This community is more supportive than I would have expected! Though I modified my own detox to simply eating more whole and pure foods, today is day 8, and probably the longest I've been able to do when I decide to avoid sugar, alcohol, dairy, processed grains, and excess caffeine. I'm not craving any of it!
Even though I still have a block of cheese, a bar of chocolate, and a six pack of beer in the fridge, there's nothing calling me to it. Thanks everyone!
I picked up the February issue of Whole Living hoping to kick off my new year with a bang. Although I just started, and have yet to even get to the part about the action plan, I have taken the liberty to explore and join the community, take my fitness assessment (which at 22 years old, nearly failed) and am excited to see where this takes me.
I am interested in using this journal, the magazine, and this community to guide me through to a healthier self, but there are some things I am… Read more
Hi I am just starting the detox plan today. I am a week behind, but better late than never! Right? I do not have a juicer - does anyone know if there is a way to make the juice with a blender (for example the beet juice)?
Added by DAwn Krahn on January 10, 2010 at 1:00pm —
I wasn't able to write anything in my journal yesterday because it was inadvertently too hectic. My son is very athletic and both my husband and I encourage him in sports. In spite of my own derision of other parents who overschedule their kids' time, I found out that my son had 3 sport activities all on the same day! And my husband was away. So, three uniforms, food for my son, snacks for my son, my dreaded referee outfit in case I had to referee our first all-star game (! I don't want to make… Read more
I found a photo of myself from when I was a girl -- probably no older than 10, and I was shocked at how thin I was. In fact, I was wearing a bikini. Oh no she didn't! Oh yes, I did. Excuse my disbelief, but the concept is as foreign as an 80-degree Christmas.
Perhaps I shouldn't be surprised -- my parents forbid junk food, and thanks to the three boys who lived next door, I was an active kid. I was teased for bringing celery and carrot sticks in my brown bag lunch, but had… Read more
I've been riding the detox wave on a parallel plane with you all. I'm over the guilt from skipping the detox because not detoxing but eating better I still lost some weight which is not good. I weigh myself every morning at the same time so I can make sure I stay within a certain range. With daily focus on yoga or 10,000 steps with eating well I lost two too many pounds. Since week two doesn't seem to have too much of a challenge, I'm going to put an extra exercise goal in there to keep me… Read more
Added by Curry Newton on January 10, 2010 at 11:34am —
I need to ask/research from the CLEASING program what I should do about taking my regular prescription medications for blood pressure (Norvasc 10 mg daily; Effexor XR 225 mg; Synthroid daily). I also have a Estraderm patch for hormonal replacement. Can anyone give me info or direct me how to get answer. Of course, I am continuing my medications but I am concerned how this will effect my cleansing process.
Added by AGNES MORRIS on January 10, 2010 at 10:41am —
Unfortunately, yesterday was not as good as the past week. I gave in and had a bunch of chocolate covered almonds (at least they were almonds, I suppose..) and definitely ate waaay past 11 PM. Other then that the day still went just as planned....I guess back on the wagon for today! Even though it was only a few, my body actually feels different - I feel sort of 'weighed down' and sluggish.
Breakfast - my 'Green' smoothie
Snack - nuts
Lunch - Butternut "burger" -… Read more
Added by Dolphins_20 on January 10, 2010 at 10:25am —
I started out a little leery of following the detox phase of the program, but I tried to be game and follow the rules. After all, it was just four days, right? So Thursday, I dutifully drank my shakes and ate my fish. Except that...it just felt wrong to me. Here's why: I am recovering from anorexia and I am still significantly underweight. Everything I eat is scrutinized my by nutritionist, who I imagined looking at my food logs with a disdainful eye. Every backward step I take at this point… Read more
Added by tracy765 on January 10, 2010 at 10:00am —
As the four-day detox diet ended, I found that I wasn't as eager to get back to those excluded foods as I expected.
It's day 5 now, and I wanted a Green Juice for breakfast more than toast or yogurt. I made one of about 1/4 bunch of kale, a cucumber, a lemon and about four macintosh apples. It was delicious. I like the juices much more than the smoothies.
I did reintroduce coffee this morning, but I feel good about going more than four days without it. Ah caffeine - the… Read more
I first found out about this program in Martha Stewart's Living Magazine (January Issue). When I logged onto this website I got excited about the program and gave it a try. But I already feel that I have failed. I am a teacher and I go non-stop all day with my challenging group of 1st graders:) By the time the students are gone I start to feel very tired and weak and unable to concentrate. And I still have hours of work ahead of me. So I would like to request that you do this program again in… Read more
Last night I went to a movie and it was the first time ever, I swear, not having popcorn and diet soda. It was just fine - I had a piece of sugarless gum and made it. Afterwards, we went to a friend's for wine & snacks. I had my liquid dinner - a bottled smoothie, and had 2 or 3 carrots and a few almonds. They were all jazzed by my will power and I just kept telling myself - it's only four days of my life! And it's true.
Tonight I'm going to the movie (again! I want to catch up… Read more
Added by perky on January 10, 2010 at 12:06am —
Martha Stewart drinks her green juice everyday, do you?
Processed food, processed sugars, dairy, coffee, alcohol and gluten can make the body's pH level much more acidic than it was designed to be. Greens not only provide your body with minerals, but they help bring your pH level back to a more alkaline… Read more
Added by Dhrumil on January 9, 2010 at 10:33pm —
What would happen if you never took out the trash in your home? The trash would pile up and eventually attract bugs, and mice. Similarly, if you don't have frequent bowel movements, all your trash, especially while on a detox, is piling up. And our body's version of mice is bacteria. Bacteria build up leads… Read more
So I'm reading other posts and people are saying how satisfied they are. That's great, but I am freakin hungry! I do like everything I am drinking and eating, but I just feel like something is missing. So... I have been snacking quite a bit. It 's all off the okay foods list at least. I feel pretty good for the most part. My skin looks clear and not as blotchy. I am happy about that!
I really like the energy smoothie and when I drank it for breakfast it kept me satisfied till… Read more
I finally attemped the fitness test - a few days late, but who's counting?
I first went for a brisk 30 minute walk outside as I said I would and brought my camera along and took a picture of the Eastern Screech owl sunning himself in the doorway of his house located in a neighbor's tree. I'm a sucker for the wildlife, what can I say.
So....when I returned I attempted fitness test #! - Cardio: pathetic - I was in the poor… Read more
Added by Melissa on January 9, 2010 at 10:00pm —
I watched the Martha Stewart show when Dr. Junger described his book/program known as "CLEAN". I purchased the book and in the process of reading it. I also subscribe to Whole Living. I will be 65 next July. I must lose weight to overcome the onset of diabetes. I have a strong family history of insulin dependent diabetics. My parents and brother died from complications of diabetes and our first born son who is 42 has been insulin dependent since age 11. I want to set an example for my young… Read more
So, I fixed that green situation today: greens at every meal! I feel ON TOP OF THE WORLD, despite a few slip-ups.
Green juice (kale, cucumber, romaine, apple, lemon, ginger)
Tropical Fruit Larabar
Salad bar at Jason's Deli. I loaded up my bowl with spring mix, spinach, mushrooms, baby carrots, red & yellow bell peppers, cucumber slices, cherry tomatoes, kalamata olives, broccoli, artichoke hearts,… Read more