I’ve just come to the end of my first week of a 28 day detox and miraculously I have lost 2lb. God knows how; it’s a gradual detox, different food groups being eliminated every 3 days and so for the last week I’ve been eating as much chocolate and crisps as I possibly can knowing that they’ll be eliminated this week. I reckon I’ve actually lost more than 2lb, because the spot on chin must weigh more than that; it’s absolutely huge. I’m not sure if the spots (yet there are more than one although the others are thankfully smaller) are as a result of the detoxification process or the sudden influx of crisps and chocolate.
So the first week it was mainly drinks which were eliminated, caffeine, sugary squashes, fizzy pop and unhealthy juices, with gluten being eliminated towards the end of the week. I didn’t find it too hard as I don’t drink most of these things anyway. The first time I did the detox I experienced excruciating headaches from the caffeine withdrawal; so bad they made me feel nauseous and I couldn’t see properly. Since then I haven’t drunk as many caffeinated drinks and thankfully it has paid off. Although I don’t miss my hot drinks as such, it has affected my enjoyment of other foods. For instance, I love a cup of tea with my apple and peanut butter and a coffee with my homemade oat bars. And as for gluten, I haven’t missed floury products too much but I may as well not have an Indian curry if I can’t have a naan bread. I tried dipping a poppadum (gluten free) into my curry on Saturday but it was a big fat failure.
I did invest in plenty of teas and herbs and a new infuser to replace my usual hot drinks. So far they are mainly sat in the cupboard and I’ve stuck to water and the odd hot water and lemon. I’ve had a couple of camomile tea’s when I’ve gone out for ‘coffee’ but I’m not a fan of herbal teas if I’m honest. I also invested in a spiraliser, which is a great contraption that turns veritable (such as courgettes) into ‘pasta.’ Again, still sat in the box.
I made some lovely egg muffins last week. My friend gave me the recipe, eggs, feta cheese, spinach, tomatoes and garlic, baked in a 12 hole muffin tin and stored in the fridge for up to a week. Absolutely lovely and such a godsend when I’m rushing out to work and I haven’t time for breakfast. And super healthy.
Today I have had to say goodbye to processed food and sugar. Thank God. I think I’ve overdosed that much on crisps and chocolate I have put myself off for life (nah – who I am kidding). This is where I’m hoping that the real difference will be made. For the next three weeks my diet will consist of rice, vegetable, rice noodles, vegetables, fruit, vegetables, eggs and that’s right, some more vegetables, Meat is allowed by as I’ve decided to try vegetarianism it limits me somewhat.
I’m also going in to week two of my latest fitness programme, Shaun T’s Insanity Max 30. I loved the original Insanity programme but didn’t see the results I would have liked because my diet wasn’t up to scratch. I think the combination of this 60 day programme (which is proper make you feel sick hard) and the 28 day detox should result in real changes in my body.
If this doesn’t work I give up.