The first week of my detoxification diet is now behind me. To be honest, I haven’t really noticed any results of it so I decide to check my weight and I am nicely surprised – I have lost 3kg! Realizing it helps me carry on although I do feel a bit bored by having very similar food every day. That is why in the second week I have a more liberal approach to my detox.
I follow the directions regarding breakfasts and having soups twice per day. But when I cook them I sometimes add either organic vegetable stock cube or a bit of salt. And when I have my proteins for dinner, I occasionally have it with salad rather than cooked vegetables. I also every now and then swap fruit mousse for fresh fruit and have walnuts or hazelnuts instead of almonds.
I carry on drinking lots of liquids but not only green tea, I often choose herbal or fruit tea or even just water with lemon juice. And if I cannot run and do endurance exercises every day, then at least I go for 30-minute walks.
The good thing is that I don’t feel sleepy in the afternoons any more though I cannot say I am full of energy as promised in the article.
Being on this detox diet for 2 weeks was difficult at times. The biggest problem for me was that food in general didn’t taste that great due to lack or only a tiny amount of added salt. Although the taste of my meals suffered because of it, I am happy I did it as I know I had to cut down on salt. I have read it takes only a few weeks for taste buds to adjust so I hope the detox put me on a straight route to achieving my goal.
Another issue – having very similar meals. In theory I could have different soups twice per day every day but in reality to save time I made more of one type so it lasted me 2-3 days. If I was to be on this detox again, I think I would still cook bigger portions but I would just have one on a day and freeze the rest to have it at a later point.
Combining cooking for my family and myself was something I also had to deal with as – however much I love cooking – I really didn’t want to spend whole days making so many different dishes with different ingredients. I solved that problem by cooking similar meals for all of us e.g. I would cook soup in two different pots so I could add the forbidden ingredients to the one pot meant for my family.
And what about the benefits? The main goal of any detox is to eliminate toxins from one’s body. Honestly I have no idea whether I have achieved it but I am sure that eating very healthy food for 2 weeks must have had positive impact on my body. And there are two benefits I was able to notice: I lost in total 4.5kg and my cellulite is almost invisible!
Would I follow this detox diet plan again? Probably yes, but I am not sure if for the whole 2 weeks. I think one week of this cleansing diet can be a great start to improving your lifestyle and eating habits. Or it can be “a purgatory” after eating feasts when you want to get back on the right track and possibly pretty safely lose some extra weight!
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