Apparently it’s the season for spring diets and cleansings and detoxes. The magazines and the internet are full of them. I don’t really like the idea of eating nothing and instead drinking a few glasses of spicy lemonade for weeks. I’m not an expert, but that doesn’t sound healthy to me.
But there seems to be different kind of detox going around the blog world these days, one that focuses on whole, unprocessed foods. Yes, you’re allowed to eat! After reading about Sabine’s (The Fruit Pursuit) detox plans, the potential health benefits, and the delicious meals she makes, I became curious.
As I have a few days off of work next week, I decided to try a mini detox!
This is what I’ll be following starting next Tuesday (adapted from here):
- no coffee, alcohol, black tea
- no gluten (wheat, rye)
- no animal products
- no refined, processed sugars
- as little processed, refined products as possible
- more raw foods, greens, salads
- filtered water, lemon water (if I can find water filter tomorrow)
- herbal & green tea, juices
- chew your food
- no/little water with food
- light to moderate exercise most days a week, including yoga
What I hope to achieve through this detox:
- More energy, better concentration, feeling less tired
- Better digestive health, less bloating
- Healthier skin
- Less cravings
I plan to follow this detox for at least four days, then I will decide which principles I will keep following.
I added a ripe banana and a tiny dash of maple syrup. It was quite yummy, but could have been sweeter. I think I prefer smoothies, though.