We are in day three of our group 7-day detox. Great work in making it past those first two days. They are the hardest!  I had an extremely busy day yesterday so I actually ate a few pieces of celery in the afternoon and did an additional shake. How did you do?

Now we get to start eating again. Be sure to pick the recipes that interest you most from your guide and make good dietary choices today to keep your detox on the right track.  You will notice that even though you have a strong desire for food, you will feel fuller on much less.

This is a great time to examine not only how much we eat, but the quality and source of what we eat. Here are some helpful guidelines to what the stickers on your produce (PLU Codes) really mean:

1. If there are only four numbers in the PLU code, this means that the produce was grown conventionally or “traditionally” with the use of pesticides. The last four letters of the PLU code are simply what kind of vegetable or fruit. An example is that all bananas are labeled with the code of 4011.
2. If there are five numbers in the PLU code, and the number starts with “9?, this tells you that the produce was grown organically without the help of chemical fertilizers and pesticides.  An organic banana would be: 94011.
3. What about GMO produce?  One of the benefits of buying certified organic products is that they cannot intentionally include any GMO ingredients. Buy products labeled “100% organic,”  “organic,” or “made with organic ingredients.” You can be doubly sure if the product also has a Non-GMO Project Verified Seal.  For more information on the topic of GMO foods, take a look at this website: https://www.organicconsumers.org/sites/default/files/non-gmo-shopping-guide.pdf

Well, we’ve made it over the hump!  Keep up the good work!