Detox Grocery Shopping: Week 1

T-minus 2 days until the start of my January detox!  To prepare for Monday, my pantry had to go through its own detox.   I’d like to say that I have enough self control to ignore all of the carbs in my kitchen when I’m detoxing, but the reality is, if it’s there I will be tempted.  I didn’t want to just throw away perfectly good food, so instead I put my carbs in a box to save for week three.

With a purified pantry, I was ready to tackle the grocery store.  Week 1 of the Whole Living Action Plan has you eating fruits, vegetables, and plant-based fats, including nuts, seeds, and oils.  Some of their recommended meal plans include:

Whole Living does provide a grocery list, but I decided to create my own list.  I wanted to be inspired by my groceries and to be excited about what I’d be eating next week.  Instead of going to just one grocery store this week, I actually ended up going to THREE.  Trader Joe’s, Giant, and Costco.

Trader Joes

Frozen brussels sprouts
Frozen mango
Frozen pineapple
Frozen carrots
Frozen strawberries
100% Grapefruit juice
100% Carrot juice
Ground flax seed
Creamy corn and roasted pepper soup
Tomato and roasted red pepper soup
Carrot ginger soup
Mixed nuts
Chocolate protein powder


Fresh spinach
3 English cucumbers
Fresh snap peas
100% tart cherry juice
2 fresh pineapples


Pomegranate juice
Almond milk
Froze edamame
Fresh cranberries

I’m going to 100% honest with y’all.  I’ve started to ease into the detox, just so my body isn’t in shock on Monday.  It has been going well, but my body craves carbs like WHOA.  Even when my belly is fully, I honestly don’t feel satisfied until I’ve eaten carbs.  I’m scared about next week, but at the same time I’m excited to see how I feel after I’ve removed carbs from my diet for a week.

Today, Neal and I are taking the Ripped Revolution class at Cycle Studio.  Ripped Revolution is a “75 minute blend of cycle, strength and stretch moves will have you feeling stronger and pedaling longer.”  This will be Neal’s first spin class, EVER, so I’m nervous to see how he does and what he thinks.  I’m really hoping he enjoys it.

Afterwards, Neal and I are planning to grab breakfast at Le Pain Quotidien.  I think I want to try the Harvest Cranberry Porridge, which is warm farro with almond milk, pecans and walnuts. YUMMY!

Aside from that, sky’s the limit.  I’m thinking about taking some graduate work to a coffee shop, just to get away from my apartment and to have some time to focus on my work.  To be honest, I keep forgetting that tonight is New Years Eve but I’m just excited to relax and to spend some time with Neal.  We have late night dinner plans at Rustico in Old Town Alexandria!  I’m super excited.

Happy New Years Eve everyone!!  Enjoy this last day of 2011!


  1. says

    Gosh, after the past few weeks a detox sounds so good! I don’t know if I’ll be able to do the exact one you’re doing but definitely a variation. Best of luck! Just think of how great you will feel at the end of it :) Happy New Year!!


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