Hey ya'll, First things first, please bear with me this next week as my blog schedule is out of whack because I've been working on something really cool and there's a big announcement coming up soon for the key ingredient! (No, I'm not pregnant)
Second, I am currently in my second day of a 21 day detox and I think it would be fun to share this journey with you. Simply put, I will be eating only fruits and vegetables for the first ten days (Only 8 more days to go!) and most of those have to be raw. Oh and I have to eat twice as many vegetables as fruits. Then on the 11th day, I can add one serving of meat a day. The purpose of this detox is to rid my body of everyday toxins that have accumulated since I have been eating so many processed foods. It's actually called a purification according to the plan I'm following and I love that it's called that. My main motivation is to feel better, and, I'm sure I'll also lose a few pounds which would be awesome because my clothes are getting tighter. Wah wah. Then, another goal I have for this detox is to reset my habits and retrain myself to eat better. Since the wedding, I haven't really been putting alot of thought into preparing healthy lunches or making good healthy choices when we eat at a restaurant. I'd like to say that I prepare a healthy meal every night for my husband but I don't. But I am gaining some knowledge of food and some healthy recipes that I will be sharing along the way.
The most important thing to note throughout all of this is that I am not allowed to have coffee during these 21 days. Take away my bread and my sugar and I'm fine. But my coffee? That takes this challenge to a whole new level. But, I'm ready for the challenge.
Each day of this detox I am supposed to write in a journal, what I ate, how I'm feeling and if there are any physical effects.
Today, I will say that I am feeling ALOT better than I was yesterday. I had a terrible headache all day and absolutely no energy. I'm sure this is a result of no coffee but I am allowed to have green tea. So I found a delicious organic mint green tea and it will do for now :).
Here's what I ate yesterday to just kind of give you an idea:
Breakfast: Berry Smoothie: 1.5 C of frozen organic berries, half a banana, handful of spinach and protein powder by standard process (the company who invented this particular detox)
Snack: 1 C raw sliced sweet potatoes
Lunch: Sauteed sweet potato and 1/2 C quinoa (obviously I wasn't very creative)
Snack: Kale chips (homemade, just baked with a little olive oil and salt and pepper)
Dinner: Lentil Soup
Oh and I had 3 cups of mint green tea (no honey) and pretended it was coffee with half and half.
Lucky for me, my husband is joining me on this adventure and it's like a dream for him because raw vegetables are basically his coffee.
A huge challenge for me is finding vegetables that I actually like to eat raw. So far, I really only like carrots, cucumber, sweet potato and spinach. I like alot of other things cooked but I need more ideas for delicious raw veggies. What are some of your favorites?
Wish me luck!