Well I’m a little chuffed to confirm that I have made it through the toughest part of this detox. Although my levels of concentration have been really low up until this point… I have revisited this post about eight times, lacking energy and thoughts to document this experience.
|Day One…this all looked very daunting!|
OK so firstly I have to admit that the first phase wasn’t as bad as I originally thought, but it was tough. I didn’t exactly breeze through it without a moan or two, but I am proud of myself for getting this far. The schedule itself has been easy enough to follow. The first two days consist of a combination of Aloe Vera Shots, Vitamins, Protein Shakes and plenty of water. No food allowed. Probably the worst part of the program is in fact the Aloe Vera Gel. It is quite frankly disgusting. It’s like drinking hospital floor cleaner with a tinge of that potent smell you get in a dentists surgery. Yum. It looks like freshly squeezed lemon juice gone off. Yummy. NOT. I literally had to count in my head whilst I was drinking the sickly shots. But the “Queen of Bad Gag Reflex” did it. Good thing too as the Aloe Vera Gel is the main component in the detox. There would be no point in the rest of the plan if you failed to take this…just great.
By the end of Day One I was feeling really exhausted with an irritable headache which made me impatient for bedtime. Day two arrived and it was so much harder than the day before. By the afternoon I could barely keep my eyes open and my head was throbbing. Apparently this was a good sign of all the bad toxins leaving my body rather than dehydration (as I was constantly drinking water). I wished those horrid toxins would hurry up and bugger off so that I can swiftly move on to feeling a million dollars. Not only was I tired, but I was becoming miserable, quiet (unlike moi) and unbelievably irritable.
Mum was very quick to remind me that diets do in fact make me miserable and that she’d rather see me next week when’s its over. Fair enough (see, concern number three could actually happen!) But I had to remind her, this wasn’t a diet…it’s a detox. This is different (but she rather quickly left the room…perhaps I looked like I was about to eat her. Well by Day Two, anything was possible!) It’s amazing just how much food controls you throughout the day. For me I realised that food makes me patient, happy, motivated and to some extent, energetic. Food is fuel people!
|First Food in Three Days…!|
Today is Day Three and I’m honestly feeling good. The first phase was difficult, but now I’m through the toughest part I can honestly begin to feel the benefits. I am looking forward to my low calorie dinner, but I’m not dying for it, which means that all the shots, shakes and tablets are working. They are providing me with exactly what I need to get through a working day. Plus I was 6 lbs lighter this morning. Your weight throughout the detox is meant to fluctuate as you introduce food, but it’s a good positive start.
Until next time,
With Love & Food Thoughts,