Detox Challenge

Two of my good friends are doing a detox/fast challenge that I have decided to join in on.  Each person decides what type of foods/drinks they are allowed to eat and for 10 days that’s all that we’ll be eating.  I believe that our bodies were created to naturally detox themselves and wouldn’t go to extreme measures to “detox”, but I do know that there are many things in my diet that are unhealthy…processed foods, refined sugar, and high fructose corn syrup to name a few.  My goal for the next 10 days is to cut these things out and see what that does to my energy level and mood.  Stocking up for this challenge was very interesting.   Our grocery cart had the most healthy food I’ve ever seen for us and I hope to use this experience as a chance to try new foods.  Kale is one of the things on that list!

Starting tomorrow my personal food choices are:

  1. Unlimited fruits & veggies
  2. Yogurt (mostly for smoothie making)
  3. Balsamic Vinegar (as a salad dressing)
  4. Green Tea
  5. Lots of Water

Source

I will be sure to give some updates throughout the next 10 days as to how I’m feeling and if I had to tweak anything.  My friends and I are planning video chats so we can share with each other our difficulties, victories, recipes, etc.

The one thing I am looking forward to most tomorrow morning is making a delicious breakfast smoothie! :)   I’ll be back with more details soon!

Have you ever tried a detox diet or just cut certain foods out of your diet?  Any tips you could share with us?

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2 Responses to Detox Challenge

  1. David says:

    I love when ultra marathon training is in full swing since I basically trim out lots of excess junk food and switch to a more whole grain diet with lots of fruits and veggies. I know my running goals are very much linked with my diet, so I have a huge incentive to do something about it. :)

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