I know, I know. I'm a week late from when I promised to post this. (I forgot there are only 24 hours in a day haha)
For my last article in my NST column (which you can read here), I gave a review on my post-Raya Rendang-calories-and-fat-please-go-away detox, and here I'm going to detail my schedule and recipes.
I wanted to make sure that if you do want to try this out you would have enough information here to motivate you, so I've included grocery lists (and estimated prices), recipes and a week's menu so it'll be more accessible to you (and trust me, it's sooo much better and more sustainable than eating just oats for a week).
So first of all, let's lay out the ground rules, which are pretty standard;
1. No red meat
2. No coffee/tea, alcohol, or sugared drinks
3. No white sugar in any form
4. No white carbs (pasta, white rice, white bread etc)
5. No frying (unless a little sautee-ing)
Here's is what my menu looked like for that entire week.
As you can see, there is no starvation whatsoever! I don't believe in not eating to detox or lose weight, and I certainly don't think you need to only eat bland, boring food. The concept here is to eat clean, nutrient-rich food that's easy for your tummy to digest.
Now, for the groceries, prices vary on where you live and where you buy, but here is a list of the main ingredients I purchased for a whole week's menu per person, inclusive of their average prices.
And now we're at the fun part, where we cook and eat a lot of nice things!
Like a lot of others, I optimised the power of Google to get access to a variety of recipes, but some are also my own. The delicious things you see below have links to either the webpage where I got the recipes from, or links to my own recipes.
You can click away to check out how to make these awesome meals.
Vietnamese-style Baked Fish
And there you go! There are loads more recipes out there in Internet-dom, and you can always mix and match things according to your preferences. Just remember to enjoy the whole process while staying disciplined.