Season for Detox – Day 20

This was a fun. first full day back at home, detox day.  Feels good to be back in my refrigerator and kitchen area.  I love the fact that I can always find something wonderful to grab to fix with this way of eating.  For instance, when I pick up any of my raw foods cookbooks or the materials in the detox, I usually have most of the ingredients already in my refrigerator or on the kitchen counter, such as onions, limes and so on.  I realize that I haven’t been totally raw in that I’ve had several cooked potatoes and warm soups.  But the transition has been easy while gradual.  I don’t miss meat but I do miss variety that some other types of protein previously provided.  However, I think learning new recipes will help take care of that.  In fact, I’m already considering how to proceed in a raw/vegan way after finishing in a few days.

Well, today was a simple day food wise.  I find that after splurging with loads of ingredients and tastes, my body is happy to be simple again.  Left over kale, avocado salad for lunch, a big vegetable salad with everything in it for dinner (olives, celery, leeks, onions, bell peppers, the works).  Had raw almonds and raisins for a snack.  Also went for a great walk in the fresh, cool air that really made a difference letting me feel exuberant.  Had a early evening, felt tired. I’m learning to pay attention to my need for rest which is another benefit of detoxing. I will also share that my digestion is doing very well.  That helps with the energy too.

By the way, another benefit from this experience is a deeper feeling spiritually about life.  I’ve always been a spiritually focused person.  However, this experience seems different in that I feel more connected to my life purpose and the desire to be honest about what I really want to do at this time in my life.  That is HUGE for me.  Somehow instead of feeling I have to be all things to all people, I realize that I need first to give my all to my God.  I think in many ways, like many others, I feel I’m doing this already but now realize that I’ve tried to hold on and take control of much of my life by myself.  This is a refreshing and humbling revelation.  Who knew eating clean, fresh, foods could become a spiritual experience?  Praise God!

 

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