It's that time of year again, New Years Resolution Time!
Every year after the holidays I do a detox diet, but this year I wanted to kick it up a notch!
Earlier in the year I watched a documentary called Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead. Basically it is about a guy who is fat, sick, and nearly dead and travels the US while on a juice fast and talks to people about the relationship between food and illness. This is a topic I have been very interested in, especially this year because I have had a very unhealthy year (lots of antibiotics, a cancer scare and surgery). One of the doctors interviewed in the film is Dr. Fuhrman and he talks about a plant based diet being used to cure and relieve the effects of illness. So, months ago I bought the book and read it cover to cover. I loved his diet in the book, so I did it for two weeks and lost about 5 pounds that I had gained from being sick. I also watched a few other documentaries, read up online, and decided my new years resolution would be to try a juice detox for New Years! I went to Join The Reboot's website and decided to do a 15 day detox while also eating fruits and veggies, and follow it up with Dr. Fuhrman's plant based diet of veggies, fruit, beans, seeds, nuts, grains, and meat/dairty/sweets limited to once a week at most.
1st step: Buy lots and lots of fruit and veggies. Nothing else.
2nd Step: Get some fruit and veggie cleaner and a brush designated for only that.
3rd Step: Buy a juicer. I bought the Breville they use in the documentary.
It looks like I am running a fruit stand!
The detox says to drink hot herbal tea first thing in the morning and night, so I bought some fresh loose leaf tea and a tea-dipper-thing-a-majig. I bought green tea and lavender.
Next Step: take juicer out of the box and learn how to use it!
I made a juicing station in the Costco cart.
The first one was a all fruit juice, working my way up to the stiffer green ones!
It was delicious! It was a little sweet though, and made me feel like I had a blood sugar spike, so now I am mostly going veggie and fruit mixes. I did read that your stomach does not respond well to fruit and veggie mixes, which I haven't experience yet, but need to read up on more.
So, I have been on this detox diet for 6 days now, and I love it! The best part is that I already lost those stupid 5 lbs I had been trying to lose for months! I feel really good too.
I hope to keep it up another 15 days and report back on my progress. Happy New Year to all!