The Clean Phase is a seven-day continuation of the final day of the Elimination Phase. During the Clean Phase, you will continue to eat a diet free of sugar, wheat, dairy, process foods, diet soda and artificial sweeteners, red meat and alcohol.
Below please find the Clean Phase meal plan and all accompanying recipes. I hope this allows you to shop and plan for days 8-14.
During the Elimination Phase, you may have experienced symptoms of withdrawal. But don’t fret! The Clean Phase focuses on nourishing your body; during this phase, your body should start to feel lighter as excess weight comes off. You should begin to feel more balanced and alive. Your thoughts may become more clear and focused. You will likely feel more vibrant and energetic as you reach the end of the clean week. Although this week will likely prove the most challenging week, it will also be the most rewarding.
Remember that the plan can be made flexible. Chapter 14: Be Realistic, gives tips for making the program work in any situation. If you don’t enjoy a certain food or meal, don’t eat it just because it’s on the plan. Pick another meal that you’ll enjoy—just make sure that you’re not adding back one of the eliminated foods. For example, if you don’t like cranberry and quinoa salad, you can have the brown rice pasta salad again.
Also, if you know you are going to have a busy day and there is no way you will be able to make dinner, make a double helping of lunch and have it again for dinner or make a double helping of dinner from the night before and have it again. I love the three bean salad—it’s one of my favorite recipes on the program—so I’ll make extra and eat it two days in a row for lunch or I’ll replace one of the dinners with it. (Make it once – eat it twice is my motto).
The program needs to be something that works for you. The flexibility allowed in the program should make this an easy program to follow. I hope you enjoy the Clean Phase and start to see the results you are looking for. We want to hear about your success! How much weight have you lost so far?
Clean Phase Meal Plan (Week 2)
(For days 8-14, continue to eliminate sugar, wheat, dairy, highly processed foods, diet sodas and artificial sweeteners, red meat, and alcohol)
Breakfast: Healthy You! Super Green Juice
Lunch: Crab, Mango & Avocado Stack
Snack (optional): Apple or Pear
Dinner: Fish in Parchment with Pineapple-Mango Chutney, Basmati Rice and Asparagus