Season for Detox – Day 27

I kid you not, I actually think I look a bit younger!  I looked in the mirror tonight and realized that some of the wrinkles in my brow had diminished; some gone away.  Now that was worth going on a detox for 27 days. I have to get to a scale to see how many pounds have come off.  I can’t tell although my clothes are fitting better.  I’m also feeling better and definitely getting the results of detoxing my body with better elimination. 

Another new taste I’ve tried is nutritional yeast  (did I mention this yesterday)?  It has a cheesy type taste to it.  I made the carrot based salad dressing with it a few days ago and had that on a green salad with tomatoes for lunch and a bit more for dinner.  Very good I must say.  My husband enjoyed it too since he ate it all without complaint.  I was going to go completely raw today but ended up finishing off left-overs; the Tom Kha Kha Soup and some of the black-eyed peas and cabbage from last night for lunch and dinner.  It was a chilly day and I wanted something warm.  Had another good night at the gym too.  Have to start going a bit earlier; we didn’t get home until 8:30 p.m.  That’s too late as we should be winding down for bed by then especially when we have really early mornings.

Tomorrow should be a special day since it’s the end of this journey.  I’m ready to go again – or to just keep going in this manner. I just ordered two new raw foods cookbooks yesterday (Cyber Monday) so I’ll decide which book I want to cook through when they get here.

Season for Detox – Day 4

I’m going to start journaling the day each night instead of waiting until the next day.  I thought it might be good to get the full 24 hour experience but it will work to talk about the night before on the next day. 

Well, today we had to “spring forward” with the clock.  I really don’t enjoy daylight savings time when it seems to get dark before the day really gets going.  But it won’t last too long. I will need to adjust my exercise schedule to get out in the morning for a walk or exercise instead of waiting until the evening to exercise. 

Tiredness finally hit this morning.  I slept to almost 10 a.m.  That felt good.   Feeling tired can be a part of a detox. The body is working hard to shake off the toxins that embedded in the cells.  I can appreciate the process.  

I don’t think I’ve mentioned that each morning is started off with a large drink of warm water with lime.  I really enjoy limes and have been using them instead of lemons.  I also have a huge green smoothies which I love.  It’s like getting a shot of vitamins rushing through my veins. 

Glad I had some of the kale and avocado salad left over from yesterday for lunch.  We went shopping for vegetables in the afternoon so I have all I need for a while.  It’s surprising how many vegetables you can go through in a few days.  However, since I’m eating mostly raw and vegan, the food is digested very quickly.  Therefore, I get hungry quicker. 

The first days took me by surprise with that and I was really hungry.  I’m starting to  get into the swing of things already even after only four days.  I have carrots to crunch on as well as the nuts. 

Today I lucked out. A friend invited me to a raw-vegan pot-luck at her church this evening.  It was fabulous to taste some new dishes.  There was a mock salmon pate that even had me fooled for a minute.  Also a demonstration of a “sandwich” made by layering a spread with vegetables and sprouts on a large collard green leaf.  I’m anxious to try that one too. 

Recipes were available so I got a copy of everything.  The timing on this is perfect.  Ate a lot but so did everyone else.  Had half a banana after getting home and lots of water.   Looking forward to Day 5.

Season for Detox – Day 3

Morning was met with a dull headache.  Don’t like this feeling.  There’s also a feeling of lightness which is actually a good thing.  I don’t feel as heavy as I do after sleeping with a big meal on my stomach.   I was up a few times last night feeling thirsty.  That probably means I need to drink more water during the day. 

A detox gets toxins flowing out of the body which means more visits to the bathroom.   That’s is a good thing as a detox is just that – getting those toxins flowing out regularly and well. 

Tried two new recipes today.  I made zuchhini spaghetti with a vegtable marina sauce.  I pureed about half of the vegetables to make the sauce which is the technique I do with mhy other marinara sauces.  Served this for lunch; very good. 

For dinner, I made a fabulous kale and avocado salad with cherry tomotoes and red pepper flakes.  It was chewy and satisfying.  Even served it to my husband who really loved it.  I served the salad with a baked sweet potato with coconut oil and added a pice of chicken for my husband. 

It’s nice to find recipes that someone who is not doing the detox enjoys.  Even though I don’t have to stay raw on the detox, that’s what I’m doing so far.  I’m really enjoying the new tastes and will continue to be as raw as possible on this detox.  However, I do enjoy warm foods, particularly soups.  

Got some raw almonds and cashews today too.  I need to be careful though because these can put on calories.  But raw almonds are an alkaline food which helps balance out the acidity most of us suffer with each day.  I’m already running out of vegetables; will need to go shopping tomorrow.