So (just that quick), I got quite a few e-mails about detoxing. From, “what are you planning to do” to “Don’t dare do the lemonade diet [master cleanse]” so I felt the need to spell out some of the details a little sooner than planned.
First of all, I am in no way, shape or form planning any sort of liquid diet, master cleanse, water only death march detox. I am looking to eliminate allergenic foods. Stop ingesting mucus forming foods. Support my liver and flush out my colon and kidneys. My goal isn’t weight loss, but rather rejuvenation. If done right, weight loss is simply a side effect. My focus is on eliminating processed foods, eating organic whenever possible and cutting out the bad white stuff. Saying bye-bye to sugar, gluten, dairy and yeast. But rather than focusing on what I can’t do, let’s highlight all the things I will be doing. Getting cozy with probiotics, green leafies, and fiber rich foods. Making water my best friend. Saying good morning with lemon water and yoga. Dancing with the ‘alternatives’ (soy, rice and almond options are abound for lots of dairy items). Relaxing in the sauna a few times a week. Taking longer walks with my dog with baby on my back (I’m a baby wearer and I love it). Getting cozy with Bentonite Clay all over again (on my hair and face to further draw out the toxins).
I could go on and on. But I won’t. I just wanted to expound on the nature of a detox…done right. You don’t need to starve yourself. If anything, it’s the perfect opportunity to begin loving yourself.