Thursday, August 22, 2013
Detox Day 22
In this last phase we still drink a lot of green smoothie every day ( 2 to 2 1/2 quarts), but she is also adding in solid and cooked foods. My favorites this week are guacamole and tortilla chips made from organic corn tortillas and a black bean, tomato, quinoa salad with dressing made of lime, olive oil and maple syrup. I've also found a new breakfast of millet and blueberries flavored with fresh orange juice, coconut milk and sweetened with real maple syrup that I will eat again after the cleanse.
It's been nice to kind of reset. The best part about it is that I feel great and I have NO GUILT about what I'm eating. Before, I knew that I needed to be eating better, but I wasn't. Now I know that I'm giving my body time to detoxify without having to work at cleaning out all the junk I was eating (sugar, salt, pesticides). I have lots of energy and I've lost between 6-7 lbs and haven't had any sugar cravings. About halfway through I was really craving Japanese or Mexican food and I really wanted something crunchy and salty, but that passed.
So, 4 more days and then I have to decide how much of this I want to keep up; what parts of it I want to incorporate into my life. If you're looking to do a detox she is doing it again in January. If you do it when she does, you can have access to a forum for questions, answers and motivation. She also sends a daily email with a video on things like skin brushing, changing your fat set point, essential oils, supplements, etc. Or you can just buy the manual and do it on your own. I couldn't have done it on my own though. It was really hard at first. I had 3 family members and 2 friends doing it with me and it was essential to have someone to call or text when things got tough or just to know that someone else was doing it too.