I mentioned I was going to detox, and I wasn't kidding. Ever since I read French Women Don't Get Fat (my review here) I've been intrigued to try the French version of detoxing ~ with leek soup. I'm not one for fad crash diets, but I do buy in to the theory that every once and a while your body could use a "reset". My purpose is not to lose weight, but cleanse my system for a fresh start of healthy eating once more. Enter leek soup.
This method is meant to be done over the weekend, starting Saturday morning and concluding Sunday evening with a light meal. Since my December weekends are already brimming with social events, I decided to do mine during the week. And since there's no time like the present, I am starting today. I made the leek broth last night and have to say actually enjoyed the portion I had for breakfast.
excerpt from the book French Women Don't Get Fat by Mireille Guiliano
The juice is to be drunk (reheated or at room temperature to taste) every 2 to 3 hours, 1 cup at a time
For meals, or whenever hungry, have som of the leeks themselves, 1/2 cup at a time. Drizzle with a few drops of extra-virgin olive oil and lemon juice. Season sparingly with salt and pepper. Sprinkle with chopped parsley if you wish.
This will be your nourishment for both days, until Sunday dinner, when you can have a small piece of meat or fish (4 to 6 ounces), with 2 vegetables, steamed with a bit of butter or olive oil, and a piece of fruit.
I'll let you know what I think of the results... fingers crossed I make it!
Have you ever tried a detox?