Ok. It’s day 1 of my 7 day cleanse and I feel motivated, determined and intrigued to see what changes I notice in myself.
When I googled detox I had in my mind purely fruit, vegetables and juices. Luckily for me I found a website that promotes healthy weight loss which provides a list of food groups not limited to just fruit and veg juices which would make any one go insane past day 3 (day 1 for me).
On the website it has a food list of what you can and can’t have for rage next 7 days, plus meal and snack suggestions which is good if you are like me who doesn’t cook and wouldn’t be able to concoct a meal out of the approved foods. I’m only doing this detox because I feel like I need a boost in my weight loss journey and I’m hoping it will teach me self discipline when it comes to eating (I currently have no self control). I think this detox plan is good because you’re doing a healthy detox whilst getting all the nutrients your body needs.
Now if you are a meat lover or a fish hater then this detox may be hard for you because you are not allowed any meat but you can have fish as long as its fresh or canned in water (no brine, no oils). I love chicken and other meats but I will try and go a week with out which I don’t think I’ve done before. Plus I’ve read that many meat products including organic meat contains chemicals and antibiotics which can’t be good for any one (I need to do more research on this).
I guess if you’re a vegetarian then this could possibly be your usual diet? I’m also allowed Quorn and tofu but I think I will avoid these because I don’t like meat substitutes and I avoid soya products due to the hormonal effects it has.
It says you can’t have coffee but I currently need it due to my messed up sleeping pattern thanks to jet lag so I will have it occasionally and I never have more than 1 cup a day. I’m not allowed dairy apart from natural yoghurt which is fine for me because I don’t really like milk or butter (I love cheese though!). I make my coffee with almond milk and I’ve replaced white sugar with either honey or fruit syrup.
Last night I joined the gym again (lol) and booked a box fit class for Tuesday evening, I hope I make it! I have a tendency to book classes and not show up but I’m going to push myself. My goal is to try and go to the gym 3 x a week which is pretty reasonable to start of with! I also plan to walk more where possible and weather permitting 🙂
I hope this detox is the start of my road to success when it comes to my weight loss. At the end of the week I will let you know if I have lost any weight (no I’m not going to blog my current weight lol).
Side note; obviously if you have a medical condition or are taking medication check if you can do this detox with a professional!
Currently listening to Damien Marley – In 2 deep