The day finally came. The one I’d only heard about but had yet to experience. You know the one I’m talking about– the day of the detox where you feel like utter dog poop because of all the toxins surging out of your body. I’m sorry, did you think I was talking about something else? No, no engagements on this side of the internet.
But I guess it’s a good thing that this day finally came. Because even though I’m swamped with feelings of sluggishness, fatigue, bloating, and headaches, they’re signs that the toxins have finally started to leave my body. Wahoo!
I’m sure my fatigue has something to do with the dog waking me up at 5 in the morning again. Must close more doors.
Nothing newsbreaking to report with my meals today. Quinoa porridge for breakfast, topped with raw granola, cherries, and coconut butter; socca bread spread with avocado, chard salad, an apple and some almond butter; cheddar chive amaranth (okay, no cheddar, just nutritional yeast) and veggie stir-fry. And because I was craving something sweet after dinner, I ate a frozen banana. Love those.
Here are some pictures from the day:
And to end things, a short recap of Detox Day 4:
- Finally remembered to dry brush before a shower. Such a great feeling! You just feel like you’re scraping off all the toxins on your body and stimulating your circulation.
- Wondering if my bloating had anything to do with the socca bread, made from chickpea flour. Was it just too much fiber for my body to handle, or was my body actually ridding itself of toxins? I think it might be all to easy to blame feelings of discomfort on “getting rid of toxins,” when really there might be other causes.
- Although I ate a ton of veggies for dinner, that frozen banana was the perfect end to my day. And it actually helped move things along. Na-mean?
- I like starting the day with a glass of warm lemon water and ending it with a cup of detox tea. I think the tea helps me relax and take my mind off of wanting to eat things I can’t.
I’ve had some fun whipping up detox-friendly meals in the kitchen. Can’t wait to share more photos tomorrow!