune disease, any food can trigger your symptoms. Problem is, you don’t know what food is going to be the culprit until you eat it. It’s good to clean out your body once in awhile.
The first time I did The 21-Day Sugar Detox was in January of this year. I think every three months is a good enough amount of time between detox treatments. If I were perfectly healthy, I wouldn’t have to do it as often. But, with lupus, I have to be diligent with my diet. I would suggest the same for anyone suffering from an autoimmune disease.
What did I eat today on The 21-Day Sugar Detox?
For dinner, I baked my Cilantro Lime Chicken (recipe below). I ate my chicken with a BIG salad of mixed greens, avocado, and cucumber, with a little balsamic vinegar and olive oil. Both I and my dog, Giddy, enjoyed the chicken. She loves Mama’s chicken!
Cilantro Lime Chicken
3 lbs. Chicken pieces, use whatever you like (I used legs)
1/2 cup Coconut Aminos
2 Green onions, sliced, green and white parts
2 Tbs. Fresh Cilantro, chopped
1 Tbs. Minced Garlic
Juice from 1 Lime
1 Tbs. Cumin (do not use on AIP)
Salt and Pepper, to taste (leave pepper out for AIP)
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Put all ingredients, except chicken and salt/pepper, into a large bowl or dish and mix. Add chicken pieces and coat with marinade. Transfer chicken to shallow roasting pan. Pour marinade on top of chicken. Place in oven and bake for 1 hour or until internal temperature reaches 165 degrees F. Remove from oven and allow to cool a little before eating. Enjoy!
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Onward to day five!
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