Lisa’s Detox Blog – Day 1
I don’t know about anyone else…
…but I seem to have slipped into some very bad habits over the past few months and looking at myself I am not that happy. Something had to be done to kick those habits for good – and with Stoptober starting at the end of the week, I thought I would get myself prepped and ready for the challenge ahead.
However I’ve decided to give up more than just the booze – I’m going to the next level and aim to completely detox myself and retrain my entire diet and lifestyle to take up new healthy habits. I have just finished reading ‘Eat. Nourish. Glow’ written by nutritional therapist and healthy eating expert Amelia Freer, and I’m going to follow her advice and adopt her 10 easy steps for losing weight, looking younger and feeling healthier.
I am also due my annual full body and breast scan, so I have booked myself in for 1st October and will have another at the beginning of November to see from a thermal imaging point of view what improvements I have made.
Amelia says ‘You are what you eat. So don’t be fast, cheap, easy or fake’. Point taken – who would want to be called that? So I am going to detox this week, cleanse my system with water and juices and will then give up the following:
- Sugar – this is going to be a hard one for me
- Gluten – am nearly there with this one already
- Wheat – am nearly there with this one already
- Alcohol – It’s got to go!
- Dairy – I have already given up dairy
- Caffeine – I gave this up earlier in the year, but if I feel like the odd coffee or good old cuppa I will treat myself.
So today I am fasting, and only having hot water with lemon or just water. I think this will be the hardest day, but as I have a lot of work on and things to do in the house I am going to keep myself busy and try to get through the whole day without eating.
I am going to follow my fasting day with a juice cleanse for three days, and as a lot of you know I am a veteran juicer now having been to the Juicy Oasis retreat back in March. I would recommend that anyone just beginning their juice journey or those who don’t really know what to do, get themselves a good juice book. I have several – the one I am using for this cleanse is called ‘Plenish’ (you can get it on Amazon) and it gives you different levels of juicing, great recipes, what health benefits they have and a guide for pre and post cleanse.
I would recommend that if you want to embark on this cleanse you give your kitchen a detox and get rid of any foods that may encourage you to cheat – the way I look at it is that if it isn’t in my fridge or cupboards I can’t eat it!