This isn't the first time I've contemplated a detox, but lately I've just really been feeling like I need it. I'm cranky, sluggish and feeling a little bloated...like all the time. Maybe it is the stress. Maybe it is all the travel. Whatever it is I need a swift kick in the butt to start feeling like myself again. The last time I cut refined sugar out of my diet it went pretty well. So I think I will start there. Otherwise, my diet is pretty focused on non-processed foods. I don't do white flour and surprisingly have been able to cut rice out too. Dairy (aside from my ice cream) is plain, nonfat yogurt and even my milk is almond-base.
Juice cleanses intrigue me, and I've always wanted to try them because they sound so simple and people rave about them. Here are your juices. Drink them every 2 hours, drink lots of water and go forth and be energized. The problem is all the work that you have to do BEFORE you start...cutting out the meat and what not. I would essentially be zapped of energy before I even start. (TRUTH: I have filled out forms and then closed out of the browser window more than once on some of these.)
This month's SELF featured a 7-Day Detox that includes a meal plan with real food AND a workout plan.
The meals are a little intensive and the workout plan includes AM and PM sessions, which is a little daunting, but I think this might be the right thing for me. Plus, since it includes real meals, I can possibly get Josh on board for at least the dinner plan.
So that's the plan beginning this weekend. Hopefully, come October I will feel back on track.