Monday, March 4, 2013

21 day detox - Day 9

If you know anything about detoxing or purification, you know the beginning is hard. As the body begins to draw toxins from the tissues and organs, it really feels bad.

For  me, the first four days were a little rough, not so bad I couldn't function but I felt pretty lousy. Headaches and nausea mostly along with watery eyes and fatigue. It almost felt like the "hangover" I get from eating gluten. Or like the beginning of my seasonal allergy symptoms. By day 5 I was feeling much better and by day 7 had no "detox" symptoms at all.

Today is day 9. I'm getting tired of only eating veggies. I use some fruit in my smoothies as well. Ive had brown rice a couple of times and yams or sweet potatoes as a "dessert" a few nights. Although I feel better, I'm having a hard time being satisfied by the food I'm eating and seem to be hungry a lot. In fact I'm hungry right now. I'm not calorie counting - the protocol is that you can eat unlimited amounts of vegetables. It's just that I get full but am hungry again a short time later when it's not convenient to eat. I have not figured out how to get past this issue. I've lost about 5lb which is a bit surprising even though the program boasts a 20 lb potential in 21 days. I've also been working out at the gym a few days a week.

I was craving chocolate today so for lunch I made my smoothie with cacao nibs, Chocolate Raw Perfect Food (Garden of Life) and dutch cocoa along with frozen berries and spinach. I don't know if that was legal but....It was goooood!

I'm also craving meat but I'm holding out till day 11 - just need to make it thru one more day.

One thing I noticed was that I felt much, much better after getting a colonic or colon hydrotherapy.I guess flushing all the toxins out of the colon is a good idea so they don't circulate back into the blood stream and get re-deposited in the fat tissue and organs.
Also, making the SP Complete shake with fiber in the vitamix is not good. Its better to make it in a blender bottle or in the blender on a very slow speed. I'm also not sure if I like adding it to a smoothie or just adding it to water and drinking it plain and just getting it over with. I think just getting it over with is a little better.

I'm almost halfway there...stay tuned for final results!

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