You can’t open a magazine these days without reading about spring detoxes. There are questionable chemical methods, the maple syrup and lemon juice method, and various other things that make ya go “hmmm.”
I mentioned that I was going to a natural health practicioner earlier this week; he confirmed what my husband already knew–I’m full of it 😀
Don’t worry, I’m not doing anything whacky. Well for me it is, but for many of you and a lot of the blogs I follow it’s completely normal. For two weeks (starting Monday) I am going to attempt to go without:
- caffeine (OK I have already told myself I may have to have just one cup in the morning so my co-workers don’t suffer needlessly)
- sugar (both refined and cane)
- alcohol (another freak-out moment here; luckily I don’t *think* I have any wine or beer events I need to cover for my other blog)
- grains (although the sheet says I can have one whole wheat wrap per day)
Do I think I can do this forever? Absolutely not. So why am I doing it? Looking back over my food journals, I realize that I have gotten WAY off the whole food train. Without my CSA veggies waiting for me each week, it’s too easy to slip into take-out habits. By doing a drastic “detox,” which is supposed to curb my sugar/processed food cravings, I hope to get back in the habit of eating healthy.
I will definitely keep you posted if I lose any weight and if I feel better.
To my IRL friends: I apologize in advance for any crankiness.
To my online friends: Look forward to me posting lots more recipes for you! And given the above guidelines, they’ll probably be healthy.