Continuation from the first week’s detox post…
Day 6 Highlights
So the uber vegetable soup that I made served as yesterday’s lunch and dinner, today’s breakfast and has a planned appearance at lunch as well. The prospect of eating this exact same soup again for lunch fills me with a distinct lack of enthusiasm. Actually, dread might be more accurate. Instead of feeling inspired, I feel the need to apologise to myself. This perceived sense of suffering demands chocolate and suddenly I’m rebelling against this detox with a vengeance. I should probably have expected this sort of backlash since I have a notoriously short threshold for monotony especially where food is concerned. An hour later the chocolate remorse is joined by feelings of sudden lethargy and exhaustion which I realise have been non-existent since I began this detox. Lesson learned – like the French Revolution, the body will rebel if forced to suffer for a prolonged period.
Day 7 Highlights
Nothing much to report other than I’m still determined to finish this 10 day challenge and am back in the saddle. I made a new soup – but only a small batch this time based on the wisdom gained from yesterday’s fiasco. The weather is starting to cool down and my morning coconut oil ritual has now adopted a new dimension of horror as I face solid coconut oil – words cannot describe my revulsion.
Day 8 Highlights
Am noticing that my skin is looking pretty damn good – very smooth and even kind of pearl like almost.
Day 9 Highlights
After another horrific morning digesting solid coconut oil, I’m incredibly close to abandoning the coconut oil trick until I receive a god send suggestion to add the coconut oil to hot water with lemon. Saved.
Day 10 Highlight
I was so sure that I would greet today dancing and sobbing with relief as the end of my ordeal draws near. Instead its just another day. I realise that this may actually signify a shift in my view. What I used to consider wildly crazy and impractical is maybe not so wildly crazy and impractical now that I’ve actually done it. Hmm… will think on that one.
So I have walked the path of the righteous man… and while falling off a couple of times, I’m pretty damn proud that I made it to the end! I will now pass on some of my pearls of wisdom gained – the biggest struggle throughout the 10 days was definitely the battle against sugar – the most invasive, addictive and sweetly dangerous substance if ever there was one!! Take special also that a detox does not have to mean suffering a monotonously boring existence… in fact its highly recommended not to. Other than that, I’d say that the detox was achieveable with a bit (sometimes a lot) of thought and planning and nobody will ever say that detoxing is fun, reaping the benefits like great skin, weight loss and increased energy is awesome. Ever the vain one, I’ve decided to continue with my morning ritual of lemon water, fish oil and even the coconut oil (grudgingly and surprisingly). The last 10 days were probably as much a thought provoking mental detox as it was a physical one.
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