Well there’s no better way of saying it. I’m about to start detoxing. I’m sick of saying, “my diet starts tomorrow” and the inevitable “yeah right” eye roll. When I told my better half that I wanted to begin a detox diet, he said that I needed to watch this documentary called “Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead”. It takes you on a weight loss journey with an Australian who has an illness and wants to cure it by eating healthier. So he kicks off his new health by doing a 60 day juice diet — drinking nothing but the micronutrients of fruits and vegetables. I am, essentially, doing this as well.
Like any addict, I had one last binge week before entering “food rehab” and I probably gained an extra 5 lbs doing it. I had my last go at my favorites: Chick-fil-a, Guthries, Krazy Kookie Ice Cream, Sonic, 5 Guys… Etc. While being a complete slob all week, I did try to make it a point to spend my time researching this whole juicing thing. As this diet/lifestyle change gets going, for all intents and purposes, I’m about to become a vegan.
I’ve been learning about my fruits and veggies. Today I learned what a beet was (isn’t that sad) and I think I’m going to have to become familiar with many more. I found my local farmers market and I was amazed at just how much stuff I could get for under $50.00. I have been researching new juice recipes, how to make the most of what I’m using, what to expect, how often I should exercise, how often I’ll need to juice and even joined a forum. While I truly love food, I need to get my act together and take control over my food intake.
My expectations are unfortunately high. Which is never good. But I think I’ll get good results from doing this. I’m a bit anxious about the first 3 days… They are suppose to be the toughest. As would be expected, I’ll be more irritable than normal, headaches will increase with less food, I will be very tired, and I heard with the added fiber you have an increase of bowel movements — yeah for me.
I hope I’ll find your support on this weird journey. I’ll attempt toupdate you everyday on what’s going on, if any weight has been lost, what recipes I’m using, and how I’m feeling.
So bottoms up — here’s to juicing.
Today I am thankful for getting to see my dad today. He is heeling so well.