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Fit by 50 – Week 36: The decision to detox

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Hello everyone…

This one will be quite short, but I wanted to touch base with you, since I won’t be posting next week due to the Thanksgiving day holiday. In fact, I will be off all of next week, because my better half took off work, thus, we’ll be spending some much needed quality time together.

I’ve decided to do a 7 day detox…

Between my sinus migraines and constant back pain, I struggle to simply get out of bed each morning, much less exercise. So, I made the decision to do a 7 day detox before Thanksgiving. My detox began this past Tuesday, (November 13) and will be completed on Monday evening (November 19). It had originally been the plan to do the detox 9 days, (through Wednesday, the day before Thanksgiving). HOWEVER, I decided it would be very bad to go from detox to a heavy Thanksgiving meal overnight, thus, my decision to end the detox on Monday.

I am intermittent fasting, which means I don’t eat breakfast. My meals consist of a smoothie for lunch, 16 ounces of bone broth in the afternoon and another smoothie for dinner. I’ll be including 3 of my smoothie recipes below.

I will reintroduce solid food on Tuesday. The diet will consist of fruit, veg, meat, and healthy fats ONLY. I will not be consuming any starchy carbs. This is because starches are notoriously difficult to digest, and I’m trying to give my system a break. I’ll make every attempt to stay as healthy as possible on Thanksgiving. If I over do it, I’m sure I’ll get sick. I definitely don’t want that.

Detox symptoms…getting worse before they get better

My detox symptoms this time aren’t actually too bad, compared to past detoxes. My main problem is joint pain, continued sinus migraines and back pain. I’m hoping all of these will dissipate by next Monday.

I am losing weight, 6 pounds in 2 days…That said, I had gained a few more pounds, so I’m actually down 2 pounds from last week.

My smoothies:

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I’m using the pre-made smoothie packs I made during my meal prep day, which makes it very easy. I am, however running out quickly, so I’ll have to make more.

I’m also using some supplements and superfood powders I have around the house.

 

 

 

 

Smoothie #1: PINEAPPLE & KALE

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Smoothie #2: Blueberry & Collard Greens

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  •  2 cups filtered water
  • 2 cups collard greens
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 2 Tbs maple syrup
  • 1 tsp fermented cod liver oil and concentrated butter
    oil from Green Pasture
  • 1 tsp Minerals plus from Green Pasture (kelp powder
    and brewer’s yeast)
  • 1 Scoop Pure Bone Broth Protein powder from Ancient
    Nutrition
  • 1 tablespoon bee pollen
  • 1 tablespoon bilberry powder

Smoothie #3: Creamy Strawberry

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  • 1 cup organic whole milk
  • 1 cup whole milk yogurt
  • 2 cups collard greens
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 cup strawberries 
  • 3 tbs maple syrup
  • 1 tsp fermented cod liver oil and concentrated butter
    oil from Green Pasture
  • 1 tsp Minerals plus from Green Pasture (kelp powder
    and brewer’s yeast)
  • 1 tablespoon bee pollen
  • 1 tsp Beauty Superfood blend By: Four Sigmatic (I was unable to find this on their website! The link will take you to the other “blends”)

 

 

Closing thoughts

Well, there you have it. My detox and a few smoothie recipes. Despite some continued pain, I do feel better, less bloated and a bit more energy. Remember, I won’t be here next week. Stay tuned on November 29, when I give you the lowdown on how my detox turned out!

Until next time…Namaste my friends

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About Tamara Hoerner (1261 Articles)
Welcome to The Purple Almond! My name is Tamara Hoerner. I am a student at Hawthorn University working toward a Master of Science in Health and Nutrition Education. For me, the name Purple Almond symbolizes “Good, nutritious, whole food bringing light and life to the body, awakening the inherent healing mechanisms within.” I'm all about getting back to the basics, good old fashioned traditional organic, whole food, the kind your great-grandmother used to eat. You'll find no processed foods here. Just good food to heal your whole body. I also believe a healthy body isn't just about food. Stress plays a large part in the physical health of our body. I, therefore, believe in using anything that relieves stress and heals the body, including: mediation, yoga, music, laughter, inspiration and helping others. You'll find all these included in my blog as well.

5 Comments on Fit by 50 – Week 36: The decision to detox

  1. Love your pre-made smoothies. That’s convenient. I eat this way pretty much all the time. I tried Bee Pollen a few months ago and had a massive reaction. My doctor said if you are allergic to bee stings, do not use it. Or at least start with one grain and work up to what you can tolerate. Have you had any issues with it?

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    • No, I haven’t had any issues at all. However, I’m not allergic to bees. It would make sense that you’d react, since bees make it from collected pollen and nectar or their own salivary gland secretions. Personally, I would just stay away completely. There are other superfoods out there that are safer for you.

      You make a good point here. As healthy as bee pollen is, it’s not for everyone. It proves the old saying “one man’s food is another man’s poison.”

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  2. Good luck 🍀 on the fast! Those smoothies look incredibly delicious. xx

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