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I am day 5 of a metabolic detox and for the next three days can only eat the following foods:

brocolli, cauliflower, kale, cabbage, brussels sprout, red and green lettuce, romaine, spinich, endive, apples and pears (whole or juiced). Can anyone help me with ideas with just these ingredients?

I think this might be a boring and long 3 days, please give me some ideas if you have any.

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Are you allowed any salt or oil at all? Most of those ingredients would tear up my insides if I ate them raw but they won't have much flavor if cooked without any seasoning and without an aromatic veggie like garlic, onions or carrots. You could just throuw a bunch of veggies in the slow cooker, roast them in the oven or get some of those microwave steamer bags and steam them. Of you could make a lot of juices to drink with veggies and apples if you have a juicer.

When I saw Kale the first thign that came to mind was Kale chips but those call for oil and salt. http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Baked-Kale-Chips/Detail.aspx

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It is likely to be boring but you could do a soup of sorts using the veggies. Since you have been recently diagnosed celiac your digestive system may still be quite sensitive and you might want to make sure your veggies and fruits are well cooked so they may be easier to digest. You may be in for a rough few days as many of your allowed items are a bit hard to digest. I hope this regime helps you rather than making you feel worse.

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I'm feeling real weak today from this diet and at my worst, I am so jonsing for even just a rice cracker at this point. This is horrible.

I can not even believe how weak I am today and cold. I have our pellet stove on and turned the furnace on and even resorted to a small electric heater on high in my room, this is crazy. Also having the worst pain ever in my right leg, which I have had total knee replacement in, I can barely walk on it.

The fast is getting to me...

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I'm feeling real weak today from this diet and at my worst, I am so jonsing for even just a rice cracker at this point. This is horrible.

I can not even believe how weak I am today and cold. I have our pellet stove on and turned the furnace on and even resorted to a small electric heater on high in my room, this is crazy. Also having the worst pain ever in my right leg, which I have had total knee replacement in, I can barely walk on it.

The fast is getting to me...

Then stop for now as this is doing you more harm than good. Have a plain broiled chicken breast and some rice or a baked potato and a bland veggie.

In addition to the stress this fast is doing to you it is likely you are also going through withdrawl from the gluten. You need your strength right now.

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I wouldn't be able to do that detox diet. Those are were the hardest vegetables for me to digest early in my recovery. I was only able to tolerate protein in small amounts when my insides were a mess. I agree with Ravenwood, you probably should stop.

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