I don't know if this is new for me or if (at 44, sigh) I've figured out that I have an actual sugar addiction. But what's been happening recently is if I go for my morning coffee at Starbucks (white mocha... which has sweetened condensed milk on the bottom), it sets me up for a day of craving sugary sweets uncontrollably.

And this past weekend was the worst. I'm not making this up. My diet for Friday, Saturday and Sunday consisted ONLY of soda, potato chips, and sweetened condensed milk.

I've decided the only way to try to break this addiction is to do a "reboot" diet. My daughter, her mother in law, and her mother in law's brother did it for 10 days. The longer plan consists of vegetable soups and salads. I'm going to do the three-day plan. I don't know how it'll go, but I'm going to give it a whirl. Here's the diet and nutritional information for the first day. Looks like there's some good protein and stuff so I'm not too worried about it being nutritionally sound. I'll start on Saturday because I need to shop for everything.

Have you heard of it? Done it?


First thing in the morning
8-16 ounces of hot water with lemon and ginger (optional)
16 oz. water (filtered is recommended)

Carrot Apple Ginger Juice

3 organic carrots
2 organic apples
1 small piece of ginger (about 1 inch)

Prep:10 min
Total:10 min
Calories: 233 kcal
Protein:3 gm
Fiber:3 gm
Total Fat:1 gm
Sat. Fat: 0 gm
Sodium:152 mg
Carbs: 46 gm

Mean Green Juice

1 cucumber
4 celery stalks
2 apples
6-8 leaves kale (Australian tuscan cabbage)
1/2 lemon
1 tbsp ginger

Serves: 1
Calories: 310
Protein:10 gm
Fiber: 2 gm
Total Fat:1.5 gm
Sat. Fat:0 gm
Sodium: 260 mg
Carbs: 57 gm

Gazpacho Juice

4 Plum Tomatoes
1 large Cucumber
2 stalks Celery
1 Red Bell Pepper (Australia capsicum)
1/4 small Red Onion
2 cups Parsley, leaves and stems, roughly chopped and packed into the measuring cup
1 Lime

Prep:10 min
Total:10 min
Calories:215 kcal
Protein:11 g
Fiber: 0 g
Total Fat: 2 gm
Sat. Fat: 0 gm
Sodium:180 mg
Carbs: 31 gm

Citrus Inspired Green Juice

6-8 leaves kale (Australian tuscan cabbage)
6-8 leaves swiss chard (Australian silverbeet)
1 cucumber
6 clementines

Prep:10 min
Total:10 min
Calories:388 kcal
Protein:16 gm
Fiber: 3 gm

Sunset Blend Juice
1 large Sweet Potato
1 medium Carrot
1 Red Bell Pepper
2 large Red Beets (Australia beetroot)
2 Golden Delicious Apples
1 Orange, optional

Prep:10 min
Total:10 min
Calories: 436 kcal
Protein:9 g
Fiber:2 g
Total Fat: 1 gm
Sat. Fat: 0 gm
Sodium:250 mg
Carbs: 88 gm

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