Thursday, August 11, 2011

Detoxing, Oh Yeah Ladies, Get On It!

A couple months ago I felt the Lord calling me to do something about my health. I'm actually in pretty good health but I was just feeling blah, you know? I had a hard time getting out of bed in the morning, drinking a lot of coffee, not eating well and not exercising.
Let me just say I'm not preaching here. I still don't exercise and while I keep threatening to do yoga {which I actually really like} it's probably not happening any time soon.

Several bloggy friends have asked me to blog what I'm eating and how I'm feeling so who am I to disappoint?

I decided to do a detox because I needed a jump start to healthy eating. Something fairly strict to keep me on track. I definitely didn't want to do one of those liquid only, no food ones because, let's face it, we would never have survived.

I'm doing a 26 day {so specific right?, why not 25 or 30?} detox that has a medical food drink and supplements to go with it. The detox product itself is not important because there are so many different ones and you really have to find what's right for you. This is actually a medical detox you get through your doctor.

The foods I am cutting our are....are you ready?...seriously?...ok
caffeine
dairy
red meat
pork
wheat
sugar

I just about fell over when I read the nutrition guidelines but I have to say I'm doing very well!
Here is what a typical days meals are:
breakfast - strawberry/banana shake made with rice milk {includes the medical food powder)
snack - almonds or carrot sticks
lunch - quinoa salad or some rice bread toasted with almond butter
dinner - I try to eat some form of whatever I made for my family. Maybe just the chicken and some veggies or just the salad.
And lots and lots of water. I mean LOTS! My friend told me "the only solution to pollution is dilution". Hahahaha

In my lunch salad I just put quinoa, tomatoes, cucumber, feta, parsley, red onion and lime juice. Don't be scurred, it's gooood!






















So here is where I cheat. I do put a little feta in my salad and I have one cup of coffee in the morning. Since I'm not doing the detox for a medical reason I'm allowing myself those little exceptions.

I have to say I feel great!


















See, look how great I feel! Sorry, it's late and I'm getting punchy.

I can't believe I can get through the day without 5-6 cups of coffee! I've even been known to make my morning cup of coffee a decaf, just to prove it doesn't have the best of me. When I wake up in the morning I'm ready to get out of bed and conquer the day. I don't feel heavy or bloated. TMI? Sorry, but it feels good not to feel bloated.

A couple things I'm still trying to work on are including some sort of excersice , Lord help me, and trying to get to bed 30 minutes earlier than normal. I'm just not sure how that is possible when there are so many great blogs out there to read!

Well, this is probably more than you ever wanted to know about my detox but I highly recommend doing one. I need all the help I can get to do the work the Lord calls me to each day, be present with my kids and loving to my husband. Being able to do those things is worth giving up french bread and pasta. I promise.

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20 comments:

heartland farmhouse said...

I did the lemonade detox for 10 days. You know the one? Lemons, water, red pepper & molasses syrup. I lost a lot of weight which all came right back when I stopped. Can't say that I gained energy though?
Glad this is working for you! I always feel better when I eat healthy too!

Rebecca

Mama Bear said...

Good for you! Doesn't it feel so good to eat good food? And the little cheats like feta and a little coffee make it kind of exciting. :) Best of luck in keeping it up!

Jami

Jessica Johnson said...

love it. thank you for sharing. i'm doing something similar. not cutting out dairy, though. for me, sugar and bread. feel WAY better already. good job, girl!

katie said...

We did a gluten and casein free diet for 6 months to see if it would help our son with Asperger's It was tough, but it became a new normal. Good for you!!

chelsea {joy} said...

oh i need to do this! sugar and bread are my biggest downfalls. ugh! thanks for the encouragement friend :)

Kimberlee Haag @ http://enoughfaithfortoday.blogspot.com/ said...

So glad it is working for ya! I may be jumping on the bandwagon soon ~ now that I am done breastfeeding… And you look amazing ;)

Heather said...

This sounds amazing! I think I might just jump on your detoxing idea-- I am feeling kinda "blah" lately! Keep up the good work!

Amanda said...

Wow good for you!! I've got a detox ready to go but I keep putting it off because it's "inconvenient." Hmmm...I may just have to take the plunge!

Anonymous said...

My detox is going good! No diary or bread or sugar. Everything I buy now is gluten free and diary free! I feel so much better. Check your FB messages.

love you!

A.C.

Leslie @ top of the page said...

you are more of a woman than i, my friend! that's sorta hardcore! good job on practicing that self-discipline. :) i'm glad you are feeling good!

Aly @ mommie diaries said...

wow! good for you! i really really try to eat healthy but the days are so long! it's hard to go a whole day and only eat JUST healthy food. sugar is always calling my name. and the exercising... well, you are not alone in that, friend. i have never been a habitual exerciser but i really want to be!

Breeann said...

Good for you! Sounds great!
I've started trying to eat better and watch my calories...and I've even started to exercise (if you count one day haha). It definitely makes you feel good, knowing you are treating your body so good!
Can't wait to hear how you feel by the end of it!

Meredith said...

O.K. I'll go out on a limb and ask Why? And then I'll just ask, Why? O.K. if you want to do this torture once and feel good then it's O.K. but after that I'd really have to ask....why?

Veronica said...

This is something I've been interested in for a while. Is there a specific name for it so I can talk to my doctor about it too?

hannah singer said...

i should join you.
pray i will soon!
you're a champion! xoxo

BARBIE said...

Sounds like you are doing great. I really need to detox. I just can't seem to get the motivation to do it. I think if I am able to cut out sugar and dairy, it would be a great start (oh and white flour too). Keep of the good work!

Fallon said...

Wow, this was like looking in a mirror.... a mirror of thoughts. I too need to cleanse myself of too much caffine, and foods like dairy & gluten I know Im allergic too. The Lord also put this on my heart months ago when I asked Him for more energy. I stuck to my own cleeanse for 2 weeks and felt great! Then I slid back. Thanks for the inspiration to get serious again :)

Kathryn said...

i actually love yoga, but truthfully, i got out of the habit about six months ago, and i'm waiting for the inspiration to start back and make some other healthy changes. keep at it, babe!

Four Flights said...

Wow I just cut out red meat and caffeine but no dairy? strong woman! it feels so much better to have coffee out of my life, and I too feel a lot less bloated :)

ragamuffinbeauties said...

wowsers, way to go! thinking of starting the paleo diet soon, to finally shed this excessive weight and my ms...wish me luck!