Enjoy detox and its many benefits that are soon to be realized!

Clean & Lean Group Detox – January

“Welcome to the Clean & Lean Detox Forum! Please use this space to post your comments and contributions about the Detox. Share your triumphs and concerns and of course any words of encouragement you may have for your fellow detoxers. If you have a favorite recipe that fits the program, feel free to share it here. Enjoy the detox and its many benefits that are soon to be realized!”

-Michael Sallustio, Detox Guide

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Michael Sallustio

About Michael Sallustio

As one of the most sought-after trainers in the Annapolis area since 1996, Michael has been helping people to improve their health and quality of life through personal fitness training, nutritional consulting, and lifestyle coaching. His unique knowledge of holistic nutrition gives his clients the edge they need to break through barriers that have held them back from reaching their fitness goals in the past.


  1. Michael Sallustio | January 14, 2013 at 2:05 pm

    How is everyone doing on the first day?!! Let’s hear your feedback!

    • Helene Rodriguez McConnell | January 15, 2013 at 9:45 pm

      First two days went really well. I didnt have time for rmuch shopping so I used what I had that matched the list. I made a chcken stir fry with a bunch of veggies last night.. was really great. Tonight I had salmon and salad. My really big challenge will be tomorrow and thrusday as they are travel days. I think if I stick with salad and omelets and steam veggies I should survive. I do miss my glass of red wine but that will be the reward once I transition out. I am a coffee drinker as well, but have not missed it much. I will keep you all posted when I return from my trip.

    • Anne Vergiels | January 18, 2013 at 2:32 pm

      Michael, for week 2, many of the protein shakes have fruits in them that are off limits for this week. Is it okay to have the fruit in the smoothies and just not the fruit by itself? If not what shakes listed are okay to make? Thank you.

      • Michael Sallustio | January 21, 2013 at 9:39 pm

        Yes, the recipes in the manual are to give you options for the whole two weeks. However, you must first adhere to the “Foods to Avoid” and “Shopping List” for each week.

  2. Janet Eaton | January 14, 2013 at 2:09 pm

    First day and so far, so good. Wondering if we can have canned tuna in water?

    • Michael Sallustio | January 21, 2013 at 9:40 pm

      Yes, but check ingredients on label. Sometimes canned tuna has other ingredients like casein, which is milk protein.

  3. Lisa McCall | January 14, 2013 at 2:41 pm

    If we don’t have the whey protein yet for our smoothies, should we just blend all the other ingredients and drink it that way?

    • Michael Sallustio | January 21, 2013 at 9:41 pm


  4. Christina Pompa | January 14, 2013 at 9:35 pm

    I made the lamb soup last time and I didn’t have time to let it cook on the stove. So after starting it on the stove, I dumped the whole thing into the crock pot and let it go all night on low. It is divine. It really came out more like stew than soup. The lamb is very, very tender. This recipe will go into my permanent collection.

    • Christina Pompa | January 14, 2013 at 9:35 pm

      That would be last night…

    • Michael Sallustio | January 21, 2013 at 9:41 pm

      Love it!

  5. Christina Pompa | January 17, 2013 at 2:00 pm

    Yesterday was a tough day because I was out of the office for a meeting in the morning, which threw my entire food regimen off for the day. I don’t think I ate enough and consequently after dinner I was still hungry and close to cheating. I saved myself by fixing a whey protein shake. I chose the strawberry recipe and I used almond milk. It was awesome and quieted my hunger. I was in the far infrared sauna on Tuesday night and it was fabulous. The issue of dropping back the workout intensity is challenging. It’s very hard for me to do, but my body is actually telling me to do it, which is interesting.

    • Michael Sallustio | January 21, 2013 at 9:42 pm

      Listening to your body is key!

  6. Helene Rodriguez McConnell | January 18, 2013 at 2:41 pm

    Trip was a challenge. Drinking only water is starting to get boring. I miss my sparkling water. Still not missing the coffee but when I passed a pot of fresh brewed coffee it brought back memories. I had a long drive to my destination and was on the go so I ate way too many apples. I defintely will not miss apples next week when we cut back. Went to a Red Lobster for dinner and they have a special menu for lean eating that is proportioned based and without all the fat. Loved the fish and veggie medley. Next day breakfast at the hotel (Holiday Inn express) had enough for me to select to get back on the road. Also had a good spinach salad for lunch but dinner was tricky. Airports really don’t offer much so you really have to be creative. Like a chicken faijita with no wrap, sour cream. I asked if she cooked the chicken and pepers and onions in olive oil. Lady thought I was crazy. So I am guessing, ther were not.

    Will check in on Sunday. Tomorrow will be a monster to get through. My friend the chef is doing her bunch thing and everything cream and butter sauces. May the force be with me!

    • Michael Sallustio | January 21, 2013 at 9:42 pm

      Keep up the focus!

  7. Janet Eaton | January 22, 2013 at 8:18 am

    It’s day 9 and I’m still hanging in there. The green drink in the morning tastes terrible but I drink thru a straw and hold my nose. Will stick with it because I know it’s so rich in nutrients but I have to eat grapefruit soon after to get that “green” taste out of my mouth. I had a hard time up to day 4 with huge headaches from caffeine withdrawal and missed having a glass of wine (or 2) watching the Ravens. But if I could go 8 days, I can do 6 more, right! I wish there were more satisfying snacks this week but…… Thank you.

    • Michael Sallustio | January 22, 2013 at 3:57 pm

      Great job! The green drink will grow on you. I have found that the people who find the green drink offensive are the ones who need more vegetables in their diets.

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