May 25, 2011

Detox longings

The mister and I are currently on day 3 of a 7-day fruit/veg/lean protein detox, hoping to jump-start a summer of eating better, being less lazy and getting healthy. (Thanks, Ang, for sending me the info.) We're not looking to go crazy, but we both want to make changes that make us feel better, both physically and mentally.

While the detox hasn't been too bad so far, I haven't had caffeine, carbs, or soda since Sunday. And while that might not seem like a long period of time to go without, it's definitely taking it's toll—I'm a coffee in the morning, a Diet Coke or two a day, carb-loving kind of girl. But I will stick it out, and instead of running to the grocery store to ravage the bakery, post a few pictures of the things I wish I could be eating and drinking right now.

So sorry if I've made anyone hungry and/or fall off the wagon.

On a happier note, we did make a really delicious meal of baked salmon, steamed broccoli/cauliflower/carrots and navy beans last night. I actually enjoyed making it! I'm also looking forward to making Gazpacho tonight—it's one of my most favorite summertime soups.

Next week, we're starting a Biggest Loser-type contest with a couple of friends of ours who also want to feel better. Not sure what the wager will be in the "competition," but I'm sure it will be good incentive to keep eating right and getting off the couch.

Maybe this whole crazy idea will actually work out in the end.


  1. yay for you! that's awesome and i know it's hard -- diet coke is difficult to live without!

  2. is this with our friends? i knew about the detox, but i had no idea y'all were making it into a competition!

  3. Ooh girl .... you are strong & you can do this!!!!

    I don't think I could ever give up carbs. Considering how much I bake & all that. However, I did give up diet soda about 5 months ago cold turkey. It was a lot easier than I anticipated & now all I drink is either water or diet Crystal Light iced tea (which is basically just more water). I feel so much better making even that slight change.


  4. Hey, I text messaged you, but serious kudos for taking the "detox plunge." Truthfully, day 3 and 4 were the hardest, both for Vix and me. For me, day 5 through the end were a piece of cake (pun not intentional but kind of awesome?).

    Try the sweet potato recipe I (think I) gave. Delicious!

    I look forward to hearing all about your results.


    P.S. I weighed in every day and saw a difference with each repetition. Quite motivating.

  5. Thank you all for the good thoughts. :D It's much harder in the afternoons, it seems. But we're on the second half of the week, so I'm going to make it! ;)

    Samar-Yes, Em thought up the idea.

    Ang-We tried baking the sweet potatoes the first night. Super tasty! :)

  6. I tried to do a juice detox when I was super addicted to caffeine (several cups a day!) and I felt like I had the flu. I couldn't function, so I decided to step down my caffeine gradually instead and drank caffeinated tea with my juice cleanse. Now I'm down to one cup a day, though, and I only drink soda if I didn't get enough sleep the night before and I need something in the afternoon. Small changes feel good!

  7. I'll definitely be adding coffee back into my diet when the detox is over, but in moderation. ;)

  8. Well.. good for friggin' you. Haha ;)
    I'm REALLY bad about dieting/detoxing. I really need to do better, but it's SO HARD. The only thing I've done recently is starting cooking. I think it's helping, but at the same time.. I'm still eating a lot. Oh well. Baby steps.

  9. Haha, Liz. <3 I've actually found that it helps having others to be accountable to. Colt's much stronger in willpower than I am. ;)