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.
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.
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!