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Why do the Detox?

Published by admin on March 4th, 2013 - in Detox

Why do I want to do this?

I don’t have the best diet or eating habits. I eat only when I have the time. 99% of the time breakfast consists of coffee. 1 cup mostly but if I’m lucky it will be 2 cups :)

I needed something to get rid of all the toxins in my body, something to ‘control, alt, delete’ my system and make it want to eat cleaner.  I need a detox from sugars, caffeine and mostly alcohol.

It all started when I gave up soda for Lent. I only recently realized how much better I feel not drinking a diet coke or coke zero once a day. I started to think about it even more when in Micheal’s the other day a lady asked my daughter (who was wearing her Catholic school uniform) what she gave up for Lent. When my daughter said “Soda” the lady then informed us of all the poisons in soda and the sugars.  Yes, part of me was like “OK Crazy woman….” but then I started to wonder what other types of “poisons” was I putting in my body.

Now don’t worry, I”m not going all reformed dietician here nor am I going Vegan or Vegetarian.  I just want something to jump start better eating habits for myself.

They say the more you eat salt, sugars, alcohol and fat; the more your body ‘craves’ it. I want to end that!

I honestly feel good about my decision to Juice. I even got a new 24oz Turvis Tumbler for my five day juices.  I am a little nervous about what to eat AFTER the reboot, but I have a good idea of what a good diet can consist of.

Today I made my vegetable and fruit list and got everything I need from Publix (with the exception of basil and fennel bulb). I really really didn’t want to step foot into a grocery store while on the detox (too many temptations, etc) so I tried to plan out ALL my juices at once. Unfortunately Publix did not know of my decision and was not appropriately stocked LOL. Oh well, I will test my will power and I know I will survive.

Check back tomorrow to see how my Day 1- Detox actually went :)

Detoxing

Published by admin on March 3rd, 2013 - in Detox

Call me crazy. Because I am.

I have decided to embark on a 3 day detox consisting of juicing ONLY. Only fruits and vegetables for three days. No sugars, no salt, no caffeine and most importantly NO WINE. When I told my dad about my newest venture, he asked if my juicing consisted of ONLY fermented grapes (yes, that is how much I love my wine).

It took me about a week to convince myself (well my husband and sister had to help) that I could actually do this.  I have been wanting to do some kind of cleanse for a while now but I never had the courage to actually go through with it. Always had some kind of excuse like “Oh I don’t like fish and there is salmon for dinner on day 1″ or “I can’t do it this week because I am supposed to have my family over for my sisters birthday dinner….” etc. There was always an excuse.

It wasn’t until last weekend when one of my Facebook friends say he was interested in a detox program and wanted some recommendations. I looked at all the comments and then Googled them to see which one looked appealing to me.  Someone mentioned the Reboot with Joe program. So I Googled it. I was intrigued that there was a 3 day detox program that consisted solely on juicing of fruits and vegetables. I thought, “Hell I can do this”. But can I?

I thought, “how can I have a 16oz juice for dinner while my 2 kids and husband are sitting next to me chowing down on chicken”.  “How can I make lunches for my girls when I am starving ass hungry?” “How can I sit at home by myself when there are Girl Scout cookies left alone in my pantry possibly calling my name?”

After some convincing, I finally decided to go through with it. I picked Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of next week to carry out my plan because those days I can concentrate on myself the most.  I am to eat FIVE 16oz juices each day. The plan has pre-made recipes that I can follow. You should have more fruits in the AM for the natural energy and sugars and then taper off to mostly vegetables in the afternoon and evening.

I even got a new juicer and 7lbs of oranges for my new venture. If it all works out, I can continue on other plans for 5 days, 10 days, 15 days or even 30 days.  Just depends on how I am feeling.

We tested the new juicer this morning with some fresh OJ for the entire family. I have to say it was so damn good! It didn’t taste overly sugary like store bought nor was it so acidic and give me heartburn.  My kids loved it and asked for more! I admit that it relieved me so much because now I have hope that my juice recipes will be just as good.

I plan to keep you updated on my progress.  So check back for some new insight on this new (scary) adventure in my life!!

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