Holy Moly— I have been on the Whole Living detox for TWELVE days…almost 2 weeks! Crazy. I am SO proud of myself. I just can’t say that enough!
The beginning of this week was the most challenging for me (Days 8 and 9) but a couple of things could have equated to that…
- I always have a much bigger appetite 2-4 days after the end of my period
- I worked out a TON last weekend and at the beginning of this week so I may have been burning more calories than I was taking in
- Despite being able to add more food to my diet like seafood, beans, lentils, and soy, I continued to primarily eat fruits, veggies, and nuts at the beginning of the week.
It may have been a combination of all three but by Wednesday I had adjusted to week two. In my opinion, you just have to dive into week 1 and not look back. By week 2 though, you’re in the thick of it all… you look back but you can’t go back… you look forward but don’t quite see where you’re going. As I now stand at the end of week 2, I really understand where I’ve been and where I’m going.
I haven’t felt this good in years. Honestly. I feel light, refreshed, healthy, and free. Over the past 12 days, I have begun the process of detoxing myself of processed foods. As of today, my diet consists of fruits, vegetables, nuts, seafood, lentils, beans, and soy. Starting Monday, I will add eggs and gluten-free grains.
The Whole Grains Council has a wonderful breakdown of what’s classified as a gluten-free grain.
- Wild Rice
I am excited to see what my diet looks like on day 21 and what my plan is for day 22 and beyond. This detox has renewed me and has brought me back to the place I was when I lost 50ish pounds back in 2006-2007.
Day 12 food log
breakfast – banana, pineapple, and berry smoothie @ 7AM
This smoothie hit the spot!!! It was so thick and creamy, totally bowl worthy! I love my berry/cherry smoothies, don’t get me wrong, but there’s just something about a frozen banana smoothie with fruit accents. Next week I want to use banana more in my morning smoothies.
lunch- Salmon with a little lite terriaki sauce (not a part of the detox), pineapple, and cashews @ 12:30PM
Yesterday was the first day, out of 12 days, in which my body reacted poorly to a food. For whatever reason, my body did not like the leftover salmon I had had for lunch. Aside from that, my digestive system has reacted well to the drastic changes in my diet and the dramatic increase in fiber.
dinner- White kidney bean, roasted tomato, and pearl onion “stew”, topped with a little Parmesan cheese @ 8:00PM
I love, love, loved this dinner. Random?? YES, but it was so good. I started out with my leftover tomato and onions from last night’s dinner and then added a can of white kidney beans. I actually cooked it all in the microwave and then topped with a little Parmesan cheese. It was just perfect. I was actually stuffed after eating it all. Don’t left fruits and veggies
full fool you, you can still overeat when eating healthy! I know that the Parmesan cheese isn’t part of the detox plan, but it was the perfect addition to tonight’s dinner. I Heart Cheese.
I’ve taken all of my pills, as scheduled, and feel great!! Honestly, I wouldn’t even know that I was on the Trader Joe’s Complete Body cleanse, which I love. My hope is that it’s cleansing me and is good for my health. Anything else is extra!
What do you think about the detox I’m on? (the actual plan that is)
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