Monday, January 2, 2012

January 2, 2012

I am not really sure how I am going to make use of this blog this year but today I wanted to post about my first day of the 10 day detox. Today, I eliminate a lot -- refined sugars, alcohol, caffeine, flesh foods, artificial colorings, packaged or processed foods. A few months ago this would not have been a big deal but today it may be as I have let a lot of these things find their way into my eating over the holidays.

It's okay though as I know this is a good thing to do. So, this morning I had my eggs with a bunch of broccoli. I did NOT have coffee or toast. Later today I will go to kettlebell class and stop at the gym to stair climb. This afternoon I will make a quinoa salad and roast a bunch of vegetables for the next few days.

Honestly, I think the hardest thing will be giving up the caffeine. Tim is already looking for a place to stay for the next ten days! People I work with are thinking of alternative working arrangements. You know, though, if you think about it, how good can something be for you if you go through withdrawal when you give it up? I mean, I probably will crave sugar and white foods for the next couple of days as I am trying to remove them from my diet but isn't that a sign that it should be removed from my diet?

So, the quest for the new year's goals starts. If you are reading this, THANKS! I do appreciate your support!


  1. the caffeine withdrawls were not as bad as I had expected when I first stopped it cold turkey (3 months ago, btw) I had headaches and my head spun around a few times. After about the 3rd or 4th day it was more about breaking the habit than the actual withdrawl. Good luck! You can do this!

  2. Sounds like you're eating like me. Keep up with protein or you'll feel hungry. Eat beans and legumes. Best source of protein on earth!

  3. Since you are one of the smartest people I know, and since you actually DO know which foods to eat to keep you healthy, I am only going to lavish praise upon your efforts. BTW ~ today is my Day 1 on my own "be healthy" plan. I'd forgotten how good fresh vegetables taste !! (But I ain't givin up coffee ! You are a braver woman than I.)