We Completed the Detox!

Well, I'm about to go to bed and we're officially finished with the detox! It's been 21 days and I'm so happy we did it. Major takeaways: - Eating more vegetables definitely makes me feel better and healthier. (Mom was right all along). - I can survive a day without coffee. I can survive 21 days without coffee! - I've learned a lot of great recipes and adapted some healthy habits that I intend to continue. - Discipline is really just a couple of days away. It was tough to get started but after a couple of days, it was so much easier. - I seriously HATE raw broccoli.

Tim and I were talking about what changes we're going to continue once this detox was over and we both agree that eating a serving of raw vegetables a day was a no-brainer. I intend to really continue eating healthy from here on out and I'm going to focus on the foods that I know make me feel good, healthy and light.

Thank you for following along throughout this!

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Detox Check-In Day 19!!

Okay! The HOME STRETCH. I've only got two and a half days to go! I have to be honest, I am so ready to be finished. Mainly just because I'm DYING for coffee, I woke up today wanting a cup so badly. Saturdays are my days to brew a pot of coffee and sip all morning. I thought about cheating and brewing some, but then I remembered that I'm almost finished and it's going to make that first cup on Tuesday so much better! I was feeling so strong I actually went to Frothy Monkey (one of my favorite coffee shops in Franklin, TN) with my gal pal Mal and only drank water. It feels like a major accomplishment. Frothy Monkey!

This detox has really been so great. I feel so much better, lighter and less groggy. I plan to really continue eating pretty similarly to the way we have been only with more eggs and the occasional cheese. Oh and the coffee. In moderation of course. What is the one thing you would have the most trouble doing without for 21 whole days?




Faux-tatoes? How 'bout NO-tatoes!

It's day 10 of the "purification" and I'm so thrilled because that means we're halfway there and tomorrow we get to eat meat again! Not going to lie, these past four days have been really tough. I feel like I never want to see another vegetable again and Tim officially hates quinoa now. My teeth were even hurting from all of the raw vegetables. It was really uncomfortable so I asked my doctor about it and he said that they're more sensitive because of the detox. On Tuesday, I hit a low point on this detox journey. I was sick, tired and sick and tired of vegetables. Nothing sounded remotely appetizing. But I knew I couldn't cheat. I just couldn't. SO. I decided to whip up some steamed veggies and some 'faux-tatoes'. You know the recipe. Steamed cauliflower, salt and garlic blended together. I've had them before and they were great. Only this time, I may have added too much garlic. And by too much garlic I mean I could still taste garlic after I brushed four times. There was so much garlic that after Tim took a bite he said "it kind of burns my tongue!". It was a major fail. So we filled up on carrots and broccoli and I swear to you my entire dream that night was about pizza.

Yesterday I started a new workout regimen. I haven't been working out at all lately and I really need to get into shape. It felt great! I did a workout from Dr. Josh Axe's Burstfit DVDs.

Okay so yay! I get to have chicken tomorrow!! I can't tell you how good it feels to know I got through the toughest part without cheating. It's all down hill from here!



Detox Update: The Roadtrip

When I think about road trips, I think about three things: 1. Mixed CDs

2. Junk food and Starbucks

3. Twizzlers or Red Vines (yes they get their own number)

So when Tim and I left for a trip last Friday, I was a little nervous because it was only day 4 of our detox. Numbers 2 and 3 were completely out of the question.

Going into it, I thought the biggest challenge would be going to a wedding where there would be so much delicious food. But the real challenge was actually the drive to Ohio. Stopping to eat on the way to Ohio is basically the only way to get through the six hour trip. Without having that to break it up, we had to improvise. So we played 20 questions and snacked on carrots. Then we sang 'Let it Go' because they play it on the radio in Kentucky. And we didn't stop at the Starbucks where we always stop (that was REALLY sad). But we did make it there in record time. So there's that.

Before we hit the road, I ate a smoothie and half a sweet potato with raw butter and a dash of cinnamon. Tim ate asparagus and quinoa. Then we packed a cooler with carrots, broccoli, grapes, watermelon, oranges and apples.

Fruits and veggies for the road.

Saturday morning, we had a smoothie. Then I whipped up some of the stir fry and quinoa I mentioned before and we ate that before we left for the wedding. At the wedding, we had some raw fruits and vegetables and then when we got home we were starving so we each had quinoa and half an avocado. Sunday morning, we made a smoothie and hit the road with our cooler packed with more fruits and veggies.

We did it! And we're both feeling great!

Also, here is my favorite photo from the weekend. Don't I have the most handsome husband!?




Detox Day 4 Check In

Okay so it's day 4 of this detox and it really seems like the worst is behind me! Which is amazing! I woke up yesterday feeling awesome and I didn't have a headache! I think I've been having headaches because of the coffee withdrawals but I think I'm finally getting over that. I should really think about not doing coffee again after this. Okay yea right. Last night I made a delicious dinner! It was stir fried vegetables and quinoa. So simple. I chopped up an onion, some sweet peppers, carrots and broccoli and put it in a pan with coconut oil. I let them cook just a few minutes so I didn't lose the beautiful color and then I finished it wish a splash of balsamic vinegar. Then I served it on top of some quinoa that I cooked in vegetable stock instead of water. Tim was skeptical of the balsamic but once he tasted it he loved it.

Okay look how delicious! So many colors!


We're heading to Ohio this evening for my cousin's wedding. It's going to be a challenge on the road, but we can handle it. We'll be packing up our Blendtec so we can have delicious smoothies all weekend. I'll let you know how it goes!



(I adapted my stir fry recipe from the book 1 Degree of Change: A Guide to the 21-Day Purification Program by Georgia Nab, DC, ACN)