It’s that time of year when most of us have over-indulged on food and booze over the Christmas holidays. I certainly did.
Just when I thought my body was at a point where I could have my cake and eat it too…
All was great. I was eating and drinking whatever, whenever. I was still exercising daily and felt great.
Then it happened.
I woke up the other day…BLOATED as hell. Yes, woke up that way.
It seems it all caught up with me.
And fair enough. I should have known.
So, when I saw Food Matters promoting a 3-day detox, I jumped onboard.
I’ve done many detoxes and restriction diets in the past so a 3-day one was not scary to me. Although the FM’s site is hosting it from Jan 3-5 inclusive, I am doing Jan 4-6 inclusive because of the time difference (they are based in the USA).
I’ve made a few minor adjusts to the menu as well but nothing I think is too drastic.
I’m in the middle of day 2 now and feel great. Mr M is also on it with me although he refused to give up coffee. He’s addicted and likes it that way. Me, on the other hand, have been virtually caffeine free for over 2 years now so I’ve had no pain or withdrawal symptoms from anything I’ve been going without. Proof that my healthy lifestyle and commitment is working!!
I’ve imposed my own detox rules for the 3 days. If it’s GREEN, go for it. There are a few exceptions like lemon, ginger, red onion and tomatoes (which are in a recipe supplied by Food Matters).
I’ve been loving the green diet – seriously good.
Here’s a look at my intake for the 3 days (each day is the same):
As well as the above, I am drinking lots of water throughout the day and peeing heaps!! In the evening (and during the day) herbal tea is allowed. Chamomile is recommended at bedtime, which I drink regularly anyway.
I like this detox. I can see myself doing this again. And with another holiday coming up in 3 days, it may not be too long before I schedule the next one!
Btw, I am still exercising daily. Besides needing an afternoon nap on day 1, I have not felt any ill effect from this detox.
Do you give your body an internal cleanse/detox regularly? I’d love to hear about some healthy methods.