Monday, June 6, 2016

Detox, day -1

OK, I'm going for it. Tomorrow, I'm starting a 21 day detox. This means none of the following:

  • Sugar (in any form - natural or artificial - including stevia and sugar alcohols) 
  • Gluten (in anything – including soy sauce, soup mixes) 
  • Grains (whole or otherwise). No bread or pasta substitutes of any kind 
  • Beans, except green beans, snap peas and snow peas (including peanuts which are a legume) 
  • Dairy of any kind except grass fed or clarified butter 
  • Fruit, except for low-sugar fruits (raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, lemon, lime, kiwi, watermelon) 
  • Refined vegetable oils (corn, canola, soy, sunflower, safflower, etc.) 
  • Processed foods of any kinds (no additives, preservatives, dyes, MSG, etc.) 
  • Carrageenan, a “natural thickener” in nut and other healthy “milks” 
  • Alcohol
I think I'm prepared for this.  No sugar is going to be hard - I love chocolate - but hopefully I can make it work.  I'm also a big fruit fan, and will miss my grapes and strawberries, but thankfully there are fruits that I like that are approved. ;)  I'm going to spend tonight planning out exactly what I'm eating for the next three days and go from there.  

Most shockingly, my husband has agreed to try this with me!  He's signing on for doing it for 10 days, but I'm hoping I can get him to do the full 21.  He's got a different set of challenges, since he usually just has a bowl of cereal or oatmeal at the office for breakfast and goes out for lunch with his coworkers every workday.  It's not going to be easy finding lunches that are compliant, but I've already made a little list of 5 options for him (nearby restaurants), so hopefully he can do it.  (He's not interested in taking leftovers for lunch, sadly - but will for breakfast, so that's a start!)

I'm really hoping to feel better overall, and frankly to lose some pounds and inches while on this.  I know I'm going to feel worse in a few days, but then hopefully I will feel amazing ;)  Think good thoughts, my friends!

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