Cleansing ain’t so bad!
Today is already April 12, and I’ve been on a little ‘detox‘ since April 1.
I thought it would pass by slowly, but to my dismay it is flying by so far!!!!
The rules that I’ve stuck to quite rigidly include; no dairy, no gluten, no refined sugars, no chocolate, no processed foods, no alcohol… In addition, getting a GOOD sweat on 6x/week with some new workouts squeezed in, and drinking more and more lemon water everyday (although that’s not hard, seeing as I LOVE my morning start of 1/2 a lemon squeezed into room temp. water)
Quick little survey about my progress thus far;
- I feel…
GREAT! The times that I haven’t felt 100% were the times that I slipped up and had a fresh baked chocolate chip cookie, or that mega-beer at the Blue Jays game… Go figure, eh !?
- I’ve eaten…
LOTS of delicious foods. Lucky for me, this cleanse did not steer me too far away from my regular/routine diet. However, for some people this type of detox might involve a complete overhaul of their pantry! That is why it’s important to start with only what you can handle & want to take on…
Above: Detox friendly quinoa porridge. My complete protein is topped with blackberries, coconut flakes, walnuts, chia, and almond milk
Above: This was a weird random meal that I threw together last weekend. It includes free-range chicken from my mama, sauerkraut topped with nutritional yeast, edamame, and a homemade chickpea flour bread (Besan) with spinach – LOVE this recipe.
3. Noticeable ‘side-effects’ of the cleanse…
Good = Better skin, less bloat after meals, weight loss
Bad = Hard to remain social, temptation is all around us – In addition, I miss chocolate…
4. Plan for the next 13 days?
- Keep to the original plan!
- Try not to wander too far off from what I originally wanted to achieve
- Cut out a couple more foods to see if I can identify any more food sensitivities
*Sorry for the lack of posts lately, life has been busier than usual*
I’ll get back on track soon enough with more recipes, fitness routines, and holistic living tips!
In the meantime;
–> Try this granola recipe that I just popped into the oven. Mix up cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice, pure vanilla extract, melted coconut oil, a mashed banana, and maple syrup in a big bowl – add in oats, pumpkin seeds, almonds, chia seeds and dried cranberries. Spread on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, bake at 300 degrees for 35 minutes: stirring every 10 minutes.
–> Take a look at the blog ‘This Rawsome Vegan Life’ which I am currently in love with. Her food photography is to die for! I want to hire this girl as my personal dessert chef.