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The 7 Day Body Vacation: Day 1

The 7 Day Body Vacation Day 1

Have you read the Introduction to the 7-Day Body Vacation yet? That’s the best place to start!

Congratulations on deciding to give your body a vacation. It’s a huge step to make this kind of commitment, but it’s worth every bit of the effort it takes. Be prepared for some minor discomfort for a day or two, that’s to be expected while your body adjusts to not having to work 16 hours a day to digest all of the food you currently eat.

Read through the page for today’s menu, then scroll to the bottom of the page for the shopping list. Each day is customizable, so you will need to chose your options when applicable, then adjust your shopping list accordingly. There is not a single shopping list for the week because of all of the customizations, but there is a list available at the bottom of each day’s page to serve as a guide.

Ready? Here we go!

Today’s Food Plan

Upon waking, juice half a lemon into a coffee mug and fill the mug with warm water. Drink.





  • 16 ounce 100% juice (either fresh bottled or homemade)
  • water as desired


  • Chopped Salad with choice of dressing
    This salad should be a good mix of vegetables. My favorite base is chopped kale and cabbage with cherry tomatoes, cucumber, onion, carrot, sunflower seeds, and anything else I have around. Experiment, have fun, and make it colorful.
  • 16+ ounces water


  • 16 ounces 100% juice (either fresh bottled or homemade)
  • water as desired


Creamy Cauliflower Roasted Veggies and Rice


  • 3 hours before bedtime, drink 1 cup of Smooth Move tea (or equivalent).
  • After dinner, don’t eat anything and don’t drink anything other than water or herbal tea.

What to expect on Day 1

Day 1 is the first step-down day, so unless your diet is particularly bad, the impact on your body is minimal. If you are a coffee/caffeine drinker, you may get a dull headache. If it is bad enough, take aspirin or ibuprofen, but don’t take it for minor headaches if you can help it. Also for coffee drinkers, you may find that you have fewer bowel movements than usual because you don’t have the coffee to help you go. That’s a problem that I have when I start the plan and it will work itself out in the next few days. Because of the amount of fresh foods you are eating, it is likely that you will experience more gas than usual, and that’s completely normal. This too shall pass, but if I can be crude for a moment, while you are on the Body Vacation, don’t trust a fart.

Shopping List


  • 1/2 lemon
  • 1/2 cup oatmeal
  • 1 cup non-dairy milk
  • 1 Tablespoon sweetener
  • oatmeal add-ins (cranberries, raisins, nuts, seeds, etc.)


  • lunch salad vegetables (your choice, but a dark leafy green is highly recommended)
  • lunch salad dressing ingredients (pick your dressing from the recipes page)


    • brown rice
    • ½ head of cauliflower
    • 1 cup non-dairy milk
    • 2 medium zucchini
    • 2 carrots
    • 1 medium turnip
    • 1 purple onion
    • 3 cloves garlic
    • olive oil
    • salt & pepper
    • nutritional yeast (optional)

You’ll also need:

  • 32 ounces/1 quart of juice (either fresh bottled or homemade)
  • Traditional Medicinals Smooth Move Tea (or other senna-based laxative tea)

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