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Monday, October 12, 2009

30 Day Detox

Before I explain the 30 day Detox, let me catch you all up on my Sunday. Yesterday Sandra and I (Hubby wasn’t feeling well) went to Oak Glen, a beautiful place to pick fresh apples and much more! We started off our day with some delicious authentic Mexican food

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We both decided to split the Ranchero Burrito. 

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Filled with Ranchero Style Chicken and Beans. Topped with the best Red Sauce and Cheese! Normally I skip the cheese, but I thought what the heck!

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After our filling lunch we walked around to check out all the fun.Picture 238

We stopped by the fresh Cider Press.

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We had some yummy Apple Cider

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Then we sampled all of these amazing butters and things. 

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It was so nice to be out and enjoy the beautiful Fall weather!

After our trip to Oak Glen we decided to go shopping for our 30 day Detox. We went to our local Health Market (not as good as WF). 

*Ok so here is the deal with the 30 day Detox. I have been wanting to do this Detox for a while now for several reasons:

#1. I want to give up my addiction to coffee(only have it once in a while).
#2. I am hoping this helps my tummy get back on track, and not hurt all the time.
#3. To get more energy!
#4. To clean out the junk in my diet. I know I eat pretty clean, but these past couple months I have been giving into CRAP!

The Detox is not that much different from my normal diet here are the main things I can not have for 30 days.

Caffeine (except green tea)
Meat (except fish)
Salt (we can have sea salt)
No Added Sugar
NO preservatives
No Oils (only Extra Virgin Olive Oil)
No Dairy Products

You would be surprised at how may products have all of these ingredients and a ton of it. We spent over an hour reading labels.

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Loved all the food I was buying, and actually spent a lot less then I normally do at the grocery store. Of course I bought Hubby his “Meat”. 

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Today is my first day of the Detox and my last week of my fast. We wanted to start the Detox before Thanksgiving, that way we can enjoy some pie :). This is not a life time diet, just something to help me wean of of caffeine and help me feel better. I am constantly battling with tummy aches! Sandra did it last spring and felt great!!!

I am so happy it’s Monday (I know I am crazy!), I just love a fresh new start. With all the wedding festivities I didn’t get a workout in all weekend, but I have x-country practice and I teach kickboxing tonight so I will sure be making up for it!

This morning I made a Green Monster. These are perfect for this Detox, all natural no preservatives, and super yummy!

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Question: Have you ever done a Detox? How do you feel about them?



Diana said...

I have never done a detox. Our bodies are pretty good at that. But of course, sometimes I make sure I eat "cleaner" foods, just because I "need" it. Like, I indulge a bit more during a weekend so I try to eat healthier foods during the week. That's pretty much how far I'll go. It's pretty much a mental thing though, because one weekend isn't gonna ruin everything I've worked for.

Jessica said...

I haven't done a detox, but I think that this would be a good "healthy/cleaner eating" challenge! I'm interested to see how yours goes! I'm hesitant to try anything new these last few weeks before my half-marathon!

Anonymous said...

I did a detox once. During that day I was so tired and had no energy. I wasn't sure if i'd make it. The next day I felt SO good! My body loved it and my energy sky rocketed!

Monica said...

I'm not big on detox. It really just triggers me to overeat at the end. I could cut out dairy, but that's how I get a lot of my protein right now. Cutting out gluten would be rough for me too :(

Anonymous said...

I have never done a detox but I have done clean-ups and check ins on my eats like you're doing. I think the word "detox" has an negative feeling attached to it.

rose said...

Good luck with the detox diet! I hope it makes your stomach problems go away!

I love your fun, autumn day!

Rosey Rebecca said...

oops, hit enter before I entered the rest of my name! haha Rose is close enough!

Food Makes Fun Fuel said...

good luck on the detox!

Lo said...

good luck on your detox. I need to start eating more healthful, and having less preservatives. i am using this as inspiration for to me help kick some of my bad habits....like chips n such


fusionjaz said...

Most serious detox methods are usually for 2 weeks or less. Usually for a week really. These detox methods are all liquid (water or soup broth) or with specialized drinks to detox (co$tly). Doctors will say it's not safe but people do it for 3-5 days. The longer the days, the more experienced detoxers are at doing it.

The list you show seems more like a personal diet (being it for 30 days). Have you tried a "foot detox"? It may take care of the internal cleansing for you.

Foot Cleansing:

With regard to your tummy. I'm not a doctor but it sounds like you're hyperacidic. I had this in my 20's. Hyperacidic are acidy-type drinks that inflames and affects the lining of your stomach. It was a rough 20's but since I've been having acupuncture treatments for the past 3+ years it's pretty much cured it. (Acupuncture is the best!)

On a moment of high stress (at work) last year it hit me for a couple of days. I was dying for coffee but had plain hot water instead (at work). No tea bag, just plain. My mind said it was tea to pacify the bland taste, but satisfied that 'warm drink' in the morning. Hope this info helps.


katjuska said...

I havent tested any diet, but i have few green smoothies in my daily meals. i put slowly some good/clean stuff to my daily meals.

I still have energy and feel good.

RunToTheFinish said...

I have been wanting to do this for awhile but all the travel made it impossible. I think the next 30 days for me though will be in one spot soi can get back tobasics

Lisa said...

I've never done a detox before but just wanted to say that mexican food looks so good. If I had my way I'd live on chips and salsa.

Angie Eats Peace said...

Best of luck!

Pam (pamcakes and eggs) said...

I haven't ever done a detox but I am intrigued by it. Lately I've been avoiding most dairy because I feel like it upset my stomach a bit. I'm interested in seeing the results of your month of detox!

Anonymous said...

frequent reader delurking here:
I feel like reading this post is a little nudge,nudge, wink,wink to me that I should follow your lead. I've been toying with the idea for several weeks now, but stubbornly not wanting to give up the things I've been overindulging on!
I'm convinced now that it's high-time for a detox - I realized I drank more coffee than water yesterday! Good luck.

Lizzy said...

i've never done a detox before. I eat pretty clean 90% of the time, but i can totally see myself doing this to help kick my caffeine addiction as well. I would love it if i didn't drink coffee anymore! I'm really intrigued to see how your's go, so i'm pretty excited to read your posts!

Ali @ Food, Fitness, Fashion said...

That Cinnamon Honey looks so great! I would totally love that I am sure.
I have never done a detox, I am interested to see what your experience is with it! Good Luck!

Anonymous said...

What a fun weekend!

I've never done a detox, but I think yours is a healthy one and your goals are good ones to have. I wonder what it would be like to go without coffee for one month (I drink a mug each morning)...but I'm not THAT curious. I just like the taste too much ;)

Good luck!

Island Girl Eats said...

Good luck with the detox. Not too sure I would have the strength to complete it! I can be weakless at times!

teacherwoman said...

I haven't done a detox but have read a lot about them. Sounds interesting. About how often do you drink coffee? Is it flavored wtih cream/milk coffee or just black? I know I need to cut back on the coffee and I will feel better too.

Tracey- TropicalHappiness.com said...

When I first saw your post about "detox" I was thinking "ohhh no" but this seems really reasonable and healthy! I think you can do it, because you will be eating real, whole foods that will give you plenty of nutrients and energy! I'll be reading to see how it goes!

Nobel4Lit said...

This would be tough for me, since doesn't oatmeal contain gluten? Agh!

Nicci@NiftyEats said...

Sounds like a good detox, I need do do something like this but I'm not sure If I can do a month. maybe good couple weeks to cleanse, crap free 2 weeks.

maria said...

Too many things to say about this post. First of all all the fall things you were able to do look super fun. Secondly, I LOVE APPLE BUTTER and I'm jealous of you finding some. Thirdly, the detox sounds good. It's not a drastic diet that couldn't be maintained and it will probably help you reign in your eating.

LJ said...

I follow your blog (feel like a stalker because I never comment..)
What Detox are you doing? I'm looking for a longer one (+2 week) and can't find the name of yours!