Some hear "detox" and think "starve yourself with a liquid diet." Some hear "detox" and just think "?????" The way I detox is to basically go raw for 7 days. I start my mornings off with a warm 8-ounce glass of water with fresh lemon juice squeezed in. This gets your gall bladder working (the gall bladder aids the liver in fat digestion). Then I eat fruits and veggies (mostly veggies) with no condiments, maybe a little bit of lean protein, and drinks lots of water. I eliminate caffeine for the 7 days, switching to herbal teas, and use a lot of spices and herbs in my food. A small amount of olive oil can be used, but I try to stay clear of that, as well.
It can be tough those first few days. A typical detox schedule for me is:
- Day 1 - not too difficult so long as I keep shoving something in my mouth... might have caffeine headache and slight case of crankiness.
- Days 2 & 3 - cranky as all get out!! Irritable and dreaming about chocolate. Did I mention cranky?
- Come Day 4, my cat usually comes out of hiding and I start feeling like a human again.
- Days 5, 6, &7 - I begin noticing an increase in energy, may have lost a few pounds, and may be sleeping better.
Today is Day 1. I'll keep you posted!