Me and the almighty "Lemonade"
Well here are some past blogs I have done on detox.
Preparing for Detox
Last night before Detox
Day 1=Detox Success
Well today I finally expose my Detox secret Cue the drum roll... ok maybe it is not that serious
I have been doing my Detox program for the past 3 years... twice a year. It has taken me about that long to learn what works best for me. I have learned I can't just jump right into Detox (which is what I always did before) I need to slowly eliminate meals, and I only consume clean foods... no dairy, no proteins (only fish), lots of veggies, fruits and WATER while I work my way off of food.
So tomorrow is my last night of food.. I get to eat breakfast then it is food free for the next 5-7 days (we will see how long I last) I just mixed my "Lemonade" for the detox. Here is my
2 1/2 L water
1/2 cup fresh squeezed Lemon Juice
120 mL PURE MAPLE SYRUP (not flavored)
and a Pinch of Cayenne Pepper
-Feel free to alter the juice and syrup according to taste. I tend to like a little more lemon then I do sweetness. Once again it has taken me about 3 years to find what I like.
This should be enough for the day... if it is not MAKE MORE there is no limit. The first 2 days are usually the hardest for me, then it is smooth sailing. I have even gotten to the point where I can cook dinner for Brian while I am Detoxing.
Just remember if you are doing the full detox you are missing out on some essential vitamins, nutrients and so on. So here is a stack of my must haves during Detox
2) Co Q-10
3) Probiotic- I don't want all my friendly bacteria getting washed away. I mix in one of these packets into one serving of my "Lemonade" and I am good to go.
4) Super Dieter's tea- If you want to know why this is important we can talk later :o)
So tomorrow is my last day of solid food, and it is only breakfast. I am a little bummed I choose to Detox during Super Bowl weekend but hey it just makes me stronger.. plus I hate both teams lol
So this leaves me back at a) I have completely lost it and can't decipher from one day to the next b) I am SUPER excited about my detox c) I am trying to talk myself into getting excited about it d) YOU CHOOSE
Honestly, I love my bi-yearly detox. I always feel so much better by the end. More energy, no headaches and lets be honest... I was able to keep from snacking for 5-7 days. With so many people who are obsessed with food now a days its nice to know you can actually survive without your favorite indulgences.
Have you ever detoxed? If yes how did you like it? If not, will you?
Ciao and Lemonade Love