Remember that detox (similar to the elimination diet) I talked about not too long ago? I finished it up on Saturday. It was a wonderful journey. I learned a lot and I'm proud of myself for sticking to it.
Recap of the rules: 21 days. 1-10: fruits, veggies, protein powder, 1 cup of rice or quinoa. 11-21: add meat/fish. Caffeine, sugar, alcohol, corn, nuts and beans are not permissible throughout the cleanse. After the detox is complete, add everything back one by one.
Now that I have the culinary world at my disposal, I have no desire to eat pizza or cookies anytime soon. What am I looking forward to eating now that I have this newfound freedom? Almond milk and hummus. Maybe garbanzo beans if I'm feeling frisky!
I'd rather share this information with you than keep it to myself in risk of sounding like a snobby granola. I feel fantastic, and I want you to as well. Just get through the first few days. It only gets better, and if I can do it, anyone can do it. This is what I ate the weeks prior. My food groups were ice cream, cheese, bagels and vodka tonics. I never thought that when this was over I'd want to stick with it.
I highly recommend.
My friend Lindsey does it every six months, and I hope to do the same (if not earlier). I'll let you know when I do it next. Maybe if you haven't already given it a try, we can all do it together. Eh?
Later this week I'll talk more about:
-Meals throughout -Itemized grocery list, and exactly how much every meal cost (never more than $9/day) -On the go -MVP foods -helpful tricks -Whole Foods vs. H-E-B -What I learned about my body & how I learned to respect food