This? Is Not the Health I Ordered!

Detox: Day 3 (The Details Post!)

Day 3 and my willpower still holds strong. I’ve stuck with the detox and I’m rather proud of me. I am really hoping that I can stick to being healthy when I come off this and start eating more regular food again.

It was a little harder for me yesterday as I started getting antsy and bored and when I do that, I eat. It took a lot of strength  not to eat the australian chocolate cookies that I’m hoarding in my desk drawer that I got from a coworker. I’m being tested but so far I’m not as hungry as I usually am and I’m seeing a difference in weight already which rocks.

So I have gotten quite a few emails about the details of this detox and so I’m going to list them out in detail here! I would love to hear of anyone who is going to try this and what they think of it! I’m already sold on it and I’m only on day four so far!! I feel so healthy and have so much more energy now its amazing.

The Deets:

For one week you can only eat vegetables, preferably leafy greens but you can also eat peppers, cucumbers, carrots, celery, peas, corn, basically anything veggie, that isn’t pre-processed, canned, pickled or dried (frozen fresh veggies is ok!). For salads you can put dressing like oil and vinegar but preferably lemon juice and olive oil for taste (I actually usually do this anyway, its a great light summer dressing). For breakfast my roommate suggests making a shake out of vegetables. If you have access to a juicer this makes it really easy.

I suggest doing one big batch of it (about half a gallon lasts 4-5 days) because its messy to make and annoying as hell to do often. I used kale, spinach, collard greens, celery, 5 apples and 2 beets.  You can also use carrots too. Or substitute out the beets if you don’t like them, i happen to like them so it wasn’t a problem. (You will want to boil the beets until tender, I’d never worked with them and attempting to cut them raw? IS NOT FUN)

This is breakfast and is awful tasting at first but you get used to it. (even by the second day I wasn’t hating it AS much).

So basically all I am eating is salads with a lot of veggies on it and snacking a lot on celery and carrots. The first day or two is bad, you’ll be hungry (no, scratch that-STARVING), you’ll probably get bad headaches and be really tired (for me, just the first day) because all the toxins are leaving the body but after that you arent as hungry and you get full more easily and it won’t bother you as much. Oh, and drink a lot of water!!! and i mean a lot. You dehydrate really easily.

You can’t drink any alcohol or coffee but I’ve been having herbal tea with no sugar or anything added to it so I figure that is ok. I also have been having a banana as a mid morning snack, I figure I can use the potassium and its fruit so it can’t be that bad!!

Good luck to those that are trying this and let me know how it goes for you 🙂


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  1. * Yoda says:

    Like hell I’m trying this out.

    I can help you out with those Australian cookies you’ve been hoarding … call it “safe keeping services” :-p

    | Reply Posted 9 years, 6 months ago
  2. * Babycakes says:

    Wow, this is inspiring me! I’ve got the idea that I might have too much yeast in my system, as I find it so hard to lose weight these days. To kill the yeast, you have to eat meat, fish and veggies. You can also eat cottage cheese and nuts. It’s so hard, I’d love to have a grande latte and some cheese toast from Starbucks in the morning! I’m kind of sticking to it, apart from having some dark chocolate.

    | Reply Posted 9 years, 6 months ago
  3. * prinny says:

    Ok, it does sound hard. Not sure if / how I can do this, but… I think I’ll try! Probably at the beginning of December as I have a couple days off from work, which I think will be a good thing (“you’ll probably get bad headaches and be really tired “). I’ll let you know how I get on… thanks for the tips 🙂

    | Reply Posted 9 years, 6 months ago
  4. * lucklys says:

    this is fantastic! i already convinced my boyfriend to do it with me right after thanksgiving. he’s more of the detox/health nut than i ever was, and he’s extremely shocked that i asked to do this…so let’s just see if i can hold onto my promise to myself 🙂 thanks for all the information and congrats on surviving!

    | Reply Posted 9 years, 6 months ago

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