Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Detox Diet: Day 2

When I embarked upon this three day detox diet (will probably do five days), I did not think it was a big deal. I eat a lot of fruit and veggies anyway so I felt like I would be barely changing anything. Boy, did I underestimate the amount of processed foods and caffeine I was consuming. I normally start off my morning with a latte or cup of green tea and then have another cup of tea in the afternoon. And over the past few weeks, I have probably consumed 3 -4 pieces of pure sugar (in the form of Christmas candy, cookies, etc.) a day. So believe me when I say that I can feel a difference in just two days. And not in a good way! I feel like I have a hangover. Forty-eight hours of oatmeal, veggies, and water seems like an eternity. My steamed veggies for today consisted of red peppers, edamame, sweet potatoes, and spinach.

So why do it?! I truly believe detoxing helps your body's natural cleansing system to operate more efficiently. Our bodies are designed to be self cleaning but we often fill them with so much junk that we literally clog the system. I also wanted to detox to re-set my sugar cravings. I can usually turn down any dessert that falls short of being a gourmet masterpiece. So when I start eating random cookies, I know it's time for a change.

I will continue at least through tomorrow and probably through Friday. I will keep you posted.

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