Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Detox Update

My 7 day detox plan is over and it was a success! I have never eaten so healthy in my life. For 7 days I stay disciplined enough to only eat the allowed natural foods such as fruit, veggies, salmon, chicken breast etc. The only sort of processed food I had was a bit of garlic hummus, almond milk in my morning smoothie & some roasted almonds.

My main reason for doing this detox was to reset my body after my sugar excesses of March. Darn you delicious Easter candy with your Cadbury mini-eggs & Lindt chocolate bunnies. I gained a few pounds with my mini-egg addiction and I wasn't feeling great.

The first two days of my detox I felt achy and tired. By the third day I felt very good. I did fine making a healthy smoothie every morning and it was so filling I didn't feel hungry before lunch. I didn't suffer any hunger during my detox week. If I was ever hungry between meals I usually snacked on nuts or made a berry smoothie.

One of my least favorite aspects of the UltraSimple Diet was drinking 3-4 cups vegetable broth every day. I think the first day was the only day I drank 3 cups. Toward the end I was lucky to down 1 cup a day. It just didn't taste good and it felt very odd to drink a veggie broth out of my tea mug.

My daily cup of green tea
I did struggle with craving dark chocolate and red wine toward the end of the week. I rarely have much yearning for alcohol in any form so it was an odd craving for me. While shopping I went ahead and bought a bottle of my favorite red wine for when the detox week was over but the craving has since passed and the bottle sits unopened.

Overall I was surprised at the end of the week when I weighed in. I lost exactly 5 pounds and 1 inch off my hips and 2 inches off my waist. My clothes fit better, I felt great and I loved the results!

salmon & broccoli- a typical dinner during the detox

So what's next? Well so far I'm pretty much back to my regular mostly healthy eating habits with sweet treats included. In the book he recommends transitioning slowly to reintroduce the possible allergy foods one at a time but I was too impatient to do that. I wanted dairy and eggs & peanut butter too much.

He also suggests trying a 7 day detox every three months and I think that's what I'll do.

I'm calling this detox week a success and I highly recommend it!

This post was shared at: Your Green ResourceClever ChicksHomestead Barn HopMama MomentsSmall Footprint FridaysNatural Living MondayTeach Me Tuesday


  1. Loved this post, Nicole. Thanks for sharing your successes! You and I are one in the same. :)

  2. Thanks for sharing this post with the Teach Me Tuesday link-up! It definitely sounds like it was a success and that dinner looks so delicious!

  3. Sounds like a successful detox! Thanks for sharing on Natural Living Monday!

  4. Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week; I hope you’ll join us again!

    Kathy Shea Mormino

    The Chicken Chick




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